Performance Art In China Takes As Its Subject One Of The Most Dynamic And Controversial Areas Of Experimental Art Practice In China In His Comprehensive Study, Sydney Based Theorist And Art Historian Thomas J Berghuis Introduces And Investigates The Idea Of The Role Of The Mediated Subject Of The Acting Body In Art, A Notion Grounded In The Realization That The Body Is Always Present In Art Practice, As Well As Its Subsequent, Secondary Representations Through A Series Of In Depth Case Studies, Berghuis Reveals How, During The Past 25 Years, Chinese Performance Artists Have Acted Out Their Art, Often In Opposition To The Principles Governing Correct Behavior In The Public Domain In Addition To A 25 Year Chronology Of Events, A Systematic Index Of Places, Names And Key Terms, As Well As A Bibliography And A Glossary In English And Chinese, This Study Also Offers The Reader Numerous Previously Unpublished Photos And Documents. This book is an absolute travesty The only reason I kept reading it is because it s literally the only book of its kind It s riddled with typos initially, I thought maybe they had something to do with translation, until I realized 1 It was written in English and 2 The typos are inconsistent with those that you d find in translated work I literally can t even get started on the formatting, it was so bad Whenever Berghuis mentions someone for the second time, he introduces them completely differently than he did in the first mention The appendices are atrocious, the footnotes are out of control, and <
Extensive, well researched history of a tumultuous time in contemporary Chinese art, with many astute references to Western Art and Theory Let alone the insight one gets into the Chinese Art scene, the aut
rough writing but a great source for info on the history of performance art in chinaleads to lots of other good books.
- Performance Art in China
- Thomas Berghuis
- 27 November 2017 Thomas Berghuis