Phantom city: Chinese artist Yang Yongliang at Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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Phantom city: Chinese artist Yang Yongliang at Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Yang Yongliang’s layering of digital photography with traditional painting techniques shines a light on rampant development.  Images captured from Asia’s densely populated environs subtly tease out the reality of environmental destruction for the sake of urbanisation at the Chinese artist’s latest solo exhibition in the United States. Yang Yongliang, ‘The Path’, 2016, film on lightbox, […]
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Ai Weiwei’s Studio Demolished by Chinese Authorities, El Anatsui to Drape the Carnegie Museum, & More

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Ai Weiwei’s Studio Demolished by Chinese Authorities, El Anatsui to Drape the Carnegie Museum, & More
The walls of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s studio collapse during demolition. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP. On August 3, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei posted a video on Instagram that showed backhoes beginning to take apart what appeared to be one of his studio buildings in Beijing. “Today, they started to demolish my studio ‘zuo you’ in […]
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