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Wu Yuren: On Our China Watchlist  
10/29/11 Posted 10/29/11

(Image: Wu Yuren, those years, installation, h:194cm d:60cm; © Wu Yuren) Wu Yuren (b. 1971, Jintan City, Jiangsu Province, China) Wu Yuren’s conceptual photography, live art performances, installations and most recently oil on canvas works, illustrate his desire to “make art that both reflects and speaks to the peculiarities of the times. Wu Yuren’s recent paintings are full of visual contradictions. A cow salivates over a pizza, dumplings are devoured by snails and a panda prefers a kebab to a bambo... [more]

Watchlist: Liu Ding  
10/15/11 Posted 10/15/11

(Image: Liu Ding, Nº 10, oil on canvas, 60cm x 90cm; © Liu Ding's Store) Liu Ding (b. 1976, Changzhou Jiangsu Province, China) The critique waged by the work of Beijing-based artist Liu Ding is best characterized as viral. Through his practice, which crosses genres fluidly and includes photography, sculpture, installation, painting and performance, the artist questions the various signs and structures used to confer value and meaning onto artworks. These include pricing schemes, the artist's signa... [more]

Pak Sheung Chuen Breaths in a House  
6/20/10 Posted 6/20/10

(Excerpt from 'Pak Sheung Chuen' posted on Found on Read a brief interview with the artist and take a look at one of his performance installations at the Venice Biennial. Pak Sheung Chuen revels in distilling complex ideas about people's daily lives with equal doses of curiosity and humor. Born in Fujian, China, Pak immigrated to Hong Kong at age seven. After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Pak became a founding mem... [more]

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