Art of Change: New Directions from China (Paperback)

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By Stephanie Rosenthal (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Pauline Yao (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Carol Lu (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Art of Change is the first catalogue to trace out a very particular seam of performative Chinese art from the late 1980s to the present, as manifested in the work of eight artists: Liang Shaoji, Wang Jianwei, Xu Zhen/MadeInCompany, Gu Dexin, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, Chen Zhen and Yingmei Duan. Often working on a grand scale, they invite the audience to engage with overwhelming, theatrical, yet ephemeral experiences--works which transform over time, like Xu Zhen's Actions of Consciousness, in which concealed assistants make colorful sculptures, and toss them into the air from inside a sealed white cube. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery, this book explores the political, social and cultural conditions shaping contemporary Chinese sculpture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781853323034
ISBN-10: 1853323039
Publisher: Hayward Gallery Publishing
Publication Date: February 28th, 2013
Pages: 151
Language: English