Yangzhou Eccentric Encounters

Eccentric Encounters & Salty Solutions

On the top floor of the flashy Deji Plaza is a recently opened art museum which is showing an exhibition of the “Eight Eccentrics...
winter cooling

A Different Kind of Cooling this Winter

Scavenging around Nanjing is not unusual in my hunt for contemporary art in this city, but finding something really worthwhile is. From January until March,...

Layering Up; The Re-Envisioned Chinese Paper Gourd

From his chilly studio in Beijing, Li Hongbo stretches the possibilities of China’s most celebrated invention and art’s most humble material; paper. ...

Calligraphy or What?

A room full of calligraphy can be heavy going on the untrained eye, but this month AMNUA eases us in with a stimulating exhibition...

Saving Face; the Art of Surveillance

Some days it’s hard not to envy the “baoan” (security guard) where I live as I heave tearing plastic bags up seven flights to...

Virtual Art Exhibition vs. Child Poverty Relief

For 10 consecutive days this summer, Aha School took 130,000 Chinese children on a virtual tour of some of the world’s greatest museums, from...

Archi-Capital; Gems in Nanjing

It both surprises and delights me that after living in Nanjing for 2 years I still regularly come across unexpected and intriguing architecture on...

Hip-Hopaganda; This is China

Four young lads huddle round a mixing deck in Chengdu. Flat caps, groomed eyebrows and baby’s bottom chins. They could be TF Boys in...

Viva Chinese Arte Viva!

“Artists die generation by generation, but art is immortal,” said Qiu Zhijie to Cafa Art in April. Curator of the China pavilion at this...

Shattering Glass, Shattering Earth

Chairman Mao famously said, “Women hold up half the sky”. If by “sky” he was in some small way also referring to the “Chinese...
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The Dropa; Large Scale Extra Terrestrial Invasion of China

The story of events in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 is infamous; the subject of countless books, websites, periodicals, TV series et al. The...