Chinese Contemporary Art Series

A History of Contemporary Chinese Art

1949 to Present

Authors: Zhou, Yan

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  • A comprehensive and insightful history of Chinese art in the most turbulent period of its five-thousand-year-long history
  • Written by a long-term activist and critic of Chinese contemporary art who has studied and lived in China and the West Explores the art of modern China, which, due to its opulence in conception, form and spirit has become a hot topic in today’s fields of history of art and visual culture
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Chinese art has experienced its most profound metamorphosis since the early 1950s, transforming from humble realism to socialist realism, from revolutionary art to critical realism, then avant-garde movement, and globalized Chinese art. With a hybrid mix of Chinese philosophy, imported but revised Marxist ideology, and western humanities, Chinese artists have created an alternative approach – after a great ideological and aesthetic transition in the 1980s – toward its own contemporaneity though interacting and intertwining with the art of rest of the world.  This book will investigate, from the perspective of an activist, critic, and historian who grew up prior to and participated in the great transition, and then researched and taught the subject, the evolution of Chinese art in modern and contemporary times. The volume will be a comprehensive and insightful history of the one of the most sophisticated and unparalleled artistic and cultural phenomena in the modern world.

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Yan Zhou has been an activist, critic and historian of Chinese contemporary art for three decades, having taught art theory and art history at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China in the 1980s and afterward, at Kenyon College, Ohio, USA, with guest teaching stints at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, in addition to lectures given in more than thirty art schools, colleges, universities and museums in China and USA. He has widely published on the topic of contemporary Chinese art, including Journey of Culture: Wenda Gu and His Art (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2015),  A History of Chinese Contemporary Art: 1985-1986 (In Chinese, co-author, Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 1991) and “Zhang Jianjun: Visual Inquiry into Existence and Temporality” (bilingual, Zhang Jianjun, exhibition catalogue, Shanghai, 2012).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of Contemporary Chinese Art
Book Subtitle
1949 to Present
Authors
Series Title
Chinese Contemporary Art Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1141-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1141-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1140-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-1143-1
Series ISSN
2199-9058
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 518
Number of Illustrations
100 b/w illustrations, 302 illustrations in colour
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