WEEK IN REVIEW: Resurrecting Portraiture and More

On 23/08/2013 by Site Default

Missed our big stories in China this week? BLOUIN ARTINFO brings you a quick recap.

— This week new media artist Zhou Yi told Belle Zhao about her work “New Shorelines”, which is showing at the Vladivostok Biennale of Visual Arts. The 3-D animation features terrifying mermaids and Stephen Hakwing clones.

— Li Li spoke with French artist David Ancelin about his new show at Beijing’s Jiali Gallery. Ancelin’s silkscreen and stainless steel prints depict the distorting, obscuring effects of smog and night.

— In Shanghai, Sam Gaskin reviewed “Portrait of the Times”, the sprawling 30-year portraiture retrospective at the Power Station of Art. Even after the opening explosions (large installations made of human hair and cow skins), the show maintains its action movie momentum.

— We reported on a major change at the Today Art Museum this week. Xie Suzhen has resigned her place as director, with deputy director Gao Peng taking over.

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