• Cao Fei: Urban Legend

    Writing about the medium promiscuous practice of Cao Fei in this special feature commissioned for Kaleidoscope in anticipation of her MoMA PS1 retrospective.  http://kaleidoscope.media/cao-fei-essay New orders are born, so is new, strange wisdom —China Tracy, RMB City Manifesto Legend has it that leading up to the International Center of Photography’s triennial in 2009, curators at […]

  • Tang Dixin: A Hunger Artist

    Tang Dixin: A Hunger Artist

    Profile on painter and performance artist Tang Dixin for Flash Art’s March-April 2016 issue, which offers an editorial that “explores art production in contemporary Shanghai through the lens of the persistently evasive concept of modernity.” Entangled (2014). In a recent performance that took place in New York, in the context of last November’s Asia Contemporary […]

  • best of 2015 (exhibitions) for artforum

    best of 2015 (exhibitions) for artforum

    史诗如何作为艺术媒介?埃及艺术家瓦尔•舒基(Wael Shawky)用“卡巴莱十字军东征”(Cabaret Crusades)影像三部曲重新演绎这段中世纪史,在年初的MoMA PS1个展上首次呈现全貌。

  • 双体/Artforum Book Review of Between State and Market: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Post Mao Era

    双体/Artforum Book Review of Between State and Market: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Post Mao Era

    《国家与市场之间:后毛时代的中国当代艺术》(Between State and Market: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Post-Mao Era, 2014)实际探讨的是1978至1993年之间中国当代艺术体制从无到(算是)有的建立史。

  • House of Flying Boobs

    House of Flying Boobs

    “At the breast of history I sucked and pissed.” — Nixon in China (John Adams, 1987) A conceptual cabaret of collaborative projects among visual, performance, and performing artists. Opera, theatre, burlesque and contemporary dance that burrow into a bewildering range of topics: the force of capitalism in Europe’s financial and humanitarian crisis; the sexual and political […]

  • Interview and Woodcut Demonstration with Sun Xun

    Interview and Woodcut Demonstration with Sun Xun

    In January 2015, Xun Sun spent an afternoon at The Metropolitan Museum’s Astor Court to demonstrate his woodcut printmaking process in full–from painting to carving to printing–and talked about anachronistic mediums in his video art practice. There are several time-lapse vignettes that capture the changing day-light in the garden. Beautiful editing work by Yun Qiu.

  • THE BANK SHOW: HITO STEYERL

    The Bank Show Hito Steyerl catalogue featuring Chinese translations of Hito Steyerl’s seminal texts and interviews. THE BANK SHOW: Hito Steyerl “My conviction is that, now more than ever, real life is much stranger than any fiction one could imagine. So somehow the forms of reporting have to become crazier and stranger, too. Otherwise they are […]

  • William Kentridge: A Reckoning

    Special feature for Leap 2015 7/8 issue with art historian John Rajchman, opera director Zhou Mo, and artist Sun Xun. for searchable pdf please see: LEAP 34 small

  • 海上列传–Artforum Scene and Herd on Venice Biennial 2015 Opening Week

    “历史并不是靠一点点被挖掘还原的,而是排山倒海向我们碾压而来。”第56届威尼斯双年展德国馆参展艺术家黑特·史德耶尔(Hito Steyerl)在开幕期间某晚宴上如是说。

  • Essay on Lu Yang for the 56th Venice Biennial China Pavillion catalogue

    Essay on Lu Yang for the 56th Venice Biennial China Pavillion catalogue

    Lu Yang: Anatomy of the Idols “Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.” –Alan Turing When Walter Benjamin wrote about the aura of the work of art, he most certainly didn’t mean that it could be a physical, detachable thing, but of elusive nature, like divinity.