Ai Weiwei @ Lisson

In the latest issue of Dazed and Confused, Ai Weiwei is quoted as saying: If anyone thinks art if safe, they don’t understand art. Art is dangerous.’ Weiwei is arguably the most famous Chinese artist in the western world, being famous not only for his artwork but also for his political activism. The artist has […]

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Zhang Huan @ Pace

When I tell people that I wrote my dissertation on Zhang Huan the usual response is: who?! Despite the rise in popularity and interest by the west for Chinese art, many would struggle to name any contemporary Asian artists. Zhang’s career has seen him work in China and New York through a variety of media […]

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Liu Wei @ White Cube, Mason’s Yard

Contemporary Chinese art is very fashionable right now. Free of calligraphy and traditional motifs, 21st century Chinese art is political and has something to say. As does the work of Liu Wei, currently on display at White Cube. The show is made up of large sculptures which appear minimalistic at first. The upper level of […]

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Chinese Art @ V&A

The Victoria and Albert are now showing one of the most lovely exhibitions that I have seen in a very long time. It is like a love letter from the west to the east, in admiration of centuries of sumptuous Chinese art. The work on display begins from 700 to 1900 allowing us westerners a […]

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