S1.198 : The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China (United Kingdom, 2007)

Bibliographic Record

Title and Statement of Responsiblity

The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China / Designed by He Hao

Summarization of Content

Catalogue released to coincide with the group The Real Thing at Tate Liverpool in 2007.

'The Real Thing' was the first comprehensive exhibition of contemporary art by Chinese artists in the UK. The majority of works were either shown for the first time outside China, or were specially commissioned for the exhibition. The exhibition aimed to honestly reflect the sentiments and aspirations of young contemporary Chinese artists, largely based around Beijing and Shanghai.


Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication/Production/Distribution Information

Liverpool, United Kingdom : Tate Trustees , 2007

Identifier for Manifestation

ISBN 978-1-85437-713-5


207 pages 156 photographs (28.4cm x 19cm x 2cm)

Content Form and Media Type

text , still image : unmediated

Classification Scheme

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

Access and Use

Access status


Conditions on Access

The physical publication is available for research purposes in the CFCCA search room by appointment. Items in our library collection are not available for external loans.

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

Ai, Wei Wei, (b. 1957), artist (has contributor)
Cao Fei, (b.1978), artist (is related to)
Geng, Jianyi, artist (is related to)
Gu, Dexin, artist (is related to)
He, An, artist (is related to)
Li, Yongbin, artist (is related to)
Qiu, Zhijie, artist (is related to)
Wang, Gongxin, artist (is related to)
Wang, Peng, artist (is related to)
Wang, Wei, artist (is related to)
Xu, Zhen, artist ()
Yang. Fudong, artist (is related to)
Yangjiang Group (is related to)
Yang, Shaobin, artist (is related to)
Zhou, Tiehai, artist (is related to)
Zhou, Xiaohu, artist (is related to)
Zhuang, Hui, artist (is related to)
Tate Gallery, Liverpool, (1988-) (has publisher)
Qiu Xiaofei, artist (has or had subject)

Related places

United Kingdom (is related to)
Liverpool (is related to)

Related Terms

exhibition catalogues (has form of work)
text (has content type)
still images (has content type)
English (has or had language)
Latin (has script)
polychrome (has colour content)
Illustrations (has illustrative content)
Photographs (has illustrative content)
unmediated (has representation type)
books (has form of carrier)
Open (has access status)
Silent (has sound content)

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