You recently wrote a preface for an exhibition on post-70s Yunnan artists, using the term “non-stream” to describe them. You wrote, “Non-stream is a state that is neither mainstream nor non-mainstream, a state outside of the streams.
Zi Bai is having his first solo exhibition in Kunming. The exhibition, Made in Spectacle Society is a photo-based exhibition, the works are from 2007-2008. Zi Bai was born in Xishuangbanna and has now moved to Kunming. We asked him a couple of questions about his art and what inspires him. Can you tell us […]
Ink painting and calligraphy are unique art forms within traditional Chinese culture. For almost a century, western and Chinese cultures have collided and intermingled, a process that has continued to present an ever-changing set of challenges for artists.
An Interview with Josef: “Digging where you stand” by Luo Fei December 12, 2012 10:00 a.m. TCG Nordica Gallery, Kunming Swedish artist Josef Mellergård has come and resided in TCG Nordica for four months since September 2012. Upon finishing his series of works on performance art and prophets, he is to have a solo exhibition “Sacred […]
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Can The Art Market Judge Value? Discussion With Luo Fei by R. Orion Martin In 1991, Huang Zhuan participated in an interview for the magazine Art Market. In it, he argued that the creation of an art market in China would establish a relatively fair arena in which artists could compete while also supporting those artists. […]
The Dao: To Ceaselessly Grow and Multiply Reflections on Zhang Yongzheng’s Paper-based Improvisational Works By Luo Fei Translated by R. Orion Martin Author’s note: I have long been interested in Zhang Yongzheng’s creative process, and am quite familiar with the various stages of his work. We’ve also always been very good friends, but when I […]
Travel 1 000 li in one day Reflections on Zhang Yongzheng’s improvisation When I first saw Zhang Yongzheng’s improvisations, my immediate point of reference was music. More specifically to “A donkey passes the river”, composed by his longtime friend Zhang Quan and performed by the now defunct Wild Children. The brush strokes know where they […]
R. Orion Martin and Zhang Yongzheng February 28th, 2012 Zhang Yongzheng’s Kunming Studio on West Jiaochang Road. What is the relationship between these works on paper and your other works? They are two states of painting. The paper works are completely improvised. They rely very little on reason or thinking. The canvas-based works belong to […]