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Experimental art

Experimental Live Art in Chengdu

Performance art was once big in Chengdu and across China, but a ban on performance drove the live art crowd underground. The ban was recently lifted and artists converged on Flower Town to revive the art, Tabitha reports.

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An American Artist in Chengdu II: From Cave To Sky

American painter Will Kerr’s show is running until July 6th in Chengdu. Get down there and experience thousands of years of creativity hitting you full force right in the cerebellum.

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The Artist, Interrogating Performance: Zhou Bin

In her latest profile of Chengdu artists, Tabitha tries to make sense of Zhou Bin’s extreme performance art and the power of the naked body, while not vomiting or otherwise expelling body fluids all over the place.

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Yang Mian’s Art

Yang Mian is one of Chengdu’s most successful artists. His work explores boundaries between reality and illusion, perspectives and standards – interrogating and challenging concepts we all take for granted. We take a closer look in this essay.

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Life of the Artist: Liang Wei’s Shifting Landscapes

Shifting between the landscape art community in Seattle in the United States and Sichuan Province in China, Liang Wei is one of a kind.

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Tang Wugang: The Armory of an Artist

Tang Wu Gang is a young, up and coming artist with a unique style and a flair for armor, oil and good smokes. We take a closer work at the man and his art in this latest installment of Chengdu Artists

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Portrait of a Chengdu Artist: He Duoling

He Duoling, Chengdu local and co-founder of China’s infamous “Scar Art” movement, is not a surrealist. But he is widely regarded as one of China’s greatest living masters of realism and is creating incredible pieces in Chengdu’s artist sanctuary He Tang Yuese.

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Portrait of a Chengdu artist: Luo Fahui

Luo Fahui is a painter who started out in a leaky hovel during the 1960s and now lives and works in a beautiful home outside of Chengdu. We take a look at his work, his home and listen to what his contemporaries have to say about Luo’s erotically charged painting.

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