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By Yan Zhou

This ebook is the 1st case research on Wenda Gu that systematically investigates the cultural and creative context of his lifestyles and works, analyzing chosen photographs of his art spanning from the overdue Nineteen Seventies to the early twenty first century. it's the first monograph to supply a complete and profound learn of a chinese language modern artist. within the Eighties, the college of Hermeneutics tried to release a discursive revolution. leading edge artists believed that the visible artwork revolution used to be a vital part of the critique of tradition since it tended to subvert and rebuild the cultural culture at a discursive point. This e-book, utilizing a case learn on Wenda Gu as consultant of chinese language avant-garde, investigates the centrality of tradition in paintings, offering readers with insights at the beginning, reason and method of chinese language modern artwork.

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