[A note from the editors: this review is a condensation of an as yet unpublished article (www.hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:57909/) written in collaboration with the eminent Chinese art historian and curator Gao Minglu.]

“I am neither an art historian nor art critic, and this work doesn’t pretend to belong to those fields.” This statement appears in Yuk Hui’s preface to his landmark 2021 Art and Cosmotechnics; and—true to his word—Hui has written a book about art that, paradoxically, contains only fifteen black-and-white reproductions of well-known paintings, none of which are directly commented upon.

The author of this review has therefore felt justified in fleshing it out with a link to a full-color reproduction of one of those paintings; adding a second not referenced by Hui; and commenting upon both works in some detail, and in accordance with his revolutionary and most welcome thesis: (1) we must, at this mature stage in our...

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