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Fences

The “Gilded Cage” stands just steps from Trump Tower, home of a man who wants to build a wall along the Mexican border.

Ai Weiwei’s “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” exhibit deploys installation all over New York City in about 300 locations. The exhibits are a manifest for the more than 65 million people who lost their home in the current world instability and they are migrating to other more safe countries of the world.

The fenced 5th Avenue towards Trump Tower seen through the Gilded Cage

Ai Weiwei produced the documentary “Human Flow” about refugees of the world shot during a period of two years in more than 40 refugee camps and along numerous border crossings.

“Arch” in Washington Square, New York

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Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Blog, China, USA

 

The new art of China

“China after 1989-Theater of the World” hosted by the Guggenheim Museum is a spectacular and extremely ambitious retrospective of Chinese art from the last two decades of the 20th century and following into the 21st century till the Beijing Olympics in 2008. This more effervescent period started at the beginning of the 1980s in sync with the economic liberalization reforms and was abruptly stalled after the events in Tiananmen Square of June 4, 1989.

The frustration of the Chinese art community and the mistrust in the government for this lack of freedom of expression is expressed in many of the curated works of art.

On the same token are the diverse perceptions of what the western art scene was expected from the Chinese art and what the Chinese artists were also expected from the West.

Most of the works in exhibition are conceptual but there are also works in a new, uncompromising, realistic style.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2017 in Blog, China, USA

 

Chinese New Year

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Dragons in Chinatown, New York

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Firecrackers …

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…and their aftermath

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2014 in Blog, China, USA