Making History: Wu Hung on Contemporary Art

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Timezone 8 Limited, 2008 - Art - 278 pages
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Making History collects the most provocative and insightful essays of Wu Hung, the esteemed scholar and critic of Chinese contemporary art and culture. Written in clear and readable prose, this volume contains detailed analyses of the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of the most exciting contemporary artists practicing today.
 

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Contents

Ruins Fragmentation and the Chinese ModernPostmodern
3
Conditions Spheres and Narratives of Contemporary Chinese
11
A Decade of Experimental Art in China 19902000
43
MEDIUM
59
Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese
65
A Brief History of Contemporary Chinese Photography
91
The Old Photo Craze and Contemporary Chinese
119
An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Photography and Oil Painting
135
The Making of a Historical Event in Contemporary Chinese
175
A SiteSpecific Exhibition at Beijing 798
199
INTERNATIONALIZATION
217
An Exhibition
219
Representing Landscape and Interior Space in Contemporary East Asian
233
A Diachronic Approach
249
CODA
257
Deflattening Regional Contemporary
259

A Dialogue with Zhang Yanyuan EXHIBITION
147
Experimental Exhibitions of the 90s
157
Notes
263
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About the author (2008)

Wu Hung is Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese art history at the University of Chicago.

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