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Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World
     

Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

by David Clarke
 

This book examines Chinese art from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. By means of a series of closely-focused case studies, often introducing previously marginalized aspects of Chinese visual culture, it analyzes Chinese art's encounter with the world, arguing that we cannot fully understand modern Chinese art without taking this larger global context into

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This book examines Chinese art from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. By means of a series of closely-focused case studies, often introducing previously marginalized aspects of Chinese visual culture, it analyzes Chinese art's encounter with the world, arguing that we cannot fully understand modern Chinese art without taking this larger global context into account.

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"Flawlessly researched and offering a wealth of information on topics that have not been studies in depth before, it is an important addition for the understanding of Chinese art in general." - Frank Vigneron, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Frank Vigneron
Flawlessly researched and offering a wealth of information on topics that have not been studies in depth before, it is an important addition for the understanding of Chinese art in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789888083060
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

David Clarke is the founder and academic director of the Hong Kong Art Archive (http://web.hku.hkl-hkaa/). He has served as External Moderator of the Strategic Planning Group of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and as a member of its Visual Arts Committee. He has also served on the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Arts Centre (and as chair of its Arts Programme Committee). He is currently a member of Council and chair of the Academic Committee for Hong Kong Arts Centre's Hong Kong Art School. Clarke's artworks have been exhibited in a number of local and overseas invitational group shows, including The Metropolis – Visual Research into Contemporary Hong Kong. Photography Exhibition (1990-1996) (Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1996), Cultural Chop Suey II (Fringe Club Gallery, Hong Kong, 1996), Museum 97: History, Community, Individual. (Hong Kong Incarnated) (Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1997), Recent Work (OP Fotogallery, Hong Kong, 1998), and Asian Traffic (Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, 2004). Amongst his one-person shows is: Hong Kong Nocturne' (Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes Hong Kong, 2002), A Year in the Life of a City: Recent Photographs by David Clarke (University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 2007) and Hong Kong Experience: All Exhibition of Photographs by David Clarke (Brewhouse Gallery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, England, 2007).

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