Li Ming, Rendering the Mind, 2017, video still
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Contemporary Chinese artists and the worker’s experience In 1972, a 16-year-old Sui Jianguo took the place of his mother as a worker at the Tongyao Workshop of Qingdao National Cotton Mill No. 2; in 1977, a 20-year-old Wang Guangyi left a farm in Heilongjiang province, where he had worked as a sent-down youth, to become…

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Despite the torrential rains that stuttered throughout the week, the fourth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong still managed to break record by attracting more than 70,000 collectors, artists, and industry professionals to gather for a week-long celebration of art. Nor did the weather deter LEAP’s participation in this year’s Basel, presenting a variety of…

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Recent reappraisals of the Republican era have been a long time coming. From the inclusion of the New Woodcut movement in the Shanghai Biennale to the rediscovery of artists like Wu Dayu, academics and collectors alike have unearthed the legacies of the first half of the twentieth century. This sudden rise in interest on the…

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Indépendamment du désir que l’on éprouve, lors des heures brûlantes du vernissage de la Biennale de Venise, de s’abriter à l’ombre de l’Art, on est toujours saisi par l’excitation à l’idée de pénétrer dans l’Arsenal et les Giardini. Les possibilités sont infinies, mais circonscrites par les murs des édifices, et par Venise elle-même. Durant ces…

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Ces dernières années, le monde de l’art contemporain s’attache à réhabiliter l’héritage artistique de la République de Chine (1912-1949). L’exposition des œuvres du Mouvement de la Nouvelle Xylographie à la Biennale de Shanghai, ou la « redécouverte » d’artistes tels que Wu Dayu, dénotent une volonté des universitaires et des conservateurs d’exhumer le Modernisme chinois…

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Current events in the international sphere, including the emergence of the Islamic State, invite us to think about de-westernization after the Cold War and decoloniality after decolonization. If a point of reference is needed, the 1955 Bandung Conference is a good one. China was under the leadership of Mao Zedong, and Zhou Enlai, first Premier…

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Jamian Juliano-Villani’s website is structured along the lines of popular blog host Tumblr, fittingly resembling the countless blogs that catalogue images of contemporary art and online ephemera. The 28-year-old New York-based artist’s name sits in gothic font layered over a stream of images, an animated GIF to the side showing a creature dunking its head…

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We live in a state of the perpetual present. With the revolving door of exhibitions in more and more venues, commercial and scholarly alike, thousands of artists appear on a relatively flat plane of aesthetics. This is good for a lot of things—fair art criticism among them—but it tends to hurt our understanding, as viewers,…

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Le 27 janvier 2016 s’est ouverte l’exposition « BENTU(1), des artistes chinois dans la turbulence des mutations », organisée par la Fondation Louis Vuitton en collaboration avec l’UCCA de Pékin. En parallèle de cette exposition, la Fondation présente des œuvres issues de son fond d’art contemporain chinois ; c’est la première fois que l’ensemble du…

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Cet article traite d’une question classique, à savoir que le fait de corriger ou reconsidérer l’Histoire ne se limite pas à un objectif politique. En réalité, il s’agit d’une attitude admise et adoptée par la société toute entière. Tout un chacun se trouve généralement attiré par une réalité ou un récit idéalisé sur le plan…

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Samson Young is a genre artist: everything he does builds on his training as a composer, an approach that is increasingly rare in the multi-disciplinary art world of today. Young is also a rare exampl…

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LEAP: The VIP lounge in The Well Fair is a locked door with nothing behind it; among other works, this emphasizes the quality of “denial.” I wonder why this attracts you more than, say, “complicity.” Elmgreen & Dragset: A lot of things in our society have to do with accessibility. You are only allowed to…

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Orbit Of Rock, 2014 Zhang Ding reproduit le concert de rock mythique qui eut lieu en 1991 sur la Place Rouge, à Moscou. Durant la performance à laquelle participent quatre groupes, 13 morceaux sont in…

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The sixth installment of the Tokyo Art Meeting series, “TOKYO: Sensing the Cultural Magma of the Metropolis,” surveys the creative forces lurking beneath the city’s notoriously digitalized and commercialized culture. While admitting that Tokyo resembles “a flat wasteland: a refined, yet cold glacier,” head curators Yuko Hasegawa and Sachiko Namba crack a hole in this…

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Against all odds, the much-maligned genre of the China show seems to be making a comeback, some decade since it largely disappeared from major international museum programs. In addition to the Fondati…

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The LA Art Book Fair, a spinoff of the New York Art Book Fair founded and presided over by art book iconoclast Printed Matter, is a four-day event that crams the maximum number of international galleries, publishers, and independent zine-makers and paper pushers of all sorts into the Geffen MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. At…

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