Socially Engaged Public Art in East Asia

Socially Engaged Public Art in East Asia

Rural residents living in China's vast countryside are rarely considered to have the right to public art, ... public art practice in China with its desire to bring a rural village onto the map of contemporary public art production.

Author: Meiqin Wang

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648894046

Category: Art

Page: 306

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This anthology elucidates the historical, global, and regional connections, as well as current manifestations, of socially engaged public art (SEPA) in East Asia. It covers case studies and theoretical inquiries on artistic practices from Hong Kong, Japan, mainland China, South Korea, and Taiwan with a focus on the period since the 2000s. It examines how public art has been employed by artists, curators, ordinary citizens, and grassroots organizations in the region to raise awareness of prevailing social problems, foster collaborations among people of varying backgrounds, establish alternative value systems and social relations, and stimulate action to advance changes in real life situations. It argues that through the endeavors of critically-minded art professionals, public art has become artivism as it ventures into an expanded field of transdisciplinary practices, a site of new possibilities where disparate domains such as aesthetics, sustainability, placemaking, social justice, and politics interact and where people work together to activate space, place, and community in a way that impacts the everyday lives of ordinary people. As the first book-length anthology on the thriving yet disparate scenes of SEPA in East Asia, it consists of eight chapters by eight authors who have well-grounded knowledge of a specific locality or localities in East Asia. In their analyses of ideas and actions, emerging from varying geographical, sociopolitical, and cultural circumstances in the region, most authors also engage with concepts and key publications from scholars which examine artistic practices striving for social intervention and public participation in different parts of the world. Although grounded in the realities of SEPA from East Asia, this book contributes to global conversations and debates concerning the evolving relationship between public art, civic politics, and society at large.
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A Designer s Decade of Contemporary Art in China

A Designer s Decade of Contemporary Art in China

Bao Pao criticized stagnancy in development of the public art in China in the Environment of Urban Public Art Forum in Chengdu Province In 2003. Bao Pao started writing articles in newspapers and magazines , lobbying for the importance ...

Author: He Hao

Publisher: 香港中文大學出版社

ISBN: 9789629966546

Category: Design

Page: 448

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Almost a Hundred Design Projects: Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing, Araki Nobuyoshi, Lin Tianmiao, Wang Gongxin, RongRong & inri, Liu Zheng, Yue Minjun, Miao Xiaochun, Xu Weixin, Zhang Dali, Yang Fudong, Tim Yip, Chen Wenji, Zhan Wang, Yu Hong... An Asian Trend in Contemporary Graphic Design. An independent printmedia practitioner, He Hao has been working with distinctive and representative artists in the Chinese contemporary art world, including Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing, etc., and designed more than 100 highquality books and catalogs since 2003. Recording the current state of art development in China, his works have become an archive of significance. He Hao's practice shows an Asian trend in today's graphic design: the replacement of transplanted Modernism with a contemporaneity informed by the culture and lifestyle of contemporary Ch"a and the East. An independent printmedia practitioner, He Hao has been working with distinctive and representative artists in the Chinese contemporary art world, including Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing, etc., and designed more than 100 highquality books and catalogs since 2003. Recording the current state of art development in China, his works have become an archive of significance. "He Hao's practice shows an Asian trend in today's graphic design: the replacement of transplanted Modernism with a contemporaneity informed by the culture and lifestyle of contemporary China and the East. He Hao's designs grow organically from the content. His sole concern is the discovery and presentation of the content, and his designs show no trace of his hand. This approach might best be called 'essential design'."— Xu Bing
Categories: Design

Contemporary Chinese Art Primary Documents

Contemporary Chinese Art  Primary Documents

Their art now responded directly to issues in contemporary Chinese ... the artist to engage the city in a “dialogue,” and in fact became the focus of the first public discussion in China about the concept of contemporary public art.

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Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870706479

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Contemporary Chinese Art

Contemporary Chinese Art

Other attempts to establish a more substantial base for the arthistorical analysis of contemporary Chinese art include the setting up of the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong in 2000. Alongside the proliferation of public art museums and ...

Author: Paul Gladston

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780233086

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Since the confirmation of Deng Xiaoping’s policy of Opening and Reform in 1978, the People’s Republic of China has undergone a liberalization of culture that has led to the production of numerous forms of avant-garde, experimental, and museum-based art. With a fast-growing international market and a thriving artistic community, contemporary Chinese art is riding a wave of prosperity, though issues of censorship still abound. Shedding light on the current art scene, Paul Gladston’s Contemporary Chinese Art puts China’s recent artistic output into the context of the wider cultural, economic, and political conditions that surround it. Providing a critical mapping of ideas and practices that have shaped the development of Chinese art, Gladston shows how these combine to bind it to the structure of power and state both within and outside of China. Focusing principally on art produced by artists from mainland China—including painting, film, video, photography, and performance—he also discusses art created in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and diasporic communities. Illustrated with 150 images, Contemporary Chinese Art unravels the complexities of politics, artistic practice, and culture in play in China’s art scene.
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The Failures of Public Art and Participation

The Failures of Public Art and Participation

Meiqin Wang is an art historian and a professor at California State University Northridge. She researches contemporary art from China in the context of commercialisation, globalisation, and urbanisation of the Chinese world and has ...

