Art after Modernism: Rethinking Representation, published under Brian Wallis’s editorship, is a classic anthology of western contemporary art criticism and theories. In the 1980s, contemporary art made an important turning. This book comprehensively documents the art practices and art criticisms during that historical moments. Artforum has commented on the book: “it provides an important critical framework for understanding the art of our time.” Harvard University has also included it on the list of specific reference books for the courses of “Culture Studies” and “Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism.” It gathered works of influential thinkers, scholars, critics, curators, and artists, covering a variety of contemporary art practices. It’s an indispensable reference book for us to understand and study western contemporary art since the middle of the 1980s.