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The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Art

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"The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Art"

Published in 2013
306 pages, fully illustrated

The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Art is the second installment in an ongoing series collecting out-of-print and hard-to-find essays from past Guggenheim publications and lectures to illuminate focused topics in art history. Much like 2012’s Russia reader, Modern Asian Art examines five decades of the museum’s interest in the region, culminating in a simultaneous presentation of four separate exhibitions on Asian art in the Guggenheim’s New York location in 2013. Contributors include Edward Fry, Francesco Bonami, Alexandra Munroe, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Gordon Washburn.

Contents

"A Century in Crisis: Tradition and Modernity in the Art of Twentieth-Century China"
Julia F. Andrews, from A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of Twentieth-Century China (1998), pp. 2–9.

"Chinese Painting in the Post-Mao Era"
Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen, from A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of Twentieth-Century China (1998), pp. 278–89.

"Contemporary Japanese Art: An Introduction"
Edward F. Fry, from Contemporary Japanese Art: Fifth Japan Art Festival Exhibition (1970), unpaginated.

"Lecture: Contemporary Japanese Painting"
Gordon Bailey Washburn, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, March 1, 1964.

"Scream Against the Sky"
Alexandra Munroe, from Japanese Art after 1945: Scream Against the Sky (1994), pp. 19–25.

"To Challenge the Mid-Summer Sun: The Gutai Group"
Alexandra Munroe, from Japanese Art after 1945: Scream Against the Sky (1994), pp. 83–99.

"Revolt of the Flesh: Ankoku Butoh and Obsessional Art"
Alexandra Munroe, from Japanese Art after 1945: Scream Against the Sky (1994), pp. 189–201.

"Stand Still a Moment"
Alexandra Munroe, from Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity (2011), pp. 19–34.

"Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe"
Alexandra Munroe, from Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe (2008), pp. 20–41.

"Suspending Disbelief: Anish Kapoor’s Mental Sculpture"
Sandhini Poddar, from Anish Kapoor: Memory (2009), pp. 26–55.

Special Section: Hugo Boss Prize–Nominated Artists from Asia

"Cai Guo-Qiang" (The Hugo Boss Prize 1996)
Jon Ippolito

"Yasumasa Morimura" (The Hugo Boss Prize 1996)
Jon Ippolito

"Huang Yong Ping" (The Hugo Boss Prize 1998)
Joan Young

"Lee Bul" (The Hugo Boss Prize 1998)
Joan Young

"Hachiya Kazuhiko: New Paradigm of Media Art" (The Hugo Boss Prize 2002)
Yuko Hasegawa

"Koo Jeong-a: Sculpture Degree Zero" (The Hugo Boss Prize 2002)
Francesco Bonami

"Yang Fudong: Fudong Time" (The Hugo Boss Prize 2004)
Hans-Ulrich Obrist

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