The Centre: On Art and Urbanism in China


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It is without question that China is today synonymous with change. The past forty years in China – whether in terms of its geopolitical influence and economic position, or the complexion of life within the country – can be seen as a watershed time in modern history. This comes as the world gears up to face new challenges, which will be felt across societies globally, leading some to dub the twenty-first century the ‘Chinese century’.

Recognising that art and design have a unique and sometimes contested role in shaping Chinese society, The Centre: On Art and Urbanism in China is a collection of newly commissioned texts that examine modes of creative production, exhibition, curating, collecting and urban transformation, against a backdrop of critical perspectives on the historical moment and speculative futures.

This volume features a range of key Chinese practitioners working today across art, design and architecture, and acts as an entry point to ongoing engagement with contemporary China.

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Weight 509 g
Dimensions 16.6 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria
Publication date 30 July 2019
Number of pages 246
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.6 x 24.1 cm
Weight 509 g


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