Contemporary Voices from the Asian and Islamic Art Worlds

Contemporary Voices from the Asian and Islamic Art

For over two decades, the London-based Asian Art Newspaper has been covering the varied and evolving world of Asian and Islamic art. Published monthly since 1997, each issue features a one-to-one interview with a chosen contemporary artist. Accompanying illustrations allow the reader to form a clearer understanding of each artist’s practice and vision, whether it be painting, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, video, film or music.Contemporary Voices from the Asian and Islamic Art Worlds presents a selection of the art journal’s interviews, and is the first such book to cover the Asian and Islamic contemporary art scene, comprising both internationally acclaimed artists as well as emerging voices. These include Etel Adnan, Ghada Amer, Rina Banerjee, Cai Guo-Qiang, Tehching Hsieh, Y.Z. Kami, Lee Bul, Lee Ufan, Daido Moriyama, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik and Walid Raad. Over the past 20 years, few other parts of the world have undergone as many changes as the Asian and Islamic regions; this book provides an intimate view of these developments from the dynamic perspective of artistic expression and creativity.

  • ASIN: 8857234762

Asian Art Now

Asian Art

The remarkable phenomenon of the twenty-first-century art world is contemporary Asian art. Fueled by a newfound openness in the East, and by an economic boom that has promoted a vibrant cultural confidence, art made in Asia or by Asian artists since the 1990s has become dynamic and exciting, acknowledged and appreciated by collectors, critics, and curators. This authoritative, wide-ranging volume surveys the contemporary art of Asia, examining key issues and themes: art’s relationship to history and tradition, its engagement with politics, society, and the state, its exploration of consumerism and popular culture, and its interplay with the urban environment. Artists range from the established—Nam June Paik, On Kawara, Yoko Ono, Cai Guo-Qiang, Takashi Murakami—to the emerging—Indonesian cartoon artist Wedhar Riyadi, Mongolian site-specific artist Chaolun Baatar, Pakistani graffiti artist Naiza Khan, Vietnamese-American photo artist Dinh Q. Le, and many more. Together, these artists represent the range of Asian countries, from Indonesia to Japan, Uzbekistan to South Korea, Iran to China. More than 230 sumptuous illustrations capture the full scope of the artists’ practice, from calligraphy, painting, sculpture, and photography to performance, installation, video, and Int...

  • Brand: Brand: The Monacelli Press
  • ASIN: 1580932983

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (Jacob Lawrence Series on American Artists)

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (Jacob Lawrence Series

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art takes Asian American differences as its point of departure, and brings together artists and scholars to challenge normative assumptions, essentialisms, and methodologies within Asian American art and visual culture. Taken together, these nine original artist interviews, cutting-edge visual artworks, and seven critical essays explore contemporary currents and experiences within Asian American art, including the multiple axes of race and identity; queer bodies and forms; kinship and affect; and digital identities and performances.Using the verb and critical lens of "queering" to capture transgressive cultural, social, and political engagement and practice, the contributors to this volume explore the connection points in Asian American experience and cultural production of surveillance states, decolonization and diaspora, transnational adoption, and transgender bodies and forms, as well as heteronormative respectability, the military, and war. The interdisciplinary and theoretically informed frameworks in the volume engage readers to understand global and historical processes through contemporary Asian American artistic production.

  • ASIN: 0295741376

The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art

The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern

A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary artThe landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black square and Duchamp's 1917 signed porcelain urinal to Jackson Pollock's midcentury "drip" paintings; Chris Burden's "Shoot" (1971), in which the artist was voluntarily shot in the arm with a rifle; Urs Fischer's "You" (2007), a giant hole dug in the floor of a New York gallery; and the conceptual and performance art of today's Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramovic. The shifts have left the art-viewing public (understandably) perplexed.In The Art of Looking, renowned art critic Lance Esplund demonstrates that works of modern and contemporary art are not as indecipherable as they might seem. With patience, insight, and wit, Esplund guides us through the last century of art and empowers us to approach and appreciate it with new eyes. Eager to democratize genres that can feel inaccessible, Esplund encourages viewers to trust their own taste, guts, and common sense. The Art of Looking will open the eyes of viewers who think that recent art is obtuse, nonsensical, and irrelevant, as well as the eyes of those who believe that the art of the past has nothing to say to our present.

