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An Essay for Red Art – Propaganda Posters from the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)

Jennifer Dorothy Lee August 2016 Red Art—Propaganda Posters from the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), an exhibition cosponsored by the Research House for Asian Art and the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago, IL, arrives on the fiftieth anniversary of the Great Proletarian Cultural

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An Ink Trio of Abstraction

Mo Chen 张隆\John Long was born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1961 and grew up in Kunming, Yunnan. During his early career years, John Long was caught attention in 1985 as the organizer of “The New Representational Image Exhibition” [新具像画展],an influential

What Happened to Art Criticism?

James Elkins This is excerpted from a pamphlet published in 2004; the entire pamphlet is available on amazon.[i] It was divided into four parts. The first part proposed that no one reads art criticism (a notion that has since been

Progress and Lingering

Yi Ying Summary: In recent years, fine art criticism is entirely much less dynamic than that in late 1980s, and in addition to the changes of objective environment and mediocre fine artistic creation, it is also related with the condition

Looking forward to the Establishment of New Critical discourse

——Also discuss the issue of how to establish the measure of value in criticizing Chinese contemporary art from 2000 to 2009 He Guiyan In the conception of “Reshaping History — Chinart from 2000 to 2009” exhibition, two critics, Lv Peng

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Realism and Contemporary Chinese Art

 Wang Chunchen It should be noted that realism exerts substantial influence on current Chinese art theories. Even those artists or their works that have acquired the reputation of avant-garde art internationally still represent a variant of China’s realism ideology, and

Interview with Xing Danwen to Talk about Urban Fiction

Britta Erickson   Interview conducted by e-mail between February 27 and March 10, 2006.     Britta Erickson: You have said that the idea for your Urban Fiction series came to you in 2003. You had been travelling for a

China’s “Contemporary Art”

Huang He Qing An excerpt from the eighth chapter and the conclusion of The Conspiracy of Art’s with a little revision China’s contemporary artists have been frequently participating in international exhibitions, biennials and expositions, causing a certain phenomenon called “China-craze”,


TERRY SMITH In his essay “The general state of theory and criticism for Chinese contemporary art,” Qigu Jiang notes that many Chinese scholars believe that “contemporary art theory and criticism is in a stage of crisis.” 1  He suggests a

The Medium is the Market

Hal Foster (London Review of Books, 9 October 2008)   In 1975 Andy Warhol peered into the future and saw…Damien Hirst? ‘Business Art is the step that comes after Art,’ Warhol wrote in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. Not only