Please join READ Books at the Charles H. Scott Gallery | Emily Carr University and the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation for the launch of Zheng Shengtian's Collection of Essays published by The China Academy of Art Press.


This four-volume book includes a collection of his essays on visual art, cultural exchange, biennales and art fairs since the 1980s. The Collection also features a memoir of his personal story. This book contains over 500,000 words and more than 300 coloured images to provide a first hand observation of thirty years of development in contemporary Chinese art.


Collection of Essays is published in Chinese. For more information please visit the publisher's website.


Zheng Shengtian is an artist, curator and scholar based in Vancouver. He was the Chairman and founding member of the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver. He currently holds the position as the Managing Editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, is a Trustee of the Vancouver Art Gallery and Asia Art Archive in America, and is the Senior Asian Curator for Vancouver Biennale, among others.

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