AAA has contributed archival research and loaned items from our collection to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for the exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, which "presents work by 71 key artists and groups active across China and worldwide whose critical provocations aim to forge reality free from ideology, to establish the individual apart from the collective, and to define contemporary Chinese experience in universal terms."  

This week, we present printed matter related to the Avant-Garde Movements section of the show's archival materials that look at two events in 1989, a period during which the exhibition China/Avant-Garde took place, followed by the student protests at Tiananmen Square.

Note that in addition to the entries below, two issues of Fine Arts in China (issue 35, 29 May 1989, and issue 52, 25 December 1989) from AAA Collection are on display.

 

Other Posts in the Series

Life in the Aftermath

Urban Experiments

Alternative Publishing

Experimental Exhibitions

International Exposure

New Systems

 

China/Avant-Garde Exhibition: Exhibition Catalogue

 

China/Avant-Garde Exhibition — Exhibition Catalogue
Image: Cover of China/Avant-Garde exhibition catalogue.

Catalogue with a preface of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition written by the curator Gao Minglu.

From the Fei Dawei Archive.

 

Commemorative Envelope of China/Avant-Garde

 

Commemorative Envelope of China/Avant-garde
Image: Commemorative envelope of China/Avant-Garde.

The commemorative envelope of the China/Avant-Garde Exhibition designed by Lu Shengzhong.

Commemorative Envelope of China/Avant-garde
Image: Commemorative envelope of China/Avant-Garde.

Envelope issued to commemorate the closing down (twice) of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition, designed by Lu Shengzhong.

From the Fei Dawei Archive.

 

China/Avant-Garde Exhibition: Invitation

 

China/Avant-Garde Exhibition — Invitation
Image: China/Avant-Garde exhibition invitation.

From the Fei Dawei Archive.

 

"Condoms, Eggshells, Gunshots" by Edward Gomez

Condoms, Eggs and Gunshots
Image: Scan of "Condoms, Eggs and Gunshots" by Edward Gomez for Time.

On China/Avant-Garde by Edward Gomez, published in Time, Asia edition, on 6 March 1989.

From the Fei Dawei Archive.

 

Hainan Review, May 1989 | The Sound of Gunshot: The First Avant-Garde Art Exhibition in China

 

The Sound of Gunshot: The First Avant-Garde Art Exhibition in China
Image: Cover of Hainan Review, which published "The Sound of Gunshot: The First Avant-Garde Art Exhibition in China" by Xu Lei and Yang Zhilin.

An article about China/Avant-Garde by Xu Lei and Yang Zhilin.

From the Lu Peng Archive.

 

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Author

Anthony YUNG, 翁子健

Topic
Collection Spotlight
Date
Mon, 9 Oct 2017
Cite as
Anthony YUNG, 翁子健, AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Avant-Garde Movements, Mon, 9 Oct 2017

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