Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China

The massive political, economic, and social changes China has undergone during the past decade have dramatically altered its cultural landscape.

The exhibition Between Past and Future and its catalogue offer the first comprehensive look at the body of photographic art produced during this period. Often ambitious in scale and experimental in nature, the works encompass a wide range of highly individual responses to these unprecedented transformations.


Wu Hung and Christopher Phillips with artist interviews by Melissa Chiu, Lisa Corrin, and Stephanie Smith

Publication date

June 2004


Hardcover, 224 pages, 75 color plates, 40 halftone illustrations



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Available for $40 online through the University of Chicago Press or in person at the Smart Museum Shop