Light before Dawn 黎明曙光
Unofficial Chinese Art 1974–1985 一九七四至一九八五年中國的前衛藝術
Kuiyi Shen and Julia F. Andrews 沈揆一、安雅蘭
May 2013
184 pages
10.25" x 11.75", color illustrations
HK$250 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$35 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-12272-2-5

The catalogue documents the stories of twenty-two artists from the Wuming, Xingxing and Caocao art groups presented in the Light Before Dawn: Unofficial Chinese Art 1974–1985 exhibition at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Emerging from the Cultural Revolution, these groups of artists sought artistic truth in the authenticity of human desire, explored the personal meaning of creativity, and asserted the value of the individual in the critical period leading up to the Communist Party’s decision to allow modern artistic practices in 1985. Written by the curators, Dr. Kuiyi Shen and Dr. Julia F. Andrews, the catalogue also includes short articles by artists from each group.

此目錄收集了亞洲協會香港中心展出的《黎明曙光:1974–1985中國的前衛藝術》中,無名社、星星社和草草社二十二位藝術家的故事。這些藝術家團體在文化大革命中成長起來,在人類本能慾望的真實中尋找藝術的真諦,探詢創造力對於個人的意義。在1985年共產黨解禁現代藝術的那段關鍵時期,這種「個體」的意義極為重要。此目錄由策展團隊、沈揆一博士和安雅蘭博士共同編寫,也囊括了來自各個藝術團體的藝術家所寫的短文。

Kuiyi Shen is Director of Chinese Studies Program and Professor of Asian Art History, Theory, and Criticism at University of California, San Diego, whose teaching and writing has focus on Chinese and Japanese art with an emphasis on modern and contemporary Chinese art and Sino-Japanese art exchanges in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Julia F. Andrews is Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in Department of History of Art at the Ohio State University. A specialist in Chinese art, she was the first American art historian to conduct dissertation research in China after formal establishment of US-China relations in 1979.

沈揆一是加州大學聖地牙哥分校中國研究項目主管,同時也是亞洲藝術史、史論及評論教授。他的教學和著作方向主要集中在中日藝術,特別是現當代中國藝術和中日藝術於十九世紀末二十世紀初之交流。

安雅蘭是俄亥俄州立大學藝術史系教授。作為中國藝術的專家,安教授是1979年中美正式建交以後,第一個在中國從事學術研究的美國藝術史學家。

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