Wu Hung: Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century (1999)

16 February 2016, dusan

“In a novel approach to avant-garde Chinese art, the 1999 exhibition Transience established a historical framework for current artistic production in China. Organized by the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, the show and its catalog highlighted the diverse responses of twenty-two artists to China’s recent history and current social transformation.

Written by Wu Hung, a leading authority and the curator of the exhibit, Transience explores contemporary Chinese art through the themes of demystification, ruins, and transience, and represents an original perspective in the continuing discussion on Chinese experimental art.”

Publisher David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 1999
ISBN 0935573275, 9780935573275
214 pages

Reviews: Julia F. Andrews (CAA Reviews, 2001).


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