Yin Xiuzhen

A monograph on one of the most exciting sculptors emerging from today's blooming Chinese contemporary art scene

Hou Hanru, Stephanie Rosenthal, Wu Hung and Yin Xiuzhen


Price: AUD$59.95

This volume comprises of five sections. The Interview is a discussion between author and artist and their influences and motivations, the Survey looks at the artist's work in historical and contemporary context, Focus is an analysis of a single piece of the artist's work, Studio Visit brings you into the artist's creative space and Artist's Writing gives further insight into the artist themselves.

In the Interview Hou Hanru discusses the artist's influences and motivations, and the dramatic changes that affected contemporary Chinese art over the past two decades. Wu Hung's Survey offers a deep insight into the historical context in which Yin's work developed, from painting to her public actions in the streets of Beijing and the second-hand clothes sculptures that would eventually become her signature pieces. Stephanie Rosenthal focuses on Collective Subconscious (2007), a minivan commonly referred to as xiao mian ('little loaf of bread') that the artist stretched out and converted into a place for conversation and discussion. For the Studio Visit, Yin's practice is documented by fellow artist and partner Song Dong. Artist's Writings include a selection of Yin's previously unpublished texts, including About Clothes (2000-02), One Sentence (2011), as well as a conversation with Song Dong and Lilly Wei (2011).


Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 160 pp
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714867489

Hou Hanru is Director of the Museum of the 21th Century (MAXXI) in Rome. Stephanie Rosenthal is Chief Curator at the Hayward Gallery in London.Wu Hung is Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. Yin Xiuzhen is based in Beijing.

On the Contemporary Artists Series

"The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about."—Artforum

"The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art."—Time Out

"A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists."—The Sunday Times

"Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment."—The Art Book

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