The Spirit of Individualism: Avant-Garde Art in Shanghai 1979-1989
This thesis is a study of avant-garde art in Shanghai from 1979 to 1989 and the role that it played in contemporary art in mainland China in the 1980s. The artists and art administrators discussed in this thesis, I argue, were at the forefront of the development of contemporary art in China through artistic experimentations and institutional engagement in avant-garde art activities. Contemporary Chinese art emerged in the international arena in the early 1990s and began to attract the attention...[Show more]
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