The Rematch: Duke Riley recreating history in China

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
A history lesson from Brooklyn's Duke Riley: Thousands of years ago, the Jade Emperor decided to assign an animal’s name to every year, in order to simplify the calendar for the people of China. A swimming race amongst twelve animals across the mighty river was organized to determine the sequential order in which year they would appear. This would become the Shengxiao, the Chinese zodiac. And now, Duke is going to recreate this race.

Liu Bolin "Lost In Art" @ Eli Klein, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tonight, March 20, Eli Klein in New York City will open a new exhibition with the internationally renowned Invisible Man, Chinese photographer and "chameleon," Liu Bolin. Lost In Art will present new photographs from both Bolin's Hiding in the City and Hiding in New York series, as well as his recent collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and fashion giants Gaultier, Lanvin, Missoni, and Valentino.

Documented: Toy Sex Doll Factory in China

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 17, 2012
The mystery of sex doll creation is fully revealed in this somewhat disturbing and comprehensive photo exposé from photographer Jason Lee, who was granted access to the Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province in China. Lee documents the production of the company's 13 types of dolls, selling more than 50,000 last year at an average price of $16.00 USD and primarily exported to Japan, Korea, and Turkey.

The Work of Yue Minjun

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 10, 2012
For a long time, we weren't quite sure if the subjects in Beijing, China based Yue Minjun's paintings were self-portraits or a personal character created. They are indeed self-portraits. We just read that Yue is often classified as part of the Chinese "Cynical Realist" movement in art developed in China since 1989. Yue rejects this label.

Vhils in Shanghai, China

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 23, 2012
Vhils was recently in China for his solo exhibition at 18 Gallery and chipped away at a few walls while in town. The show itself starts on March 31, but Vhils has a public art exhibition that just started on the streets on Shanghai.

Money Portraits by Chinese Agency, SenseTeam

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
This is an interesting project by Chinese creative agency, Senseteam, where they "cut apart and recompose the currencies of countries  from around the world in an examination of identity and cultural desires that links together wealth, branding, and human expressions and ethnicities." The results are very unique.

New Photography by Li Wei

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Chinese photographer Li Wei uses no post-production after-effects to create his half performance art, half photographic artwork. What you see here are optical illusions, with wires and platforms obscured by Wei's trickery. And he appears often in his own work, so when you see the monk flying into the air, that is the artist himself.

Q Confucius No.2 by Zhang Huan

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 26, 2011
Chinese sculpture artist, Zhang Huan, has a exhibition of new work currently on display at Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, and the centerpiece of the exhibit is the sculpture, Q Confucius No.2. The "massive silica-gel, mechanical bust of an unclothed confucius rests in a rectangular pool in the center of the gallery space."

Sculpture Art by China's Chen Wenling

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 09, 2011
Chinese sculpture artist, Chen Wenling, created one of our favorite installation pieces we have seen in the past few years (after the jump), and it has taken us some time to get some more pieces of his work up on the site. That piece, titled What You See Might Not Be Real, sums up the Wall Street debacles of the past 4 years quite well.

Phillipp Scholz Rittermann at MCASD, La Jolla

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 04, 2011
In 2009, Phillipp Scholz Rittermann, a German-born and San Diego-based photographer, traveled the banks of the Grand Canal in China, documenting a country going through transition. The resulting body of work, Emperor's River, is now on exhibition at MCASD, La Jolla, CA.


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