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Socially engaged art in contemporary China : voices from below

Title
Socially engaged art in contemporary China : voices from below / Meiqin Wang.
ISBN
9781138314344
113831434X
9780429457074 (ebook : alk. paper)
9780429853630 (ePub ebook)
9780429853647 (PDF ebook)
9780429853623 (Mobipocket ebook)
Publication
New York : Routledge, 2019.
Physical Description
xii, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary
This book provides an in-depth and thematic analysis of socially engaged art in Mainland China, exploring its critical responses to and creative interventions in China's top-down, pro-urban, and profit-oriented socioeconomic transformations. It focuses on the socially conscious practices of eight art professionals who assume the role of artist, critic, curator, educator, cultural entrepreneur, and social activist, among others, as they strive to expose the injustice and inequality many Chinese people have suffered, raise public awareness of pressing social and environmental problems, and invent new ways and infrastructures to support various underprivileged social groups.
Other formats
ebook version :
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 23, 2019
Series
Routledge research in art and politics
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-231) and index.
Contents
Art and social criticism. Art criticism, exhibition, and citizen politics : Wang Nanming and the theory of critical art
Waste, pollution, and environment activism : Wang Jiuliang and the power of documenting
Art and place construction. Art, urban renewal, and grassroots community building : Zheng Dazhen and lifestyle activism
Rural reconstruction through art : Zuo Jing and place-making for the people
Art and personal development. From representation to collaboration : Wen Fang and her participatory art
Art education for children : Hu Jianqiang, Wang Jun, and the nurture effect
Conclusion : art and the right to bottom-up social changes.
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