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Thread Concrete and Ice

WOMEN’S INSTALLATION ART IN CHINA

Melissa Chiu

‘Women bear half the sky’, Mao Zedong.

top: LIN TIANMIAO, There is no Fun in it, 1998 (detail), mixed-media installation, dimensions variable; centre: YIN XIUZHEN, Breda Building Room No. 18,1997, installation, dormitory beds, mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, photograph, tape, concrete explosives, 270 x 800 x 590 cm; bottom: ZHANG XlN, Climate No. 4, 1998, installation, ice, glass, underwear, dimensions variable.

Chinese contemporary art has received a great deal of international attention in recent…

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