art art art … noise

In a pathetic effort to make up for a few days of blaring silence, with 2am crawls to bed, hour long Guangzhou bus trips, long burning Sichuan dinners, and other distractions from blogging, here’s a bunch of art.

The show I missed in Hong Kong at Ka-PokSleepover Psychedelia, curated by Adrian Wong and Samantha Culp, who blogs at New Territories.

On the other side of the world, in New York at P.S.1 is an exhibition I meant to write about ages ago, The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now with Guangzhou artists Cao Fei and Huang Xiaopeng, and sometimes g-town dweller Xu Zhen. The New York Times had a review of it (coinciding with Sotheby’s whore-mongering of Chinese art that seems to be a repeat of the late 80’s pre-stockmarket crash hysteria), slyly executing a single-word trashing of Cao Fei, who replies on her blog. Yeah! Art world tag-team slapdowns!

Not really an exhibition, but better. Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten occasionally blogs, it’s like a magazine you always wish wasn’t being read by someone else in your favourite café, and it’s a colossal festival of hyperlinks.

And tonight, the most amazing band in the universe play in Guangzhou… along with six others in the Japanese New Music Festival. Acid Mothers Temple!!! (Someone’s blogging them in Chinese too…)