Art and China's revolution / Melissa Chiu and Zheng Shengtian ; with essays by Roderick MacFarquhar ... [and others].
By: Chiu, Melissa.
Contributor(s): Zheng, Sheng Tian | Asia Society.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : New Haven : Asia Society ; In association with Yale University Press, c2008Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations (some color), col. map ; 33 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780300140644(hbk).Subject(s): Art, Chinese -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Socialist realism in art -- China -- Exhibitions | China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Art and the revolution -- ExhibitionsDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A groundbreaking look at art made in China during the Cultural Revolution
Although numerous books on the Cultural Revolution have been published, they do not analyze the profound shift in aesthetic values that occurred in China after the Communists took power. This fascinating book is the first to focus on artwork produced from the 1950s to the 1970s, when Mao Zedong was in leadership, and argues that important contributions were made during this period that require fuller consideration in Chinese art history, especially with relevance to the contemporary world.
Previously, historians have tended to dismiss the art of the Cultural Revolution as pure propaganda. The authors of this volume (historians, art historians, and artists) argue that while much art produced during this time was infused with politics, and individual creativity and displays of free thought were sometimes stifled and even punished, it is short sighted to overlook the aesthetic sophistication, diversity, and accessibility of much of the imagery.
Bringing together more than 200 extraordinary artworks, including oil paintings, ink scroll paintings, artist sketchbooks, posters, and objects from daily life, as well as primary documentation that has not been published outside of China or seen since the mid-20th century, this invaluable volume sheds new light on one of the most controversial and critical periods in history.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Asia Society in New York held Sept. 5, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-249) and index.
Foreword / Vishakha N. Desai -- Preface / Melissa Chiu -- Introduction. The Art of Mao's Revolution / Melissa Chiu -- Art and Revolution: Looking Back at Thirty Years of History / Zheng Shengtian -- The Cultural Revolution / Roderick MacFarquhar -- Politics in Command: Chinese Art, 1949-1979 / Ralph Croizier -- Noble Winds and Strong Bones Meet Their Spirit: The Art of Pan Tianshou / Pan Gongkai -- Thunder Sounding amid the Silence / Zhao Yannian -- Painting Mao / Yan Shanchun -- Chen Yanning's Chairman Mao Inspects the Guangdong Countryside / Yan Shanchun -- Xu Bing: Artist Notes / Melissa Chiu -- Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan: A Conversation with the Artist Liu Chunhua / Zheng Shengtian -- The Fate of a Painting / Shen Jiawei -- Propaganda Posters and Art during the Cultural Revolution / Kuiyi Shen -- A Pictorial Record of the Cultural Revolution: Luo Zhongli's Early Works / Wang Lin -- No Name Group: Contemporary Recluses - the Bo Yi's and Shu Qi's of the Cultural Revolution / Gao Minglu -- The Red Guards' Fine Arts Campaign / Wang Mingxian -- Long March on the Road of Revolution / Lu Jie -- Mao Zedong: Literature and Art -- Jiang Qing's Discussion with Arts Workers -- Summary of the Proceedings of the Forum on Literature and Art in the Armed Forces, Convened by Comrade Jiang Qing with the Endorsement of Comrade Lin Biao.