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The Urbanization of China’s Landscape Art: Contemporary Artist Yang Yongliang Reimagines the Ideology and Style of the Northern Song’s Landscapes

Written by Madeleine Cruickshank, Edited by Muhan Zhang
Contemporary media artist Yang Yongliang uses his work to draw attention to the discrepancy between China’s urban development and its artistic traditions. While Yongliang’s style draws on practices of the Northern Song Dynasty (960 to 1127), it should be critically assessed as a product of its contemporary framework instead of a seamless restoration of ancient practices.

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The Baggage of the Colonized: Self-Conscious Othering in a Global Contemporary Art World

Written by Chaerin Kwon, edited by Catherine LaMendola
Humiliation, anger, and shame fill the bystanders who witness a group of labourers crawling on all fours across Champollion Street in Cairo, Egypt. On December 14th, 2009, members of the Cairo public became spectators to Amal Kenawy’s participatory performance artwork, Silence of the Sheep.

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History and Social Consciousness in the Medium and Material of Kara Walker’s Silhouette Installations

Content note: descriptions of sexual violence, mention of oppressive language
Written by Sylvie Schwartz, edited by Muhan Zhang
Kara Walker was born in California and spent her childhood years there before moving to Georgia in the 1980’s. In the American south, Walker was rejected by the white children in her community because of the color of her skin and by the other African American children because her accent was too “white.”

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Between Memory and Progress: Negotiating Infrastructure and Innovation in The Nottingham Contemporary Building

Written by Erika Kindsfather, edited by Madeleine Cruickshank
In 2004, after their success in winning the architectural design contest posed by the Nottingham City Council, the architecture firm Caruso St. John, consisting of architects Adam Caruso and Peter St. John, began the project of building a contemporary art center in the British city of Nottingham called the Nottingham Contemporary.

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Jeff Koons et le Marché

Written by Louise Kronenberger, edited by Muhan Zhang
Après le boom économique Seconde Guerre Mondiale, l’industrialisation dans certains pays, et notamment les Etats-Unis, s’est accélérée dans les années 60. Ceci a engendré une expansion fulgurante de la production de biens de consommation, ainsi que l’essor de la publicité et le domaine du divertissement.

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