On the eve of Art Basel in Hong Kong's private view on Wednesday, the Beijing-based artist Huang Rui took to the streets of Central for a paint-splashed performance about the cyclical nature of histor
Chen Chieh-jen's exhibition at Lin & Lin, After the Financial Crisis and Automated Production, featured a selection of his old and recent works exploring ways in which Taiwanese have been affected b
On May 21, Taiwanese artist and filmmaker Chen Chieh-jen received the prestigious Artist of the Year honor at the Award of Art China (AAC) ceremony in Beijing. In its 12th year, AAC is an annual award
While I was writing this article, in February 2018, the artist Zhao Yao received permission to rent the iconic Workers' Stadium in north-eastern Beijing for one day in May. His intention was to show a
From explorations into the varied meanings of 'Asia' to an uncomfortably personal solo show, highlights of the best shows across the city Discordant Harmony : Observations of Artistic Practices in
The Fondazione Marconi in Milan dedicated a museum-sized retrospective to Chinese artist Hsiao Chin, including more than 200 works from the gallery's collection. Showcasing paintings on canvas and pap
Twenty years after the handover of sovereignty from the United Kingdom to China, Hong Kong stands at a crossroads. The generation to come of age in the intervening decades has become restless, frustra
Now in its fifth edition, Art Basel Hong Kong has become a firm annual fixture on the city’s cultural – and art collector’s – map. With almost 80,000 visitors and surprisingly robust sales reported on
On the occasion of the solo show The Bianwen Book I, running from December 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017 at Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, we interviewed the artist Chen Chieh-jen (born in 1960, Taoyuan,
Chinese-born painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920–2013) had a long and successful career. But his story presents a classic example of an artist who established an international reputation early on but over time c
No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki at the Asia Society, is the Chinese-French artist’s first American retrospective since 1968. After World War II, he created a blend of Western and Chinese sensibility that thrust his works into the mainstream of Abstract Expressionism. This exhibition, curated by Michele Yun of the Asia Society in collaboration with...
The painter Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013) is by now one of the best-known Chinese painters of the 20th century. It helped that he lived in Paris from 1948 on and that his gestural abstractions, which drew on Eastern and Western sources, enjoyed great success in Europe and the United States. By 1952 he had had solo shows in Paris and New York and went on...
One of the highlights of STPI's 2016 program opens this week — an exhibition dedicated to the printmaking practice of master artist Zao Wou-Ki. Featuring works on loan from a private collection, Zao Wou-Ki: No Boundaries reveals a lesser-known side of an artist whose approach to ink and watercolor painting was profoundly influenced...
Zhao Zhao and I first met on November 27, 2004. We have known each other for more than 10 years. He graduated from the Xinjiang Arts Institute, one of the top eight art academies in China. The instit
Modern China continues to distance itself from the days of the Cultural Revolution (1966–76). The Open Door policy, introduced by Deng Xiaoping in 1978, enabled a new age of consumerism and commercialism in China, which increased Western influences in the country that led to its integration into the modern international community. In the...
The 10th Shanghai Biennale that opened Saturday asks visitors to consider what else China can be, besides a fast developing economy. Apt for both the venue and the timing, the show represents the latest attempt to use art to peer beyond a China that is all high-octane expansion.
An initial press release from the communications agency behind Art Taipei 2013 – the longest-running art fair in the Asia-Pacific region – praised the event’s demonstration of the “variety” of the region’s art market. An emphasis was placed on the large number of high-cost works present in the fair, which...
TAIWAN'S MARTIAL LAW provisions included laws clearly suppressing assembly, demonstrations, and the forming of organizations. Nonetheless, one afternoon on a holiday in 1983, five youths appeared on X
I HAD ALREADY BEGUN WORK ON HAPPINESS BUILDING I when I was invited to participate in this Taipei Biennial. As with my previous 'staged' video projects, which are sometimes shot on site, at the actu
Even before the current documentary about him was out in theaters, Ai Weiwei had become the poster child for China's repression of dissenting artists.