Curator Thomas Eller shares his favorites books on chinese contemporary art via his bookshelf
Zhuangzi – a name and a book form the Song dynasty. Written about 2300 years ago Zhuangzi is the other Laozi
François Jullien – be careful reading it – lots to be learned from the book about alterity – ALSO about the authors alterity with his own cultural background!
Byung- Chul Han – Appropriation goes anywhere! – Shanzhai might be a disgruntled essentialist’s wet dream
尼采: 查拉图斯特拉如是说 is my bible in any language
Farewell to Post-colonialsm by Gao Shiming and Chang Tsong-zung – is a must read for any well-meaning Western person with a guilty conscience. Learn something about yourself and about colonialism of a second order you are inflicting on other people(s)!
Three years of Arrow Factory – one of my favorite non-profit spaces in Beijing!
He Yunchang – man | rib | woman – be prepared for a metaphysical roller coaster of the most painful type. Made me blow my fuse!
Xu Zhen – Chris Moore’s compilation of the works of one of the most interesting artists in China at present!
51m2 – one of our resources for the exhibition “Die 8 der Wege”. Taikang is another one of my fav non-profits.
Evidence – much has been said about him. Let me just add this: With Ai Weiwei one should never forget that his (wife’s) company is called: FAKE