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“East Meets West” by Yang Liu

My mother emailed me some work by Yang Liu, a 35-year-old Chinese-German artist.  One of her projects, “East Meets West,” was first exhibited in Germany a few years ago and features pictographs representing the differences between Eastern and Western (specifically … Continue reading

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“Bent Objects” by Terry Border

Terry Border, a 46-year-old American photographer-cum-sculptor, has done some clever things with food and wire in his “Bent Objects” series. Every time I see something witty, ingenious, and small-scale like this, I wonder why I didn’t think of it myself. … Continue reading

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Camouflage and Installation Art by Various Artists

Liu Bolin inspired me to scout Google for more camouflage/installation art.  Here’s what I found. 1.  “Don’t Miss a Sec” by Monica Bonvicini Displayed on a London street corner, this installation is a public toilet enclosed in one-way glass that … Continue reading

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Contemporary Chinese Erotic Art by Yi Yang

While Chinese art has traditionally had no trouble portraying heterosexual intercourse and even homosexual intercourse between men, it has largely avoided depicting female sexuality in isolation.  This is undoubtedly due to a long patriarchal history that condones female eroticism only … Continue reading

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Art by Liu Wei

Liu Bolin’s camouflage art made me curious about what other contemporary Chinese artists are doing, so I conducted a cursory Google search.  One of the first artists I came across was Liu Wei, who’s 39 years old and kind of a big deal … Continue reading

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Camouflage Art by Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin is a 35-year-old Chinese artist famous for “Hiding in the City,” a camouflage art series in which he paints himself to blend into his urban surroundings.  I came across some of his work on Yahoo! News a few … Continue reading

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