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Contemporary art always encompasses various disciplines. As art becomes a central part of mainstream culture in China an....

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IMAGINED NETWORKS

Kim Kardashian shot a nude cover for the independent New York magazine Paper’s winter issue; reader ....

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KATJA NOVITSKOVA: PLASTIGLOMERATES OF IMAGES
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July 7, 2015

IN 1906, NATIONAL Geographic published a series of 70 black-and-white photographs titled “Hunting Wild Game with Flashli....

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BEARS WILL NEVER STEAL YOUR CAR: REACTING TO THE NEOREACTIONARIES
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June 9, 2015

Often, I catch my eyes, sliding easily, as if they rolled on bearings, or had been oiled, off the identical rows of hous....

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DOUBLE FLY
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July 3, 2015

In the ten days before and after the Labor Day holiday, Double Fly Art Center—the collective known for its signature bra....

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On the afternoon of April 26, LEAP celebrated the release of its April i....

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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 ....

"Trailer for LEAP FORUM / VENICE 2015: NEW PAVILIONS FOR A GLOBAL ASIA-June 23, 2015"

LEAP Forum is an initiative of Modern Art, Modern Media Group’s art platform. It....

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BACK TO THE CROWD-SOURCED FUTURE OF HATSUNE MIKU

In 2007 we knew Hatsune Miku only as a virtual pop star program. By 2010 we began to realize that a huge number of people had produced derivative work, marking a development in both the medium and in the languages of cosplay culture. Anime ....

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ONE MAN’S PAPER RAD

For one Chinese artist, Wen Ling, the work of American art collective Paper Rad has exerted an enormous impact through his discovery of their work, unmediated by third-party interpretations. Wen Ling’s father was a comic book artist whose w....

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MELANIE GILLIGAN: THE COMMON SENSE

“Capital has conquered the future. Capital has no fear of utopias, since it even tends to produce them.” ——Jacques Camatte, Against Domestication In the near future, a technology referred to simply as “Patch” is widely adopted. A soft, whit....

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47 CANAL: FROM BUST TO BOOM

Some readers may recall the early days of 179 Canal, the gallery and den of rambunctious activity that sat on Canal Street, lower Manhattan’s main thoroughfare, just east of Broadway. A generation of downtown New York artists remember its e....

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

WEB EXCLUSIVE A mannequin, already victim to an axe attack and subjected to a simulated sex scene, bursts into flames. A man in a business suit throws another one, wrapped in some sort of diaper-harness, to the ground. Behind a table, a ban....

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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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