Chinese Fun by Stefano Cerio

Chinese Fun by Stefano Cerio

Visual artist Stefano Cerio is focusing on the theme of representation, Cerio’s newest photo series Chinese Fun is another fascinating stage in his comprehensive vision of exploring “place” and “other”.(via www.juxtapoz.com)

We came across these series after reading about the Bemusement Park project “DismaLand”  by Bansky

Happy Chinese New Year 2015

Happy Chinese New Year 2015

half shaven sheep
The Year 2015 is the 4712th Chinese year
. The Year of the Sheep. The Year of the Wood Sheep (Wei) starts on February 19, 2015, and ends on February 7, 2016, in the Gregorian calendar. It comes after the Year of the Horse and before the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar. (photographer unknown via twebsterarmstrong.blogspot.nl/2011/01/woolens.html)

Regular Fragile by Liu Jiahua

Regular Fragile by Liu Jiahua, a project for the 50th Biennale di Venezia, China Pavillion,  2003. “Ordinary” objects all made from porcelain. About: Liu Jianhua is one of China’s best known sculptural and installation artists whose primary materials are porcelain and mixed media. He was raised up in Jiangxi Province where he spent 14 years in learning the ceramic and porcelain craft at Ji ngdezhen’s factory. He graduated in Fine Art of Sculpture at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute in 1989, and within a contemporarycontext, he started his own experimental practices. Liu’s porcelain and mixed media works reflect the economic and social changes in China as well as the problems that follow suit. His Regular Fragile series, first shown at the Chinese Pavilion, Venice Biennale in 2003, is composed of porcelain replicas of daily that privilege appearance and symbolism over function. In 2008, he shifted his previous close and direct attention on the problems emerged in China from globalization and sharp social changes to “no meaning, no content”, which declared the fairly new exploration of his creation with works Untitled in 2008 and therefore formed a basic direction leading the perception of contemporary art creation. (read more here)

A Ride through Nanjing Road, Shanghai

A Ride through Nanjing Road, Shanghai. Nanjing Road (南京路 Nánjīnglù) is Shanghai’s main shopping street, and one of the most hectic ones we’ve ever seen. It’s also a long stretch so they have little sponsored trains to ride you back and forth on this shopping street. That’s what we filmed for you, the view we had in the 5 minute ride.