Article Number: 6625
Soft Cover, English, Thread Stitching, 295 Pages, 2015, Spector Books
Brian Kuan Wood

Modern Monsters

Death and Life of Fiction
€ 24.70

Departing from the figure of the Taowu, a Chinese mythological monster of evil inclination used recently by historians and writers to symbolize the violent fate of Chinese utopian modernity, this publication interrogates the role of systemic and structural violence in the making of modernity and its artistic representations.

This journal reflects the use of the monster as a vantage point to capture global dimensions of the current crisis of social imaginaries and is based on the documentation of the Taipei Biennial 2012.

Language: English