The 30th Annual Weifang International Kite Festival

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Every year in Weifang, in the Shandong province of China, an international kite festival kicks off attracting worldwide attention. The festival has been hosted there by one of the three main kite-making schools in china since 1984. Chinese and foreign kite master perform stunts and spectacles to amuse thousands of visitors. This year will be the 9th 'World Kite Championships,' with teams representing dozens of countries participating. 

Preston Scott Cohen's "DaTong Library" is Under Construction

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 20, 2013
Boston-based designer and architect Preston Scott Cohen's design for the Datong Library in China is currently under construction. The 'grand architectural gesture' is a book ramp, which ties four floors of books together. Aircraft design software was used to realize a complex skin that envelopes the 'dramatically soaring tectonic form.'

Huang Yan Paints Song Dynasty Landscapes on the Human Body

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
In his latest series, Chinese Landscapes, Beijing-based artist Huang Yan emulated traditional painting styles from the Song Dynasty on the human body. By using the human body as a canvas, Huang has reinterpreted a traditional practice and reinforced 'Taoist concepts that imply a sense of harmony between man and his environment.'

Watch: Li Hongbo Explains How He Makes His Flexible Paper Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
We have posted Li Hongbo's amazing flexible paper sculpture before and were always curious how he made them. In this visit to his studio, we learn his original inspiration for the sculptures and get to see a few parts of the process. Video after the jump!

Book: Chinese Graphic Design in the Twentieth Century

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Scott Minick and Jiao Ping's book Chinese Graphic Design in The Twentieth Century presents a stunning exhibition of modern graphic design in China from posters and advertisements to book covers and magazines.  

More Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 08, 2013
We featured Chinese book designer Li Hongbo's incredible honeycomb-inspired flexible paper skull a few weeks ago. He has also been filling galleries with larger-scale, vibrant constructions fashioned from the same complex paper patterns.  

Jamie Hawkesworth Photographs Ai Weiwei

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ai Weiwei is undeniably one of the most significant and heroically provocative artists in China (and in the world for that matter) right now. If you are not familiar with why we would say such a thing, you certainly should go see Never Sorry. Recently, photographer Jamie Hawkesworth was sent to capture some images of his studio in Beijing for AnOther Magazine, and the results were stunning. Each composition is clean, simple, and telling of Ai Weiwei's circumstances.

Traditional Chinese Style Landfills by Yao Lu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chinese photographer Yao Lu takes images of garbage draped in protective netting and manipulates them to resemble the beautiful misty mountainous landscapes so often depicted by tradition Chinese landscape paintings. Entitled New Landscapes, the series comments on the not so hidden environmental impacts of China's expansive urbanization.  

"Hiding in the City," New Photographs by Liu Bolin

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 16, 2013
Master invisible man and internationally celebrated photo-performance Chinese artist Liu Bolin has several new pieces that are part of a retrospective at Galerie Paris-Beijing.

Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Why carve your sculptures when you could delicately glue thousands of perfectly cut pieces of paper together? Beijing editor and designer Li Hongbo, inspired by tradtional Chinese paper toys and decorations, applied the same methods to create these very cool, flexible paper sculptures. Watch the video below of Hongbo demonstrating his sculptures at a recent solo show at Dominik Mersche Gallery in Australia.

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