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LEAP 39

LEAP’s summer issue inaugurates a new tradition. In the mold of last year’s subcultural encyclopedia, “The Ends of Cultu....

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COVER FEATURE

BLUE LIP BLACK WITCH-CUNT: Juliana Huxtable

To invoke the notion of the muse around Juliana Huxtable seems out of fashion. After all, the title ....

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Yin-ju Chen: Invisible Links
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September 12, 2016

Taiwanese artist Yin-ju Chen often places herself in a position both perilous and challenging: by means of an approach b....

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ZHANG HUI’S SCENE
FEATURES
September 13, 2016

Without the aid of mirrors, artists seem to be incapable of self-reflection. Their images and works are constructed and ....

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REVIEWS
September 2, 2016

There are those who say that if an artist not of the ‘West’ engages with abstraction, conceptual practices, and other ap....

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Despite the torrential rains that stuttered throughout the week, the fou....

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The LA Art Book Fair, a spinoff of the New York Art Book Fair founded an....

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LEAP Forum is an initiative of Modern Art, Modern Media Group’s art plat....

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On the afternoon of April 26, LEAP celebrated the release of its April i....

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Oscar Murillo : Room Service et résistance

En mars dernier, alors qu’Art Basel venait d’ouvrir ses portes à Hong Kong, nous apprîmes qu’Oscar Murillo avait été placé en détention puis expulsé du territoire australien, après avoir déchiré son passeport britannique sur la route qui le....

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Tromarama: I Don’t Know What I’m Doing and Why I Keep Doing It

My first encounter with Tromarama was through the video Ting* in 2008. I was captivated by their stop-motion animation of a group of cups, mugs, and dishes moving along, looking for adventure on an ordinary day in the kitchen cupboards, wit....

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Amy Yao: Bay of Smokes

A foam machine gushes a massive cloud of soap lather from a black oil barrel in the courtyard. Plastic flowers stick out from a miniature blue Hanjin shipping container in the foyer. A bucket of murky peanut oil, collected from a trendy loc....

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Sascha Braunig : The Hollow Body

To encounter the paintings of Sascha Braunig is to be confronted with an unsettling, hypnotic world. She creates portraits of figures dissolving within their own borders, moving in and out of corporeality and bending the laws of reality. In....

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Transvestite Transliteration: The case of Uyghur versus Atatürk

All across Xinjiang, the logograms of the Chinese language sit smugly below the teeth of the Uyghur Arabic script, each pictograph a comfortable caramel morsel in the mouth of the molar abjad. If there is a home for the Turkic languages, a ....

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Time as Provocation: on “Wang Bing: Three Portraits”

For the increasingly urbanized Chinese population, web and mobile apps like Taobao expedite various social and monetary transactions, whether to schedule wakeup calls from fictitious boyfriends and girlfriends or seek a graphic designer for....

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