B3 Non-refereed conference proceedings
The Human and Non-human Interconnectedness in Three Chinese Contemporary Artists (2021)


Yang, J. (2021). The Human and Non-human Interconnectedness in Three Chinese Contemporary Artists. In M. Faietti, & G. Wolf (Eds.), Motion : Transformation. 35th Congress of the International Committee of the History of Arts. Florence, 1-6 September 2019, Congress Proceedings (pp. 365-370). Bononia university press. https://buponline.com/az13zg/uploads/d-1-650-ciha-motion-transformation-vol2.pdf


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Yang, Jing

Parent publication: Motion : Transformation. 35th Congress of the International Committee of the History of Arts. Florence, 1-6 September 2019, Congress Proceedings

Parent publication editors: Faietti, Marzia; Wolf, Gerhard

Place and date of conference: Florence, Italy, 1.-6.9.2019

ISBN: 978-88-6923-650-1

eISBN: 978-88-6923-792-8

Publication year: 2021

Number in series: Part 2

Pages range: 365-370

Number of pages in the book: 563

Publisher: Bononia university press

Publication country: Italy

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://buponline.com/az13zg/uploads/d-1-650-ciha-motion-transformation-vol2.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82875


Abstract

Today, we live in an era known as the Anthropo cene. The interconnectedness between humans and other living entities and environments is an essential part of the theme of the Anthropocene and a central concern in contemporary culture and art. Through the emphasis of the role of non human agents, new materialism and posthuman ism radically problematize the binaries of sub ject/object, human/nonhuman, cultural/natural, and mind/body, and challenge the superiority of the human. Although both Chinese and Western scholars widely acknowledge that Chinese tradi tional culture and art are deeply based on less anthropocentric modes of thinking, the contem porary Chinese artists’ expression of the inter connectedness between human and non-human in the context of the Anthropocene still deserve more academic attention. This essay is dedicated to revealing how Chinese contemporary artists perceive our complicated interconnectedness and interdependences with other co-beings and entities by examining the engagement of three artists with non-human agents – silkworm, stone, and plants.


Keywords: contemporary art; human being; nature; interaction; installations (works of art); Anthropocene; artists; Chinese people; posthumanism; intersubjectivity

Free keywords: human; non-human; interconnectedness; Chinese contemporary art


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