Robin Peckham

“Advance Through Retreat”

September 2014

“New ink art,” the quasi-traditional painting practice that has enjoyed a critical and commercial resurgence over the past two years, is one side of an awareness of tradition that has never been far out of view in Chinese contemporary … READ ON

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Zhang Hui

Long March Space | 长征空间

May 2014

Zhang Hui is a painter who works in tight cycles, spending months or years on a particular subject or in a particular style before moving on. His cycles can be so distinct and so diverse that they appear, at times, as if they are the work of… READ ON

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“Memo II”

White Space Beijing 空白空间|北京

April 2014

As the plasma of energetic young art in Beijing and its feeder cities congeals around multiple discrete positions, at least four rival factions join the melee in this exhibition. The highest-profile subculture on view could be called conceptual… READ ON

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Singapore Biennale 2011

June 2011

The Third Singapore Biennale, titled “Open House” and organized by curators Trevor Smith and Russell Storer under the creative direction of Matthew Ngui, attempted to delineate concepts of home and process within artistic practice. As an… READ ON

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Tsang Tsou-choi

May 2011

First coming to global attention with the “Zone of Urgency” exhibition organized by Hou Hanru for the Venice Biennale in 2003, the late outsider street artist Tsang Tsou-choi is a biding and influential presence in Hong Kong contemporary… READ ON

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Nadim Abbas

November 2010

For his first major solo exhibition, Nadim Abbas has transformed a small exhibition space hidden down an alley and behind a building into a singular environment of optical effect based on the collapsed figure of the shower-as-waterfall. … READ ON

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Lu Yang

November 2010

Lu Yang, a young artist working in digital and organic media, has rocketed to prominence due to this unlikely combination of interests. She is a darling of the nascent Chinese new-media art scene, with previous exhibitions in many of Shanghai’s… READ ON

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Liu Chuang

October 2010

A central figure of Shenzhen’s art scene, Liu Chuang has not exhibited new work since moving to Beijing in 2008. Understandably, his participation in “51sqm,” the ongoing series of small solo presentations sponsored by the nonprofit … READ ON

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Michael Lee

August 2010

The relationship between architecture and art has been consistently tense since sculpture descended from the plinth, even when not dissected via the Klein group diagram à la Rosalind Krauss. As architects increasingly lean toward installation… READ ON

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“The Tell-Tale Heart”

March 2010

Very rarely does an exhibition that consists solely of video art succeed in convincing its audience to sit through each and every piece on display. “The Tell-Tale Heart,” however, does just that and works its magic through an allegorical… READ ON

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