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Beijing’s political role, historical narrative, geographical structure, and cultural memory culminate in a city where pe....

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Courtesy Yao Jui-Chung

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PUNKS IN THE ACADEMY: LOCATING 90s TAIPEI IN CHINESE NOISE

WEB EXCLUSIVE A mannequin, already victim to an axe attack and subjected to a simulated sex scene, b....

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PUNKS IN THE ACADEMY: LOCATING 90s TAIPEI IN CHINESE NOISE
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April 23, 2015

WEB EXCLUSIVE A mannequin, already victim to an axe attack and subjected to a simulated sex scene, bursts into flames. A....

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April 1, 2015

TRANSLATION / David East Truth is the first casualty of the news industry. Kao Chung-Li’s 1983 solo exhibition, held in ....

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TURNER PRIZE 2014
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April 3, 2015

TATE BRITAIN 2014.09.30~2015.01.04 Disparate imagery, associative connections, and distinct emotional distance define a ....

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LEAP executive publisher Cao Dan sits down with Art Stage Singapore Dire....

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Modern Media X Culture Chanel special forum On January 18, LEAP magazine....

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On May 11, 2013, LEAP, UCCA, and the China Independent Film Association ....

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While there is increasing global and regional attention being paid to co....

"CONDITION↔REACTION: YOUNG ARTISTS IN CHINA AND THEIR WORK05-October 12, 2013"

“Condition↔Reaction: Young Artists in China and Their Work” is a video-based pro....

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GUIDO VAN DER WERVE: A REQUIEM IN THREE PARTS
April 10,2015 | Post In

Dutch artist Guido van der Werve’s 2012 film Nummer Veertien, home, a requiem in three parts, weaves together autobiography, history, music, and endurance sports. The tripartite framework simultaneously echoes the journeys of three “charact....

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MIXED SIGNALS: DJ HVAD VS. BEIJING
April 8,2015 | Post In

WEB EXCLUSIVE Denmark’s DJ HVAD pulls a nearly universal reaction out of people experiencing his work for the first time: “What…?” On the streets of his hometown, Albertslund; in the more cosmopolitan dance clubs and noise dens of nea....

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AD HOC ADMIRALTY

COLONIAL HONG KONG spread along the steep shores of Hong Kong Island. Land was so sparse that the British Navy’s headquarters were originally housed ad hoc aboard a ship, the HMS Tamar, which docked at the foot of Victoria Peak. Through suc....

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CREATIVE NONFICTION

ILLUSTRATION / Wang Buke Some time ago, French philosopher (and venerable Maoist) Alain Badiou traveled to China to speak to a Chinese philosopher. Though his or her name appears to have been lost in the ashes of time, the transcript of thi....

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TWO ARTISTS' BOOKS

Translated / Xiaowei Wang UNLIKE THE WRITTEN word, where the battlefield lies between ink and paper, artists’ books serve as a delayed convergence of work and viewer. These works of art do not sit inside the white cube waiting for visitors,....

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CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART & ITS CRITICAL HISTORY

AFTER A FEW YEARS of discursive waffling about cosmopolitanism and international visual culture, Chinese contemporary art—as a distinct object of research and scholarship—is back with a vengeance. This spring (or, perhaps more appropriately....

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