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The July/August 2017 Issue Is Now Available

July 5, 2017

Editor’s Note Over the years, Yishu has published a number of thematic issues addressing topics that have currency in the minds of artists, critics, art historians, and curators. In some cases, the topics have been geographical, ideological, or historical in nature and have involved collaborations with institutions such as the Asia Art Archive, the Guggenheim […]

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The 11th Annual Award of Art China (AAC), May 23rd, 2017

June 23, 2017

Launched by Artron Art Group, the 11th Annual Award of Art China is one of China’s most influential art awards focusing on academic and artistic achievement. Its ceremony was held at the Palace Museum in Beijing on May 23rd, 2017. The rotating president of the AAC Judging Committee this year was Zheng Shengtian and the […]

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The May/June 2017 Issue Is Now Available

May 1, 2017

Editor’s Note Over the turn of the twenty-first century, the movement of migrant workers from rural areas to urban ones in mainland China took place on a scale unmatched anywhere else on earth. That this subject has made its way into China’s visual art is addressed by Wu Hung and Madeline Eschenburg in Yishu 80. […]

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The March/April 2017 Issue Is Now Available

March 1, 2017

Editor’s Note Yishu 79 opens with features on two artists, Lee Kit and Zhou Bin, whose work reflects idiosyncratic approaches and eludes easy labels. Both artists do, however, explore aspects of the everyday and have an interest in the crossover between art and life. Godfre Leung points out how Lee Kit has been preoccupied with […]

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The January/February 2017 Issue Is Now Available

January 1, 2017

Editor’s Note Yishu 78 presents a diverse selection of texts beginning with a feature on Lee Mingwei, an artist whom we last covered in 2002. Rachel Ng looks at his work from the perspective of cultural identity in a world of globalization and, in addition, how his work is positioned with respect to relational aesthetics. […]

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The November/December 2016 Issue Is Now Available

November 2, 2016

Editor’s Note Yishu 77 has two distinct highlights. One is the announcement of and publishing of texts by recipients of the Yishu Awards for Critical Writing and Curating on Contemporary Chinese Art. With the generous financial support of Cc Foundation, Shanghai, and JNBY, China, we have expanded the awards to recognize five individuals (an increase […]

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The September/October 2016 Issue Is Now Available

September 1, 2016

Editor’s Note Performance art has a strong legacy in southwest China, particularly in the city of Chengdu. Sophia Kidd, who previously contributed two texts on performance art in this region (Yishu 44, Yishu 55), updates us on an art medium that has shifted emphasis over the years but continues to maintain its presence and has […]

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The July/August 2016 Issue Is Now Available

July 2, 2016

Editor’s Note Yishu 75 opens with a text by Shao-Lan Hertel that explores cross-cultural encounters among three artists—Wang Dongling, Roman Verostko, and Andreas Schmid—as it pertains to the evolution of calligraphy in China during the 1980s and into the 90s, a relatively early period for contemporary Chinese art, and the subsequent interaction with aspects of […]

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The May/June 2016 Issue Is Now Available

May 2, 2016

Editor’s Note Each of the texts in Yishu 74 has arisen in response to an exhibition, emphasizing the importance of exhibitions as platforms for thinking about questions that exist beyond the artwork itself. Together, these texts—which explore art history, geopolitical contexts, and curatorial intentions—serve to rupture established narratives of history and emblems of nationhood in […]

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Yishu Editor-in-Chief Keith Wallace to Present the Fifth Yishu Awards and to Host “What China?” at Art Basel Hong Kong

March 23, 2016

Yishu will be participating in Asia Art Archive’s Open Platform at Art Basel Hong Kong on March 24, 4-5:30pm. We will be presenting the Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art followed by a discussion titled “What China?” Please come and join us at the AAA Booth P9, Institutions and Bookstores Area […]

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The March/April 2016 Issue Is Now Available

March 2, 2016

Editor’s Note Yishu 73 opens with a text on the innovative handmade puppets developed by Shanghai artist Maleonn. Puppetry is an area of creative practice that has received scant attention from the art world, and Maleonn’s incorporation of various found objects into the construction of his theatrical presentations demonstrates the kind of resourcefulness and imagination […]

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Yishu As a Media Partner of India Art Fair, January 28-31, 2016

January 25, 2016

Yishu is delighted to be a media partner of India Art Fair, which opens from January 28-31, 2016. About the Fair India Art Fair is South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art and portal to the region’s cultural landscape. Founded in 2008, India Art Fair has become the bedrock of a now booming […]

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Yishu As a Media Partner of Art Stage Singapore, January 21-24, 2016

January 18, 2016

Yishu is delighted to be a media partner of Art Stage Singapore, which opens from January 21-24, 2016 About the Fair Art Stage Singapore is the leading Asian art fair connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art. With a deep understanding of Asia’s dynamic visual arts scene, Art Stage Singapore presents the […]

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The January/February 2016 Issue Is Now Available

January 1, 2016

Editor’s Note Yishu 72 is pleased to present essays by Dong Bingfeng and Lesley Ma, recipients of the Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art. These awards are the result of recommendations made by two important figures in contemporary Chinese art—this year Julia F. Andrews and Gao Shiming. The jurors selected an […]

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The Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art

December 8, 2015

Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art. Two jurors who have an extensive history with contemporary Chinese art each were invited to make one autonomous recommendation: Julia F. Andrews, Distinguished University Professor of Art History at Ohio State […]

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Vancouver Art Gallery Appoints Zheng Shengtian As Adjunct Director for the Institute of Asian Art

December 3, 2015

The Vancouver Art Gallery is proud to announce the establishment of the inaugural international Asian Art Council to advise and guide the activities of the Institute of Asian Art (IAA), the Gallery’s comprehensive initiative to advance scholarship and public appreciation of art from Asia through exhibitions, public programs and collection acquisition. The Asian Art Council […]

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Yishu Journal – The November/December 2015 Issue Is Now Available

November 3, 2015

Editor’s Note Yishu 71 presents the work of a diversity of artists, yet two central themes have made themselves evident in this issue—first, aesthetics and ideas that navigate between the East and West, and, second, the relationship between the traditional and the contemporary in visual art. The first is exemplified by featured artists who were […]

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Yishu Initiative: A Complete Set of Back Issues Donated to CCAA Archive, Beijing

November 1, 2015

As part of the Yishu Initiative, we have been donating a complete set of Yishu back issues (2002-2015) to libraries of major universities and art schools around the world. Our goal is to provide a valuable resource to library users who are interested in contemporary Chinese art. We thank our sponsors for their generous support. […]

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Yishu Managing Editor Zheng Shengtian As A Jury Member for the 2015 CCAA Chinese Contemporary Art Critic Award

On October 26, 2015, Yishu Managing Editor Zheng Shengtian was invited to take part in the selection process of the 2015 CCAA Chinese Contemporary Art Critic Award as well as an academic seminar that took place at the auditorium of CAFA Art Museum, Beijing. The jury comprised renowned critics or curators active in the forefront […]

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Lecture: Diego Ribera from Guanajuato By Zheng Shengtian, September 8, 2015

September 4, 2015

Yishu Managing Editor Zheng Shengtian is going to present a lecture titled, “Diego Ribera from Guanajuato,” at the SFU Harbour Centre, HC 7000, on September 8 at 7PM. The lecture focuses on the roots of Diego Rivera and his influence on Chinese Art. Bio: Zheng Shengtian, an artist, scholar, and independent curator, has lived and […]

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