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No Other

The Great Wall of China, painting by Anna Elkins

Happy to have my first essay up on Perceptive Travel: “Beyond the Fear of Other in China” (originally titled “No Other”). And happy to have this sketch of The Great Wall included!

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Ai Weiwei on Self-Censorship and Freedom of Expression

The sculpture 'Surveillance Camera' made of marble in 2010 by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is displayed as part of the exhibition 'Evidence' at the Martin-Gropius Bau museum in Berlin, during a press preview on April 2, 2014. On 3,000 square metres in 18 rooms and the Lichthof court, the museum will be displaying works and installations from the artist which were either designed for the Martin-Gropius-Bau or have not yet been shown in Germany, from April 3 to July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE +++ RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

In an email to the Huffington Post, Ai analyzed the culture of “self-censorship” at play in China’s art world, drawing a line between the government’s actions and an old Chinese saying, which translates to “killing the chicken to scare the monkey.” The essay is reprinted in full below.

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Art Talk with Hung Liu

May 24, 2012 By Rebecca Gross Hung Liu. Photo courtesy of the artist In 1984, Hung Liu emigrated from the People’s Republic of China to the United States, becoming one of the first Chinese artists to study in the U.S. An adult by the time she left her native country, Liu had spent four years […]

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PROMINENT CHINESE CALLIGRAPHER COMES TO ASHLAND, OREGON TO BRIDGE CULTURES THROUGH ART

A Champagne Toast Will Honor Mr. Ma Weihua At Illahe Studios and Gallery, Friday June 3rd at 5:00 PM. A Short Demonstration By This Renowned International Artist, Will Follow.

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