Avatars and antiheroes : a guide to contemporary Chinese artists / Claudia Albertini.

"Avatars and Antiheroes reflects the schizophrenic undercurrents of a nation in continuous fast-forward. From the Cynical Realism and Political Pop movements associated with the post-Tiananmen generation of artists such as Yue Minjun whose grinning representations of himself as antihero seem to...

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Main Author: Albertini, Claudia
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Tokyo : New York : Kodansha International ; Kodansha America, ©2008.
Edition:1st. ed.
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Summary:"Avatars and Antiheroes reflects the schizophrenic undercurrents of a nation in continuous fast-forward. From the Cynical Realism and Political Pop movements associated with the post-Tiananmen generation of artists such as Yue Minjun whose grinning representations of himself as antihero seem to mock the revolutionary heroes of old, to the pop-culture generation spearheaded by Cao Fei whose digital avatars live in a world without borders, this book showcases the work of the most important contemporary artists to emerge from China in recent years."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:174 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN:9784770030719
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