Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China: Voices from Below

1st Edition

Meiqin Wang

Routledge
Published March 20, 2019
Reference - 238 Pages
ISBN 9781138314344 - CAT# K391120
Series: Routledge Research in Art and Politics

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Summary

This book provides an in-depth and thematic analysis of socially engaged art in Mainland China, exploring its critical responses to and creative interventions in China’s top-down, pro-urban, and profit-oriented socioeconomic transformations. It focuses on the socially conscious practices of eight art professionals who assume the role of artist, critic, curator, educator, cultural entrepreneur, and social activist, among others, as they strive to expose the injustice and inequality many Chinese people have suffered, raise public awareness of pressing social and environmental problems, and invent new ways and infrastructures to support various underprivileged social groups.

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