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Silvia Fok Life and Death

Art and the Body in Contemporary China

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Intellect Books Ltd

2013

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Fok focuses on the ways in which these artists use their own bodies, animals' bodies and other corporeal substances to represent life and death in performance art, installations, and photography. Over the course of her investigations, corporeality emerges as a common means of highlighting the social and cultural issues that surround these life and death. By assessing its effectiveness in the expression of these themes, Fok ultimately illuminates the extent to which we can see corporeality as a significant trend in the history of contemporary art in China. Her conclusions will fascinate scholars of performance and installation art, photography and contemporary Chinese art.

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