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    DescriptionThe remarkable phenomenon of the twenty-first-century art world is contemporary Asian art. Fueled by a newfound openness in the East, and by an economic boom that has promoted a vibrant cultural confidence, art made in Asia or by Asian artists since the 1990s has become dynamic and exciting, acknowledged and appreciated by collectors, critics, and curators. This authoritative, wide-ranging volume surveys the contemporary art of Asia, examining key issues and themes: art's relationship to history and tradition, its engagement with politics, society, and the state, its exploration of consumerism and popular culture, and its interplay with the urban environment. Artists range from the established--Nam June Paik, On Kawara, Yoko Ono, Cai Guo-Qiang, Takashi Murakami--to the emerging--Indonesian cartoon artist Wedhar Riyadi, Mongolian site-specific artist Chaolun Baatar, Pakistani graffiti artist Naiza Khan, Vietnamese-American photo artist Dinh Q. Le, and many more. Together, these artists represent the range of Asian countries, from Indonesia to Japan, Uzbekistan to South Korea, Iran to China. More than 230 sumptuous illustrations capture the full scope of the artists' practice, from calligraphy, painting, sculpture, and photography to performance, installation, video, and Internet art. Complete with comprehensive biographies, "Asian Art Now" is both a superb critical overview and the consummate visual reference.

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    Asian Art Now
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chiu Melissa, By (author) Genocchio Benjamin, By (author) Melissa Chiu
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 206 mm
    Height: 266 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,402 g
    ISBN 13: 9781580932981
    ISBN 10: 1580932983

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: ACBP
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000, ART015110
    B&T Approval Code: A02304048
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 709.5/09049
    LC classification: N7260 .C53 2010
    DC21: 709.509049
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Monacelli Press
    Imprint name
    Monacelli Press
    Publication date
    14 October 2010
    Author Information
    Melissa Chiu is director of the Asia Society Museum, New York. She has organized more than thirty exhibitions of Asian art and is the author of several catalogs and books on modern and contemporary Asian art. Benjamin Genocchio is a widely published art critic and author. Currently an art critic for the New York Times, he has published five books on art and artists, and has taught global art history at many universities in the United States.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Chapter 1 Rethinking Tradition Chapter 2 Politics, Society and the State Chapter 3 Asian Pop, Consumerism and Stereotypes Chapter 4 Urban Nature Epilogue    A Glimpse into the Future Artist Biographies Notes Bibliography List of Museums and Galleries List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Index