LEAP 25

STRANGERS IN STRANGE LANDS

This issue attempts to trace the footsteps of Chinese artists abroad over the last thirty years, starting with Berlin an....

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A correspondence with Cai studio

Dear Editor, Thank you very much for sending the interview with ZhengShengtianfor the studio’s refer....

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REINVENTING THE SHOPPING MALL: THE K11 EXPERIMENT
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March 28, 2014

Over the past 20 years, James M. Bradburne has sat at the helm of various cultural institutions. From the interactive sc....

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AS SEEN HERE: VIEWS OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART IN THE U.S.
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March 26, 2014

FROM AT LEAST the time of Nixon’s visit in 1972, the United States has had a love-hate relationship with China. Opening ....

Zhang Huan, My America (Hard to Acclimatize),
1999, performance, Seattle Asian Art Museum
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March 31, 2014

For one artist to decide to create work in tandem with another always carries with it the risk of hit or miss. The meeti....

Colin Chinnery, He An, Zhang Hui,
Once, 2013
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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....

View of “The Khitans”

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ZHAO GANG THE PAINTER: IDENTITY ANXIETY

ZHAO GANG JOINED the hutongdwelling impressionists the “Stars Group” when he was only sixteen years old. He went on to win a scholarship to study abroad in 1983, and soon integrated seamlessly into the Western gallery system. Having held hi....

Catherine Lord, Richard Meyer, Phaidon Press Limited, 2013, 412 pp., English

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ART AND QUEER CULTURE

IMAGINE ENCOUNTERING A plastic duplicate of Canova’s neoclassical marble sculpture The Three Graces (1814-1817) in a lesbian pub. Three pale white female figures in the nude, their genitals covered by a ribbon, hugging each other. The “grac....

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LOST IN AMSTERDAM

Artist Cheng Ran is on a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, where he has prepared a visual diary of his present work and life for LEAP. Amsterdam is smaller than I imagined. Traversing the entire city by foot takes approx....

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FROM THE WOOFER TEN DEBATE TO THE COMING OF THE COMMUNITY ART ERA

WITH THE FUTURE of Woofer Ten still yet uncertain, several young yet experienced artist members of the space have created the Woofer Ten Continuous Working Team that will keep vigilance of the venue, buy time for further negotiation with th....

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ZHAI LIANG: THE WHOLE OF KNOWLEDGE

Nine years ago, Zhai Liang called a selection of his works the “Decisions Collection.” They are small watercolors, mostly of scenes from daily life. Some include human figures and some are simple scenes. Titles such as Tian’anmen Square, Da....

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ADULT VIDEO KAKUMEISHI

JAPANESE ADULT VIDEO (AV) has a special significance in China. Less and less seen as a tool for masturbation, it has accrued cynical, subversive connotations. When Sora Aoi became a model of morality overnight, leading netizens of all socia....

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