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Louise Lawler's current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York focuses on her long-standing practice of photographically re-presenting the work of other artists, often in domestic settings or unexpected combinations––an approach many...

Choose Your China: Three Pavilions in Venice

Since 1972, the United States has maintained the “One China” pretense that Taiwan and Hong Kong are not culturally or politically distinct from Mainland China. But no such fiction prevails at the Venice Biennale.

Shanghai Synergy

While Europe and the US continue to regard contemporary Chinese art with skepticism, curators and collectors in China now foster a dynamic mix of Eastern and Western works, as the current Shanghai Biennale and its often glitzy attendant events testify.

Cinema: Film Brut

Wang Bing’s long-duration films scrutinize life on the economic margins of his native China.

Zhang Hongtu

It is ironic yet unsurprising that politicians in both China and the U.S. have censored Zhang Hongtu’s paintings. Ironic because there are not many artists more dedicated to merging the cultural traditions of the East and the West, and unsurprising...

Wang Dongling

By the time I reached the opening of Wang Dongling’s exhibition at Chambers Fine Art, the artist had finished his performance. Two large sheets of clear polyvinyl lay on the floor covered with slowly drying Chinese characters in glossy white acrylic...

Coney Island Forever

The democratic multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-class hurly-burly of American leisure since the mid-1800s is reflected in a traveling museum exhibition about Coney Island. 

Wang Wei

In Wang Wei’s recent installation, Two Rooms (2015), depictions of verdant planes against picture-perfect gradient skies physically and psychologically dislocated visitors to the gallery. 

Into the Marketplace, Comrades!

China's huge economy, rapid urbanization, environmental and social problems, and swelling ranks of both millionaires and migrant workers are not the only things that capture headlines in the West.

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: Wang Jianwei in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Guggenheim; Jens Hofmann in conversation with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, channeling Gertrude Stein,...

Wang Guangle

Wang Guangle's multilayered abstract paintings are a clear demonstration that culture-specificity can coexist with (and sometimes be deeply disguised by) cosmopolitan formalism—a preoccupation with line, shape and color that seems to know no...

Zhang Dali

In the mid- to late 1990s, Zhang Dali spray-painted his own profile on the walls of condemned buildings in Beijing, drawing attention to the architectural and human victims of China's campaign to modernize.

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a discussion about curating material from social movements like Occupy Wall Street at Independent Curators International's Hub; a screening and talk about Wang...

A New Generation of Chinese Artists

Curious about new Chinese art but can't afford a ticket to Beijing? Try Florida, where you can see the exhibition "My Generation: Young Chinese Artists," organized by New York-based Barbara Pollack.

Invisible Ink

"Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China," now at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, seems at first to be a long-awaited corrective to Western myopia in regard to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.

Zheng Shengtian and Wang Dongling

  "Avant-garde calligraphy" may sound like a contradiction in terms to Western ears, but that's exactly what's intriguing about this project. Bold, Ab-Ex-looking works on paper by master calligrapher Wang Dongling are shown along with his more...

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