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.

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.

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