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The Spectre of Being Human

Volume 2, Number 2, June 2003
by Charles Merewether

Article Description

Charles Merewether discusses the degradation of human life and the obsession with mortality and death witnessed in contemporary Chinese art. Such phenomenon may be a belated response to the recent traumatic history of modern China.

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Charles Merewether, mortality, death, performance, degradation, self-hood, Corruptionists, Post-Sense: Sensibility, Alien Bodies and Delusion, Life and Culture, Food as Art, Obsession with Harm, Man and Animals, Useful Life, Fuck-off, Unusual and Usual