On the Edge

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Art in a Place of Wisdom and Knowledge

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2014 Contemporary art often crosses the line of pure art expression or craft. It contributes to building a culture, thus encompassing many different creative fields, such as film making, literature, political issues, and even spirituality. At the recent 11th Ubud Writers Readers Festival in Indonesia, we experience art [...]

Inside Nature, there is Man; inside Man, there is Nature

Ma Yansong “Shanshui City” Exhibition from June 7th to 10th at Wuhao, Beijing Chinese architect Ma Yansong, 38 years old, and clad in black, talks easily about his new project “Shanshui City”, which means City of Mountains and Rivers. His exhibition of architectural models is set in a lush garden of a courtyard house in [...]

Reading with Birds

In just under two hours outside of Beijing, monumental high-rise buildings disappear, the sky opens up and farmhouses begin to discern among trees and mountains. Not far from the Great Wall and shaded by chestnut trees, hawthorns and apricots, a modern rectangular-shaped building, minimalist in style, sits at the foothills of the Jiaojie River valley [...]

MY Sheep Station

By C.C   When you love something, you want to possess it. It is always great to get into heavy philosophical debates with Zach, but when the issue came to our discussion, we were already exhausted after several hours of watching serious art in New York’s prime art district of Chelsea. Our minds were bombarded [...]

Farewell to Arms

Mexican sculptor Pedro Reyes wants to create “a global consciousness about arms trafficking” with his project to make musical instruments out of guns seized by the army and police in the violent areas of northern Mexico. So far, he has already transformed many weapons into instruments like marimbas and cymbals, which have been used in [...]