Not Without My Ghosts demonstrates the way mediumistic art practices unsettle the narratives of Modernism, specifically in relation to automatism and the development of abstraction.
Andrew Stooke is a writer and artist based in Shanghai and London. In Shanghai, he has developed creative studios and workshops that pioneer new models of Sino-foreign cooperation and understanding.
100 Years of Federico Fellini
On the centenary of his birth, we look back at some of the influential director’s most iconic films, all of which are currently streaming online. While standouts for their panoramic elegance, many are also disturbingly chauvinistic.
Two Artists Stare Into the Face of Death
In Misbehaving Bodies, Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery’s works consider the protracted degeneration of the body.
A Look Inside Centre Pompidou’s Recent Partnership With Shanghai’s West Bund Museum
With this collaboration, the French have a foothold in Shanghai and should focus less on disseminating “expertise” and more on opportunities to learn.
In Encountering a Sinking Migrant Ship, a Pilot Confronts the Edges of her Civilization
In the film, Styx, the protagonist’s fancy yacht, independence, and wisely provisioned voyage emerge as emblems of blind exclusivity, and the technologies of her civilization are tainted with civic mercilessness.
In Shanghai, a Future of Endless Museum Photo-Ops
With Wavelength: Reset at the Powerlong Museum, Qibao, once regarded as drab wilderness, has become the place in Shanghai to be seen.