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.

In Street Art: CCTV Headquarters in Beijing

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 15, 2011
Located in Beijing, China, the CCTV Headquarters is a remarkable project designed by architect Rem Koolhaas. With a fire nearly burning down a neighboring building and a Chinese critic publishing an article stating the building was modeled after a pornographic image of a naked women on her hands and knees, it’s surprising the building reached completion.

Central Chinese Television Building

Street Art // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Located in Beijing, China, the CCTV Headquarters is a remarkable project designed by architect Rem Koolhaas.  With a fire nearly burning down a neighboring building and a Chinese critic publishing an article stating the building was modeled after a pornographic image of a naked women on her hands and knees, it’s surprising the building reached completion.

In Street Art: The Sidewalk Pod

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Twenty four -year old architect, Dia Haifei built an egg–shaped pod on the sidewalk to evade Beijing’s extreme rent prices. Haifei was inspired to design and build the structure after seeing a conceptual project named “City’s Egg” which was held at the Shanghai Biennale exhibition.

Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, freed on bail

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Since being unjustly detained by Chinese authorties this past Spring in Beijing, Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei has become a symbol of free speech and expression throughout the international art community. Today, the artist was freed on bail and has since returned to his family.

The Empty Chair by Maarten Baas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Standing 5 meters tall and to honor Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International had Dutch designer Maarten Baas create this "empty chair" to support the campaign against suppression of writers, journalists, artists and activists.

Ai Weiwei photo Projected on Chinese Consulate in NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 24, 2011
On Friday May 20, Cuban artist Geandy Pavon did a bit of guerilla work by projecting the face of detained Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, on the Chinese consulate in Manhattan. Pavon called the piece, Nemesis Ai Weiwei: The Elusiveness of Being.

The Sculptures of Fan Xiaoyan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 17, 2011
We all know that Arnold and James Cameron popularized the half-man, half-machine theme, but Fan Xiaoyan has taken the concept to a whole new level in this series of women with machine body parts. The tank sculptures in particular are of amazing note.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Speaks Out For Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 05, 2011
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has spoken out in defense of Ai Weiwei, as the Mayor was speaking at the NYC Plaza Hotel Wednesday to open a public art installation by the detained Chinese artist Ai. Bloomberg went as far as to say the Chinese governement "do not value and protect free speech."

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