Photo of the Day: Wang Dongling’s “Bamboo Path”


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OCAT Shenzhen recently opened a new exhibition for veteran calligrapher Wang Dongling, who is known for his tendency to create large-scale, monumental works using his experimental “chaos script” (乱书) writing style.

For The Bamboo Path, Wang applied chaos script to stalks of bamboo, which are “planted” in OCAT’s warehouse-like space in Shenzhen’s OCT Loft art zone to create an artificial forest. On each stalk is carefully painted a short text extolling the virtues of bamboo itself, a material historically near and dear to Chinese artists and literati.

Read more about Wang Dongling and “chaos script” here.

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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