Jia Aili

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The much anticipated first monograph of the enigmatic Chinese artist

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The work of the Chinese artist Jia Aili (*1979 in Liaoning) possesses an unparalleled intensity. Whether reflecting on China’s inauguration of the atomic bomb or the first satellites in 1970, the theme of Aili’s oil paintings is the dramatic transformation of Chinese society over the past 50 years. The works simultaneously also convey a feeling of wonderment and fascination for the achievements and new possibilities that technological progress offers. It is a feeling Aili has particularly developed in his apocalyptic-seeming desert landscapes, which only allow space for isolated masked figures, usually astronauts. The monograph documents Aili’s exhibitions over the past 10 years and shows the young Chinese artist’s disparate sources of inspiration with the aid of discussions of individual works.

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Weight 2426 g
Dimensions 29.7 x 34.1 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 28 May 2017
Number of pages 220
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Nicola Foulkes
Dimensions 29.7 x 34.1 cm
Weight 2426 g


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