專題|Special Feature

China and Britain, east in Asia and west in Europe, breed different cultures, beliefs and logics. Geographically, these two distantly parted countries barely seem to connect, let alone closely with each other. However, in their enduring history, in which both countries have been making contributions to humanity, China and Britain have also been exerting profound influences upon each other. Nevertheless, examining each other with their respective coordinates will surely result in totally different understandings from the native ones. With the ...

第十四期 ISSUE 14
中英文化交流|China UK Cultural Exchange

ISSUE 14, 專題|Special Feature

“Curator” is a strange concept for most Chinese. In China, the word is often understood as its Chinese “equivalent” (Cezhanren) suggests—the one (ren) who plans (ce) the exhibition (zhan). However, the original meaning of “curator” as a borrowing word is never correctly conveyed in this translation. With the coming of the information era, a globalized and networking society is also bringing tremendous changes in art, and the word “curator”, popular as it has already been, seems to gradually become fatigued. Its ...

第十三期 ISSUE 13
藝術策展人|Art Curator

ISSUE 13, 專題|Special Feature

Theatre in the UK integrates a variety of art forms, deserving great attention and meticulous studies through its prosperity. Alongside the rapid development of technology like multimedia and internet, theatre industry and culture in the UK are constantly evolving. As a publication that is attentive to the development of cultural and creative industry, we review one particular theatrical topic every year. In this issue, we present the development of "visual theatre" in the UK. Though "visual theatre" has yet been rigorously defined, its ...

第十二期 ISSUE 12
視覺劇場|Visual Theatre

ISSUE 12, 專題|Special Feature

To give a better overview of the phenomenon of the artist's studio as a whole, we present a number of real artist's studios, from various walks of the art world, and viewed from various perspectives, including individual artist case studies. We have invited contributors to tell studio stories; artists themselves, to share their statements; and, as ever, we also present first-hand interviews. We have taken care to span as many categories as possible, ranging from painting to installation and sculpture to performance, as well as from established ...

第十一期 ISSUE 11
藝術家工作室|Artists Studio

ISSUE 11, 專題|Special Feature

There are immense differences between Chinese and UK education systems and ideas. Art education, as specific as it is, is no exception. United Kingdom has long been proud of its education systems, and has attracted thousands of international students every year. This reality makes education one major source of income for UK, and the complete, healthy industry of quality education in turn promises prosperity and further development, raising for the world a great number of future professionals. In recent years, there is a steady growth of ...

第十期 ISSUE 10
藝術教育|Art Education

ISSUE 10, 專題|Special Feature

What is “New Writing”? Before coming to UK, I have never
heard about the term. Yet, in 2012, the term has been given its official corresponding Chinese translation, and has been widely accepted ever since. Thanks to the collaboration between Scotland National Theatre and Director Qinxin Tian from China National Theatre Institute, the young playwright writing initiative introduces the term “New Writing” to China. But exactly what kind of work belongs to this genre of “ New Writing “? What new writing theatres are there in the ...

第九期 ISSUE 9
“新寫作”|“New Writing”

ISSUE 9, 專題|Special Feature

What is the exact meaning of photography? Is it a “grab the moment” action, or a tool to record every phase of life, or a means of artistic creation, or a way of self-expression, or simply a collection of captured images? It is probably a question with various answers from a variety of people. But in spite of the fact that the camera is so popular nowadays, not every one is willing to take up the title of being a photographer. Then can we assume such a proposition, since the possession of camera does not necessarily mean one becomes a ...

第八期 ISSUE 8
舞台摄影|Stage Photography

ISSUE 8, 專題|Special Feature

I was often asked the biggest difference between the Eastern and Western arts. In fact, I could response without hesitation, ‘different logic, different culture’, which I think it is an irresponsible
and meaningless answer. So I start to think about the answer in a more pragmatic way. Throughout various parts of Chinese arts and British arts, logical and cultural differences do lead to certain differences between the East and the West. However, among all these differences, I found a particularly interesting part—the operation of arts ...

第七期 ISSUE 7
英国艺术基金会|British Art Foundation

ISSUE 7, 專題|Special Feature

Performance art, as the integrity of various art forms, includes literature, music, dance, performance and fine art. The British contemporary performance art is regarded as a most well-known art kind in the world. In this issue, we have invited Yiran Dong and Jing Wang, two research experts in performance art and its development in both the UK and China, to introduce the various forms of performance art, to let our readers further understand the stories behind performance art. The British performance art has established its very own ...

第六期 ISSUE 6
英国戏剧|British Theatre

ISSUE 6, 專題|Special Feature

As the first bilingual contemporary art magazine dedicated to bringing together the world of art in the UK and China, ART.ZIP creates a space for all from different cultural backgrounds to discuss or provide their interpretations on contemporary art and cultural events. We periodically invite professionals from UK and China to contribute to our magazine. For this September issue, our first special edition, we are pleased to invite two London- based guest editors, Monica Chung, international contemporary art consultant and Dr. Trish Lyons, ...

第五期 ISSUE5
每期專題|Special Feature

ISSUE 5, 專題|Special Feature

Many of us are fond of seeing large-scale exhibitions by prominent artists in museums. This is
indeed an alternative way to have a quick clue about history of art. However, due to the nature of museum, only those established artists are selected to exhibit their artworks in museums. So we
may sometimes find the arts in museums too conventional, and get tired of them easily. Where on earth can we find the fresh and thought-provoking arts? I would personally recommend commercial galleries, for these galleries are more willing to scout for ...

第四期 ISSUE 4
在英國代理中國當代藝術的畫廊

ISSUE 4, 專題|Special Feature