Posts Tagged ‘China’

STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LUDO IN SHANGHAI

November 16, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Globetrotting French street artist & Supertouch buddy Ludo just returned from Shanghai where he lent his trademark green iconography to a ruined monochromatic landscape that makes Detroit look like Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KAWS “CLEAN SLATE” SCULPTURE INSTALLATION AT HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG

September 17, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS is an artist on the move, and just days after opening his beautiful new show, Man's Best Friend at Honor Fraser gallery in LA, he's debuted his latest monumental sculpture, Clean Slate, on the mall in Harbour City, Hong Kong. Depicting a giant Companion character carrying smaller, child-like Companions (a reference to Read More

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MUST SEE | CAI GUO QIANG’S THE NINTH WAVE AT THE POWER STATION OF ART, SHANGHAI

August 21, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Visionary Chinese artist & Supertouch buddy Cai Guo Qiang, long known for the power & spectacle of his multimedia installations, has just launched one of his most ambitious projects yet with The Ninth Wave, which debuted last week in Shangahi at the Power Station of Art. The focal point of the exhibition is the artwork from which Read More

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DESIGN | THE LOTUS BUILDING IN WUJIN, CHINA

August 12, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Home to some of the most banal and sublime modern architecture, China has just unveiled a stunning new sculptural building Called the Lotus Building that falls into the latter category. Located in the heart of Wujin, the burgeoning southern district of Changzhou, Jiangsu PRC, the structure and the surrounding 3.5 hectare People’s Park have been designed by Australian firm Read More

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MASTERPIECE | AI WEIWEI’S “EVIDENCE” AT MARTIN GROPIUS BAU, BERLIN

April 29, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On display concurrently with his Brooklyn Museum retrospective, Ai WeiWei’s new show Evidence at Gallery Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin is his largest solo exhibition to date. Quite an achievement, when you consider the fact that the artist is unable to leave China, and cannot even leave Read More

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MUST-SEE | AI WEIWEI’S MONUMENTAL “ACCORDING TO WHAT?” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

April 23, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Since being arrested in 2011, China's most provocative and controversial artist,  Ai Weiwei has not ben allowed to leave the country, but that doesn't mean he hasn't overseen the entire scope of According to What?, his mid-career retrospective that opened at the Brooklyn Museum this month. Read More

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AI WEIWEI DISCUSSES HIS NEW COVER ART FOR TIME MAGAZINE’S CHINA ISSUE

June 11, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off


When Time Magazine made its feature "How China Sees The World" the cover story of this week's issue, it chose controversial Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei to create the amazing image accompanying it. Time's Managing Editor Rick Stengel called the image in support of the article exploring the Communist nation's newfound power and influence a work of “artistic supremacy,” Read More

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AI WEIWEI’S “S.A.C.R.E.D.” VENICE BIENNALE INSTALLATION CHRONICLES HIS RECENT IMPRISONMENT

May 30, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Hot on the heels of last week's release of Ai Weiwei's heavy metal single and music video protesting his recent imprisonment by the Chinese government, the artist cranked up the heat on the ordeal with the debut of his controversial new show "S.A.C.R.E.D," at the Venice Biennale yesterday. The installation is comprised of a series of dioramas encased in iron boxes depicting various scenes from Weiwei's 81-day-long incarceration in 2011 Read More

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CHINESE DISSIDENT ARTIST AI WEIWEI RELEASES PROTEST HEAVY METAL SONG & MUSIC VIDEO “DUMBASS”

May 23, 2013  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

China's most prominent modern artist Ai Weiwei—known as much for his formidable conceptual art career as his relentlessly outspoken stance against the Chinese government—has just released a dangerously controversial new song and music video called "Dumbass." The Deftones-ish metal song's Mandarin lyrics explicitly attack the Communist Chinese government's intolerance of artistic freedom and an accompanying music video directed by Read More

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ARTIST PAUL McCARTHY SHITS ON CHINA IN WEST KOWLOON’S “INFLATION” SCULPTURE SHOW

May 1, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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Revered NYC-based hellraiser artist Paul McCarthy, who's built a career on creating incredibly difficult "punk" fine art—with highlights including sculptures of chocolate butt plugs and George W Bush sodomizing pigs—has put his indelible stamp on China's new West Kowloon Cultural District Sculpture Park in Hong Kong with a giant pile of human feces. Read More

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