Avatars And Antiheroes: A Guide To Contemporary Chinese Artists

by Claudia Albertini

Avatars And Antiheroes: A Guide To Contemporary Chinese Artists

  • ISBN-13: 9784770030719
  • Author(s): Claudia Albertini
  • Subject: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
  • Publisher: Kodansha Europe Head Office
  • Imprint: Kodansha USA
  • Publication Date: 07-04-2008
  • Format: h/b

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Chinese contemporary art is currently enjoying a worldwide boom, fetching record-breaking prices at auction houses around the globe. The country's rapid transition from Communism to consumerism, and the dizzying changes brought about by urbanization, globalization and new technologies have created a fascinating explosion of art overwhelmingly concerned with the search for self-identity in a society that, from Confucius to Mao, has traditionally disregarded individualism for the collective good. <br>Avatars and Antiheroes reflects the schizophrenic
About the book

Chinese contemporary art is currently enjoying a worldwide boom, fetching record-breaking prices at auction houses around the globe. The country's rapid transition from Communism to consumerism, and the dizzying changes brought about by urbanization, globalization and new technologies have created a fascinating explosion of art overwhelmingly concerned with the search for self-identity in a society that, from Confucius to Mao, has traditionally disregarded individualism for the collective good. <br>Avatars and Antiheroes reflects the schizophrenic