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"Arrow Factory is pleased to present 180 Canvases, an installation by architects Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani that injects a vibrant colour spectrum into the hutong environment. [This forms] part of a continued series of hutong interventions entitled Theory of Moments - temporary site-specific installations that engage Beijing neighbourhoods currently under demolition”. Read more.
Unmissable! “The MAKE 5ENSE event starts Sunday 16 March 2014, from 15:00-17:00. This 9th C!Talk Beijing will take place in Penghao Theater within the frames of JUE Festival and in collaboration with the Beijing Fashion Collective”. Read more.
BUHUA is an anthology of works of Beijing-based artist, Bu Hua. The publication is designed by acclaimed Hong Kong designer Chen Youjian, who says of Bu Hua, “[Her] imagination is a place with unparalleled wonder and emotion, a fountain of humour and ideas. My creative domain, like Bu Hua’s, is similar to childhood – clean, clever, and full of curiosity”. Continue reading.
Last chance! After 3 great years in Beijing’s Sanlitun, Shanghai Trio is on the move again. As a result, they are holding a closing down sale until 15 March 2014. We are yet to hear if the brand will resurface in another Beijing location (their current space will be transformed into a restaurant), but the Shanghai and online stores remain open at least.
Described as “an intervention” of an existing sports ground in a public school in Beijing, this project is referred to as 1/2 Stadium because the size, scale, formal expression and use of the resulting architecture stand in between an official stadium and a sports field. Continue reading.
Critically acclaimed literary magazine Chutzpah! has stopped publication after nearly four years. Chief Editor Ou Ning announced the news on 19 February 2014 on his Weibo and Facebook accounts. Over its print run of 16 issues, the publication has earned “rave reviews by lovers of literature for its presentation and edgy selection of literary content. Subjects ranged from dialect to minority literature, poetry, diaspora, and the last on the ‘Diamond Generation’ of post-89 youth. Each issue also included an abridged English-language supplement consisting mainly of translations from the Chinese”. Read more via randian.
Looking for some mid-week inspiration? Beijing Creatives 7 is set to take place this coming Wednesday (19 Feb) at Dada Bar. Speakers include Anthony Tao, the blogger behind Beijing Cream, marketing director Iris Zhao, 3D photographer Matjaž Tančič, and Penguin Random House China designer Suo Di. Details in the poster above. Find Dada here.