John Clark’s Asian Modernities wins 2011 AAANZ Book Prize

By Amelia Kelly

15 February, 2012

Asian Modernities, written by Professor John Clark, and published by Power Publications in 2010, has been awarded the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand’s 2011 Best Book Prize.

The Power Institute is delighted that the quality and ambition of Power Publications Australian Studies in Art and Art Theory series has again been recognised as John Clark’s recent book Asian Modernities: Chinese and Thai Art compared, 1980 to 1999 has been awarded the prestigious AAANZ 2011 Best Book Prize. The award citation states that the committee was impressed with the scope of the research, its breadth and in addition recognises that it will make a significant contribution to the understanding of contemporary art of our region of the world. The comparative approach is unique, building our knowledge of two quite different cultures, while revealing similarities and attentive to differences. Asian Modernities therefore makes a significant contribution to knowledge and will become one of the key texts for art of this time in these two countries. Warm congratulations are extended to Professor Clark for this noteworthy commendation of his work.

Asian Modernities was published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation and the Nelson Meers Foundation.


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