Title

Contemporary Asian Artistic Expressions and Tourism – An Introduction

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Paolo Mura
Keith Kay Hin Tan
Chun Wei Choy

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Perspectives on Asian Tourism

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Abstract

This introductory chapter presents and critically discusses the various themes underpinning this book. Firstly, it provides an examination of the notion of ‘contemporary art’, including an overview of the existing definitions and debates in the current literature. Secondly, this chapter discusses the nexus between tourism and contemporary art by providing an overview of the past studies conducted on cultural and heritage tourism. In this section, the various themes underpinning the different parts of the literature on art tourism (e.g. identity, authenticity, commoditisation and capitalism) are considered. Thirdly, a discussion on the relationship between tourism and Asian contemporary art is presented, which also includes a part problematising and questioning terms like ‘Asia’ and ‘Asian art’. Finally, an overview of the different chapters that constitute the backbone of this collection is offered alongside the four themes around which the book is structured.

ISSN

2509-4211

Publisher

Springer Nature

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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