Wuming 无名画集 (全套13卷)
Painting Catalogue (13-Volume Set)
Edited by Aihe Wang 王爱和 主编
February 2010
1558 pages
9.348" x 9.348", color illustrations throughout
HK$3000 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$395 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-8028-34-4

This thirteen-volume catalogue documents the art and history of Wuming, an underground group of artists active in Beijing from 1973 to 1981. Painting landscapes, portraits, and still lifes in oil paint, the Wuming artists rejected academic conventions and shunned the political propaganda art that dominated the Cultural Revolution, eking out an early form of Chinese modernism still little known. As a group, their alternative, counter-culture identity also exemplified the underground movements that emerged in the closing stages of the Maoist era. By turns poetic, abstract, and socially penetrating, these small, apolitical plein air paintings remain aesthetically resonant today, while redefining our understanding of the culture and politics of China’s early modernization. Each volume of the catalogue is devoted to one of the thirteen primary members of the group: Du Xia, Li Shan, Liu Shi, Ma Kelu, Shi Zhenyu, Tian Shuying, Wang Aihe, Wei Hai, Yang Yushu, Zhang Wei, Zhao Wenliang, Zheng Zigang, and Zheng Ziyan.

这十三卷目录册记录了无名的艺术和历史。无名是1973年至1981年活跃于北京的地下艺术家团体。在绘画风景,肖像和油画静物画时,无名的艺术家拒绝了学术惯例,回避了政治宣传艺术。文化大革命,唤起了中国现代主义的早期形式,至今鲜为人知。作为一个整体,这些小型,非政治性的画作在诗意,抽象和社会渗透方面都在今天保持了美学上的共鸣,同时重新定义了我们对中国早期现代化的文化和政治的理解。目录的每一卷都专门介绍每一位成员:杜霞、李珊、刘是、马可鲁、石振宇、田淑英、王爱和、韦海、杨雨澍、张伟、赵文量、郑子钢和郑子燕。

Aihe Wang is associate professor in the School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong.

 
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