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Art, global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Author: Jacopo Galimberti; Noemí de Haro García; Victoria H F Scott
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2020.
Series: Rethinking art's histories.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This is the first book to explore the global influence of Maoism on modern and contemporary art. Featuring eighteen original essays written by established and emerging scholars from around the world, and illustrated with fascinating images not widely known in the west, the volume demonstrates the significance of visuality in understanding the protean nature of this powerful worldwide revolutionary movement.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Art, global Maoism and the Chinese cultural revolution.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2020
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacopo Galimberti; Noemí de Haro García; Victoria H F Scott
ISBN: 9781526117472 1526117479 1526150484 9781526150486
OCLC Number: 1128094194
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 356 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the art of contradiction / Jacopo Galimberti, Noemi de Haro-García and Victoria H.F. Scott --
1. Realising the Chinese Dream: three visions of Making China great again / Stefan R. Landsberger --
2. Realism, socialist realism and China's avant-garde: a historical perspective / Yan Geng --
3. Engineering the human soul in 1950s Indonesia and Singapore / Simon Soon --
4. Framing margins: Mao and visuality in twentieth-century India / Sanjukta Sunderason --
5. The Black Panther newspaper and revolutionary aesthetics / Colette Gaiter --
6. The Red Flag: the art and politics of West German Maoism / Lauren Graber and Daniel Spaulding --
7. A secondary contradiction: feminist aesthetics and 'The Red Room for Vietnam' / Elodie Antoine --
8. Materialist translations of Maoism in the work of Supports/Surfaces / Allison Myers --
9. Mao, militancy and media: Daniel Dezeuze and China from scroll to (TV) screen / Sarah Wilson --
10. La Familia Lavapiés: Maoism, art and dissidence in Spain / Noemi de Haro-García --
11. Maoism, Dadaism and Mao-Dadaism in 1960s and 1970s Italy / Jacopo Galimberti --
12. Another red in the Portuguese diaspora: Lourdes Castro and Manuel Zimbro's Un autre livre rouge / Ana Bigotte Vieira and André Silveira --
13. Avenida Mao Tse Tung (or how artists navigated the Mozambican Revolution) / Polly Savage --
14. Maoist imaginaries in Latin American art --
Ana Longoni --15. Iconography of a prison massacre: drawings by Peruvian Shining Path war survivors / Anouk Guiné --
16. Mao in a gondola: Chinese representation at the Venice Biennale (1993-2003) / Estelle Bories --
17. Reproducibility, propaganda and the Chinese origins of neoliberal aesthetics / Victoria H.F. Scott.
Series Title: Rethinking art's histories.
Responsibility: edited by Jacopo Galimberti, Noemi de Haro García and Victoria H.F. Scott.


This lively anthology explores the impact of the art, images and ideas associated with Maoism on artistic practices around the world from 1945 to the present. It establishes that the chameleonic  Read more...


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'Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution is a global, and not just a Chinese phenomenon. Red Guards' grass-roots activism not only captivated young leftists all over the world, it also inspired a Read more...

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