  • ASIN: 046509466X

Contemporary Chinese Art

Contemporary Chinese

The first and only comprehensive survey of contemporary Chinese art, one of the most vital and expanding sectors of the global art world todayFrom its underground genesis during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), contemporary Chinese art has become a dynamic and hugely influential force in a globalized art world. In this first major introduction to the topic, Wu Hung provides an accessible, focused, and much-needed narrative of the development of Chinese art across all media from the 1970s to the 2000s, a time span characterized by radical social, political, and economic change in China. The book is a richly illustrated and easy-to-navigate chronological survey that considers contemporary Chinese art both in the context of China’s history and in a global arena. Wu Hung explores the emergence of contemporary art―as opposed to officially sanctioned art―in the public sphere after the Cultural Revolution; the mobilization by young artists and critics of a nationwide avant-garde movement in the mid-1980s; the re-emphasis on individual creativity in the late 1980s and the heightened spirit of experimentation of the 1990s; and the more recent identification of Chinese artists, such as Ai Weiwei, as global citizens who create works for an international audience. 425 illustrations...

  • ASIN: 0500239207

Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970

Asian American Art: A History,

Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 is the first comprehensive study of the lives and artistic production of artists of Asian ancestry active in the United States before 1970. The publication features original essays by ten leading scholars, biographies of more than 150 artists, and over 400 reproductions of artwork, ephemera, and images of the artists. Aside from a few artists such as Dong Kingman, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Isamu Noguchi, and Yun Gee, artists of Asian ancestry have received inadequate historical attention, even though many of them received wide critical acclaim during their productive years. This pioneering work recovers the extraordinarily impressive artistic production of numerous Asian Americans, and offers richly informed interpretations of a long-neglected art history. To unravel the complexity of Asian American art expression and its vital place in American art, the texts consider aesthetics, the social structures of art production and criticism, and national and international historical contexts. Without a doubt, Asian American Art will profoundly influence our understanding of the history of art in America and the Asian American experience for years to come.

  • Brand: Brand: Stanford General Books
  • ASIN: 0804757526

Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader (The MIT Press)

Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader (The

This foundational anthology maps the emergence of a dynamic new global phenomenon: contemporary Asian art.In 2008, Asia stormed the citadel of the New York art world when two major museums presented retrospectives of Asian contemporary artists: Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim Museum and Takashi Murakami at the Brooklyn Museum. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, a painting by Zeng Fanzhi sold for $9.5 million, setting a new world auction record for Chinese contemporary art. The Western art world is still coming to grips with the challenge: it is all about Asia now. This book is the first anthology of critical writings to map the shift in both the nature and the reception of Asian art over the past twenty years. Offering texts by leading figures in the field (mostly Asian), and including more than fifty illustrations in color and black and white, it covers developments in East Asia (including China, Korea, and Japan), South Asia (including India and Pakistan), and Southeast Asia (including Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand). Together, the twenty-three texts posit an historical and pan-Asian response to the question, "What is Asian contemporary art?" Considering such topics as Asian modernism ("productive mistranslation" of the European original), Asian cubism, and the curating, collecting, an...

  • ASIN: 0262516233
  • UPC: 000262516233

Above Sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai (Rethinking Arts Histories MUP)

Above Sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the

Shanghai, long known as mainland China's most cosmopolitan city, is today a global cultural capital. This book offers the first in-depth examination of contemporary Shanghai-based art and design from state-sponsored exhibitions to fashionable cultural complexes to cutting edge films and installations. Informed by years of in-situ research, the book looks beyond contemporary art's global hype to reveal the socio-political tensions accompanying Shanghais transitions from semi-colonial capitalism to Maoist socialism to Communist Party-sponsored capitalism. Case studies reveal how Shanghai's global aesthetic constructs glamorising artifices that mask the conflicts between vying notions of foreign-influenced modernity and anti-colonialist nationalism, as well as the city's repressed socialist past and its consumerist present.

  • ASIN: 1526132605

Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art

Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese

An essential and comprehensive book on contemporary art in Vietnam today. Vietnam has developed rapidly in the last ten years, with a new generation of contemporary artists who balance cultural and social issues with a very contemporary outlook, and who bring awareness of international art-world trends to their work.The eighth volume of the Eye series, dedicated to contemporary art from Vietnam, focuses on a unique and exciting collection of artworks from emerging Vietnamese artists. The book provides a wide-ranging survey of contemporary art in Vietnam, showcasing seventy-five outstanding contemporary artists from Vietnam and their works. Vietnam Eye aims to provide a panoramic view of the situation of contemporary art in the country; it is therefore an important reference publication.

