Li Shan: Chinese Contemporary Art

Li Shan in front of a work in progress from his Reading series, at his Lingang New City studio, an aspiring satellite city of Shanghai, in May 2019. Photo by Michael Young

There was a moment in Kurt Neumann’s classic 1958 sci-fi horror movie, The Fly, when Vincent Price – the actor known for his roles in such films – delivered an introduction to the audience, β€˜It would be unfair … to… Continue reading

Cai Guo-Qiang: Gunpowder Paintings

Ignition of Cuyahoga River Lightning: Drawing for the Cleveland Museum of Art, 14 September, 2018 Β© Cai Studio. Photo: Wen-You Cai, courtesy of Cai Studio

The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio is its β€˜main industrial artery’ and has been critical to the city’s development following its founding in 1796. Cleveland’s rapid industrialisation in the mid-19th century, which led to much prosperity and wealth, was largely… Continue reading