Synopses & Reviews
The art world is currently enthralled with contemporary Chinese art. This thoughtful book argues, however, that American audiences have been exposed only to a narrow range of what is availableand#151;with the majority ofand#160;attention having been given to and#147;avant-garde,and#8221; and#147;experimental,and#8221; or politically charged art. Outside In discusses contemporary Chinese art in a far wider range of styles and subject matter and substantially expands on our understanding of this work.
The book features six artistsand#151;Arnold Chang, Michael Cherney, Zhi Lin, Liu Dan, Vannessa Tran, and Zhang Hongtuand#151;all of whom are American citizens yet are widely diverse in age and experience as well as geographical and ethnic origins. In addition to extensive personal interviews and artistsand#8217; statements, there are essays that challenge the categorization of art into such focused genres as and#147;Chinese,and#8221; and#147;contemporary,and#8221; and and#147;American,and#8221; and reexamine the factors that shape the development of and#147;Chinese artand#8221; in America.
About the Author
Jerome Silbergeld is P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor in Chinese Art at Princeton University.