Female Identities in Chinese Contemporary Art
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Feng Boyi, Luise Guest, Monica Merlin, Nils Ohlsen, Christina Penetsdorfer, Shu-chin Tsui, Liu Xi.
A cross-media panorama of art by established and emerging women artists in China, including Cao Fei, Lin Tianmiao, Luo Yang, Ma Qiusha and more
Since the beginning of China’s economic boom in the late 1980s, its art has attracted global attention. However, there is a notable lack of Chinese women artists represented in national and international exhibitions and publications. Stepping Out! is the first publication in 25 years to present a representative selection of the work of contemporary Chinese female artists, both pioneering and emerging. These artists explore personal and social fears, contradictions and hopes, and shed light on the search for identity both as a woman and as an artist within a rapidly changing China.
The book gathers more than 100 artworks by 27 artists born between 1960 and 1994 living in mainland China, including Cao Fei, Lin Tianmiao, Luo Yang, Ma Qiusha, Tong Wenmin, Wen Hui, Xiao Lu, Xing Danwen and Yin Yiuzhen.