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New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection

Foreword by Kent Logan; essay by Reena Jana

48 pages, 7 ¾ x 9 inches, hardcover

Published in 1999

Featuring more than forty works from the renowned collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, New Modernism for a New Millennium explores a critical moment of transformation for two Asian nations as reflected in the visual arts of the last decade of the twentieth century. The twenty-one artists represented here amalgamate East and West and old and new, harness political propaganda as artistic fodder, and explore new notions of global identity. From the provocative anime- and manga-inspired sculptures of Takashi Murakami, to the Cynical Realist paintings of Song Yonghong and Wang Jinsong, to the photographic self-portraits of Yasumasa Morimura that place the artist in the context of Western iconography, New Modernism for a New Millennium presents contemporary Japanese and Chinese artists navigating an ever-shifting world of turmoil and change.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, held at Limn Gallery, San Francisco (January 21–March 7, 1999)

ISBN 9780918471536 (hardcover)