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Being, Becoming, Landscape: The Iconography of Landscape in Contemporary Chinese Art, Its Ecological Impulse, and Its Ethical Project

Volume 16, Number 1, January/February 2017
by Elena Macrì


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In this paper, Elena Marcrì identifies a number of Chinese artists who reference the tradition of shanshuihua—mountain and water painting— and considers how they bring it into a contemporary context that reveals a disparity between China’s economic progress and the possibility of ecological sustainability.


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Elena Macrì, landscape painting, shanshui, Liu Wei, Zhan Wang, Feng Mengbo, Liu Xiaodong, Cai Guo-Qiang, Yang Yongliang, Yao Lu, Qiu Anxiong, ecological sustainability