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AM 211: Asian Art & Architecture

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  • ARTLEX - use the left-side index to search for terms

Getting Started - Background Information

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works are a good place to begin if you do not already know much about a topic or need a short overview.

Writers look to reference works for general information and basic facts. Assembled here are both library and Web reference resources.

  • The library's main reference tool on art is Oxford Art Online. What does it provide?  

    For instance, a search on the contemporary Chinese artist Al Weiwei will give you biographical information about him. If you want more information than this, select the 2 check-boxes on the lower left "Biographies" and "Subject Entries," and submit your search. You'll get a biography and an article on Contemporary Asian Art.

  • Also a key source for 21st century artists is Art 21 below ↓ 

Library Reference Resources

Artist Su-Mei Tse

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Tse's work includes photography, sculpture and video. See pages 26-27 in your textbook for one of her video installations.

21st Century Art: online resources

ART 21

This fantastic TV series, made available online, features the artwork of 97 principal 21st century artists, including artists from other countries. It shows artists discussing their artwork, and often how they actually work. A real treat! You'll also find images and readings on featured artists (More Info tab).

  • Search by artist - featured artists include Asian-American artist Maya Lin, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and other Asian artists, such as An-My Lê, Cai Guo-Qiang, Kimsooja and Cao Fei.
  • The Art 21 Blog focuses on its featured artists' most current work. 

 

 

SFMOMA videos on contemporary art & artists

 

Sampling of videos of featured artists:

 

Source: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Film/Video by and about Contemporary Artists

Ubu Web

Freely accessible videos by and about artists. Search here by ARTIST.  General Ubu search here.

Featured Asian artists include:

Yoko Ono, Cao Fei, Gutai, James T. Hong, Sankai Juku, Yayoi Kusama, Toshio Matsumoto, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Ikue Mori, Takeshi Murakami, Takeshi Murata, Shahryar Nashat, Nobuhiko Obayashi, Nam June Paik, Aki Sasamoto, Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.

 

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