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Xing Danwen: Works Carles Merewether

Xing Danwen: Works

Carles Merewether

Published February 1st 2016
ISBN : 9783791348322
Hardcover
224 pages
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The first comprehensive overview of the career output of Chinas best-known female multimedia artist, who has observed, recorded, and challenged her countrys dramatic transformation over the last 20 years. A new generation of artists emerged inMoreThe first comprehensive overview of the career output of Chinas best-known female multimedia artist, who has observed, recorded, and challenged her countrys dramatic transformation over the last 20 years. A new generation of artists emerged in 1980s China and they insisted on sweeping aside the curtain of secrecy surrounding their country. Award-winning photographer Xing Danwen is part of that generation. Over the course of more than 20 years she has contemplated the seismic transformations in Chinese culture and society and has projected those realities in her lens-based conceptual practice. At once deeply personal and political, Xings richly varied photographs touch upon issues such as sociocultural dislocation, tensions between globalization and tradition, environmental disasters and unbridled development, and the disconnection between desire and reality that typically suffuses urban life.