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Art from Xiao Hui Wang and Wang Xiaosong

Abstract art is poised for widespread popularity in China, its appeal in recent years increased by the artists like Xiao Hui Wang and Wang Xiaosong, whose work created a sensation as part of the Collateral Events of the 2012 Venice Biennale. The two-volume Introspection looks at both of these important Chinese artists. Photo artist Xiao Hui Wang creates digitally enhanced and seemingly abstract photographic works that are closely linked to the pictorial tradition of Chinese culture. Her most recent work explores the nanocosmos. Wang Xiaosong is an installation artist whose practice includes painting and video and whose most recent exhibition sees him addressing social issues, such as the collision between East and West and the crisis of faith in contemporary culture.
With one hundred full-color illustrations, Introspection analyzes the latest works by these two renowned artists.

471 pages | 2 volumes, 200 color plates | 10 x 12 1/2 | © 2012

Art: Middle Eastern, African, and Asian Art

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Table of Contents

Combined German/English/Chinese Edition

Volume 1—Xiao Hui Wang: Introspection
      Beate Reifenscheid
The Liberated Camera
      Manfred Schneckenburger
East-West Divan of Xiao Hui Wang
      Peter Weiermair
In Transit—A Journey through Time with Xiao Hui Wang
      Walter Keller
The Reflection between Herself and the World
      Fan Di’an

Nano Photography
10000 Dreams
Abstract Photography
Shanghai Women
My Last 100 Years—Joyous Time
Red Child
Film, Video and Multimedia Works

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Volume 2—Wang Xiaosong: Unruly Ants
Unruly Ants
      Thorsten Rodiek
Colour as battle zone
      Beate Reifenscheid
Wang Xiaosong and the Crisis of Faith
      Demetrio Paparoni
We Live in Illusions Genuinely: Fu, Bi, and Xing in Wang Xiaosong’s works
      Gao Minglu
Cultural Fusion in the Information Age
      Fan Di’an

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