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Transience : Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century

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  • Copyright: 2005-12-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introduction: Pushing the Limits: Chinese Experimental Art from 1979 to 1999p. 11
Demystificationp. 27
Counter-Monument: Xu Bing, Ghosts Pounding the Wallp. 31
Anti-Writing: Wenda Gu, Pseudo Seal-Scriptp. 36
Nothing Beyond the Gate: Zhang Hongtu, Studsp. 43
Mao Revisited: Xing Danwen, Born with the Cultural Revolutionp. 49
Still Breathing: Song Dong, Breathingp. 54
Remembering: Mo Yi, Made by the Police Department 1 and 2p. 60
Silence: Sui Jianguo, Earthly Forcep. 66
Representing the Ordinary: Yu Fan, My Motherp. 73
Ruinsp. 79
Rotten Red: Cai Jin, Beauty Banana Plant No. 48p. 83
Fragmentation as Creation: Shi Chong, The Stagep. 88
Human Waste: Yuan Dongping, Sistersp. 95
Speaking the Unspeakable: Zhang Huan, 12 Square Metersp. 102
Demolition Project: Zhan Wang, Temptationp. 109
Ruin Pictures: Rong Rong, Untitledp. 114
Sealed Memory: Yin Xiuzhen, Suitcasep. 120
Transiencep. 127
Surface: Zhan Wang, Ornamental Rockp. 130
State of Being: Zhu Fadong, This Person Is For Salep. 137
Zero Gravity: Yu Hong, Flyingp. 142
Interior Time/Space: Zeng Hao, 5:00 p.m. in the Afternoonp. 149
Translucency: Wang Jin, A Chinese Dreamp. 155
Fallen Angels: Liu Zheng, Peking Opera Scenesp. 160
Invisibility: Qiu Zhijie, Tattoo 1 and 2p. 168
Coda: A Brief Reflection on the Study of Contemporary Chinese Experimental Artp. 176
Biographies of the Artistsp. 189
A Survey of Contemporary Chinese Artp. 201
Check List of the Exhibitionp. 210
Selected Bibliographyp. 212
Chinese Names and Termsp. 214
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