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.
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