  • ASIN: 885723360X

Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China: Voices from Below (Routledge Research in Art and Politics)

Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China: Voices from

This book provides an in-depth and thematic analysis of socially engaged art in Mainland China, exploring its critical responses to and creative interventions in China’s top-down, pro-urban, and profit-oriented socioeconomic transformations. It focuses on the socially conscious practices of eight art professionals who assume the role of artist, critic, curator, educator, cultural entrepreneur, and social activist, among others, as they strive to expose the injustice and inequality many Chinese people have suffered, raise public awareness of pressing social and environmental problems, and invent new ways and infrastructures to support various underprivileged social groups.

  • ASIN: 113831434X

Chinese Contemporary Art since 1989

Chinese Contemporary Art since

The year 1989 was a turning point in Chinese art, as it shifted from modernism or avant-garde to so called “contemporary art.” However, this shift, unlike that in the West after World War II, wasn’t the logical result of post-modernist theories. Art in China may be influenced by Western art, but it is also severely constrained by the state political system and ideology, as well as a particular historical background. The shift had complex causes, which produced a specific language and artistic forms. This book provides a historical review and analysis of the political and social realities of China since the end of the Cold War, and more specifically after the June 6th suppression of the student movement on Tiananmen Square. This book also analyzes the global context of the new century and points out some issues that must be faced in the judgment of Chinese contemporary art.

  • ASIN: 2757212540

Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook

Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic

Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle.The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal--but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that recognizes the ever-changing needs of each individual. Join author Sahara Rose on a journey to wellness and discover how to eat according to your body's specific needs. Identify your Dosha, or mind-body type, and find out what foods are best for your body. Learn how changes in season and climate affect your digestion and how to adjust what you eat accordingly. Rather than focusing on calories, you'll focus on food qualities. Rather than focusing on macronutrients, you'll focus on tastes--and you'll feel better than ever.Fall in love with cooking as you explore more than 100 plant-based, gluten- and dairy-free recipes for every meal of the day, including contemporary twists on classic Ayurvedic cuisine, such as turmeric-ginger kitchari and gut-healing seaweed broth. Packed with practical guidance and beautiful photography, Eat Feel Fresh integrates traditional Ayurvedic wisdom with contemporary nutritional science, and invites you to change your...

  • ASIN: 1465475621

IglooArts- Giclee Print of Contemporary Asian Paintings - Ducks - Wu Guanzhong - Price Cut by 30% for Holidays - Framed and Ready to Hang - 21"x21"

IglooArts- Giclee Print of Contemporary Asian Paintings -

Beautiful canvas print from exquisite Chinese water-ink painting authored by Wu Guanzhong, arguably the best contemporary painter of Chinese origin. Wu's paintings, with a color sense and formal principles of western paintings but a spirit and tonal variations of ink typically Chinese, have been exhibited by major art galleries and museums around the world, and many of them were auctioned for huge monetary value. One of the greatest natural elements of life that we are able to enjoy aesthetically and embrace on a daily basis is Mother Nature. This contemporary painting, with simple lines and color scheme, depicts a beautiful pond that has several plump ducks swimming in it or resting on the bank with water grass surrounding them. Despite the seemingly randomness of those ink lines and simple colors, this painting displays the careful thoughts and superb painting skills and techniques of an achieved artist. This canvas print is already stretched and framed with a look that fits both contemporary/modern design or simplistic design. The slim yet clean frame and the white background that allows you to appreciate all the details within the painting. It has hooks mounted on the back of the panel for easy hanging. Canvas prints are a modern yet affordable way of decorating and accenting...

  • Color: Water-ink Painting
  • Brand: IglooArts
  • UPC: 702840972966

Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel

Little Fires Everywhere: A

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  • ASIN: B01N4VW75U

Crime and Justice in Contemporary Japan (Springer Series on Asian Criminology and Criminal Justice Research)

Crime and Justice in Contemporary Japan (Springer Series

This book provides an important overview of key criminology and criminal justice concerns in Japan. It highlights similarities between the practice of criminology research in Japan, as well as important differences, with other areas of Asia and with the West.In previous decades, Japan attracted international attention as the only industrialized country where the crime rate declined along with a rise in urbanization and economic development. Currently, Japan still enjoys a declining crime rate (the lowest among major industrialized countries) and a study of criminal justice practices in Japan may provide important insights for other regions.Japan also experiences important contemporary challenges which are shared by other regions:1. Japan has the highest proportion of people over the age of 60 in the world. For criminology, this means key challenges in the victimization of older people, as well as the challenges of an aging prison population. 2. Besides the United States, Japan is the only developed country that still practices capital punishment, and its rate has been on the rise in the past 20 years. 3. Japan has also introduced new reforms in its law practice, including the introduction of new trial formats.The research in this book provides a helpful overview for scholars in...

