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Zhang Xiaogang: Disquieting Memories


The first major monograph on Zhang Xiaogang (b.1958), the most important and influential Chinese contemporary artist of his generation


Jonathan Fineberg and Gary G Xu


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Price: USD$125.00

This title is the first major monograph on Zhang Xiaogang (b. 1958), a leading Chinese contemporary artist, world-renowned for his haunting, surrealist works. Both a retrospective of his work and a biography of his fascinating life, Zhang Xiaogang: Disquieting Memories will be a key resource for academia and art enthusiasts alike. The luxurious book also includes an illustrated chronology featuring personal photographs from the artist's archive along with never-before-published correspondence dating from the early 1980s with his closest friends, offering an inside view of everyday life in China as well as historic movements and political events.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 320 pp
Illustrations: 280 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714868929

Jonathan Fineberg is Distinguished Visiting Professor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of more than a dozen award-winning books and catalogues on modern art including Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being, now in its third English and second Chinese edition. He has contributed to several exhibition catalogues for Pace Gallery on Zhang Xiaogang.

Gary G . Xu is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois. He is the author of numerous publications on Chinese art that include The Universe of Unreality : Zhong Biao (2013), Looking Awry : The Unconscious in Contemporary Chinese Art (2012) and Sinascape : Contemporary Chinese Cinema (2007). His curatorial credits include solo shows for Fang Lijun, Zhong Biao, Xue Song, and Yang Maoyuan in China, Singapore, and Italy. He was also the curator-in-chief of the 2013 Sanya International Visual Arts Festival.

Contents and Sections:

Introduction

Chapter One: Zhang Xiaogang's Formative Years
Chapter Two: A Distinctive Voice
Chapter Three: Return to the Human World
Chapter Four: Mutual Infiltrations
Chapter Five: The Space of Unravelling


The Artist's Letters and Correspondence
Chronology
Exhibitions, Bibliography, Notes
Index

"An impeccable biography, critical companion, and collection of plates into one stunning volume that serves to introduce prominent contemporary Chinese artist Zhang to American audiences."—Publishers Weekly

"An impeccable biography, critical companion, and collection of plates into one stunning volume that serves to introduce prominent contemporary Chinese artist Zhang to American audiences."—Publishers Weekly

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