KEYNOTE: Now available in a flexicover edition, this book presents China's most promising young artists, their work and their stories, offering a cutting-edge portrait of the country's contemporaryr art scene. The artists presented in this book came of age in a time when freedom of thought and expression was possible, if not exactly permitted. Unlike their predecessors, these artists did not feel a compulsion to politicize their work. The result is a generation that accepts materialism and economic growth as a part of the Chinese experience-and this paradigm is apparent in their arresting and often shocking works of art. This book also gives voice to other representatives of this generation outside the art world, which puts the artists presented here in a broader cultural context. This volume features thirty artists, examples of their work, and short texts about their art and lives in China. AUTHOR: Christoph Noe and Cordelia Steiner founded the Ministry of Art in 2005, an organisation devoted to helping young Chinese artists establish an international platform. They curate exhibitions, arrange grants for artists and act as art dealers. Xenia Piech is an art critic and expert on Chinese contemporary art. ILLUSTRATIONS 310 colour illustrations *
Number of Pages: 296
Publication Date: 30 Aug 2010
Publication City, Country: Munich, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 24.1(H) x 19.7(L)
Author BiographyCHRISTOPH NOE and CORDELIA STEINER founded The Ministry of Art in 2005, an organization devoted to helping young Chinese artists establish an international platform. They curate exhibits, arrange grants for artists and act as art dealers. XENIA PIAiCH is an art critic and expert on Chinese contemporary art.