Title: China's New Art, Post-1989
Title (Other Language): 後八九中國新藝術
Alternative Title: Hou ba jiu zhong guo xin yi shu
Description: This is the catalogue for the seminal exhibition 'China's New Art Post-1989', the first major collection of Chinese experimental art to exhibit outside of the country. It was first held in Hong Kong in 1993 and subsequently travelled to Australia and the United States.

The present catalogue offers an in-depth study of the various artistic undercurrents and general cultural sensibilities for the creation of experimental art in China during the late 1980s and the early 1990s, through contributions from a number of noted critics and art historians. The artists are placed and studied under various categories, namely 'Political Pop', 'Cynical Realism: Irreverence and Malaise', 'The Wounded Romantic Spirit', 'Emotional Bondage: Fetishism and Sado-Masochism', 'Ritual and Purgation: Endgame Art', and 'Spirit Introspection and Retreat into Formalism'.

As Chang Tsongzung, one of the curators of the exhibition, writes, 'The art of the Post-1989 period was significant as it characterised the spirit of the new decade, closing the chapter of the 1980s. It was important also for the fact that it presented to the world the first major coherent overview of China's experimental art scene, and has maintained a continuing dialogue ever since.'

Hanart TZ Gallery, the original publisher, has donated the publication rights of the book to Asia Art Archive. The present copy was republished in 2001, with an extended section on 'Performance Art in China' and a preface by Chang Tsongzung.
Access Level: On-site
Location Code: EXL.HGK.CNA
Language/s: Chinese - Traditional, English
: Introduction: Into the Nineties - CHANG Tsongzung Johnson(張頌仁)

1989 and China's New Art Post-1989 - HO Hingkay Oscar(何慶基)

Major Trends in the Development of Contemporary Chinese Art - LI Xianting(栗憲庭)

Brush-Strokes and the Party Line: Tensions between Artists and Officialdom in China - Michael SULLIVAN(蘇立文)

The Orthodox and the Avant-Garde: An Historical Examination - SHIH Shouchien(石守謙)

Modern Chinese Art - The Early Phase (1911-1949) - LANG Shaojun(郎紹君)

Building in a Gorge - LIU Xiaochun(劉驍純)

Towards the World: China's New Art 1989-93 - Nicholas JOSE

Choice and Opportunity: The Fate of Western Contemporary Art in China - YI Ying(易英)

Exploit; Export; Expropriate: Artful Marketing from China 1989-93 - Geremie R. BARME(白杰明)

Unrepentent Prodigal Sons: The Temper of Contemporary Chinese Art - LIAO Wen(廖雯)

The Problems of Chinese Artists Working Overseas - FEI Dawei(費大為)

Locating Creative Space - Francesca DAL LAGO

Waht You See Is Not What You Get: Chinese Painting after June 4 - HANTOVER Jeffrey

Interpretations - Eric Otto WEAR(華立強)

Illustrated Notes to Major Trends in the Development of Contemporary Chinese Art - LI Xianting(栗憲庭)

The 1985 New Wave Art Movement - GAO Minglu(高名潞)
: WANG Guangyi(王廣義), YU Youhan(余友涵), SHEN Qin(沈勤), SHANG Yang(尚揚), WANG Chuan(王川), LIU Ming(劉鳴), XU Anming(徐安明), DING Yi(丁乙), HONG Hao(洪浩), WEI Guangqing(魏光慶), REN Jian(任戩), WANG Youshen(王友身), LIU Dahong(劉大鴻), QIU Zhijie(邱志傑), YE Yongqing(葉永青), WU Shanzhuan(吳山專), LI Shan(李山), FU Zhongwang(傅中望), GENG Jianyi(耿建翌), FENG Mengbo(馮夢波), GUAN Wei(關偉), SUI Jianguo(隋建國), QIU Shihua(邱世華), ZENG Fanzhi(曾梵志), XIN Haizhou(忻海洲), XIAO Lu(肖魯), TANG Song(唐宋), WANG Jianwei(汪建偉), GU Dexin(顧德新), FANG Lijun(方力鈞), SONG Yonghong(宋永紅), HE Sen(何森), GU Wenda(谷文達), ZHOU Chunya(周春芽), ZHANG Xiaogang(張曉剛), ZHANG Yongjian(張永見), XIA Xiaowan(夏小萬), GUO Wei(郭偉), LIU Wei(劉煒), MAO Xuhui(毛旭輝), XU Bing(徐冰), ZHANG Peili(張培力), CAI Jin(蔡錦), LU Shengzhong(呂勝中), PAN Dehai(潘德海), Ah Xian(阿仙), LIU Xiaodong(劉小東), DING Fang(丁方), (Group) The New Analysts Group(新刻度小組), WANG Jinsong(王勁松), NI Haifeng(倪海峰), SHEN Xiaotong(沈小彤), WANG Ziwei(王子衛)
: CHANG Tsongzung Johnson(張頌仁), LI Xianting(栗憲庭)
Publisher/s: Asia Art Archive | 亞洲藝術文獻庫 , Hong Kong
Venue/s: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
Melbourne Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene, United States
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, United States
Salina Arts Centre, Salina, United States
Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, United States
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, United States
Year of Publication: 2001
No. of Pages: 360
No. of Copies: 2
Media Image: China's New Art, Post-1989 - Cover
Content Type/s: catalogue
Keyword/s: Painting, Political Pop, Cynical Realism, Performance Art, abstraction, Installation, Calligraphy, China