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Nanjing, cn
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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,...

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,...
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...

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...

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...

Warhol’s 
“Disco Lights” 
in China

For such an influential and famous artist, Andy Warhol was in fact a rather shy and quiet figure. His subjects, on the...
art in the washing machine

When Art History Goes into the Washing Machine

In 1987, Huang Yongping plonked one copy of “The History of Chinese Painting” and one of “The History of Modern Western Art”...

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...

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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