The Artistry Of Body Painting As A Form Of Contemporary Art Practice In China

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The art of makeup goes back thousands of years in Mainland China, way back to when the Earth’s natural resources were used to paint one’s face. So when it comes to the artistry that is "body painting"... (Ta)boo or not to boo?

About Chinese Art, Censitive Politics And The Coming Out Of Creativity

FeaturedGraffiti writings spotted behind the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital on Heping Road, Beijing, 2011. Image vi Chinesense.com

Art and politics have always been intertwined; with politics being a quintessential source of inspiration for creative critique par excellence. There are eras in which the connection is more apparent than in others, yet in more recent years artists in China have been expressing their political opinions en masse.

China’s Urban Landscape: Driven By Political Vanity Or A Field Of Green Dreams?

FeaturedChina's Ghost Towns. Image via ZED Books.

"Leading by example": The demolition of Beijing's hutongs. Stripping the inner city of its core urban culture aimed to facilitate the introduction of a uni-sized business "ecology". Architecture as a government tool in both China's national image-crafting and modern mindset-creating.