Catalogue of exhibition entitled totalstadt. beijing case. high speed urbanisierung in China at ZKM / Museum of Contemporary Art Karlsruhe in 2007.

'High-speed urbanisation. Nowhere else in the world do cities undergo such rapid change than in China. totalstadt. beijing case represents the result of a scholarship project initiated by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Peking which was carried out in Beijing, in the summer of 2005. Over a period lasting four months, twelve artists from Germany and China used the city as their 'laboratory' for the artistic examination of the cultural dimensions of high-speed urbanisation in Beijing. The present publication is designed as a handbook. A total of 26 authors followed the programme's concept, the key understanding of which is that scientific-theoretical analysis and artistic perception constitute complimentary forms of knowledge. Whereas part one presents the results of the »Beijing Case« artists and includes the works of additional Chinese and German artists, parts two and three provide background information on architecture and urbanisation, as well as on various aspects of art and culture in Beijing.' - extracted from text on the backcover.

With preface by Hortensia Volckers, Alexander Farenholtz, Ulrich Nowak, and Gregor Jansen

Other participating artists include, Heike Baranowsky, Thomas Bayrle, Christine de la Garenne + Via Lewandowsky, Mara Kurotschka, Ingo Niermann, Susanne Röckel, Barbara Klemm, Antje Majewski

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Chapter headings
Historical Approximation
The last 100 Years: Architecture in China - Eduard KOEGEL
Beijing: A Dialogue between Imperial Legacy and Hyper-Modernism - ZHU Jianfei
The Temporary Amnesia of the City of Beijing - HO Echo Yinsin, 何燕茜
Beijing Old Town
A Critical Review of Urban Conservation and Redevelopment in Beijing - ZHANG Jie
The Disappearance of Beijing's Old Town - WANG Jun, 王軍
The Story of Zhang Jinli - OU Ning, 歐寧
High-Speed Urbanization
Beijing: The Uprooted Metropolis - SHI Jian, 史建
Chinese Urbanism - MA Qingyun, 馬清運
Beijing: The Last Superstition - XI Chuan, 西川
Simultaneous Realities: Urban Villages in China's Expanding Metropolises - Brabara MUNCH, Michael ARRI
Urbanization between Control and Campaign - Eduard KOEGEL
Houses Change the City: Beijing's Fission - HAN Linfei
Green China - Nicholas MAURICE
Architectural Concepts
Interview with Chang Yung Ho - Hans Ulrich OBRIST
Interview with Ai Wei Wei - Ingo NIERMANN
Made in China - CCTV China Central Television - Ole SCHEEREN
Lifestyle Communes in China or Collect the Art of Architecture - Brabara MUNCH
Spaces of Art in Beijing
Brief History of Beijing - WU Hung, 巫鴻
The Transformation of Contemporary Art in China: Independent Art Spaces - QIU Zhijie, 邱志傑
The Schism of Art? - Ursula PANHANS-BUEHLER
Aspect of Urbanization in Contemporary Art in China
The Urban Spectacle - GAO Minglu, 高名潞
Longing for Paradise, negotiating with the Real Looking at the Chinese art scene today - HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如
Spaces of Urban Experience - Birgit HOPFENER
Booming Beijing/Art and Culture - Booming Beijing
China's Cradle and City of Pilgrims of Modern Art - LENG Lin, 冷林
From 3000-member Think Tank to 'Beijing Case' - Carol Yinghua LU, 盧迎華
Interview with Gran Yi - Ingo NIERMANN
Beijing's New Music After SARS - YAN Jun, 顏峻
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