Sex sells. From 1930s calendar girls to actress Zhou Dongyu in 2020, explore the first and second coming of China's sexual revolution. Through advertising.
Plato once wrote that Rhea, mother of the gods in Greek mythology, created three types of tribes: Male, female and the “mix-and-match”. Being superior in strength, both mentally and physically, this third super-non-man tribe at one point in ancient times even tried to banish the gods from Mount Olympus, or so the story has it.
Physically, pole dance is about tenacity and tolerance. Socially, the art is often about prurient prejudice, still. What about the Chinese POV?
Born and raised in Shanghai, Yijun "Bloody Pixy" Liao's work is now on display inside Antwerp's (BE) Stieglitz19 gallery. Bloody beautiful.
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?
Far from the conventional urban Chinese background, increasing public curiosity stumbles across the highly individual views of Shanghai's vibrant LGBTQ community.
Art represents the Zeitgeist. When it comes to China’s younger generations, contempo fashion illustrations reflect the spirit of the society as much as they do the actual pieces on the catwalk.
Lang Jingshan (郎靜山 in Chinese| August 4, 1892 – April 13, 1995) was the first Chinese photographer to take artistic nude shots. China's millennials have now taken up the torch.
China's contempo artistic scene is increasingly letting its socio-politico voice hit those high notes. From AQ critiques to views on humanity and sexuality.