Critical Writing Index

Multiple Channels: Accelerated Vision: Chinese Video's Leap Forward

by Barbara London

Modern Painters, Mar. 2008, v. 20, no. 2, pp. 66-72

The story of video art in China is one of rapidly growing technology with much slower acceptance. Recounting the transition of video art from its beginnings in the 80s to the present, this article looks at the careers of early video artists in China while also looking at the role of video and the artist as a radical cultural force. The artists discussed include Wang Gongxin, Zhang Peili and Lin Tianmiao.

ITEM 2008.020 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Old BenchWang Gongxin

The Sky of BrooklynWang Gongxin

Document on Hygiene No. 1Zhang Peili

Myth PowerWang Gongxin

The Proliferation of Thread WindingLin Tianmiao

Bound, UnboundLin Tianmiao

Book from the GroundXu Bing