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Richard Vine

Prestel, 2008
256 pages
170 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9783791339429

Surveying eighty of the most influential contemporary Chinese artists, Richard Vine offers a comprehensive, critical, and thoroughly informed assessment of contemporary Chinese art today.The rapid economic and cultural transformation of China during the past fifteen years has created an art scene of unparalleled energy and global impact. Throwing off restrictions on subject matter, embracing a new freedom to experiment, but also preserving and expressing Chinese identity on a monumental scale, this new art has enjoyed a great surge of commercial and critical success. Featuring chapters organized by medium, including painting, sculpture and installation, photography, and performance, the book focuses on the most outstanding contemporary Chinese artists and their most important works.


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