Has postmodernism come to an end? Has art criticism passed away? Is there any meaning intheform of contemporary art? Can the figurative painting be considered as avant-garde? Is body art a kind of political language? Hasthe study of visual culture replacedart history? And how did the post-colonialism become cross-culture? How should we view the video art in the digital age we live in? How can we get out of the dilemma constructed by the post-modernism theory? Let’s read thisbook under the guidance of all the questions above. We’ll go through the flourishing and poor contemporary art scenes to feel the pulse of our era, which is no longer restrained by doctrine or theory. Perhaps you will find a satisfactory answer, or perhaps you may raise more questions.