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The two Chinese characters ku er are owed to the playful transliteration of the word “queer,” attributed to Taiwanese wr....

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THE COOL KIDS

When I first mentioned the idea of making a queer cover feature to friends and colleagues, their mos....

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N12: FIFTH TIME’S A CHARM
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July 16, 2014

2007 was a busy year for Chinese contemporary art. Looking back, many events of that year resonate today. It was the yea....

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INTERSECTING HISTORIES
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June 11, 2014

In 1973, the artist Cheo Chai-Hiang set down his thoughts on art and its predicaments at some length. The text was writt....

In 1972 Cheo Chai-Hiang submitted the conceptual piece 5’ x 5’ (Singapore
River) to the Singapore Modern Art Society’s annual exhibition and was
rejected. Then President Ho Ho Ying wrote him a letter criticizing the work for
being devoid of substance and unmoving. In 2005, Cheo restored the letter and
enlarged it as Dear Cai Xiong
FILM DIRECTORS IN CORRESPONDENCE: WANG BING AND JAIME ROSALES
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July 30, 2014

“Film Directors in Correspondence” is a series of film-related exhibition events, each of which explores the work of an ....

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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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Danh Vo

Danish artist Danh Vo is currently presenting his first solo exhibition in China, “Danh Vo: We the People,” at Faurschou Foundation in Beijing. On this occasion, LEAP conducted an exclusive interview with the artist that resulted in an in-d....

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FICTIONAL EXHIBITIONS: D’S PAST

THE FIRST TIME you saw this installation was at the opening of his studio. It was in the back of the factory, where few guests ventured. You walked toward this corner and turned, arriving in a dark, low-ceilinged room. At first glance, the ....

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THE INDIVIDUAL, TORN APART

DRAWING CONTOURS ON PAPER, Wen Ling takes his time as he creates frame after frame of images from his daily life. With no strict storyboard, Wen draws what he sees and experiences in quivering traces of ink on paper. Say life is like one ex....

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Li Shurui’s studio
摄影:李梅
PHOTO: Li Mei

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LI SHURUI: THE DIFFICULTY WITH LIGHT

LI SHURUI’S series of paintings “Lights” has found a relatively reasoned form of visual expression, to the point where the paintings look almost too proficient. It has been nearly ten years since she began the series, with a single work cal....

Zhao Chuan, Joint Publishing, Shanghai, 2014, 224 pp., Chinese

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ON RADICAL ART: THE 80s SCENE IN SHANGHAI

ON RADICAL ART: The 80s Scene in Shanghai is a historical reflection on the paucity of language and ideological resources. Despite its title, On Radical Art: The 80s Scene in Shanghai covers a period up until the mid-1990s. It depicts Shang....

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LI ZHENHUA

The Beijing and Zurich-based curator Li Zhenhua has nearly 15 years of experience working in new art, and to some extent has become a spokesperson for the field. He explains, “In my work, I attempt to find new possibilities in the parts of ....

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