Artistic Practice

A collection of artistic works that show the broad range of contemporary practices in the world today.

Breathing 2021: Field Notes
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Breathing 2021: Field Notes

In the mountains of Yunnan Province, near China’s southwestern frontiers, conceptual artist Zhao Rongjie has spent months collecting and documenting rare endemic fungus species with local mushroom hunters.

Living Fossils
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Living Fossils

Amidst a record-breaking national heat wave and second year of rampant wildfires, a group of dancers construct a new form of environmental advocacy in the California redwoods.

Breathing 2020
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Breathing 2020

In early 2020, visual artist Zhao Rongjie cocooned herself in her home in the mountains of southwest China and raised 1,000 silkworms over two months, creating a series of videos, cocoon artworks, and silk embroidery as she underwent her own process of metamorphosis.

The Cold Mountains
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The Cold Mountains

Photographs of the Nuosu people whose complicated spiritual and sociocultural crisis grows more and more severe in the Cold Mountains in Southern Sichuan, China.

Women of the Cold Mountains
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Women of the Cold Mountains

By documenting women of different ethnicities, ages, and occupations, this series documents a cross-section of women’s beauty, strength, and empowerment in the Cold Mountains of Southern Sichuan, China.

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