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Designing China

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Design China reader, Michele Galeotto, sent us this article regarding an exhibition that he is currently assisting with called Yù – Designing China 中国设计进行时, which will be held in the cloister of Milan University “Statale” from 7-13 April 2014. Continue reading.

Design Shanghai Highlights

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Design Shanghai successfully took place earlier this month, drawing in crowds that seriously challenged the capacity of the venue. Here are some photo highlights, courtesy of Design Shanghai and EightSix.

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180 Canvases

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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.

Mengya Hao

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In this cross post between Design China and EightSix, we are excited to present the work of designer Mengya Hao from Taiyuan in China. She studied at Jiangnan University before heading to University of the Arts, London. Find out more about her journey under the cut.

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BUHUA

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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.

Hong Kong ArtWalk 2014

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"ArtWalk is Hong Kong’s biggest annual charity art event with 60 galleries around Hong Kong Island opening their doors between 16.30 and 23.30 on Wednesday 12 March 2014. After buying a ticket and receiving your ArtWalk entry badge, you can take any route on the ArtWalk night in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries and enjoy complimentary food and drinks. A highlight of ArtWalk every year is ArtWalk Extra, featuring additional displays of art that can be seen around Hong Kong’s historic streets". Find out more.

Post by Sherry Yong Chen.

Shanghai Trio Spring Cleaning

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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.

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Ying Yefu

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Xi’an-born Ying Yefu is an artist and illustrator that has exhibited extensively throughout China (and beyond). Pictured is a charming series from 2013 called Weather Report. See more.

Via Marine Cabos.