Semiotic Warfare “The Chinese Avant-Garde, 1979-1989. A Semiotic Analysis”

Koppel-Yang, Martina
Publisher: Timezone8 Limited
Binding: Softcover
Language: English
Measurements: 16.00 x 21.00 cm

Semiotic Warfare is the first detailed study of one of the most exciting decades in contemporary Chinese art, the 1980s, which culminated in the Tiananmen incident. As author Martina K ppel-Yang argues, Chinese avant-garde art was a factor in the radical political and social changes that existed in that first decade after the cultural revolution. The relationships between and art and post-revolution social changes are here revealed through her analysis of the visual signs present in ten controversial works from that period. Included are discussions of multi-media work by Xu Bing, Gu Wenda, Wu Shanzhuan, Wang Guangyi, Luo Zhongli, and others.

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