Book Launch: Contemporary Queer Chinese Art by Dr Hongwei Bao

Video (1:20:58): Dr Hongwei Bao talks about his latest publication Contemporary Queer Chinese Art (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023). He is joined by Burong Zeng, artist contributor to discuss the publication. Burong Zeng talks about her chapter and her ‘neuroqueer’ (feminist) art practice.

Contemporary Queer Chinese Art
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 248
ISBN 9781350333512
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Illustrations: 50 colour
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Series Queering China: Transnational Genders and Sexualities
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published: 13 Jul 2023

The publisher writes about the book: ‘Contemporary Queer Chinese Art is the first English-language academic book that explores the intersections of queer culture and contemporary Chinese art from the mid-1980s to the present. This book brings together 15 internationally renowned artists, activists, curators and scholars to explore heterogeneous expressions of Chineseness and queerness in contemporary art from China and Chinese diasporas in Asia, Europe and North America. Examining contemporary visual art, performance and activism, this book offers a rich archive of queer Chinese artistic expressions.’

The artists/activists contributing to the book are: Xiyadie, Bohan Gandalf Li, Wei Yimu, Ma Yanhong, Shi Tou, Li Xinmo, Wei Tingting, Jiete Li and Claire Ping, Si Han, Brian Curtin, Diyi Mergenthaler, Burong Zeng, Popo Fan and Hongwei Bao.

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