Alvin Li

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A show at Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum sparks a dialogue between two artists working through generational trauma

BY Alvin Li | 19 MAY 21

From Luka Yuanyuan Yang's video project on America’s Chinatowns to Yu Ji's investigation of forgotten histories in an unoccupied apartment, these are the best shows from the city 

BY Alvin Li, Maya Kramer AND Yuan Fuca | 13 JAN 21

In the Aranya Gold Coast Community, north of Beijing, an exhibition aims to critically intervene with its spectacular surroundings

BY Alvin Li | 23 NOV 20

With works by 11 artists, ‘Study of Things’ at Guangdong Times Museum offers regional perspectives on rampant industries

BY Alvin Li | 15 SEP 20

Showing new commissions produced over a two-year period, ‘Modes of Encounter’ is an attempt to reset the relationship between artists, institutions and publics – that doesn’t quite come off

BY Alvin Li | 06 FEB 20

The video artist Li Ran’s return to painting, at Shanghai’s Aike gallery, is suffused by a sense of cinema

BY Alvin Li | 20 DEC 19

The latest edition uses interdisciplinary collaborations between artists, scientists and activists to highlight a new approach to exhibition-making

BY Alvin Li | 20 FEB 19

From biennales to solo projects, and the responsibilities of arts institutions in the face of resurgent nationalisms: the low-down on what to look out for this year

01 FEB 19

At MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, the Beijing-born artist blends socialist realism with conventions of lianhuanhua, palm-sized Chinese picture books

BY Alvin Li | 18 AUG 18

The Beijing-based artist’s films draw on the emotional strategies of pop culture to explore identity and belonging in a hyper-mediatized world

BY Alvin Li | 13 AUG 18

'Frontier' at OCAT, Shanghai traces contemporary Chinese art's geopolitical concerns and the new complexities of living in a cosmopolitan world

BY Alvin Li | 05 MAR 18

Two controversial events suggest a precarious relationship between China’s culture industry and the state’s soft power project

BY Alvin Li | 26 FEB 18

Is the city stepping out of Beijing's shadow as China's art capital?