23.8 C
Nanjing, cn
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Ai Weiwei

Smashing It

When art is destroyed, it often make big news, and rightfully so. Whether by accident, such as the 20 million objects reduced to dust...
Peppa

Making a Mark; The Power of Peppa

This article begins with a squat toilet in Jingdezhen. As I reached for the flush, in an act most mundane, I was...

Now that Tipples My Fancy

It is not an exaggeration to say that everyone who learns Chinese calligraphy will at some point come across Wang Xizhi,...

Crayfish, Red Herring and Art

The Longxia (or crayfish) Festival held in Nanjing in June had nothing to do with those blighted crustaceans that hang onto life...
NUA Degree Show

From End to Beginning; A Roundup of NUA’s Degree Show

If there is one nation of people who can spectacularly whip up magnificence out of mess, carnival out of chaos, all in a teeth-clenching,...
republican era

The “Modeng” Women; Republican Era Posters Art Exhibition

Smoking, to the women of 1920s and 30s Shanghai, was terribly classy. It was the epitome of “modeng” (摩登), a transliteration of the English...
Lucky Red

Why is Red Not Always Lucky in China?

Let me guess you’ve heard once or twice that the colour red in China is a symbol of happiness and good luck. Red packets...
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. ...
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