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Cities and Manufactured “Standards”: Yang Mian’s Work

Standards are subjective and man-made. But what do we mean by “standards”?A standard is simultaneously a fixed measure, something deemed proper and acceptable, or a criterion against which all other objects are assessed. A standard is a scientifically precise measure that effects an illusion of unity. A standard also...

“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 CriticAs a new cultural trend which rose in the 1990s, it is a rethinking about the "ink and wash" as the heart of "traditional Chinese painting", and a re-examination...

Rules of the Game in Experimental Ink and Wash

Rules of the Game in Experimental Ink and Wash.I. Striving for the Independent Academic Status of Ink and Wash The Starting point of experimental ink and wash is to solve the problem of the academic status of ink and wash, which is a vital technical and conceptual problem within the...

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 mainstream of the contemporary Chinese art and that of its cultural status in the art of the world.Yin Shuangxi - Doctor at the...

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 the concept of "modern" only belongs to the category of "modernism".Huang Du - Doctor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Art CriticIt expresses...

Islam in China

In the popular imagination China has often been regarded as an ethnically, socially and politically homogenous society, an idea that the government in Beijing has been keen to perpetuate. However, with the ever increasing accessibility afforded the outside world, this fallacy is rapidly being eroded.Not least affected by this period...
 

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