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Zhang Huan, Family Tree, 2001, nine chromogenic prints. Photo: © Yale University Art Gallery.

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Zhang Huan, Family Tree 家谱 Nine chromogenic prints, 21 × 16 in

Zhang Jian-Jun 張健君, ‘Scholar Rock (The Mirage Garden) 假山石 (幻园)’, 2008. In painting, photography, installation, and video performances, Zhang Jianjun reflects on the rapid transformation of Chinese urban landscapes and cultures. For one installation, Zhang planted a giant ink stone within a pool of water—mimicking Chinese grotto stones—around which a black lake of ink formed. In others, Zhang added handmade forms to existing buildings in Shanghai in order to humanize them. For Vestiges of a…

Lilly Lampe on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Ink Art” exhibition and the idea of writing for its own sake. Pictured: Zhang Jianjun, “Scholar Rock (The Mirage Garden),” Silicone rubber. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

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A New Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum Puts a Modern Face on Chinese Art. (Melik Kaylan, The Daily Beast, 05 January

Pace Gallery

Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and look for work by Pace artists Song Dong and Zhang Huan in Ink Art: Past as a Present in Contemporary China. The exhibition is on view through April

Words, books, and calligraphy form central elements of Xu’s work, which often questions the effectiveness of written communication. In this piece, Xu challenges the high-art status of calligraphy within the Chinese cultural tradition while also blurring the linguistic and cultural boundaries between East and West

The Song of Wandering Aengus by William Butler Yeats Xu Bing (born - square word calligraphy, see if you can read it

Zhan Wang 展望, ‘Artificial Rock #10 假山石’, 2001

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Zhan Wang, Artificial Rock 假山石 Stainless steel, wood stand, 75 × 45 × 19 cm

Xu Bing 徐冰, ‘Book from the Sky 天书’, ca. 1987-91

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Xu Bing 徐冰, Book from the Sky 天书 (ca. Installation of hand-printed books and ceiling and wall scrolls printe…

The Average Women Faces In Different Countries

Psychologists in Scotland analyzed the faces of women within select countries and combined them to visualize the "average" female face of th.

Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun - Fondation Cartier

from november 2012 to march the fondation cartier will present the first major european exhibition dedicated to the chinese artist yue minjun.

One of the cool things about monumental statues is that they may be huge but they’re obviously not real. Chinese artists Zhang Huan evidently didn’t get that memo because his oversized animatronic Bathing Confucius is both towering AND life-like: internal motors make the figure appear to be breathing

One of the cool things about monumental statues is that they may be huge but they’re obviously not real. Chinese artists Zhang Huan evidently didn’t get that memo because his oversized animatronic Bathing Confucius is both towering AND life-like: internal motors make the figure appear to be breathing

Liu Dan, 'Ink Handscroll 水墨画卷,' 1990, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Liu Dan, Ink Handscroll 水墨画卷 Handscroll; ink and color on paper, × 1780 cm

Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Wangechi Mutu Quote. Relates to Preying Mantra. Wangechi Mutu. 2006 C.E. Mixed media on Mylar.

Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Wangechi Mutu Quote. Relates to Preying Mantra. Mixed media on Mylar.

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