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Banyi Huang

BANYI HUANG is a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail.

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

Looping endlessly on twelve television monitors, close-up shots of hands frenetically scratch different parts of the body. Zhang Peili’s iconic piece, Uncertain Pleasure II (1996), ironically anticipates today’s highly mediated experience of viewing, as well as the challenges of giving a coherent framework to the chaotic history of contemporary Chinese art.

Negotiating Gender, Labor, and Authorship:
Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989

In what ways have machines reconfigured or reconsolidated pre-existing social hierarchies, human relations, and cultural production?


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JUNE 2023

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