☛ The Atlantic / In Focus: “A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Boulevard in Tiananmen Square, on on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on June 6, 2012 ― Published in Communication | Tagged: belonging, China, community, death, democracy, demonstration, exception, martial law, people, Politic, protest, state, Tiananmen, violence, whatever
☛Initial Access: “Between Men and Animal” by Yue Minjun, oil on canvas, 280cm x 400cm, 2005 From Initial Access, the Frank Cohen collection: Minjun’s toothy faces have been likened to the expansive smiles of fashion models or faces in a toothpaste commercial but, although they have their origins in advertising and are based upon a […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 25, 2010 ― Published in Art, Painting | Tagged: ambiguity, animal, capitalism, China, communism, cynical realism, cynicism, distance, happiness, history, indifference, man, neutral, Politic, realism, representation, suspension
A post about Chinese woodcut artist Li Hua depicting one of his most famous creation : China, roar!”. It’s a simple yet very expressive representation of a naked male body, bound and blindfolded.