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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 Internet art. Complete with comprehensive biographies, Asian Art Now is both a superb critical overview and the consummate visual reference.

About the Author

Melissa Chiu is director of the Asia Society Museum, New York. She has organized more than thirty exhibitions of Asian art and is the author of several catalogs and books on modern and contemporary Asian art.

Benjamin Genocchio is a widely published art critic and author. Currently an art critic for the New York Times, he has published five books on art and artists, and has taught global art history at many universities in the United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1

Rethinking Tradition

Chapter 2

Politics, Society and the State

Chapter 3

Asian Pop, Consumerism and Stereotypes

Chapter 4

Urban Nature

Epilogue   

A Glimpse into the Future

Artist Biographies

Notes

Bibliography

List of Museums and Galleries

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580932981
Author:
Melissa, Chiu
Publisher:
Monacelli Press
Author:
Benjamin, Genocchio
Author:
Chiu, Melissa
Author:
Genocchio, Benjamin
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
235 ILLUSTRATIONS 200 IN COLOR
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.54 x 8.26 x 1.25 in 3.1 lb

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