“a uniquely focussed investigation of Chinese sculpture and installation”
This publication traces a very particular seam of performative Chinese art from the late 1980s to the present, including work by Liang Shaoij, Wang Jianwei, Xu Zhen/MadeIn Company, Gu Dexin, Sun Yuan/Peng Yu, Chen Zhen and Ying Mei Duan.
The artists featured here privilege performance, participation and change in their works. Often working on a grand scale, they invite the audience to engage with overwhelming, theatrical, yet ephemeral experiences.
Published to coincide with a major exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery, this beautiful, lavishly illustrated book explores the political, social and cultural conditions that have shaped contemporary Chinese sculpture of this kind.