Kang Kang is a writer and dramaturg. Her writings appear in the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum China, LEAP, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, among others.
MAY 2017 | Art
In anticipation of her upcoming performance for the Whitney Independent Studies Program Studio Exhibition (May 20 – June 3, 2017), I sat down with Emma at her ISP studio to talk about the evolution of her practice and the state of critical art in light of the alt-right’s embrace of postmodern performativity.
MAY 2016 | Film
Born in 1977 to a family of Sichuan Opera performers, Qiu Jiongjiong quit his hometown and formal education at a young age to “bum in Beijing” and made his name as a self-taught painter of eccentric, visceral portraits.
OCT 2017 | Art
Lin Tianmiao is one of the most powerful female voices to emerge from and endure the vicissitudes of Chinese contemporary art over the past two decades. Since the mid-1990s, she has been making labor-intensive, traditional craft-based sculptures and installations breathtaking in their obsessive and dangerously precise transformation of everyday objects.
JUL-AUG 2016 | ArtSeen
To regenerate an inquiry into the pairing of authority and patriarchy, curators Boliang Shen and Zhanglun Dai reconsider the historical centrality of the father-son narrative, a structure that persists, with varying degrees of opacity, in various gestures of forgetting, revolt, repetition, and destruction.