Photo of the Day: Peng Wei at the Suzhou Museum


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Today’s photo is a work by Sichuan-born artist Peng Wei, featured earlier this year in her solo exhibition in the contemporary art gallery of the Suzhou Museum. Peng is known for her subtle subversion of traditional forms and media, such as the ink wash painting and tight calligraphic style depicted here, in the service of Modernist themes like materiality and memory. Some of the handwritten texts featured in this show are translations of letters by Western authors and thinkers, including Susan Sontag and Jorge Luis Borges.

Find a detailed description of the exhibition and a gallery of photos on the blog of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Josh Feola
Josh Feola is a US-based writer and musician, and RADII's former Culture Editor. His coverage of Chinese music and art has appeared in The Wire, Dazed, MIT Technology Review, Artsy, Bandcamp Daily and more. He's been active in China's underground music scene since 2010 via his booking platform pangbianr.com, and is a former member of Beijing bands Chui Wan, SUBS, and Vagus Nerve.
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