Contemporary British Art 1990-2006

15 December 2006 − 04 February 2007
Guangdong Museum Of Art | Guangzhou, CN

08 March 2007 − 06 May 2007
Capital Museum | Beijing, CN

editors :: Emily BUTLER, LIANG Junhong
publisher :: Cultural and Education Section, British Embassy | 2006
publication information :: full color images, 155 pages, English and Chinese
graphic design :: LI Naihan

Aftershock tells the story of how the UK’s artistic landscape was revolutionized as a new generation of British artists injected a heady mix of controversy and glamour into the contemporary art world. As a result, the UK’s art market has enjoyed a spectacular resurgence, and popularity in exhibitions of contemporary art has soared, as witnessed in the runaway success of Tate Modern, London’s first museum of international modern and contemporary art which opened in 2000. Aftershock features eight works selected from the British Council’s own extensive collection of British art, in addition to major loans from public and private collections, and works lent by the artists themselves. It includes sculpture, painting, video installation, photography and works on paper, both early iconic works and new work made in the past year.” –excerpt from press release