Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780935573602 Published September 2019

The Allure of Matter

Material Art from China

Wu Hung and Orianna Cacchione with Christine Mehring and Trevor Smith

The Allure of Matter

Wu Hung and Orianna Cacchione with Christine Mehring and Trevor Smith

Distributed for Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

264 pages | 257 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780935573602 Published September 2019

From the 1980s, many Chinese artists have experimented with a range of unconventional materials. Their works–in plastic, paper, silk, ash, and tobacco–form a major trend in Chinese art. The Allure of Matter offers the first serious consideration of these ground-breaking material explorations, coining the term Material Art to describe works that place “matter” itself as the primary vehicle of investigation and expression. The book contains four ground-breaking essays, profiles of twenty-five artists, and corresponding color images.
 

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