Guangdong artist He Guoqiang posted this blog entry on November 1, 2009, recalling his provocative performance art piece in honor of the opening of the 16th Party Congress in 2002. Photos from his performance reemerged online...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 15, 2011
Ministry of Tofu translates an articles from Global Times about performance artist Liu Bolin, who paints himself to be camouflaged with his surroundings: Each of his photos requires long hours of preparation, the longest being...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 17, 2010
A performance artist in Kunming put a yoke around his neck – a punishment for prisoners in ancient China – and covered his clothes with 100 yuan notes on a public street. During the performance, he was confronted by...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 1, 2009
Beijing’s Songzhuang arts district recently held the “Accidental Phenomenon Arts Festival” for local artists to exhibit their work. During the festival, the performance that garnered the most attention was put...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 19, 2009
The Beijing Biennale is now on, though some of the more controversial exhibits have been canceled. From CBC: Under the joint artistic direction of Zhu Qi and Marc Hungerbühler, the giant show focuses on emerging and mid-career...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 24, 2009
The “grass-mud horse (草泥马)” has now become the icon of online resistance to censorship. It seems that everywhere the “river crabs (河蟹)” go, the “grass-mud horses” grow in numbers. Here is...
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 7, 2008
The Gao Brothers (Gao Qiang, Born 1962 in Jinan, Shandong, China; Gao Zhen, Born 1956 in Jinan) are a pair of artist brothers based in Beijing, and authors of several published works, including “How Far Can You Walk in One...
by Alison Satake | Feb 21, 2008
In Beijing, where one million people are disabled, only seven percent have gainful employment and few have promising futures. However, a performance troupe of 88 deaf and disabled dancers, musicians, and artists are succeeding...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 24, 2007
„ÄÅ On August 15, Beijing-based performance artist Zhou Yongyang (周永阳) published the latest version of his work: “Pointing To The Sky, Cursing The Earth.” (“指天骂地”) He organized more than one hundred...
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