New this month are three books documenting Asian art.
In this systematic introduction to contemporary Chinese art, Wu Hung provides an accessible, focused and much-needed narrative of the development of Chinese art across all media from the 1970s to the 2000s. From its underground genesis during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), contemporary Chinese art has become a dynamic and hugely influential force in a globalized art world where the distinctions between Eastern and Western culture are rapidly collapsing
My Generation: Young Chinese Artists looks at a whole new generation of artists that has emerged in China since 2000. All of these artists were born after 1976 and the end of the Cultural Revolution era, and have been exposed to international art movements and an increasingly liberalized education in a society undergoing rapid industrialization and globalization.
“Since its establishment in 2008, the Asia Triennial Manchester has brought international artists, curators, art critics and audiences to Manchester, co-ordinating a network of galleries that presents the art of contemporary Asia and its diaspora. This collection of new writing explores how the process of localising Asia in Manchester contributes to the contemporary transformations of art and urban space, and the global development of biennial and triennial culture at large”
These are on display in Llandaff Library until Wednesday 9th March, after which time they may be borrowed. Follow the links to the library catalogue to read more about them, or to place a reservation.