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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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A Gendered Exploration of Art, Trauma and Memory: Charlotte Salomon’s “Life or Theatre?”

Written by Nuala Murray, edited by Madeleine Cruickshank
In 1933, a momentous and ultimately catastrophic political shift occurred in Germany in which the promisingly liberal era of the Weimar Republic fell, leaving the nation in the hands of corrupt and monstrous dictator Adolf Hitler. During the Third Reich Jewish-German women, once advancing on Weimar’s progressive path towards both gender and racial liberation, were pushed backward and eventually fatally halted by the political, social and cultural tyranny inflicted on the nation by the Nazi Regime.

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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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