Art History: Contemporary Chinese Art
Art Radar Asia
Asia Center at the UofU
The Asia Center, a Title VI National Resource Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, serves as a hub for Asia-related activities at the University of Utah involving teaching, research and community outreach. Under the auspices of the Intermountain Consortium for Asian and Pacific Studies (IMCAPS), it collaborates with the Brigham Young University Asian Studies Program to promote education and research on Asia.
215 South Central Campus Dr. Rm 210 / 801.581.6101
Asia Art Archive
The Asia Art Archive collects, preserves and makes information on contemporary Asian art easily accessible in order to facilitate understanding, research and writing in the field. You can search their collection catalog, explore education and programming opportunities, connect to news and events, and more.
Several of the Archive's Online Projects include:
The 1980s was a seminal period in China’s recent art history. AAA has collected hundreds of texts published during the 1980s, completed 75 video-taped interviews, produced a documentary film, and digitized the personal archives of renowned artists and curators. With a total of over 70,000 digital documents and publications, AAA now maintains the world’s largest and most systematically organized archive of documentary material on the period. This scholarly resource is freely accessible and open to the public from AAA’s physical premises and from this purposely built website.
An online database with artists from across the world – who in their deeply committed and cutting-edge practice have inspired us to re-visit and re-think the post-colonial theoretical interface from which we today understand and appreciate contemporary art.Included in the Pool of Possibilities are artists working with a variety of mediums and conceptual approaches. Each artist is represented with a profile, including images, artist statement and biography or CV. Visitors are invited to search for artists by name, geography and through a range of conceptual keywords that has been developed in close collaboration with the artists.
There is no shortage of museums in Asia. But, for the most part, the idea of what a museum is and what it is for is a recent construct. The museum is a space still undergoing considerable negotiation — especially with regards to the current state of art production, which ranges from the exhibition of contemporary art at international biennales, to the trade in all manner of art objects. On 17 May 2008, AAA and The Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, invited key individuals and institutions to address relevant issues and share with us their insights and experiences at the conference Shifting Sites: Cultural Desire and the Museum. Content from the conference, including keynote speeches, presentations, reports, and group discussions can be found at this site.
An online project that aims to chart and map the modes, development and diversities of international biennials and triennials world-wide, with the intention of highlighting those in which Asian artists have participated since the 1990s. Through the display of facts, statistics and documentation resources, this project intends to paint a comprehensive picture of the biennial phenomenon, and serve as a research tool.
Archiving the Contemporary: Documenting Asian Art Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow brought together over 40 art professionals from around the world to look at the challenges of archiving, documentation, preservation, knowledge management and information sharing on contemporary art from Asia. This web proceeding includes the keynote speeches, presentations, reports as well as group discussions from the workshop. A new forum section is added as a platform to further discuss issues and challenges about art archiving and documentation in general and as it relates to contemporary Asian Art.
Art, Chinese - Exhibitions
Art, Chinese – 20th century
Art, Chinese – 20th century - Exhibitions
Art, Chinese – 20th century – Foreign influences – Exhibitions
Art, Chinese – 21st century – Exhibitions
Arts, Chinese – 19th century
Arts, Chinese – 20th century
Art criticism – China
Art criticism – China – History – 20th century
Arts and society - China
Aesthetics, Chinese – 20th century
Aesthetics, Modern – 20th century
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) – China – Exhibitions
Modernism (Aesthetics) - China
Conceptual art - China
Conceptual art – China – Exhibitions
East and West - Exhibitions
Installations (Art) – China – Exhibitions
Architecture, Chinese – 20th century – Exhibitions
Architecture, Chinese – 21st century – Exhibitions
Social realism in art – China
Body, human - Social aspects
Body image - Social aspects
Body image in art
Femininity in art
Femaie nude in art
Masculinity in art
Male nude in art
Human figure in art
China – History – Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 – Art and the revolution – Exhibitions
China – Civilization – 20th century
China – Politics and government – 1976-2002
Intellectuals – China
Identity (Psychology) - China
Here are a few ways to further describe a SUBJECT:
… history and criticism
e.g., Art, Chinese - history and criticism
e.g., Zhan, Wang, 1962- - history and criticism
… criticism and theory
… influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
ARTstor is a digital library of more than 1.25 million images representing the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences together with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. ARTstor's software tools support a wide range of features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline using ARTstor's free Offline Image Viewer (OIV).
To use ARTstor from off campus, you must first register a personal account within ARTstor on when working at a computer on campus.