S1.160 : The Paintings of Guo Wei and Guo Jin (London : Goedhuis Contemporary : 2002)

Bibliographic Record

Title and Statement of Responsiblity

The Paintings of Guo Wei and Guo Jin / Photography: Ben E. Watkins; Design: Mark Vernon-Jones

Summarization of Content

Exhibition catalogue of Guo Wei and Guo Jin at Goedhuis Contemporary in New York in 2002.

Children have a long tradition as subjects in Chinese art. Their presence in traditional painting and folk art marked them as symbols of good fortune, prosperity, and fecundity. Guo Wei and Guo Jin's paintings may be seen as reflections of the new Chinese familial identity. The suggestion of a rich interior life and a certain pyschological ambivalence stands in stark contrast to the robust, glossy children of the Mao area. Guo Wei and Guo Jin see in children a mirror of inner goodness and innocence, whose playful lives cannot yet be quite detached from the isolation and social crises their parents have experienced in the rapidly changing world of contemporary China.

Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication/Production/Distribution Information

London, United Kingdom : Goedhuis Contemporary , 2002


24 pages 21 paintings (27.7cm x 21cm x 0.4cm)

Content Form and Media Type

text , still image : unmediated

Classification Scheme

CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureExhibitions by nationExhibitions - United Kingdom
CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureGroup Exhibitions
CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureExhibitions by dateExhibitions: 2000-2009

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On site

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Related People and Organisations

Guo, Wei, artist ()
Guo, Jin, artist ()
Goedhuis Contemporary (1989-) (has publisher)

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United Kingdom (is related to)
London (is related to)

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still images (is related to)
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polychrome (is related to)
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Silent (has sound content)
On site (has access status)

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