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Visible and Invisible

Visible and Invisible

When I went to Kassel, Documenta 13, 2012, I was most impressed by Tino Sehgal’s This Variation. The work took place in a very dark room. As I walked in, I could not see a thing, but I was drawn by some very attractive sounds. At first, a sound like a cooing dove, then, foot-tapping,...
Lin Yan at Gallery Fou

Lin Yan at Gallery Fou

Gateway (2017) is likely the key piece to the show, which bears this particular work's name. Constructed of ink and Xuan paper, the sculpture lyrically duplicates the double-door opening of the second floor of the brownstone—the level on which the gallery Is located. In no way a close copy, the white paper is mottled with...
“Xu Bing”: The Art View and Action Logic of a Fatalist

“Xu Bing”: The Art View and Action Logic of a Fatalist

Trying to summarize Xu Bing and his work as completely as possible is not an easy task at all. His artistic expression has such an open and rich context that he has been infinitely open to the possibilities of artistic language and imagination, while he has mediated thoroughly on society, culture and reality and provided...
Living Nature – Liu Shangying’s Action Painting

Living Nature – Liu Shangying’s Action Painting

Liu Shangying prefers to paint in deserts, snowy mountains and highlands, such as the heart of Tibet and Inner Mongolia, where he can immerse himself into the wilderness and face the cruelty of nature. To me, it is not just painting from nature but putting his life to the test.
Poetics of the body – The statue and images of Geng Xue

Poetics of the body – The statue and images of Geng Xue

Geng Xue’s film, ‘Mr.Sea’, combines multi-media techniques including painting, sculpture and ceramics to reinterpret this captivating mystic story, and create a fantasy world. While the scenes are imaginary the feelings are very real. Excitement, eagerness, loneliness, sadness, helpless...
Lu Peng: Art History – Taste, Image and Identity

Lu Peng: Art History – Taste, Image and Identity

This essay selects two artists, He Duoling and Wang Guangyi, who have different artistic traits and historical influence on the history of Chinese contemporary art, and compares them to Andrew Wyeth and Andy Warhol, respectively, discussing how they differed in artistic approach and direction due to differing influences, contexts, schemas and cultural backgrounds in order...
Wither Art History?

Wither Art History?

Is art history withering? The presumption of the end of the discipline might just be like someone holding a dark mirror to an optimistic future. It seems unlikely to happen under the threat of visual culture on its trajectory toward interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary study, as long as it resists being tied to a single grand...
Lu Peng: Foreword to "BLOODLINE: ZHANG XIAOGANG BEFORE 1996"

Lu Peng: Foreword to “BLOODLINE: ZHANG XIAOGANG BEFORE 1996”

In the early 1980s, Zhang Xiaogang had embarked on his eventful art career, the all-encompassing journey of an acutely sensitive Piscean through painting, reading, and writing that at different times drew on the convoluted and darkest anxieties...
Tang Keyang: The Darkroom of Xu Lei

Tang Keyang: The Darkroom of Xu Lei

His most recent series is called “aegirite”, seemingly a footnote to precisely such circumstances—and when assessing an artist by an entire body of work rather than a single piece, time becomes more important, wiping away incomplete, drab reality, turning it once more into illusions, into atomic particles of the world, as with Taihu rock, acquiring...
The International Identity of Chinese Art: Theoretical Debates on Chinese Contemporary Art in the 1990s

The International Identity of Chinese Art: Theoretical Debates on Chinese Contemporary Art in the 1990s

During the 1990s, Chinese ‘avant-garde’ art was included in numerous international art exhibitions that promised the ‘hybridity’ of cross-national collaboration...
International Art Fairs Demand “Local” Focuses: Interview with Curator Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres

International Art Fairs Demand “Local” Focuses: Interview with Curator Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres

Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres thinks collectors, people in the art world, and spectators demand a "local" focus from international art fairs because they want to understand how art produced in their region is significant within the greater art-world context.
Carefree • Lofty – Dialogue about the “Carefree Excursion” by Wu Yi

Carefree • Lofty – Dialogue about the “Carefree Excursion” by Wu Yi

Wu Yi's creative idea is that the creative method depends on content. His creation is particular and independent in each period, using different ways to perform different subjects.