How Chinese Art Became "Contemporary"

February 11, 2010

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Zhao Chunxiang. Black Splash 6, 1980s. Restricted gift of Nathan Cummings Foundation.

A "contemporary turn" took place in Chinese art from the late 1980s to early 1990s, reorienting an avant-garde movement and introducing wide-ranging experiments in art medium, language, exhibition, and social function. This lecture defines this crucial historical moment through analyzing key art projects, experimental exhibitions, and the language of art criticism.


Recorded Thursday, February 11, 2010 at The Art Institute of Chicago-Fullerton Hall.