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Go f!gure : contemporary Chinese portraiture /

by Roberts, Claire [editor,]; National Portrait Gallery (Australia) [host institution]; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 188 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 29 x 20 cm.ISBN: 9780987073563; 0987073567.Other title: Go figure : contemporary Chinese portraiture.Subject(s): Sigg, Uli -- Art collections -- Exhibitions | Ai, Weiwei | National Portrait Gallery (Australia) -- Exhibitions | Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation -- Exhibitions | Portrait painting, Chinese | Portrait painting, Chinese -- Exhibitions | Portrait painting, Chinese -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Art, Chinese -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Portrait painting, Chinese -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Photography -- China -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Photography -- China -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Art, Chinese -- Exhibitions | Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | China -- In art | China -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions | Exhibition catalogs
Contents:
Introduction / Louise Doyle -- Preface / Gene Sherman -- Go figure! Contemporary Chinese portraiture / Claire Roberts -- Three decades/themes / Eugene Wang -- Consuming the absurd : satire and humour in contemporary Chinese art / Zhang Letian -- Works in the exhibition -- Interview / Uli Sigg, Claire Roberts.
Summary: The National Portrait Gallery and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation present Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture to Canberra and Sydney audiences. Drawn from the Sigg Collection, Switzerland and the M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong, together one of the world's most important collections of experimental Chinese art, the exhibition is a vibrant expression of Chinese culture and contemporary portraiture. Exhibited simultaneously across the two venues the exhibition includes works by many of China's leading contemporary and experimental artists. It is a unique opportunity to view some outstanding pieces from the collection.
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Book Book Main library Non-fiction CL CH 2012 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Donated by the National Gallery of Australia Research Library 2013-0434
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Catalogue for exhibition held at National Portrait Gallery, 13 September 2012 - 17 February 2013; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 15 September -1 December 2012.

Introduction / Louise Doyle -- Preface / Gene Sherman -- Go figure! Contemporary Chinese portraiture / Claire Roberts -- Three decades/themes / Eugene Wang -- Consuming the absurd : satire and humour in contemporary Chinese art / Zhang Letian -- Works in the exhibition -- Interview / Uli Sigg, Claire Roberts.

The National Portrait Gallery and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation present Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture to Canberra and Sydney audiences. Drawn from the Sigg Collection, Switzerland and the M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong, together one of the world's most important collections of experimental Chinese art, the exhibition is a vibrant expression of Chinese culture and contemporary portraiture. Exhibited simultaneously across the two venues the exhibition includes works by many of China's leading contemporary and experimental artists. It is a unique opportunity to view some outstanding pieces from the collection.

National Portrait Gallery and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 2012.

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