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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 his own. Pictured: “Twin…

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#14 Art from the edges: LGBT and feminist contributions to contemporary Chinese culture

Voices from China’s large but marginalized LGBTQ and feminist communities are increasingly making themselves heard in contemporary culture. In particular,…

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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 the past, they have…

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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 posters, badges, notebooks,…

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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 the things that…

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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, architectural…

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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 really talking.”  …

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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 the…

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

In a new exhibition at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, curators have brought together a collection of dazibao and a…

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

Ami Li walks us through the Guggenheim's current exhibition, Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, which highlights…

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

An enormous, ambitious new exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York highlights work by 71 artists and groups across China.

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