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Looking Back: Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2019

Words by ArtChina Founder Aimin Liu Sunday was our last day exhibiting at this year's Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. It was our second time participating in this event. We loved seeing lots of locals walking around with their friends and family, and the fair...

New York, It does not belong to the US, it belongs to the world

It has been nearly two months now I have been holding a place as a Visiting Scholar at the university of Alfred in the US. I spend  my time mostly working in the studio, but I have also been to New York recently to visit museums and galleries which I find stimulating...

Echo of System: Sui Jianguo 1997-2019

Photo: “Echo of System: Sui Jianguo 1997-2019”. Since 1997, Sui Jianguo has explored the rich contexts of “classicism, realism, modernism, political pop, conceptual art, and post-conceptualism” and he has tried multiple type of expressive media such as sculpture,...

Regional Art Exhibition Model and the Myth of the Anren Biennale

Originally published by CAFA Art Info. Photo: The Press Conference of the Second Anren Biennale The question of how to inject the vitality of contemporary art into an ancient town full of historical emotions is no longer a new one, although geographical differences...

Continuous Images: A Father and Son Dialogue

2017 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Zong Qixiang. During this year, a series of chronological exhibitions, along with archival documents that researched Zong Qixiang’s artistic context, were launched. It is this series of events that have made Zong Qixiang,...

The Life & Energy of Tang Chenghua’s Art

Words by By Fan DiAn (Dean of the Central Academy of Fine Art) Recently, artist Tang Chenghua has embarked on a journey of rediscovering the traditions of his Chinese cultural roots. For many years his main practice has been in printmaking. He has a lot of experience...

The Realm of Flowers: The Art of Fu Chunmei

Words by ArtChina founder Aimin Liu My friendship with Fu Chunmei has bloomed, as beautifully as the flowers in her paintings, and her career as an artist. I'm delighted to see her solo exhibition has successfully finished last month in New York, and thrilled to...

OCAT Institute Announces Annual Lecture Series by Craig Clunas

Originally posted on OCAT Institute Three Transnational Moments in the History of Chinese Art 中国艺术史上的三个跨国瞬间 This series of three lectures concentrates on the first three decades of the twentieth century, when the two binary oppositions of modern/traditional, and...

Introducing Wang Lin: A Reflection on Process and Media

Words by Wang Lin I am not a person who is good at expressing thoughts in words, so naturally I focus more on the journey of my creation. Creation is a process of storytelling, through which my thoughts on society and myself are released. Most of my work is created in...

The Evolution of Beijing’s Art Districts & Studios

Originally posted by CAFA ART INFO with additional edits by ArtChina UK. IMAGE: “Beijing Flash Biennale—The Evolution of Beijing’s Art Districts & Studios”  What does a site mean to artists? Is it a place of life, of art creation, or the art itself? With the...

Yang Pengcheng: Exploring Water-Based Woodcut Prints

Words by Yang Pengcheng 2013年我考上陈琦老师的研究生。三年的学习期间我进行了有关水印木刻颜料、水、纸张、板材的物性研究。以一种严谨科学的实验与分析对水印版画的媒材做系统研究,使过去经验性的水印木刻技术生发成既可分析,又可量化的知识系统,通过材料的印痕比较完成了作品《水印木刻物性研究》手工书。不同的材质所呈现出的物质特性和可能性,会对艺术家的艺术表现提供一个很好的帮助和一个有利的依据,为做水印木刻的艺术家的创作提供一种参照。 In 2013, I became the postgraduate...

Beijing’s Huantie Art District Becomes History

One day in July 2019, hundreds of artists with studios in the HuanTie Art District outside Beijing’s East Fifth Ring Road (along with those in the Roma Lake Art District) were told to move, and that the entire district had to be cleared due to “security problems” and...

Hou Weiguo: The Event of Horse Identification

On my trip to China in June, I met the very talented young artist Hou Weiguo at Chen Qi’s studio in Beijing. (Chen Qi is one of the artists we represent in the UK and has been working with us for 16 years, his works are exhibiting at La Biennale di Venezia 2019 this...

Zhu Kecheng: Experimenting with Woodblock Prints

Words and images by Zhu Kecheng, an ArtChina artist In 2018, I graduated as a MA Printmaking student from Camberwell College of Art. My graduation work won the Printmakers Council Award. This whole lithography collection is about conscious and unconscious body...

Tang Chenghua: The Passion of Colour

One of the most productive and passionate artist in China today is painter Tang Chenghua, whose work we have in our collection and have exhibition at various events in the UK. He has a new solo exhibition open now, running through 28 July, 2019, at TianJin Haibin Art...

The Daily Printmaking of Father and Daughter

This post was written by Chinese artist Zhu Kecheng, about painting with her father Zhu Jianhui, about his influence on her as an artist, and a recent experimental painting project they completed together, with the works below titled simply "Watercolour".  When I was...

Visiting People’s Park in Chengdu, China

ArtChina founder Aimin Liu grew up in Chengdu and People's Park is one of her favourite places to go. She was happy to be able to visit on her current China trip and has shared some thoughts and photos with us. Photos: Beautiful lotus blossom Built in 1911, People's...

Visiting Zi Zhu Studio: Teaching & Promoting Dou Ban

ArtChina founder Aimin is travelling through China this week, visiting art universities and studios, checking in with our artists and meeting some new talents. One of her first stops was China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou where she spent some time at  Zi Zhu Studio in...

Confucius’ Hometown × Ryue Nishizawa × Spirit of Ink Art

In May 2019, the Jining Art Museum launched its first exhibition, “Spirit of Ink Art: New Creation from Traditional Thoughts and Wisdom”, which is part of series of exhibitions to promote Chinese culture. The curator, Dr. Wei Xiangqi (who also serves as Associate...

Who are the “Implied Spectators” of Your Work?

Who is observing your work? Who is observing your work might be both a matter of expectation and concern for all the graduates in CAFA. The degree show is like a confession, which requires graduates to show their study outcomes with honesty and endeavour to appeal to...

Tang Chenghua: Blossoming in the Spring Breeze

Tang Chenghua: Immersive Art Exhibiting in Printing Studio, Beijing 5th May - 18th June 2019 . Instead of exhibiting in a tidy and fancy art museum, this time Tang Chenghua will show his working environment, staff and creation process at a screenprinting studio in...

边界 | The Boundaries by Tang Chenghua

Tang Chenghua’s newest collection, a series called “The Boundaries”, is made of all large-scale, hand-painted work sketched directly from nature. Although it is catalogued as hand-painted, it’s actually more like “sweeping with besom”. Those vast, luxurious colour...

Reflections on Printmaking by Liu Jing – Part 2

One of the artists whose work we will showcase at the London Original Print Fair is Liu Jing. In our last blog post, he began to reflect on his ideas about art and printmaking after exhibiting in a solo show titled "Texture and Daily Life", held earlier of this year...

Reflections on Printmaking by Liu Jing – Part 1

One of the artists whose work we will showcase at the London Original Print Fair is Liu Jing. Below, he reflects on his ideas about art and printmaking after exhibiting in a solo show titled "Texture and Daily Life", held earlier of this year in China. "This is my...

A Glimpse of the ArtChina Stand at London Original Print Fair

For our coming exhibition at the London Original Print Fair, we have a great collection of original prints from a group of four Chinese artists. Prints depict styles from Northern China’s multi-blocks woodcut as seen in the work of Liu Decai to Southern China’s...