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Friday, April 19, 2019
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,...

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...

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...
Nanjing's Best Bronzes

Good Coppers; Nanjing’s Best Bronzes

It’s easy to overlook the importance of material in an age defined by the virtual, yet the permanence of bronze outlives any...
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...

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...

Putrid Portraits; Priceless Paintings

The face is a picture of calm; dark eyes with a soft yet confident gaze, cheekbones accentuated by a warm pink glow,...

Five Steps to Fudging with Finesse

“Dense Forrest and Layered Peaks” by Ju Ran, Tang Dynasty, British Museum. One of only two surviving works of the foremost landscape...

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. ...
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...
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