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.
Ou Ning is an all round creative genius and pioneer of Shao Foundation, Chutzpah! or《天南》and Get It Louder (read my 2010 review here). He has just finished wrapping up the Chengdu Biennale, focusing now on Bishan Commune, an intellectual group who devote themselves to rural reconstruction in China. “The goal is to spark a renaissance for rural areas in the face of hardships caused by pressing urbanization and the impact of global agricultural capitalism. Designers have been invited to sketch their vision of the Bishan Community, its living facilities and construction.” Read more via Moleskine.