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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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ON WANG YIN: TOWARDS A POOR PAINTING

When you turn on the television in China and flick through some channels, chances are you’ll happen ....

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A DOOR BETWEEN DIMENSIONS: HA BIK CHUEN AND THE ARCHIVE AS PRACTICE
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July 29, 2015

A small-scale exhibition, “Excessive Enthusiasm: Ha Bik Chuen and the Archive as Practice” showcases the initial results....

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ON WANG YIN: TOWARDS A POOR PAINTING
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July 28, 2015

When you turn on the television in China and flick through some channels, chances are you’ll happen upon several TV seri....

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KOKI TANAKA: A VULNERABLE NARRATOR
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July 23, 2015

Koki Tanaka is Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year, an award that favors artists “who connect their aesthetic concerns to....

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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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THE GARO ERA

One of the best-known creatives to emerge from the turmoil of postwar Japan—a time marked by leftist resentment of capitalism as well as increasing openness with American aid and occupation—was Osamu Tezuka, who made manga into a modern pro....

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WONG PING: TO THE WONDERLAND

In a brightly decorated bedroom, a man and a woman are having intercourse on a narrow single bed. The woman is bent over and the man is half-kneeling behind her. Dressed in neon green stockings, both of their faces are of the same shade—swe....

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KATJA NOVITSKOVA: PLASTIGLOMERATES OF IMAGES

IN 1906, NATIONAL Geographic published a series of 70 black-and-white photographs titled “Hunting Wild Game with Flashlight and Camera,” depicting scenes of deer congregating, hopping about, and resting under the cover of darkness, and occa....

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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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