Li Zhenhua (李振华) recently organized an exhibition at the Walker Art Center (in Minneapolis) called “Virtual China.” The aim of the exhibit was to bring out the new face of the Chinese city. To do so, he enlisted the aid of fellow artists as well as fellow netizens, who were encouraged to email him pictures from their everyday lives. By uploading and downloading…
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Teenager drops out of high school. He pursues writing. He enters Sina’s online writing competition. He wins. He receives high praise from the judges. He is to be published by Zhaohua Publishing House.
Is this a one off phenomenon, or is the internet providing alternate gateways for expression (for those who don’t follow the traditional path of school)?
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Get a sense of the thriving art scene in Lijiang, Yunnan Province (like Dali, Lijiang is a home-away-from-home for China’s elite artists, from film-makers and painters to sculptors and writers).
Lijiang Studio provides living space, working space, and facilitation
for international, Chinese, and local artists in two locations: one
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We blogged about ziboy’s photo exhibition, “Here-Photoblogger Ziboy’s Self Expression” here; we did not, however, lay down his ulterior motive:
“The purpose is to demonstrate photography as a medium that overcomes
language. Using the form of photoblogs on the internet to promote
exchange and understanding among people from different countries and
We found (on…
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Starting this Saturday, for those of you in Beijing. (April 29 to May 21.) Go.
Cao Fei (blogged about here) explores the interplay between cosplay and the real world in a set of clever photographs. For example:
Which alludes to the manga/anime Saint Seiya:
The set of photographs can be found here. (Sidenote: they use Macs!?)
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