Paru le 22/04/2004 | Broché 264 pages
photographies Marc Domage | traduit du français par Susan Pickford
Contemporary Chinese art exudes an incredible dynamism, youthfulness, vitality, and humor. Michel Nurisdany guides us around this vibrant art scene through his insightful interviews with twenty-nine leading artists, many of whom are now his personal friends. Thirty years of Chinese art are represented here from the beginnings of experimental art with the Star Group in the 1970s to the emergence of a young generation of artists who express themselves through video, performance art, installations, and even video games. From Zhen Guogu's superb, untamed calligraphy to the color and energy of the Luo brother's Gaudy Art, and from Wang Guangyi's powerful mix of Western logos with Chinese ideograms to Weng Peijun's famous photographic series On The Wall, these are the artists and works bringing contemporary Chinese art to international prominence.
Marc Domage's photography provides a privileged glimpse of these talented artists working in their studios on new creations, socializing in their homes, and participating in exhibition openings. China: Art Now takes you to the very heart of this art world, giving an unparalleled view of the wave of creativity currently sweeping through Chinese Art.
Michel Nuridsany was born in France in 1938. He has worked for many years as an art critic for Le Figaro and has contributed to France Culture, Art Press, Beaux-Arts Magazine, and Connaissance des Arts. He has written fifteen books including a biography of Andy Warhol and an anthology of poetry, and more than a hundred exhibition catalogs. He has organized exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Seoul, and Paris and was the French commissioner of the São Paulo biennial in 1985 and the Cairo and Alexandria biennial in 2001. Most recently, he served as advisor for the 2003 exhibition Alors, la Chine? at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Marc Domage has been a freelance photographer for more than a decade. He spent a month traveling around China with Michel Nuridsany taking the photographs for this book.