Mathieu Borysevicz

Jack Tilton (1951–2017)

Mathieu Borysevicz on Jack Tilton (1951–2017)

June 2017

JACK TILTON’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO MY OWN LITTLE REALM, to the contemporary art of China, and to the rest of the world were quite profound. Jack was one of the New York gallerists who became keen on developments in China before anybody else did.… READ ON


Zhou Xiaohu

January 2010

In October 2008, Sudanese rebels kidnapped nine Chinese oil workers in southern Sudan, in response to what they saw as China’s indiscriminate support of the country’s government. Ten days afterward, according to news reports, four of these … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2010 [TOC]

Dai Qing

November 2009

Shopping Gallery is situated in Shanghai’s famous M50 art district; it is run by a consortium of the city’s more successful artists, including Xu Zhen, Shi Yong, and Liu Jianhua, to promote reasonably priced works by emerging artists. The … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2009 [TOC]

“Portrait of the Youth”

June 2009

“Portrait of the Youth” presents four young and steadily emerging Asian artists whose diversified approaches to portraiture converge in one captivating show. Using varied media and methods, this quartet explore the portrait, not only as a … READ ON


Fly by Night

Yoko Ono's Shanghai debut

November 2008 SHANGHAI

IN RECENT MONTHS, beginning with the ShContemporary fair and the Shanghai Biennial in September, a veritable swarm of international art cognoscenti has passed through the city. In October, the eArts Festival brought Christian Marclay and … READ ON


Bandi Camp

A Zhao Bandi fashion show

January 2008 SHANGHAI

“That was the first time I sat next to people who were actually interesting at an event like this,” a Shanghai fashion agent quipped as he exited ShanghART Night, Zhao Bandi’s Panda Couture fashion extravaganza staged on a two-hour cruise up… READ ON


Mathieu Borysevicz

on Shanghai

December 2007

MOGANSHAN, where I am writing this piece, is a mountain resort four hours’ drive from Shanghai, where Westerners and wealthy Chinese capitalists built stone villas in the 1920s to escape the summer heat. Somewhat ironically, these bamboo-covered… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2007 [TOC]

Liu Jianhua

December 2007

The Shanghai Gallery of Art sits inside an elegant neo-Renaissance structure along the city’s historic bund. Erected in 1916, during the heyday of capitalist expansion in East Asia, the building was formerly a home for international banks. … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2007 [TOC]

Back to the Future

The opening of the Ullens Center in Beijing

November 2007 BEIJING

Late last Friday morning at At Café, the place to be in Beijing’s 798 art complex, someone murmured,“I hear that Tony Blair is supposed to come.” Certainly, the Chinese art buzz has spread far and wide, but this was a fascinating possibility… READ ON


“Refresh: Emerging Chinese Artists”

October 2007

In the art world’s unrelenting pursuit of the continually new, “Refresh: Emerging Chinese Artists,” a group exhibition at ZenDai MoMA, waves its youthful hand for attention. This show of thirty-six artists, most born during the 1980s, presents… READ ON