Li Ming, Rendering the Mind, 2017, video still
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“Capital has conquered the future. Capital has no fear of utopias, since it even tends to produce them.” ——Jacques Camatte, Against Domestication In the near future, a technology referred to simply as “Patch” is widely adopted. A soft, white substance worn on the maxilla, which taps into the human nervous system, enables the sharing of physiological…

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The harsh realities of an industrializing country with one-fifth of the world’s population create a fertile climate for a unique and diverse cultural discourse. Beijing is a backdrop for real cultural exchange: western theory is debunked over dumpling dinners as Chinese philosophy is integrated, collaborations are conceived as artists walk from one café to another…

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Yuko Mohri is an installation artist. Her installations are strange. Under her spell, the exhibition space becomes a self-operating, animatronic stomping ground: chirps, bursts, flashes, and dashes of…

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The Beijing art world likes talking to itself and about itself. When the word “Beijing” is part of a seminar title, it does not describe a geographical area, but implies a certain grandnes…

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“The novelty of the coming politics is that it will no longer be a struggle for the conquest of control of the State, but a struggle between the State and the non-State (humanity), and insurmountable …

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Through “Moving Images,” the latest in a series of exhibitions that precede the construction of Hong Kong’s M+ museum of visual culture, curator Yung Ma attempts to reconstruct the phenomenon of immigration, providing a systematic survey of the institution’s collection of work in the moving image. It is especially appropriate to examine immigration in the…

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Some readers may recall the early days of 179 Canal, the gallery and den of rambunctious activity that sat on Canal Street, lower Manhattan’s main thoroughfare, just east of Broadway. A generation of downtown New York artists remember its experimental installations and wild parties. Spanning both Chinatown and the Lower East Side, Canal Street is…

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Artist Timur Si-Qin unveils his first solo exhibition in China, “Biogenic Mineral,” at Magician Space in April 2015. For this exhibition, the artist presents the brand Truth by Peace (TBP) in sculpture and photography. LEAP talks to Si-Qin about attractors and their varying forms in his work. LEAP Your work frequently makes use of commercial…

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