Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists
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Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists is dedicated to the life and work of Hans van Dijk (1946-2002) and outlines his seminal role in Chinese contemporary art. Van Dijk (or Dai Hanzhi, as he was affectionately called by his Chinese friends) was both a witness and a catalyst in the development of Chinese contemporary art; he was active as a curator, art historian and gallerist in China from the late 1980s until his death in 2002. This richly illustrated publication documents the recent history of Chinese contemporary art through the lens of Van Dijk's extraordinary life and work. The book includes never-before-published correspondence between Hans van Dijk and artists such as Ding Yi, Wang Xingwei and Huang Yong Ping, historical photographs and documents as well as a full-length scholarly essay about the history of Chinese modern and contemporary art by Van Dijk.
ISBN 9789491435515. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art/Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.