ANIMAL REGULATION BY LIU DI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Liu Di believes that “by violating the rules of common sense, we can break the hypnotic trance induced by familiar reality.” Liu uses digitally manipulated photographs to investigate the friction between the natural world and urban residents in China.

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His series “Animal Regulation” (2010) features a suite of exaggeratedly large and cartoon-like wild animals, like the giant rabbit in Animal Regulation No. 7, sitting in the midst of destroyed landscapes of residential neighborhoods. He explains that these works look at a mutually destructive relationship through ruins of both human and animal living spaces. Liu first conceived of the project while navigating the crowded suburbs of Beijing, where he has been based since his graduation from the Central Academy of Fine Arts.

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The “Riverside Clubhouse” in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China

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Beijing-based practice TAO created this incredibly tranquil building on a river adjacent to a sports club and field in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China. We don’t pretend to have a major insight on architecture, although we appreciate it more than most industrial art forms, but the angles on this building are incredible, and the way it reflects off the river makes it almost feel like a natural extension of the riverbank. (via)

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A shaken art scene in Beijing

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This is a good read on the some of the changes happening in China right now.   Art critic and painter Chen Danqing who has co-authored a book with Ai Weiwei takes a more passive approach to life.  He gives a good perspective on contemporary China and how censored  they really are.

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