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Taiping Tianguo – A History of Possible Encounters – Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York
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  Taiping Tianguo – A History of Possible Encounters Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York
Edited by Doryun Chong and Cosmin Costinaş. Contributions by Barry Blinderman, Doryun Chong, Cosmin Costinaş, Mark Dean Johnson, Christina Li and Yung Ma, Xavier Le Roy, Tang Fu Kuen, Anton Vidokle, Lydia Yee, Anthony Yung.

Graphic design: textandpictures.
published in July 2015
English edition
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
144 pages (47 b/w & 69 color ill.)
€22.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-116-1
EAN: 9783956791161
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A touring exhibition which explores the existing and sometimes hypothetical connections that led four Chinese artists to settle down in Eighties' New York.
The project “Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters,” organized by Para Site, Hong Kong, began as a series of questions: How did Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong—four artists of Chinese heritage hailing from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and San Francisco, respectively—all end up in New York in the heady 1980s? Did they know one another? By considering them together, what might we learn about their practices and the storied time and place in art history? With nuanced glimpses of the artists' overlapping experiences, networks, and friendships, this book makes a unique contribution to a critical reading not only of New York art of the 1980s, but also of nascent contemporary Chinese art in the advent of the globalization of the art world.