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Famous Chinese Artists Are Embracing NFTs. Can Crypto-Natives Catch Up?

In the Chinese NFT world, reputation and connections prove just as important as in the offline traditional art scene

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Zhao Xiaoli Blurs the Line Between Online Influencer and Artist

With millions of followers, Zhao Xiaoli is China’s most popular artist on Douyin—so why do art critics not rate her work?

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The Art Exhibition “Breaking the Chain” on Human Trafficking

An online art exhibition calls attention to the infamous “chained woman” case in eastern China, despite repeated censorship

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Beyond High Fashion: Li Xiaoliang’s New Way of Seeing

Beyond a glitzy career in fashion photography, Li Xiaoliang points his lens at gritty Chinese realities and faded Western illusions

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Life, Entangled: Artist Liang Shaoji on Working with Silkworms

Artist Liang Shaoji talks to TWOC about using the symbolism of silk to lay bare Earth’s evolution

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Children of the Corn: How Pan Dehai’s “Fatties” Distort the Past and Present

Painter Pan Dehai talks with TWOC about the ’85 New Wave movement and the reception of his cute but satiric political works

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Tapestry of Life and Death | Art

Beijing-based fiber artist Yue Mingyue talks to TWOC about connecting life and death through her work

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Canvassing the Neighborhood

Artistic voyeur Song Yonghong paints scenes of everyday intimacy in Beijing

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Gallery: AI Love You

Hyundai Motorstudio’s “AI: Love and Artificial Intelligence,” explores how technology changes loneliness, lust, and love

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