  • ASIN: 3319693581

Bye Bye Kitty!!!: Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art

Bye Bye Kitty!!!: Between Heaven and Hell in

In recent decades Japanese art has achieved immense popularity in the West while being little understood. Critics have focused on the superficiality and infantilism they find prevalent in much of the work, while many Westerners are familiar with the country's artistic side solely through manga and anime. Bye Bye Kitty!!! offers a more incisive and wide-ranging view of the contemporary Japanese art scene, depicted through the works of fifteen artists, ranging in age from twenty-seven to forty-five and working in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. The book's title invokes the subtle irony and subversive techniques adopted by this new generation of artists in their rebellion against the kawaii, or "cute," aesthetic of mainstream Japanese culture. An essay by David Elliott provides an overview of the artists and explores many of the societal questions, such as the role of feminism, the rise of the "salaryman," and reflections on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, featured in their works. A contribution by Tetsuya Ozaki illuminates the history and culture of Japan's current Heisei era, which began in January 1989 after the death of Emperor Hirohito. The artists featured in Bye Bye Kitty!!! demonstrate that they have the power not only to reconfigure intern...

  • ASIN: 0300166907
  • UPC: 884538088545

Miracle Creek: A Novel

Miracle Creek: A

  • ASIN: 0374156026

Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method

Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of

Starting in the mid-1960s, a group of Korean artists began to push paint, soak canvas, drag pencils, rip paper, and otherwise manipulate the materials of painting in ways that prompted critics to describe their actions as “methods” rather than artworks. A crucial artistic movement of twentieth-century Korea, Tansaekhwa (monochromatic painting) also became one of its most famous and successful. Promoted in Seoul, Tokyo, and Paris, Tansaekhwa grew to be the international face of contemporary Korean art and a cornerstone of contemporary Asian art. In this full-color, richly illustrated account—the first of its kind in English—Joan Kee provides a fresh interpretation of the movement’s emergence and meaning that sheds new light on the history of abstraction, twentieth-century Asian art, and contemporary art in general. Combining close readings, archival research, and interviews with leading Tansaekhwa artists, Kee focuses on an essential but often overlooked dimension of the movement: how artists made a case for abstraction as a way for viewers to engage productively with the world and its systems. As Kee shows, artists such as Lee Ufan, Park Seobo, Kwon Young-woo, Yun Hyongkeun, and Ha Chonghyun urgently stressed certain fundamentals, recognizing that overwhelming forces su...

  • Brand: Brand: Univ Of Minnesota Press
  • ASIN: 0816679886
  • UPC: 884973049682

China Onward The Estella Collection: Chinese Contemporary Art, 1966-2006

China Onward The Estella Collection: Chinese Contemporary Art,

This monumental volume highlights the esteemed Estella Collection of contemporary Chinese art, with works spanning from 1966-2006. At more than 450 pages, and standing more than 13 inches tall by 10 inches wide, it features an abundant supply of lavish full-spread images and remarkable details of work by virtually every major contemporary Chinese artist to have contributed to the pivotal, revolutionary moment that has lasted from the 1970s until today. Some of the contributing artists include Wang Keping, Huang Rui, Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Cai Jin, Feng Zhengjie, Wenda Gu, Huang Yong Ping, Rong Rong and Inri, Su-en Wong, Xu Bing, Yue Minjun and Zhang Huan. The breadth of work collected within the covers of this catalogue is so far unrivalled in quality and range. With impeccable scholarship for specialists as well as a lucid and accessible introduction for the wider public.

  • Brand: Brand: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
  • ASIN: 8791607388

Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art

Buddha Mind in Contemporary

Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art documents the growing presence of Buddhist perspectives in contemporary culture. This shift began in the nineteenth century and is now pervasive in many aspects of everyday experience. In the arts especially, the increasing importance of process over product has promoted a profound change in the relationship between artist and audience. But while artists have been among the most perceptive interpreters of Buddhism in the West, art historians and critics have been slow to develop the intellectual tools to analyze the impact of Buddhist concepts. This timely, multi-faceted volume explores the relationships between Buddhist practice and the contemporary arts in lively essays by writers from a range of disciplines and in revealing interviews with some of the most influential artists of our time. Elucidating the common ground between the creative mind, the perceiving mind, and the meditative mind, the contributors tackle essential questions about the relationship of art and life.Among the writers are curators, art critics, educators, and Buddhist commentators in psychology, literature, and cognitive science. They consider the many Western artists today who recognize the Buddhist notion of emptiness, achieved through focused meditation, as a place of gre...

  • ASIN: 0520243463
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