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a community of wardrobes

Wisdom of the Poor: Communal Courtyard,
an art installation by Chinese artist Song Dong,
Art Gallery of Ontario

This installation is made from parts of 100 old wardrobes collected from traditional Beijing neighbourhoods, or hutongs, like the one in which Song Dong grew up in.  240 more words

Toronto

A Conversation with Uli Sigg

Published on ocula.com, 18 March 2016

When Sydney art dealer Ray Hughes visited Swiss collector Uli Sigg at his Mauensee residence near Lucerne some years ago, a mutual friend asked the dealer how the visit went. 2,351 more words

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A Song of Old and New: Interview with Song Dong

At the height of its heady sprint towards modernity in the 1990s, Beijing’s urban landscape transformed rapidly, rendering it almost unrecognisable to the generation before. The horizon was crammed with cranes and skeletons of buildings, either in the process of being built, or being destroyed.  2,255 more words

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Bruges, The Beautiful Medieval City Versus Contemporary Art. Who Wins?

18 international renowned artists reinvented the city of Bruges…

What if the city of Bruges (Belgium) had to squeeze in an extra 5 million inhabitants? The 5 million equals the number of tourists visiting Bruges every year. 194 more words

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