paul gladston

Paul Gladston is the inaugural Judith Neilson Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of New South Wales. He was previously Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures and Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham and, between 2005 and 2010, the inaugural Head of the School of International Communications and Director of the Institute of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. Paul has written extensively about contemporary art in and from the People’s Republic of China with particular reference to the concerns of critical theory. His book-length publications include Contemporary Chinese Art: A Critical History (Reaktion, 2014), which received ‘publication of the year’ at the Awards of Art China, 2015. His forthcoming monograph Contemporary Chinese Art, Aesthetic Modernity and Zhang Peili: Towards a Critical Contemporaneity will be published by Bloomsbury in October 2019. He was founding principal editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art from 2014 to 2017 and an academic adviser to the internationally acclaimed exhibition ‘Art of Change: New Directions from China’ which was staged at the Hayward Gallery-South Bank Centre London in 2012.

articles

Critical reflections of the significances of Yu Youhan's paintings as a locus of aesthetic modernity
A critical meditation on Chung Sang-Hwa: Seven Paintings
Contemporary Video from Shanghai and Hangzhou
Song Ling's development as an artist in the People's Republic of China
Jia in conversation with Paul Gladston
A Loosely Articulated Series of Notes on Works by the Painter Tang Shu
A conversation with Qiu Anxiong
Zhai Zhenming in Conversation with Paul Gladston
TOWARDS AN UNCERTAIN READING OF THE ART OF ZHANG PEILI
THE WORK OF GENG JIANYI
A CONVERSATION WITH LIANG SHAOJI
A CONVERSATION WITH SUN YUAN AND PENG YU

reviews

we have betrayed the revolution
Excessive Transition
'history in the making–shanghai 1979-2009'