Making History “Wu Hung on Contemporary Art”
University of Chicago – based curator and historian Wu Hung is widely acknowledged as the foremost writer working on contemporary Chinese art, and throughout the past decade, he has produced multiple volumes on the subject. ‘Making History’ is a collection of Wu Hung’s most provocative and insightful essays, with detailed analysis of the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of the most exciting contemporary artists practiciing today. As a curator and historian, Wu writes from a unique perspective as both observer and participant in today’s art culture, lending added authority to his voice. By examinging the most crucial aspects of contemporary art, ‘Making History’ helps us understand what exactly it is about contemporary art (Chinese and international) that makes it so striking and dynamic. Witten in clear, readable prose, ‘Making History’ is both insightful and accessible, an invaluable reference for academic and general interest readers alike.