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

Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā) | Posted 11.26.2014 | 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.

Chinese Art Colony's Free-Speech Illusion Shatters

AP | JACK CHANG | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

BEIJING (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and...

Meet The Art World's Closest Thing To A Living Chameleon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

Most often when we encounter body art, there's not much meaning behind the images aside from the fairly obvious fact that beautiful naked bodies cover...

Ethnic Minority and Underdog Writers Must Not Give Up

PP Wong | Posted 09.23.2014 | Books
PP Wong

Twenty seven publishers in the U.S. and U.K. turned down my novel. The vast majority of rejections my literary agent received were surprisingly positive, but were knock-backs all the same.

The Ai Weiwei Museum Of All Of Our Dreams Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts

It's a famous story in Christopher Tsai's family, of his grandfather, who had flown in for a visit in the mid-1960s, demanding an explanation for “t...

Taiwan Art Exhibit In Japan Salvaged By Name Fix

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts

TOKYO (AP) — An exhibition of Chinese art from Taiwan has opened as planned after the Tokyo National Museum revised promotional materials that had o...

Malaysian Artist Turns Makeup Into Beautiful Masterpieces

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 06.05.2014 | Style

Makeup is a set of tools that when masterfully wielded, it can create a masterpiece on a person's face. 'Red' Hong Yi sees the potential, but chose to...

Artist Successfully Sold A Jar Of French Mountain Air In China

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest again...

10 Contemporary Chinese Artists Who Aren't Ai Weiwei

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts

It's no secret that China has a formidable art scene, anchored on one side by a market hungry for collectable masterpieces and the other, by an establ...

'The Way of Chopsticks' Explores The Contemporary Chinese Family

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts

"'The Way of Chopsticks' is a way of collaborating that is based on the principle of a pair of chopsticks," explain artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen ...

Surreal, Overcrowded And Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of China

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts

Beijing-based artist Wang Qingsong has watched his homeland's epic transformation since the Cultural Revolution, observing China's boom in population,...

Wanna Spend A Night In Ai Weiwei's Tent?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Since June the new Ai Weiwei installation "Aus der Aufklärung" -- or "Out of Enlightenment -- featuring 1,000 two-person tents has dotted the shores ...

From Trash To Museum Treasure

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "This exhibition is very special," Chinese artist Xu Bing says by way of introducing his new display at Washington's Freer and Sackler G...

Vaulting Ambition: China's Terracotta Warriors at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Larissa Archer | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Larissa Archer

It's hard not to give oneself over entirely to awe when regarding any of the great man-made wonders of the world. But there's always that moment when the docent or catalogue informs you of the horrific human cost of the endeavor

Miguel Trelles and the Caribbean of the Mind

Monica Gutierrez | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Monica Gutierrez

Trelles brand relies heavily not just in Chinese sources, but also in a wealth of Pre-Columbian, Afro-Caribbean and Latin American references with a tip of the hat to American Pop.2013-01-15-trellespull.jpg

Exploding Modern Chinese Art!

Sean Carman | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC
Sean Carman

This week at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery you can experience some of the coolest modern and ancient Chinese art you are likely to see for a long time.

Gazelle Emami

Ai Weiwei Vs. China's Power Artists

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts

Photo by Mark Gong Of everything discussed in an 80-minute interview at Ai Weiwei’s studio on the outskirts of Beijing—including his 81-day...

Rooted and Unbendable Ai Weiwei

Misha Lyuve | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

Every society has constraints that offer opportunity for vision, freedom and courage. "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" by Alison Klayman is a documentary about a man who appreciates the possibilities and challenges of this opportunity in China.

Beijing Gallery Being Censored From Abroad?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

According to an article by The Hindu, officials from India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) are requesting the removal of a video included in the ...

MutualArt Watchlist: Chinese Contemporary Artists

MutualArt | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

An incredible revolution is taking place in the art market, previously dominated by the U.S. and Europe; yet the difficult climate for contemporary art in mainland China makes us wonder, who are the artists to know?

Hoax-Art Extraordinaire Exhibits House Of Cards

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Xu Zhen, the Shanghai-based artist known for his combination of theatrical humor and social critique, will be exhibiting "Forbidden Castle" this June ...

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.

Killing Jesus For Art

Posted 05.20.2012 | Home

Last week, an artist restaged the crucifixion, Marilyn dropped in Cannes, and Mexico mourned. Click on for more from the week in culture. ...

Hong Kong's Art Week: 8 Hong Kong Artists to Watch

Winnie So | Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts
Winnie So

While many will go to catch a glimpse works by big-name artists such Yayoi Kusama, this is also the week when Hong Kong's artists get showcase their work to a wider audience.