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Feng Mengbo

Interview with Feng Mengbo  

New York, Dec.2010 - ArtSlant Editor Sophia Powers stepped into Chambers Art Gallery on a freezing December morning and was greeted by a strange sight—a man with a video camera pointed directly at her! A few moments later she recognized the man behind the camcorder—Feng Mengbo. He had come to New York for the opening of installation “Long March: Restart” at MoMA PS1, and was dressed in a very sharp light blue shirt with an unusual button pattern. After getting over her initial shock, Sophia sat... [more]

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Feng Mengbo at Shanghai Gallery of Art September 7th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010
Posted 9/27/10

For his latest solo exhibition in Shanghai, Feng Mengbo takes on that thorniest of projects: the melding of traditional aesthetics with a contemporary sensibility. As much as I enjoy ink painting, I have yet to be impressed by a single contemporary implementation of experimental or otherwise contemporary techniques in the genre or its medium; attempts to pull such content into the digital realm tend to struggle even more pitifully, as with the “animated paintings” that have become all the rage at any large h... [more]

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