Vancouver Art Gallery
10” x 8”
Illustrations: 120 colour
Editors: Diana Freundl, Carol Yinghua Lu
Writers: Thomas J. Berghuis, Diana Freundl, Carol Yinghua Lu, Zheng Shengtian
Artists: Ai Weiwei, Chen Shaoxiong, Ji Yunfei, Liu Jianhua, Jennifer Wen Ma, MadeIn Company, Qiu Shihua, Sun Xun, Xu Bing and Zhang Enli
Tradition in Chinese contemporary art is transformed by individual experiences, contemporary challenges and present-day concerns. This fully illustrated publication explores the work of three generations of Chinese artists who have been trained in both Western art history and Chinese tradition, and who engage with their cultural past as a continuation into the contemporary.
Featuring new photography and essays by leading scholars, this publication moves from literal depictions of traditional culture to more subtle representations that are equally influenced by Chinese heritage.
Unscrolled was published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, co-curated by Diana Freundl and Carol Yinghua Lu, and presented from November 15, 2014 to April 6, 2015.