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Xi Has Had Enough of 'Weird' Architecture -- And So Have I

Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā) | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā)

Most of the Chinese artists who attended his speech on the arts were older than Xi himself. Communication between such figures who use the old Communist Party language, and the most active population--now under 40 and with no firsthand experience of the Cultural Revolution -- is practically impossible.

Guess Where?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Just when we thought we'd seen it all from China... ...oh, who are we kidding. We'll never see it all from China. The toilet waterfall is an a...

A Gallery Girl's Art Fair Diary, Pt. 2

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

As fairgoers clumped around Petroc's "Élan Vital," we decided to lay a boundary of masking tape around the sculpture in efforts to dissuade climbing, fingerprints, and face-smearing on the glass sphere and stainless steel podium. In the end, our genius idea was only mildly effective.

A Gallery Girl's Art Fair Diary, Pt. 1

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

Hong Kong art fair week is an exciting, fast-paced, tumultuous, and hopefully rewarding period for all involved in the art world. It is a global phenomenon bringing about a significant cultural transformation to the region.

WATCH: Ai Weiwei Remarks On Chinese Failures On Art21

Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

2011 was the year for Ai Weiwei. Named the most powerful person in the art world, Ai Weiwei has shook up the world with a voice that resonated beyond ...

PHOTOS: Artist Looks Deep Into China's Future

Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts

For Zhang Huan's largest solo exhibition to date at the reopened Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, the venerable Chinese artist decides to tackle the f...

Ai Weiwei's 'Social Sculpture'

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Dissident artist Ai Weiwei's latest provocative piece was handed to him by the Chinese government: a $2.4 million tax bill that he say...

Big Development In Ai Weiwei's Appeal

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Tuesday that Chinese authorities have threatened to turn his company's tax case over to police if he d...

Why Does Ai Weiwei Owe China $2.4 Million?

nytimes.com | ANDREW JACOBS | Posted 01.01.2012 | Arts

BEIJING -- Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist whose secret detention earlier this year stirred an international outcry, has been given two weeks to pay $...

WATCH: China's Largest Picasso Exhibition Hits Shanghai

Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

The biggest Picasso show to ever hit China opened Monday at the China Pavilion in Shanghai. It features over 60 of Picasso's prints, paintings and scu...

Shanghai Glass Museum Shines

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 28, 2011 at 3:30pm | Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

A new museum has been opened as part of Shanghai's campaign to create 100 new museums in a decade. The Shanghai Glass Museum covers an impressive area...

WATCH: Artist Creates Dreamy Labyrinth In A Shanghai Mall

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

What do you get when you combine post-structuralist theory, Taoist philosophy and a Shanghai mall? 'Beyond Infinity,' a disorienting journey through m...

Bob Dylan's Painting Exhibition

Posted 11.09.2011 | Arts

Dylan fanatics can begin the countdown to his first ever New York Gallery exhibition, entitled "The Asia Series," starting September 20th at Gagosian ...

Bob Dylan's Painting Exhibition

AP | Posted 11.09.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A New York City gallery will be exhibiting 18 drawings and paintings by Bob Dylan created while the musician was touring Asia. The Gagosi...

WATCH: Chinese Artist Creates Corrupt Officials' Hall Of Fame

Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts

Chinese Artist Zhang Bingjian has embarked on an artistic project to promote transparency in China and Chinese government. His motivation? Discovering...

"49 Days": Zhang Huan at Blum and Poe

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

Zhang Huan's "49 Days," currently showing at Blum & Poe Los Angeles, presents a series of the renowned Chinese artist's new brick sculptures. Central ...

China: Gao Brothers Beijing Artists One Step Ahead of Censors

nytimes.com | JIMMY WANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING It's not the kind of sculpture of Chairman Mao you typically see in China. He's on his knees as a supplicant, confessing; his body language a...