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SPECIAL BOOK LAUNCH EVENT - 3 Parallel Artworlds: 100 Art Things from Chinese Modern History

Editors: CHANG Tsong-Zung and GAO Shiming

Editorial Director: Valerie C. Doran

With Essays by:

CHANG Tsong-Zung, Johan Frederick HARTLE,

Boris GROYS, Eugene WANG, GAO Shiming,

LIU Tian, LU Xinghua, John RAJCHMAN, QIU Zhijie,

HUANG Sun Quan, Hammad NASAR, May Bo CHING,

WANG Xiaoming, Bei Dao

Bilingual: English and Chinese

483 pages, 400+ full-colour illustrations

Published in Hong Kong by: Asia One Books and Hanart Projects

January 2015

ISBN: 978-988-13180-0-8

We are delighted to announce the official launch event of the monumental new book 3 Parallel Artworlds: 100 Art Things from Chinese Modern Art History, published by Hanart Projects and Asia One. This special launch event will feature a forum of international scholars and artists to discuss the significance of the book’s art historical and theoretical framework.

Launch Date and Venue:

13 March 2015

2:00 to 5:30 pm

McCauley Studio Theatre

Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai

Event Itinerary:

2:00 – 3:00 pm  Book Launch and Signing Party with Authors and Artists Present

Forum Discussion on Significance of the ‘Three Parallel Artworlds’   Theory, with International Scholars and Artists

3:15 – 4:00 pm  Forum Panel 1 (Limited Seating)

Panelists: Johan F. Hartle, Huang Sun Quan, Bei Dao, Gao Shiming, Valerie C. Doran

4:15 – 5:00 pm  Forum Panel 2 (Limited Seating)

Panelists: Lu Xinghua, Chang Tsong-Zung, May Bo Ching, John Rajchman, Liu Tian

5:00 – 5:30 pm  Cocktail Party

*These events are free and open to the public.

About the Book:

3 Parallel Artworlds: 100 Art Things from Chinese Modern History takes the position that China’s ideological divide of the past century does not mean separate ‘Chinas’, just alternative positions on the project of modernity.  Edited by Chang Tsong-Zung (Johnson Chang) and Gao Shiming, the book presents a fresh approach to understanding modern China through the art historical and critical framework of ‘three parallel artworlds’: the world of globalised art; the world of Chinese pre-modern, or literati, art; and the world of Socialist Revolutionary art. Featuring essays by fifteen internationally prominent art historians, critical theorists and artists, and two documentary sections illustrating and interpreting over 100 artworks, the book seeks to delineate the major forms of art practices that are grounded in these three artworlds; and to demonstrate not only how these worlds continue to inform the Chinese cultural imagination today, but also how they resonate across political and personal boundaries.