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La critique d’art contemporaine chinoise : Modèles théoriques et visions de l'histoire : 
les outils conceptuels des critiques d'art chinois.

Abstract : Since 1979, mainland China Art critics have accompanied the development of contemporary art, participating in the revival of intellectual life which have been hit hard during the reign of Mao. Art magazines reflect changes in their thinking: ideological discourse fades gradually in favor of a questioning of the concepts and artistic practices. In my dissertation I present at first the intellectual scene in which is constructed criticism of Chinese art, and secondly, after analyzing how concepts move from one language to another, I approach theoretical texts and their reception in academic. Attracted initially by Western thought, a reference field that extends from Plato to Danto, Chinese critics then turned to the classical corpus, or the Book of Changes, to forge tools specific "to China" to rewrite history of Chinese contemporary art delivered from the post-colonial yoke, but at the risk of getting trapped in an insidious nationalism encouraged by the Party. The extensive excerpts I propose deal with the meta-criticism, and the fate of the rise of modernity and postmodernism, historical discourse labeled by Benedetto Croce, abstract art from gestures and tools of calligraphy and qualified by Gao Minglu of "maximalist" ... and that Li Xianting assimilate to Buddhist and ancestral practices. Rejecting Western concepts which are unfit to interpret Chinese art, according to the traditional concepts to establish the School of yi, Gao Minglu offers a critical theory he tries to apply to contemporary works. Conversely Wang Nanming defends an approach to be universal and denounces the artists and critics who brandich their Chinese identity ... So the approaches discussed are varied and sometimes conflicting, but attest to the vitality of contemporary Chinese art criticism. Under the influence of a Marxist conception of art, an art aspiring to serve people and product by artists integrated into society which should highlight the complex transformation of this society and its living conditions, art critics propose theoretical models that are more tools of interpretation than appreciation.
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Anny Lazarus. La critique d’art contemporaine chinoise : Modèles théoriques et visions de l'histoire : 
les outils conceptuels des critiques d'art chinois.. Art et histoire de l'art. Aix Marseille Université, 2015. Français. ⟨tel-01278651v3⟩



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