The publication presents a selection of some 150 works by 40 Chinese artists from the collection of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. The photographs, in black and white or shown as dramatic presentations in colour, were produced from the 1990s until the present day. They show people in big cities, in rural surroundings and in the solitude of nature, between vibrant counter-culture and melancholy, and between coolness and confusion.
Adou, Birdhead, Cai Dongdong, Chen Huanfa, Chen Ronghui, Chen Wei, Gao Mingxi, Huang Xiaoliang, Jiang Pengyi, Zhi Jiang, Liang Xiu, Lou Yang, Pao Basil, Pixy Liao, Ren Hang, RongRong, RongRong & Inri, Shan Feiming, Sun Yanchu, Wang Bing, Wang Ningde, Wang Xia Hui, Wen Fen, Wenjun Chen & Yanmei Jiang, Yang Fudong, Zhang Huan, Zhang Kechun, Zhang Xiao, Zhao Robert Renhui, et al.
Publisher: Hirmer (2021)
Exhibition: About Us. Young Photography from China at Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich · Germany ( 04 June 2020 – 26 February 2021)
Cover photo: © Zhang Huan, 1/2(Meat and Text), 1998
Book Specs: Authors: Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek; Petra Giloy-Hirtz | Texts: Marine Cabos-Brullé; Karen Smith | 296 pages | 239 colour illustrations | 25 x 30 cm | hardcover | ISBN: 978-3-7774-3656-2. Available here.
Résumé: This book presents a set of very different experimental and conceptual works produced by Chinese artists from the 1990s to the present. Quiet, black-and-white aesthetic stands side by side with colorful drama. This all is held together by a concise and pure design, focussing on the images itself. In addition, the introductory texts provide you with the necessary background information. Highly recommended!