Floating Time: Chinese Prints, 1954-2002
Stephen H. Whiteman, Minerva Inwald and Bingqing Wei, with John Clark
Floating Time: Chinese Prints, 1954-2002 brings together, for the first time, The University of Sydney Art Collection's 93 modern and contemporary Chinese prints. One of only three major collections of twentieth-century Chinese prints in Australia, this substantial collection includes national prize winning prints and works by internationally acclaimed artists, including Zhao Zongzao and Su Xinping. The half-century represented here reveals not only the development of the powerful woodcut tradition under Mao, but also the rapid expansion of printmaking as artists embraced a broader set of themes and more experimental techniques. Such developments wer produced and offer a unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of these fifty artists - a vastly different perspective from the familiar forms of contemporary Chinese art seen in better known international art circuits.
“This book presents readers with in-depth discussions on an array of fine modern Chinese prints in the University of Sydney Art Collection. The historical, social and political context outlined by the authors offers fresh insight into this important collection.”
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About the Authors
John Clark is Professor Emeritus in Art History at the University of Sydney, the author of five books and editor or co-editor of another five on Asian art.
Minerva Inwald is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the Univesity of Sydney.
Bingqing Wei is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney.
Stephen H. Whiteman is Lecturer in Asian Art in the Department of Art History and Associate Curator for China Projects for the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney.