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100 1  Auyeung, Poyin 
245 10 Art, urbanism, and public space: Critical spatial 
       responses to urban redevelopment in Beijing (1976--2000) 
300    421 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 69-
       04, Section: A, page: 1190 
500    Adviser: Rosemarie H. Bletter 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--City University of New York, 2008 
520    This dissertation focuses on a particular segment of 
       Chinese public art, works produced between 1976 and 2000 
       that can be seen as responding critically to the drastic 
       redevelopment of Beijing. "Post-Mao" (post-1976) China has
       been marked by the rapid reshaping of its major cities, 
       typically involving tabula rasa demolition. The physical, 
       socio-economic, and psychological displacement that 
       accompanied this drastic alteration of the urban form and 
       the social fabric inspired varied critical artistic 
       responses. My study concentrates on artistic projects in 
       streets, parks, and squares, and at demolition sites, 
       including sculpture, graffiti, performance, and temporary 
       installation. In discussing city planners' critiques of 
       reckless demolition of historic buildings and ruthless 
       eviction of long-time residents, I examine alternative 
       housing schemes addressing architectural, social, and 
       political-economic considerations in historic 
       conservation. My treatment of the notions "public" and 
       "public space" is contextualized by three key markers of 
       recent Chinese history: the 1978 economic reforms 
       initiated by Deng Xiaoping; the 1989 Tiananmen Square 
       demonstrations; and the accelerated urbanization that 
       began in the early 1990s. Profoundly altering urban space 
       in major Chinese cities, these three turning points also 
       led to changing definitions of "public," along with 
       changes in artists' perception and use of public space. A 
       fundamental premise of this dissertation is that public 
       art and urban processes are characterized by social and 
       political conflict, as held by Harriet F. Senie and 
       Rosalyn Deutsche. A key concept is Henri Lefebvre's 
       "production of space," which identifies space as the 
       object of social struggle rather than as merely a neutral 
       container or backdrop---and hence as capable of generating
       spatial conflicts and politics. Also fundamental to this 
       study is Raymond Williams's emphasis on the possibilities 
       for agency in cultural production. I present cultural 
       professionals involved in the spatial production of 
       Beijing---public artists, architects, and city planners---
       as exercising critical agency as they contribute to 
       shaping or redefining urban public space 
590    School code: 0046 
650  4 Art History 
650  4 Architecture 
650  4 Urban and Regional Planning 
690    0377 
690    0729 
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710 2  City University of New York.|bArt History 
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