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The real thing : contemporary art from China

Author: Simon Groom; Karen Smith; Zhen Xu; Tate Gallery Liverpool.
Publisher: Liverpool : Tate Liverpool ; London : in association with Tate Pub. ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Harry N. Abrams, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For many in the West, Chinese contemporary art is synonymous with the political realist painters of the 1980s and 90s, who recycled the styles of communist social realism with pop cynicism. This book examines the different modes of production, artist groups, market systems and infrastructure that shape artistic production in China.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
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Named Person: Weiwei Ai; Fei Cao; Jianyi Geng; Dexin Gu; An He; Yongbin Li; Xiaofei Qiu; Zhijie Qiu; Gongxin Wang; Peng Wang; Wei Wang; Zhen Xu; Fudong Yang; Shaobin Yang; Tiehai Zhou; Xiaohu Zhou; Hui Zhuang
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Groom; Karen Smith; Zhen Xu; Tate Gallery Liverpool.
ISBN: 9781854377135 1854377132
OCLC Number: 77013195
Notes: Published to accompany the major Tate Liverpool exhibition, "The real thing : contemporary art from China, 30 March-10 June 2007.
Description: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The real thing / Simon Groom --
art@lastminute.com / Karen Smith --
A few words ... / Xu Zhen --
The artists / Karen Smith. Ai Weiwei ; Cao Fei ; Geng Jianyi ; Gu Dexin ; He An ; Li Yongbin ; Qiu Xiaofei ; Qiu Zhijie ; Wang Gongxin ; Wang Peng ; Wang Wei ; Xu Zhen ; Yang Fudong ; Yangjiang Group ; Yang Shaobin ; Zhou Tiehai ; Zhou Xiaohu ; Zhuang Hui.
Responsibility: [curated by Simon Groom, Karen Smith, and Xu Zhen].
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