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History of Black and White: 50 Years of Evolution of Ink and Wash
by Pi Daojian
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Post '89 Essay
My Life, My Decision: The Political Nature of Chinese Contemporary Art
by Pi Li
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Interview
Getting Close to the Times: A Look at Chinese Contemporary Art After the Move from the Yuan Ming Yuan Artist Colony to Song Zhuang
by Yang Wei

*Map of Song Zhuang
*Map of Yuan Mingyuan
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"Other" Point of View
Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video Art: Interview with Toshio Shimizu
by Robert Bernell
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Reviews

"Balanced Existence: Future Scenarios for the Ecological City"
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Cultural Revolution Posters in the Gu Zhenqing Collection
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Date: September 15~November 14,1999
Venue: Avenue Des Ch(ps) Elysees
Featured Artists:
Stephan Balkenhol
Daniel
Buren
Nora Correas
Anthony Cragg
Erik Dietman
Braco Dimitrijevic
Sokari Douglas Camp
Peter Downsbrough
El Anatsui
Mohamed El Baz
Barry Flanagan
Bruno Gironcoli
Red Grooms
aymond Hains
Keith Haring
Helena Hietanen
Ravinder Singh Jamwal
Ilya Kabakov
Dani Karavan
Marin Kasimir
et Frederic Migayrou
Kcho
John Kelly
Alain Kirili
Frans Krajcberg
Bertrand Lavier
Manolis Maridakis
Brigitte Nahon
Katshito Nishikawa
Nam June Paik
Bernard Pages
Panamarenko
Giuseppe Penone
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Jaume Plensa
Anne et Patrick Poirier
Rober Racine
Jean-Pierre Raynaud
Ulrich Ruckriem
Jean-Michel Sanejouand
George Segal
Maria Serebriakova
Susumu Shingu
Vladimir Skoda
Jessica Stockholder
Joon-Young Suh
Sui JianGuo
Bernar Venet
Henk Visch
Wang Keping
Lawrence Weiner
Kan Yasuda
Gavin Younge
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Wang Keping
"Les spectateurs"

1999
400 x 200 x 260 cm
Chene massif
Pret de l'artiste.
Remerciements a la galerie Zurcher, Paris.
Photo: W.Keping

Wang Keping
Les Spectateurs

Wang Keping is one of the founders of the non-conformist artists' group Xing-Xing (Stars), created in Beijing in 1979. He and other members of the group have only recently returned to teach in art schools in Beijing. For "Champs de la Scupture 2000," the artist created a monumental group of eight figures in two rows, back to back, sculpted using a single piese according to chan principles (the Chinese equivalent of Japanese zen). Their highly simple form uses the natural lines of the wood's knots, streaks and formations.

Wang Keping respects the essence of the material in giving his figures life. This is why their limbs are truncated and their faces blind, at times pierced by a hole that is more evocative of a scream than the contours of a mouth.

This sculpted group, which is an allusion to Rodin's Burghers of Calais, designates a few anonymous Chinese people and commemorates them as victims of political doublespeak.

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Sui Jianguo
"Legacy Mantle"
1999
240 x 180 x 120 cm
bronze
Production Jean-Marc Decrop, commixxaire independant et conseiller artistique, en collaboration avec la galerie Loft, Paris, et avec la participation de la societe Guerlain.

 

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Sui Jianguo
"Legacy Mantle"
1999
240 x 180 x 120 cm
bronze
Production Jean-Marc Decrop, commixxaire independant et conseiller artistique, en collaboration avec la galerie Loft, Paris, et avec la participation de la societe Guerlain

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Sui Jianguo
"Legacy Mantle"
1999
240 x 180 x 120 cm
bronze
Production Jean-Marc Decrop, commixxaire independant et conseiller artistique, en collaboration avec la galerie Loft, Paris, et avec la participation de la societe Guerlain

Sui Jianguo
Legacy Mantle

Sui Jinguo began working in factories at 16, became interested in art and attended night classes. He then worked at the regional cultural center and organized artistic training programs for workers.
By the end of the 1980s, his works were inpregnated with the radicalism then in vogue. After the Tienanmen Square tragedy in 1989, his work became more influenced by Taoism, its tendency toward aestheticism, and its striving for formal and technical perfection. His first stone work, inspired by the cement structures with steel rods jutting out found on construction sites, evoked the oppression rampant in Chinese society at the time. The Legacy Mantle series mards a purely formal turning point; the human being remains the artist's main subject. The figurative Legacy Mantles show man as a product of his culture. At first a symbol of modernity, the Mao jacket became emblematic of the rigidity of the cultural dictatorship after the Cultural Revolution. The title refers to the priests' robes handed down from generation to generation.
 



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