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Title Socially engaged art in contemporary China : voices from below / Meiqin Wang.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Routledge research in art and politics
Routledge research in art and politics.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Meiqin Wang is Professor in the Department of Art at California State University, Northridge, USA.
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Subject Art and social action -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Arts and society -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Genre History.
Contents Art criticism, exhibition, and citizen politics : Wang Nanming and the theory of critical art -- Waste, pollution, and environment activism : Wang Jiuliang and the power of documenting -- Art, urban renewal, and grassroots community building : Zheng Dazhen and lifestyle activism -- Rural reconstruction through art : Zuo Jing and place-making for the people -- From representation to collaboration : Wen Fang and her participatory art -- Art education for children : Hu Jianqiang, Wang Jun, and the nurture effect.
Summary This book provides an in-depth and thematic analysis of socially engaged art in Mainland China, exploring its critical responses to and creative interventions in China's top-down, pro-urban, and profit-oriented socioeconomic transformations. It focuses on the socially conscious practices of eight art professionals who assume the role of artist, critic, curator, educator, cultural entrepreneur, and social activist, among others, as they strive to expose the injustice and inequality many Chinese people have suffered, raise public awareness of pressing social and environmental problems, and invent new ways and infrastructures to support various underprivileged social groups.
Other Title Print version: Wang, Meiqin, 1974- Socially engaged art in contemporary China. New York : Routledge, 2019 9781138314344