This book is the first to consider the outpouring of photo-based art created in China since the mid-1990s. Ambitious in scale and experimental in nature, these works reflect the turn toward media-based art that characterizes the 'next generation' of younger Chinese artists. In addition to fostering a new understanding of contemporary Chinese art, "Between Past and Future" also provokes fresh and timely insights into the dynamics of Chinese culture in the 21st century.
Wu Hung is the Harrie A. Vanderstappen Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago and Consulting Curator at the Smart Museum, Chicago. Christopher Phillips is Curator at the International Center of Photography, New York.