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What’s new in the White Rabbit Collection Research Library?

We are always acquiring new and interesting titles for our ever-growing research library. See below for just a handful of recent additions!

3030 New Photography in China. Edited by John Millichap

      3030: New Photography in China, edited by John Millichap.

“This illustrated survey of 30 of China’s brightest photographers under 30 shows an exciting new generation of young artists, boiling with energy and immersed in the social and economic changes that have transformed the country over the past few decades.(3030 Press)

Shanghai 1949:The End of an Era. Photographs by Sam Tata. With text by Ian McLachlan.

Shanghai 1949:The End of an Era. Photographs by Sam Tata. With text by Ian McLachlan.

I didn’t think about it historically, but looking back now, I realise that I was an eye-witness to history”

  • Sam Tata

“The photographs in this text show vividly the original Shanghai, a multi-racial city of swarming streets and alleys… From nuns to beggars to European expatriates to soldiers of the Kuomintang, this is a unique document of history as it happens.” (Bath Press)

The Art of Cloning: Creative Production During China’s Cultural Revolution, by Pang Laikwan.

The Art of Cloning: Creative Production During China’s Cultural Revolution, by Pang Laikwan.

“In the 1950s, a French journalist joked that the Chinese were “blue ants under the red flag”, dressing identically and even moving in concert like robots. When the Cultural Revolution officially began, this uniformity seemed to extend to the mind. From the outside, China had become a monotonous world, a place of endless repetition and imitation, but a closer look reveals a range of cultural experiences. The freedom experienced, argues Pang, differs from the freedom under Western capitalism.” (Verso Press)

Art as History: Calligraphy and Painting as One, by Wen C. Fong.

Art as History: Calligraphy and Painting as One, by Wen C. Fong.

“This richly illustrated book provides an anthology and summation of the work of one of the world’s leading historians of Chinese painting and calligraphy. In this collection of some of his most recent essays, Fong gives a sweeping tour through the history of Chinese painting and calligraphy as he offers new and revised views on a broad range of important subjects.” (P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art).

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China: Portrait of a Country, edited by Liu Heung Shing.

“In China: Portrait of a Country, Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Liu Heung Shing presents a visual history of the People’s Republic of China. Drawn directly from the archives of 88 of the nation’s photographers, he unveils the events and experiences that have unfolded through the sixty tumultuous years of the People’s Republic of China, from its founding in 1949 to the economic powerhouse of today." (Taschen)

 

The White Rabbit Collection Research Library is open to researchers on Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment, or at other times negotiated with the Manager of Research. To request access to the Library and arrange an appointment, please visit: https://www.jnprojects.net/white-rabbit-collection/library/

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Liu Xiaodong: Painting from Life

Liu Xiaodong: Painting from Life

Jiang Pengyi: Writing with Light

Jiang Pengyi: Writing with Light

THEN: White Rabbit Gallery turns 10!

THEN: White Rabbit Gallery turns 10!