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Almond Chu: On Our China Watchlist  
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1/24/12 Posted 1/24/12

(Image: Almond Chu, Prodigio, Digital Inkjet Print On Fine Art Paper, 2008; © Almond Chu / Courtesy Osage Gallery) Almond Chu (b. 1962, Hong Kong) In his series “Horses”, Almond Chu gives us yet one more series of exquisitely made photographic works. Known for his superb black and white nudes and his stark compositions during the ’90’s, Almond Chu has since ventured into several new areas of expression. In recent years he has explored new themes and has worked in colour, both in and out of... [more]

Wang Ningde: On Our China Watchlist  
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12/7/11 Posted 12/7/11

(Image: Wang Ningde, Some Days No.54 , 2009; © Wang Ningde) Wang Ningde (b. 1972, Liao Ning province) Created over the course of the past ten years from 1999 through 2009, Wang Ningde’s "Some Days" series is some of the most iconic bodies of work to come out of the Chinese contemporary photography scene in the last decade. With the atmosphere of a silent film, Wang Ningde’s anachronistic characters - from school children to families to Communist soldiers – exist in a staged setting each with... [more]

Wu Yuren: On Our China Watchlist  
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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... [more]

Watchlist: Liu Ding  
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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 sign... [more]

Liang Weizhou: On Our China Watchlist  
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8/30/11 Posted 8/30/11

(Image: Liang Weizhou , Farmer’s House, 2008/2010, pigment print on fine art paper; © M97 Gallery) Liang Weizhou  (b. 1962, Shanghai, China) The Shanghainese painter, best known over the past twenty years for his expressionist paintings, has been gaining critical acclaim and exposure for his new body of photography-based works. Furthering in a long tradition of artists exploring the possibilities found between painting and photography, Liang Weizhou’s photographic works can be seen as a dir... [more]

20110829081911-lu-jun Review of Lu Jun & Sun Ji -- Two Solo Exhibitions  
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Sun Ji, LU Jun at M97 Gallery August 1st, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 8/29/11

Lu Jun’s large-scale photography works use the three fundamental elements of Chinese landscape painting - water, ink, and paper - combined with techniques of modern photography to create poetic landscapes that flow in both form and color. Lu Jun’s motivation as an artist is to create rather than to imitate, using the tools available to him as a contemporary photography artist. Water and ink captured in photographs, and under the artist’s control, blend together in dreamy clouds of color reinte... [more]

Societe Generale Chinese Art Awards 2010  
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11/11/10 Posted 11/11/10

(Excerpt from 'Societe Generale Chinese Art Awards 2010' posted on artinasia.com. Found on http://www.artinasia.com/galleryDetail.php?view=7&catID=2&galleryID=2057&eventID=6210) Societe Generale launches the Chinese Art Awards 2010, its first contemporary art award that is aimed at identifying young artists in Greater China and offering them international visibility. Chinese Art Awards 2010 will focus on the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, as well as video art. Participants will hav... [more]

Inside Chaochangdi and it's Photo Festival  
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5/7/10 Posted 5/7/10

(Excerpt from "PhotoSpring Festival finally puts Chaochangdi on the map" by Anthony Tao, published in City Weekend Beijing, Apr 2010.  Found on http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/articles/blogs-beijing/art-attack/photospring-festival-finally-puts-chaochangdi-on-the-map/)   Learn how "Chaochangdi" was used as a hunting ground for aristocracy during the Qing Dynasty, and the PhotoSpring festival was conceived in the rolling hills of southern France. The second annual PhotoSpring Festival kicks... [more]

Peach_flower Outstanding Chinese Contemporary Art Bignames  
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Yang Shao Bin, Zheng Zai Dong, Zhou Tie Hai, Yu You Han, Tang Mao Hong, Zhang Jian, Sun Liang, Yuki Onodera, Xue Song, Zhou Chun Ya, Yin Chao Yang, Ding Yi at R1701 B23 N59 Moganshan Rd. Shanghai, China October 29th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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