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Above sea : contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai

Author: Jenny Lin
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.
Series: Rethinking art's histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shanghai, long known as mainland China's most cosmopolitan city, is today a global cultural capital. This book offers the first in-depth examination of contemporary Shanghai-based art and design - from state-sponsored exhibitions to fashionable cultural complexes to cutting edge films and installations. Informed by years of in-situ research, the book looks beyond contemporary art's global hype to reveal the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Lin
ISBN: 1526132605 9781526132604
OCLC Number: 1028587284
Description: xx, 177 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Locating global contemporary art in global China --
1. From the ruins of heaven on earth --
2. Shanghais art in fashion --
3. Biennialization-as-banalization, promotion, and resistance --
4. Installing a world city.
Series Title: Rethinking art's histories.
Responsibility: Jenny Lin.

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A counter-touristic guide to one of the world's fastest developing megacities, this book intervenes in global contemporary art discourse by exploring the cross-cultural histories and creative  Read more...

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