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JJ XI and CAI YUAN (of MAD FOR REAL) were both born in China in 1956 and 1962, respectively, and have been working in Britain since the 1980s. Some of their first performances as a collaborative, their 1999 “interventions” in Tracey Emin’s Bed and Duchamps Fountain generated numerous newspaper accounts, further exemplifying the way in which successful acts of intervention gain their own narrative momentum, in turn transforming the historical understanding of the original objects. They have been working together since that time producing radically political works that intervene in various contemporary political narratives and belief systems. For more, visit www.madforreal.com.cn.
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
CARBON excerpts from Rana Dasgupta’s photography series LIU LI TUN photography by RongRong and inri THE WALKING THE CABBAGE PROJECT (2000-2010) photography and performance art by Han Bing COMMUNIST LATENTO installation and text-based work from Raqs Media Collective NATURALISATION exploring what it means to be British/Chinese, this series by Anthony Key uses food and other […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]