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Case study: “Everyone’s East Lake”

In 2010 artists Li Juchuan and Li Yu initiated this project as a response to a controversial real estate project on the north shore of East Lake, the largest lake …

Case study: “Keepers of the Waters”

A number of artists created public installations and performances along the Funan River in Chengdu in 1995 to raise environmental consciousness. This event was organized by American artist Betsy Damon …

Introducing seachina.net

After watching the video above, please visit the “Moving Rainbow” page on seachina.net: If you are outside Mainland China: http://seachina.net/moving-rainbow If you are within Mainland China: http://cn.seachina.net/moving-rainbow We provide two …

360-degree video of a landfill

Wang Jiuliang took us to one of the landfills he photographed. We captured the site with a 360-degree camera. You can watch this 360-degree video on YouTube. Technical notes: (1) …

Artist interview: Wang Jiuliang

We interviewed Wang Jiuliang in Beijing in February 2016. In this excerpt, we asked him two questions: Why did he link photography to mapping? How did he decide to use …

Case study: Beijing Besieged by Waste

Like New York and Mexico City, Beijing faces serious challenges in managing urban waste. From 2008 to 2010, photographer Wang Jiuliang visited more than 460 landfills in the suburbs of …

Artist interview: Xiong Wenyun

We interviewed Xiong Wenyun in May 2014, in her home in Chengdu. In this excerpt, we asked her three questions: How did this project get connected to environmental protection? How …

Case study: Moving Rainbow

What is socially engaged art? Before we discuss this term, let’s look at three examples. The first case study is “Moving Rainbow” (1998-2001) created by artist Xiong Wenyun. This large-scale …