Considered the first Chinese artist to work in video, Zhang Peili (b. 1957) manipulates perspective, close-ups, and framing to create astonishing recordings of banal repeated actions, such as breaking glass, reading, washing, shaving, and blowing bubble gum. Despite Zhang’s pivotal role in the global history of video art, his oeuvre has received relatively little attention.
This book, which includes insightful essays, color plates, and an illustrated chronology, is one of the few in-depth explorations in English of this important artist’s work.
With contributions by Pi Li, Robyn Farrell, and Katherine Grube
96 pages, 8 x 10 3/4 in.
60 color ills.
Hardcover $25.00 ($22.50 members).