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Author Kelley, Jeff.

Title Half-life of a dream : contemporary Chinese art from the Logan collection / Jeff Kelley ... [and others]
Published [San Francisco] : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; Berkeley : University of California Press, [2008]


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Description 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents Director's Foreword / Neal Benezra -- The Half-Life of a Dream / Jeff Kelly -- Plates -- The Potency of the Mask: Ancient Rites in Contemporary Chinese Art / Christoph Heinrich -- Life after History / Eleanor Heartney -- Plates -- Contemporary Chinese Art: The Challenge of Transition / Kent Logan -- Catalogue of the Exhibition
Summary "Published to coincide with an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this volume offers a fascinating survey of the Chinese art and culture scene post-Tiananmen Square. Contemporary Chinese art is often discussed as a cynical reaction to emerging consumerism or as a satiric response to the academic patriotism of Socialist Realism. This richly illustrated catalogue reveals the work to be more haunted than cynical, more a matter of a nation's suppressed psychic expression than of Pop iconoclasm or ironic detachment. Approximately fifty paintings, sculptures, and installations convey a sense of the shadows and masks that have haunted the Chinese collective psyche during the nation's troubled process of modernization."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Issued in connection with an exhibition held July 10-Oct. 5, 2008, organized by Jeff Kelley for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Logan, Kent -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Logan, Vicki -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Art and society -- China -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Chinese -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Private collections -- Colorado -- Denver -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Kelley, Jeff.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
LC no. 2008015853
ISBN 9780520257795 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520257790 (cloth : alk. paper)