• 07/10/2014

    Camille Henrot questions where history begins, often incorporating indigenous cultures and....

  • 02/10/2014

    In an art world that often seems to elevate style over substance and rewards gloss and fla....

  • CAN’T SEE STRAIGHT? US EITHER.

    19/08/2014

    LEAP LABS, in collaboration with Beijing’s time-honored LGBT club Destination, presents “C....

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Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Foucault’s passing, this issue places his thought within the context of Chinese co....

Xu Qu, Tennis Court, 2014, installation view, Taikang Space, Beijing. Courtesy of Taikang Space.

COVER FEATURE

XU QU: TENNIS COURT (WEB EXCLUSIVE)

  Last month, Beijing-based artist Xu Qu (b. 1978) constructed his first large-scale outdoor in....

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A Form No Longer Radical
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September 11, 2014

By today’s standards, Musique Concrète seems like idealist fundamentalism, attempting as it does to provide a morphology....

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INTERSECTING HISTORIES
FEATURES
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
REVIEWS
October 20, 2014

  Last month, Beijing-based artist Xu Qu (b. 1978) constructed his first large-scale outdoor installation: a tennis....

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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....

“Tales from the Taiping Era,”exhibition view

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THE SPACE TRAP

THE PRIVATE ART museums appearing on the outskirts of Chinese cities in recent years are like vast fairy tale castles flung down from the sky—they bear no relation to their surroundings. Forging the ambitious myth of art in the wilderness, ....

NICOLAS BOURRIAUD

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NICOLAS BOURRIAUD

In the 1990s, Nicolas Bourriaud became one of the most influential authors of contemporary art criticism thanks to his work Relational Aesthetics . From 1999 to 2006, he served as co-director of Palais de Tokyo, the Paris contemporary art s....

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N12: FIFTH TIME’S A CHARM

2007 was a busy year for Chinese contemporary art. Looking back, many events of that year resonate today. It was the year that Forbes published an analysis of the five hottest collectible commodities; impressively, contemporary Chinese art ....

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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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