Melissa Chiu, Director of the museum at the Asia Society in New York, as well as Vice President of its Global Arts Program, is uniquely positioned to guide the lay reader from the dramatic beginnings of the Chinese art vanguard movement in 1979 to the burgeoning scene of today.
112 pages (hardcover)
Written and published well before the art market exploded and the price of anything Chinese in contemporary art rose sky-high, Nine Lives was conceived in order to fill an existing void. It was the first publication in English to attempt to map out a comprehensive art history from Mao's death to today. The second edition, coming only two years after the book first appeared, proves that it is still fulfilling its initial mission.
471 pages (softcover)
Yue Minjun has developed a unique style of art that is seen as part of the "Cynical Realism" movement in Chinese painting that evolved during the 1990s. This full-color publication presents a comprehensive collection of some of his greatest works.
127 pages (hardcover)
This 3-part DVD presents the basic movements and schools that have shaped art inĘChinaĘsince the 1980s; the art of four distinct artists working today; and covers a historical timeline of the key exhibitions of Chinese contemporary art since the mid-1990s.
3 disc DVD
This 3-part DVD is a follow-up to Part I and presents the artists groups that emerged during the earliest phase of post-Cultural Revolution China; the art movements that exemplified the trends of the 1980s; and the rebirth of avant-garde art in the newly consumerist society of modern China.
3 disc DVD