Fiona He

“Trembling Surfaces”

Long March Space 长征空间

February 2017

Travel, one could argue, spans three basic notions: time, displacement, and experience. The artist-curator duo Guo Xi and Zhang Jianling have not only adopted travel as a narrative device in their artistic practice in the past (their nautical… READ ON


Heman Chong

May 2016

A light box installed on the Rockbund Art Museum’s exterior, featuring the neon text ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS in Arabic, English, and Chinese (all works 2016), serves as a prelude to Heman Chong’s exhibition “Ifs, Ands, or Buts.” Prior to… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

Wei Jia

September 2015

Shanghai’s frigid winter seemed to resonate through the mildly biting spring, as if the haunting memories of the immediate past were unwilling to fade. Or at least that’s the feeling one was left with after viewing Wei Jia’s solo exhibition… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

“Ming Wong: Next Year”

May 2015

Curated by Venus Lau A native Singaporean currently based in Berlin, Ming Wong playfully reimagines cinema classics through a transcultural lens, populating the films of such directors as Wong Kar-wai, Ingmar Bergman, and Roman Polanski with… READ ON


Liu Wei

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art | 尤伦斯当代艺术中心

March 2015

Liu Wei translates his environment into simple yet concise forms by using the most precise materials to make his point. On entering, visitors have to navigate through the engulfing Enigma (all works 2014), a constellation of towering geometric… READ ON


“Unlived by What Is Seen”

March 2015

“Unlived by What Is Seen,” the awkward and ambiguous English version of this exhibition’s Chinese title, may suggest a kind of annulment of visual experience. A more literal translation would be “(Artists’) Actions Beyond Visual Production.”… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Song Ta

January 2015

Entering the exhibition space, viewers were greeted with two rows of elementary-school examination papers, hanging like Tibetan prayer flags. Each sheet bears the same score, 59.5—just half a point under the passing grade of 60. The exams … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Fiona He

December 2013

THIS PAST YEAR, ignoring the excitement over young and emerging artists (many of whom know all too well what’s expected of them if they’re to thrive in the contemporary art world), and eschewing the gossip pertaining to the political and … READ ON


Liang Yuanwei

Beijing Commune 北京公社

April 2013

One gets the sense in Liang Yuanwei’s solo exhibition “Pomegranate” that she has set out to alter accepted notions of the role of the artist by constantly highlighting the variables and constants of production. Take, for example, Meaning, … READ ON