Wenda Gu and the “Forest of Stone Steles”. When Culture is misinterpretation

2018-05-31

Wenda Gu was born in Shanghai in 1955, during those years the city was a black and white photograph with fuzzy edges animated by beautiful women in Qipao (the classic Chinese dress) who smoked cigarettes in western bars or in the shade of stone buildings (legacy of the old colonizers) today nostalgic observers of a […]

Xu Bing and the “indecipherable” power of the written word

2018-04-28

The sight of his famous Phoenix at the Venice Arsenal during the last 2015 Biennial, sister of the one already exhibited at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York, could leave us breathless. Xu Bing, the man from Chongcing, is much more. Talking about the art of Xu means, in some way, to overtake […]

Cities for supper. Song Dong and his biscuit’s installations

2018-01-14

As for any great artist who is worthy to talk about labeling Song Dong within a single artistic medium would be to diminish the total artist who shows himself in every action, in every installation or sculpture. Born in 1966 in Beijing, he experienced the mad transformations that Chinese society is making to the territory. […]

New Social Boundaries in Thomas Feuerstein installation @ CAC Shanghai

2016-04-28

CAC, Chronus Art Center in Shanghai hosts the amazing Thomas Feuerstein exhibition “Psychoprosa“. Feuerstein has been formed like an Art Historian and Philosophy, that’s the reason why he choose a diversified use of mediums. The whole exhibition is a huge installation made of laboratory tools and instruments through which a mysterious green and colorless liquid flows. […]

Contemporary Ghosts Stories. Tang Tao @ thegallery Shanghai

2016-01-21

Thegallery’s space in Shanghai M50 staged Tang Tao solo exhibition “The Silent Uproar of Truth“. The painting medium in China had certainly suffered less cultural and style contaminations in the past, compared to the western one. In simple terms, painting is not considered as dead as in the West culture. Chinese painting, in its several shades […]

Vacuuming Bad Thoughts. Wang Renzheng Performance in Beijing

2016-01-05

He’s the guy every netizen wants to talk about. Wang Renzheng also known as Jianguo Xiongdi or Nut Brother, a chinese artist from Beijing. Like commonly happens there aren’t much news or infos about him however, in some way and don’t misunderstand me, it doesn’t matter! What’s really important, again, is that a chinese artist is showing us […]

Fresh Feelings. HUGO BOSS Asia Art Award for Emerging Asian Artists @ RAM Shanghai

2015-12-06

At RAM again! An amazing and, in my opinion, well organized exhibition again! Rockbound Art Museum’s cozy space hosts the 2015 HUGO BOSS Asian Art Award for Emerging Asian Artists. More clearly, six artists have been presented: Yang Xinguang (China), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Huang Po-Chih (Taiwan), Guan Xiao (China) and the HUGO BOSS […]

Snapshots of an ongoing Society. Chen Zhen @ RAM

2015-10-07

The cozy Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai presents a nice retrospective of the great Chen Zhen. Chen Zhen is a superstar in the Art world, one of the first artist moved in Europe during the 80’s, he worked especially in Paris and New York. Painter, sculptor and tremendous thinker, at the end of his short […]

Recommended Blogs and Web-sites

2015-06-07

Surfing on web since long time I’ve made experience of several number of blogs or web-sites cencerning Asian or chinese art and I’d like to recommend some to you.   Art Asia Pacific. Related to the homonym Magazine published since 1993 six time a year. Nice web-site on Art from middle to far east, well structured with […]

The Cursed Spellbound Garden, Ai Weiwei in Mantova

2015-06-05

I’ll be in Shanghai very (very) soon and guys, I can’t wait. More or less two months before my departure I read about an exhibition, Ai Weiwei in Italy. My reaction was the same of a child that looking outside the window sees the circus arriving in town. The exhibition was staged in Mantova, north […]