What does photography tell us about lifestyles and mentality in China in the face of rapid social change? In search of their identity, artists experimentally explore the medium of photography and provide insight into the individual complex worlds of feeling and experience of their generation.
This volume presents a selection of some 220 works by forty Chinese artists from the collection of the Alexander Tutsek Foundation. The photographs, in black-and-white aesthetics or as dramatic stagings in color, were taken from the 1990s to the present. They show people in metropolises, rural peripheries and the solitude of nature, between vibrant counterculture and melancholy, between coolness and confusion.
List of artists:
Adou . Birdhead . Cai Dongdong . Chen Huanfa . Chen Ronghui . Chen Wei . Gao Mingxi . Huang Xiaoliang . Jiang Pengyi . Jiang Zhi . Liang Xiu . Lou Yang . Pao Basil . Pixy Liao . Ren Hang . RongRong . RongRong & Inri . Shan Feiming . Sun Yanchu . Wang Bing . Wang Ningde . Wang Xia Hui . Wen Fen . Wenjun Chen & Yanmei Jiang . Yang Fudong . Zhang Huan . Zhang Kechun . Zhang Xiao . Zhao Robert Renhui et al .
Hirmer Publishing House
Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek, Petra Giloy-Hirtz
296 pages, 239 illustrations in color
25 x 30 cm, hardcover