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Contemporary art in China: essays, the best Chinese artists, interviews, curricula, best works.

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All you need to know about emerging Chinese artists, modern Chinese art facts, famous Chinese painters, and Chinese art painting.

Charting the Roamer’s Space---conceptual painting
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Charting the Roamer’s Space

At the beginning of the century, setting out from different levels, fields, and points of departure, several young artists moved towards a common space for … Read more

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Once we were a psychedelic band in China …

In 2001 China-Underground team was a … psychedelic band in China! Listen to the only jam session that survived from that period.

The band was composed of Matteo Damiani, Daisuke Tanaka, Massimiliano Carponi, and Xiao Ou (AK47). The video was filmed in Beijing in 2001 by Dominique Musorrafiti.

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A day off at the beach for Chinese families: Analog Sands

Fuxian is a clear water lake two hours from Kunming, Yunnan. Every Summer Sunday Chinese families arrive at the white artificial beaches of Fuxian to … Read more

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Fong Qiwei mesmerizing Shanghai timelapse gifs

Fang Qiwei’s “Time in Motion” serie spliced different time slices into a single image to show passage of time. He shot some photographs mainly of … Read more

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Li Hongbo flexible sculptures will blown your mind

Classical sculptures revisited by Li Hongbo, a Beijing artist who uses mixed styles to bring to life these magical moving statues.

Sculptures are made of thousands of layers of paper and glue. via io9

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Two Generations of Contemporary Chinese Art

Brian Wallace, founding director of Red Gate Gallery, is pleased to announce the return of the gallery’s 20thAnniversary Exhibition – Two Generations of Contemporary Chinese … Read more

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Serene Scent: New Ink Painting

Over the last two decades, new ink painting has been the integral part of Chinese contemporary art movement/scene, and with the development of societal/economical climate … Read more

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The Eighteen layers of Chinese Hell

Diyu, 地獄, the Traditional Chinese Hell, based on the Buddhism concept of Naraka, is an underground maze with various levels and chambers, where souls are … Read more

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“Black and White” and the Disappearance of the Modern Character

“Experimental ink and wash” has already a fairly long history. Professor at Beijing University, Tutor of Doctor’s Degree Candidates, Art Critic As a new cultural … Read more

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Opening and Extending: The Significance of Experimental Ink and Wash in Art History

The discussion about experimental ink and wash since the 1990s has centered on the problem of whether experimental ink and wash can get into the … Read more

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Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Under Cross-Cultural Conditions

According to my own viewpoint, I use in this article “contemporary experimental ink and wash” to denote the concept of “modern ink and wash“, because … Read more