The allure of matter : materiality across Chinese art (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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The allure of matter : materiality across Chinese art

Author: Orianna Cacchione; Wei-Cheng Lin; University of Chicago. Center for the Art of East Asia,; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art,
Publisher: Chicago : Published by the University of Chicago's Center for the Art of East Asia and Smart Museum of Art, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Since the inventions of porcelain and gunpowder, Chinese artists have experimented with unconventional artistic materials and used conventional materials in unorthodox ways. This groundbreaking volume is the first publication to expound the trans-historical importance of materiality in Chinese art by bringing together essays from leading scholars, curators, and conservators. Essayists Anne Feng, Yuhang Li, Wei-Cheng  Read more...
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Genre/Form: exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Exhibitions
Expositions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orianna Cacchione; Wei-Cheng Lin; University of Chicago. Center for the Art of East Asia,; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art,
ISBN: 9780935573640 093557364X
OCLC Number: 1263759332
Notes: "This publication was produced ... in conjunction with the 'Art and Materiality' symposium, organized by the Smart Museum of Art and the Center for the Art of East Asia, the University of Chicago, February 6-8, 2020. The symposium was held on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, curated by Wu Heng with Orianna Cacchione."--Title page verso.
Description: 327 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: The Allure of Matter: Materiality across Chinese Art / Wei-Cheng Lin --
pt. I PREMODERN CHINESE --
Art Materiality of Buddhist Icons in Early Medieval China / Wei-Cheng Lin --
Luminescent Visions: Transparency and Transformation in Medieval China / Anne Feng --
Gold-Sprinkled: Chinese Paper and Persian Book Arts during the Fifteenth Century / Yusen Yu --
To Have Temperature: Material and Metamorphosis in Nineteenth-Century China / Catherine Stuer --
Burning Big Dharma Boats: Paper as an Efficacious Medium / Yuhang Li --
pt. II CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART TO ATTACK AND ABANDON REPRESENTATION --
Huang Yong Ping's Redefinition of Materials and Modern Art / Orianna Cacchione --
The Fleeting Eternity of Chaos: Materials and Process in the Art of Cai-Guo Qiang / Rachel Rivenc --
The Contingent Life of the Artwork: Conserving the Works of Gu Dexin / Sara A. Moy --
Immaterial Materiality: Song Dong's Multimedia Works with Water, Photography, and Video / Nancy P. Lin --
The Fugitive Luxury of Porcelain in Contemporary Chinese Art / Alex Burchmore.
Responsibility: edited by Orianna Cacchione and Wei-Cheng Lin.

Abstract:

Since the inventions of porcelain and gunpowder, Chinese artists have experimented with unconventional artistic materials and used conventional materials in unorthodox ways. This groundbreaking volume is the first publication to expound the trans-historical importance of materiality in Chinese art by bringing together essays from leading scholars, curators, and conservators. Essayists Anne Feng, Yuhang Li, Wei-Cheng Lin, Catherine Stuer, and Yusen Yu examine how materials including lacquer, crystal, paper, and gold stimulated advances in premodern Chinese art. Alex Burchmore, Orianna Cacchione, Nancy P. Lin, Sara Moy, and Rachel Rivenc analyze several instances of material experimentation in contemporary Chinese art in essays that consider materials as varied as gunpowder, plastic, and water.

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