When I think of bodyart, I think of living sculptures and an atmosphere of soffocating humid heat, dark music and colours, many colours. Painted live and immortalised in arty photographs. Continue reading »
Chinese artists running the Olympic torch in their very particular ways. This is an initiative of artbetween, an independent artists’ network based in the UK, focussing on the exchange of ideas, projects and exhibitions between Europe, the USA and China. artbetween seeks to re-define what art is and what it can be – pushing the boundaries of how and where art is produced and presented by exchanging ideas with artists across cultural, linguistic and geographical boundaries.
URBAN PLAY- SITE-SPECIFIC PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION
Curated by Tang Zehui
Opening Nov 17th at the Landgent Center, Beijing
From 5:30pm to 8pm
Performance at 6pm
Featuring installations, videos, performances, dance, as well as sound art by fourteen artists from China and abroad, Urban Play attempts to challenge the stereotypes of public art and to reflect on the diversity and dynamics of contemporary art beyond the institutional framework. Continue reading »
Chen Xu is a young Chinese multimedia and performance artist who has just started to exhibit in the last two years. Born in 1979 in An Hui Province he graduated from Tsinghua University Department of Interior Design.
He’s series of works titled “City” (2011) depicts an utterly disturbing world where the nakedness of the citizens in front of the city’s rulers becomes evident. Continue reading »
Where are all the Cantonese artists? Recently I was recommended to have a look at the artworks of Jonathan Leung Hoi Yat, a Belgium born artists based in Hong Kong. Through his sculptures, installations and interventions he deals with issues of conception and definition of art. Ambiguity and – maybe – “mis-interpretability” of art? Continue reading »