Physically, pole dance is about tenacity and tolerance. Socially, the art is often about prurient prejudice, still. What about the Chinese POV?
Visual artist Lao XIE XIE is the son of anarchy, a child of the times showing pragmatic filial piety to the urban fast and furious, only.
It can prove quite the tightrope-walk balancing the obscure and the socially acceptable, separating the earnestly edgy wheat from the gratuitously provocative chaff. Xiaowu Zheng, though, is legit.
Far from the conventional urban Chinese background, increasing public curiosity stumbles across the highly individual views of Shanghai's vibrant LGBTQ community.
Performance art: "A type of theater entertainment in which the artist's personality and the way in which they create and develop their ideas form part of the show". Thank you, Cambridge Dictionary. Let us now go live to China.
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.
Once a country dominated by pop (and though it still has a dominant position in the market), it seems China’s music scene is becoming more diverse. Rave 'n Roll!