Enveloped in abstraction: Li Songsong’s Pace Beijing solo exhibition


Best known for his expressionistic painting style and historical scenes of modern China, contemporary artist Li Songsong decided to use a new visual language in his show at Pace Beijing.

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Emerging Taiwanese sound artist addresses environmental issues – interview with Hsu Yen-Ting


Taiwanese sound artist Hsu Yen-Ting discusses her latest project, inspired by the Cheng Long wetlands of Taiwan, the importance of active listening and whether art can be used to raise awareness of pressing societal issues.

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New uses for Chinese ink: Jennifer Wen Ma paints hanging garden in Beijing


Jennifer Wen Ma, a Beijing-born New York-based artist, alters the traditional impressions of ink artwork with her latest installation Hanging Garden in Ink.

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How Chinese performance artist Fang Lu uses food as artistic medium – Asia Art Archive interview


In an interview with Asia Art Archive (AAA) published in a recent newsletter, Chinese artist Fang Lu explains how she uses food as an artistic medium in her performance art.

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Hong Kong artist activist Kacey Wong on Ai Weiwei arrest – interview


We talk to Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong about why he is so strongly involved in local protest action and what Ai Weiwei’s detention means for the city’s art community.

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Words in Art: New media artist Hung Keung’s war on Simplified Chinese


In this interview, Hong Kong-born new media artist Hung Keung explores the philosophy behind Traditional Chinese characters. Part of our “Words in Art” series.

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Art Radar explores use of words in Asian contemporary art: A series introduction


Art Radar Asia introduces the reader to a new series of interviews with Asian artists working with words in art. Among the artists and artist groups we speak with are Raqs Media Collective (India), Hung Keung (Hong Kong), Sujata Bajaj (India), Wenda Gu (China), Manuel Ocampo (Philippines) and Josephine Starrs (Australia). We have asked them questions about why and how they use words, script and text in their works and why language is significant to their work and to their world.

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Zhang Huan’s “Ashman” first retrospective exhibition in Europe – interview


The first European retrospective exhibition on Zhang Huan, titled “Ashman”, was recently presented at PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea of Milan, from July 7 to September 12, 2010. Art Radar interviews the artist and the curator, Elena Geuna to find out more about the works, the exhibition, Zhang Huan’s practice across various medium, and the significance of staging it a European context.

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