Month: January 2017

  • Art Agenda Review: “Why Not Ask Again” 11th Shanghai Biennale

    Art Agenda Review: “Why Not Ask Again” 11th Shanghai Biennale

    At the 11th Shanghai Biennale, it isn’t possible to take a photograph without capturing people; the vast Power Station of Art—an electric plant turned kunsthalle since 2012—is busy throughout the preview day and public opening. The curators, Raqs Media Collective, have titled this edition of the biennale “Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories,” […]

  • Art Gazing and Claiming Locality at Nanjing’s Sifang Museum

    Art Gazing and Claiming Locality at Nanjing’s Sifang Museum

    NANJING, China — Recently I had a revelation while walking through the Guggenheim’s exhibition Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, where I experienced a unique and familiar kind of dissonance: the broad swath of geopolitically and culturally volatile regions the exhibition claims to encompass is somehow distilled and distanced in a clean, […]

  • Artforum Scene & Herd from Shanghai and Guangzhou

    驱车前往广州时代美术馆的路上,窗外时不时飙过一两辆自带改装遮阳伞的电动车。四两拨千斤的改装充满民间智慧:两三伞骨延长形成流线型尾部,符合空气动力学,游走于车河中又很拉风,惹得策展人侯瀚如赞不绝口:“这比扎哈哈迪的设计牛逼多了。”