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ERIC Number: EJ872014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
The Cultural Revolution and Contemporary Chinese Art
Yang, Guey-Meei; Suchan, Tom
Art Education, v62 n6 p25-32 Nov 2009
Using this instructional resource, teachers can explore the impact of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) on contemporary art in mainland China with their students. The three artists Luo Zhongli (b. 1948), Xu Bing (b. 1955), and Wang Guangyi (b. 1957) came of age during the Cultural Revolution and are representative of a much larger number of contemporary Chinese artists who have produced works based on their own experiences during the Cultural Revolution and the visual legacy of that time. Exploring these artworks and artists will not only help students to understand how visual imagery communicates and has an impact on contemporary society, but also how historical events and shared experiences shape contemporary identity. (Contains 5 figures and 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China