Einladung zum Gastvortrag: Anthony Yung, Senior Researcher at Asia Art Archive: The transformation of art in China during the 1980s

Asia Arts Archive Collection

Asia Arts Archive Collection

Dienstag, 11. November 2014, 16 Uhr c.t., Hörsaal B

Kunsthistorisches Institut, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

News vom 28.10.2014

In the decade that began with the end of Cultural Revolution in 1977 and ended with the Tiananmen Incident in 1989, artistic concepts and practices have gone through a dramatic transformation. With the then dominant Socialist Realism as a point of departure, younger artists experimented new possibilities of art with revision, reformation and subversion. In this pre-globalized and pre-marketized decade, perception and methodology of art changed constantly, creating works that are extremely rich, unique and profound. This presentation will introduce this part of history with primary materials, interviews and other research findings from AAA's research project 'Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art form 1980-1990'.

Anthony Yung is a senior researcher at Asia Art Archive, specializing in China related research projects. He managed AAA’s major research project ‘Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990’, which produced 100 interviews with artist, critics, scholars and other participants and collected a large amount of research materials about Chinese contemporary art from late 1970s to early 1990s.

AAA’s collection is a dynamic, growing body of material intended to reflect contemporary artistic practice and developments of Asia within an international context. Built through a systematic programme of research and information gathering, AAA is widely regarded as one of the most valuable public collections of primary and secondary source material about contemporary art in Asia. 


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