Author: Cameron Cartiere

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000631425

Category: Art

Page: 318

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This collection of original essays takes a multi-disciplinary approach to explore the theme of failure through the broad spectrum of public art and social practice. The anthology brings together practicing artists, curators, activists, art writers, administrators, planners, and educators from around the world to offer differing perspectives on the many facets of failure in commissioning, planning, producing, evaluating, and engaging communities in the continually evolving field of art in the public realm. As such, this book offers a survey of currently unexplored and interconnected thinking, and provides a much-needed critical voice to the commissioning of public and participatory arts. The volume includes case studies from the UK, the US, China, Cuba, and Denmark, as well as discussions of digital public art collections. The Failures of Public Art and Participation will be of interest for students and scholars of visual arts, design and architecture interested in how art in the public realm fits within social and political contexts.
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Visual Culture in Contemporary China

Visual Culture in Contemporary China

For a scholar of modern Chinese printmaking, the history of the art form provides a critical framework that exposes the limitations of ... contemporary art appears unapologetically elitist and insular from public interests or attention.

Author: Xiaobing Tang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107084391

Category: Art

Page: 287

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Explores China's rich visual culture from the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the present day.
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Cities Identity Through Architecture and Arts

Cities  Identity Through Architecture and Arts

The development of public art in contemporary China is perdevelopment of public art within the context of mainland ceived to be still at a preliminary stage, but it is gaining Chinese cities has been analytically explored.

Author: Yasser Mahgoub

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030148690

Category: Science

Page: 238

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This book covers a broad range of topics relating to architecture and urban design, such as the conservation of cities’ culture and identity through design and planning processes, various ideologies and approaches to achieving more sustainable cities while retaining their identities, and strategies to help cities advertise themselves on the global market. Every city has its own unique identity, which is revealed through its physical and visual form. It is seen through the eyes of its inhabitants and visitors, and is where their collective memories are shaped. In turn, these factors affect tourism, education, culture & economic prosperity, in addition to other aspects, making a city’s identity one of its main assets. Cities’ identities are constructed and developed over time and are constantly evolving physically, culturally and sociologically. This book explains how architecture and the arts can embody the historical, cultural and economic characteristics of the city. It also demonstrates how cities’ memories play a vital role in preserving their physical and nonphysical heritage. Furthermore, it examines the transformation of cities and urban cultures, and investigates the various new approaches developed in contemporary arts and architecture. Given its scope, the book is a valuable resource for a variety of readers, including students, educators, researchers and practitioners in the fields of city planning, urban design, architecture and the arts.
Categories: Science

Deconstructing Contemporary Chinese Art

Deconstructing Contemporary Chinese Art

Since the ending of dynastic rule in 1911 the development of art—particularly public art —in China has been intimately bound up with the construction of the modern Chinese nation-state. Even the most culturally elevated forms of ...

Author: Paul Gladston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662464885

Category: Art

Page: 195

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The book presents a range of articles and discussions that offer critical insights into the development of contemporary Chinese art, both within China and internationally. It brings together selected writings, both published and unpublished, by Paul Gladston, one of the foremost international scholars on contemporary Chinese art. The articles are based on extensive first-hand research, much of which was carried out during an extended residence in China between 2005 and 2010. In contrast to many other writers on contemporary Chinese art, Gladston analyses his subject with specific reference to the concerns of critical theory. In his writings he consistently argues for a “polylogic” (multi-voiced) approach to research and analysis grounded in painstaking attention to local, regional and international conditions of artistic production, reception and display.
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Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China

Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China

In Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge, edited by Sheldon H. Lu and Jiayan Mi., 113–28. ... “Street Theater and Subject Formation in Wartime China: Toward a New Form of Public Art.” Cross-Currents: East Asian ...

Author: Meiqin Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429853630

Category: Art

Page: 238

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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.
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Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art

Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art

Claiming the space for urban art images in contemporary society is a continuous negotiation process between ... in mainland China, the majority of the urban art images – especially those easily visible to the general public – are ...

Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317645856

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections: History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art; Theoretical Explanations of Graffiti and Street Art/Causes of Graffiti and Street Art; Regional/Municipal Variations/Differences of Graffiti and Street Art; and, Effects of Graffiti and Street Art. Chapters are written by experts from different countries throughout the world and their expertise spans the fields of American Studies, Art Theory, Criminology, Criminal justice, Ethnography, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Visual Communication. The Handbook will be of interest to researchers, instructors, advanced students, libraries, and art gallery and museum curators. This book is also accessible to practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, art history, museum studies, tourism studies, and urban studies as well as members of the news media. The Handbook includes 70 images, a glossary, a chronology, and the electronic edition will be widely hyperlinked.
Categories: Social Science