Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art
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Winter/December 2006
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Volume 5, Number 4, Winter/December 2006

Inside this issue

A Tale of Two Biennales: Singapore and Shanghai
by Joe Martin Hill
p. 7
Interview with Fumio Nanjo, Artistic Director of the Singapore Biennale
by Susan Kendzulak
p. 18
The Undesignable
by Zhang Qing
p. 21
Documenta 12 Magazines Feature: Who is the Next Freshman in Art and Culture? The New Trend in Graduate Programs in Art and Culture in Taiwan
by Wu Yihhuei, Yu Wie
p. 28
Dialogue: Dispute on “Dumped” Graduation Theses of 12 Students In Oil Painting Class of Shanghai Normal University
by Ma Jun
p. 38
Interview with Samuel Kung, Chairman and Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
by Zheng Shengtian
p. 48
Mao, Money, and Censorship After the ‘Domestic Turn’ in Beijing’s Art World
by Tang Ling-yun
p. 56
Eager Paintings, Empathetic Products: Liu Ding’s Critical Complicity
by David Spalding
p. 69
Realities and Other Absurdities: a Conversation with Cao Fei
by Joni Low
p. 73
Heroes of the Mundane: The Syncretic Imagination of Cao Fei
by Maya Kovskaya
p. 82
Crossing the East/West Divide: on the Art of Xu Jiang
by Edward Lucie-Smith
p. 86
No Matter From Which Side, It Is Still Possible To See: A Review of Karen Smith’s Nine Lives: The Birth of Avant-Garde Art in New China
by Paul Gladston
p. 89
Symphony of Riddles: Wu Shanzhuan’s Red Humour International
by Joni Low
p. 94
A Short Review of From Reality to Fantasy: The Art of Luis Chan
by Lai Meilin
p. 98
Hong Lei at Chambers Fine Art
by Jonathan Goodman
p. 103