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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.
Interview with Liu Jin’an: Contemporary Ink Painting, Modern Art of Chinese Character?

Interview with Liu Jin’an: Contemporary Ink Painting, Modern Art of Chinese Character?

The key characteristic of contemporary ink painting, in addition to broadening the expressive space, more importantly is consideration of ink painting as a language, a kind of image, a kind of spiritual heritage and carries forward...
Shao Yiyang: I see, I am seen, I see I am seen – Three Cases of Contemporary Art in the Visual Cultural Study (Part III)

Shao Yiyang: I see, I am seen, I see I am seen – Three Cases of Contemporary Art in the Visual Cultural Study (Part III)

Visibility is from knowledge; from spirituality; from the arts; from the freedom given by transparent society mechanisms...
Shao Yiyang: I see, I am seen, I see I am seen – Three Cases of Visual Cultural Study in Contemporary Art (Part II)

Shao Yiyang: I see, I am seen, I see I am seen – Three Cases of Visual Cultural Study in Contemporary Art (Part II)

How much can we see? What blinds our eyes? Who spies on us? How great is our social visibility after all? Darkness symbolizes ignorance and stupidity, while the significance of enlightenment is to...
Shao Yiyang: I see, I am seen, I see I am seen – Three Cases of Visual Cultural Study in Contemporary Art (Part I)

Shao Yiyang: I see, I am seen, I see I am seen – Three Cases of Visual Cultural Study in Contemporary Art (Part I)

As individuals, we are both the subject to be seen, and the object to be seen. The depth of our thinking depends on the perspective or vision...
Xu Bing: A Preface to the “Mutual Affinity” Exhibition

Xu Bing: A Preface to the “Mutual Affinity” Exhibition

It’s really interesting, the exchanges between thought and spirit, and it sometimes needs to be stimulated, sometimes to look one way and row another, sometimes to be pushed into a dead angle, sometimes to be protected as it is gentle as the tentacles of a snail, never hurt it which perhaps draws back for ever,...