Author(s): Luise Guest
Half the Sky is the first major book on contemporary women artists in China. Half the Sky is written by Luise Guest, Director of Education and Research at White Rabbit Gallery, home of one of the world''s great collections of contemporary Chinese art. Luise believes 'contemporary art in China is unlike anything in the rest of the world'. She travelled many times to China to research and interview the thirty-two women artists presented in Half the Sky. The dynamic artistic centres of China are producing some of the most interesting and compelling contemporary art of our time. But there are fascinating stories as yet insufficiently told: the stories of women artists. It was Chairman Mao who said, 'Women hold up half the sky.' This book reveals the work and lives of thirty-two artists who are doing just that.