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    When you enter the room you stand aghast at the sheer size of the installation. The king of the sea biting the tail of a hippopotamus who has a crocodile in its mouth and inside the bloody mouth of the crocodile is the struggling fisherman (a perfect rendition of the artist). The Suspense is more personal than his previous installations because this violent array of animals attacking the artist presents his memory of being attacked and stabbed by robbers.

    http://mlartsource.com/en/blog/87/chen-wenling-the-suspence

    — 8 months ago with 2 notes
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    These magnificent birds are constructed from waste materials gathered from construction sites. Just like the phoenix, who rises from ashes: New China has risen from the wastelands of these sites.

    “These two phoenixes were given their souls by the hands of a million construction workers” Xu Bing

    http://mlartsource.com/en/blog/58/xu-bing-aerial-phoenix

    — 8 months ago
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    unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream:

    Sun Yuan and Peng Yu are artists living and working collaboratively in Beijing ever since the late 90′s. Sun was born in Beijing and Peng in Heilongjiang. Sun and Peng are contemporary conceptual artists whose work has a reputation for being confrontational – they have previously used live animals in their installations.

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    — 8 months ago with 468 notes
    philamuseum:

Throwback Thursday – Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen BlossomsOn Friday, December 11, 2009, our East Terrace became the site of explosive beauty- a blossoming flower of light and fire. Conceived as an homage to our late director Anne d’Harnoncourt (1943-2008) and co-presented with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, world-renowned Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s Fallen Blossoms served as a public, yet personal, tribute.The title of the explosion event, Fallen Blossoms – also the title of the two-venue exhibition - is derived from a classical Chinese proverb hua kai hua luo which speaks of the profound feeling of loss experienced when a life is cut short unexpectedly.

    philamuseum:

    Throwback Thursday – Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms

    On Friday, December 11, 2009, our East Terrace became the site of explosive beauty- a blossoming flower of light and fire. Conceived as an homage to our late director Anne d’Harnoncourt (1943-2008) and co-presented with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, world-renowned Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s Fallen Blossoms served as a public, yet personal, tribute.

    The title of the explosion event, Fallen Blossoms – also the title of the two-venue exhibition - is derived from a classical Chinese proverb hua kai hua luo which speaks of the profound feeling of loss experienced when a life is cut short unexpectedly.

    — 8 months ago with 132 notes
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    imperfectinnovationsZhan Wang 展望, Floating Island of Immortals, Gibbs Farm, New Zealand

    — 8 months ago with 13 notes
    buigallerypicks:


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Huang Yong Ping
Peaux de buffles sur structure en acier et résine / 450 x 210 x 250 cm / 2002

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    L’ombre blanche

    Peaux de buffles sur structure en acier et résine / 450 x 210 x 250 cm / 2002

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    — 8 months ago with 9 notes
    museumuesum:



Cai Guo-Qiang

Wolf and Sun, 2007

Gunpowder on paper, mounted on wood as two-panel screen, 147.3 x 246.4 cm (58”x97”)

    museumuesum:


    Wolf and Sun, 2007
    Gunpowder on paper, mounted on wood as two-panel screen, 147.3 x 246.4 cm (58”x97”)
    — 8 months ago with 107 notes
    delicatematter:

Zhang HuanBerlin Buddha (2007)incense ash

    delicatematter:

    Zhang Huan
    Berlin Buddha (2007)
    incense ash

    — 8 months ago with 135 notes
    clintcatalyst:

Reincarnation : Li Hui
“In Reincarnation…Li Hui reveals what is invisible and even verbally inexpressible. Red laser light streams over a bed: Dreams / Nightmares? Joy of love / Fear of death? Convalescence / Exhaustion? What speech posits in pairs of opposites, art makes visible in a single image.”— Ulrike Münter 

    clintcatalyst:

    Reincarnation : Li Hui

    In Reincarnation…Li Hui reveals what is invisible and even verbally inexpressible. Red laser light streams over a bed: Dreams / Nightmares? Joy of love / Fear of death? Convalescence / Exhaustion? What speech posits in pairs of opposites, art makes visible in a single image.”

    Ulrike Münter 

    — 8 months ago with 558 notes
    wmagazine:

W gave three Chinese artists complete freedom to express their views on fashion and beauty. But the resulting works are ultimately about contemporary China. See them all here. 

    wmagazine:

    W gave three Chinese artists complete freedom to express their views on fashion and beauty. But the resulting works are ultimately about contemporary China. See them all here. 

    — 8 months ago with 570 notes

    matteoricci:

    Li Xiaofeng: Garments made of China, 2006-2009

    Li Xiaofeng is a Beijing-based sculptor with an unusual choice of materials — he buys shards of broken porcelain recovered from ancient archeological digs from Ming and Qing dynasties, and then shapes and polishes them, drilling holes into each corner and linking them together with silver wire to create ‘rearranged landscapes’.

    More here

    — 8 months ago with 278 notes
    diversionsatwork:

liu bolin, hiding in california no. 2 – hollywood, 2013 photograph, 44 1/4 x 59 inches (112.5 x 150 cm)

    diversionsatwork:

    liu bolin, hiding in california no. 2 – hollywood, 2013 
    photograph, 44 1/4 x 59 inches (112.5 x 150 cm)

    — 8 months ago with 6 notes