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Wu Guanzhong at 100: Looking back on the life of China’s master painter

Combining techniques from the East and West, “the father of modern Chinese painting” created a style distinctly…

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The People’s Republic of Chai-na

How do artists in Beijing cope with the inevitability of eviction, demolition — 拆 (chāi)? In…

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China’s Red Collectors

Meet the Chinese collectors preserving memories from the Mao era — and the country’s erstwhile revolutionary spirit — through…

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Watch this Chinese makeup artist transform herself into the Mona Lisa

A recent video showing a Chinese makeup artist transforming herself into the Mona Lisa has gone viral on the…

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No paintbrush? This Chinese artist just needs ink and his arm

A Chinese artist is making this ink wash painting with nothing but his bare hand and arm! Ink wash…

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The mind of Fuller: UK artist creates map of Beijing unlike any you’ve seen

“I didn’t come here because it feels dystopian. They have the opportunity here to tackle some of…

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Turning characters into drawings

西游记 (Xīyóu jì): These three characters mean Journey to the West, which is one of the Four Great…

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Imitating art

A group of college students in Nanjing posed in imitation of various paintings.

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Chinese artist: Censorship stems from ‘bizarre and ridiculous sort of fear’

Translator’s note: The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture — a prominent international exhibition of visual art, sculpture, murals, installations,…

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The Big Picture: The eco-conscious photography of Duzi

“Science can help us understand the facts, but art communicates them in a way that gets people…

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Tango Gao finds art and humor in the mundane

I meet the comic illustrator known as Tango — real name Gao Youjun 高幼军 — in a studio in…

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When words kill: ‘Big-character posters’ are testament to tenacity and suffering in one of China’s darkest periods

In China in Ten Words, translated into English by Allan H. Barr, author Yu Hua gives a trenchant description…

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Guggenheim’s controversial China exhibition revels at the intersection of art and politics

Between 1989 and 2008, China saw miraculous economic growth, significant political change, and heavy-handed reactions against free speech…

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10 can’t-miss artworks at the Guggenheim’s ‘Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World’

“Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” on right now at the Solomon R. Guggenheim…

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Q&A with Shen Wei, visual and performing artist from two cultural worlds whose work appeared in the 2008 Beijing Olympics

The choreographer and artist Shen Wei is perhaps best known to audiences around the world for his work that…

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