Xichang 西昌, China
Hairpins for traditional Chinese hanfu by 烟雨江南传统汉服摄影
Illustrations based on the famous Chinese Northern Song dynasty painting “Procession of Immortals Paying Homage to the Primordial” (朝元仙仗图) by Wu Zongyuan, which depicts a magnificent parade of Taoist gods.
Reconstruction of hanfu worn during Wei, Jin, and Sixteen Kingdoms eras, by zgzhuangshu on sina (link)
Shaun Tan is an Australian multimedia artist, writer and illustrator. He currently works and resides in Melbourne, Australia. Tan began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Projects he has worked on include The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and wordless novel The Arrival.
The Singing Bones’ presents titular reference to a Grimm’s fairy tale: a flute carved from a bone of a slain boy that sings of fate and injustice. Tan’s choice reflects the content of the book, as well as the tradition of oral storytelling – as dark as it is playful. Most of the sculptures in The Singing Bones were originally created as illustrations for a German edition of Philip Pullman’s Grimms Märchen (Grimm Tales), a retelling of fifty classic fairy tales. The book was launched in Melbourne in October 2015, accompanied by a complete exhibition of Tan’s sculptures and the No Vacancy Gallery.
Photographs courtesy of Shaun Tan.
Girl with a Pearl Earrings cosplay in a Chu costume (recreation of a dress uncovered in the mawangdui tombs)
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Sine Theta Magazine is excited to announce its 7th print issue drop: Issue #7 “MUD 泥” is available for purchase! Grab it now at sinetheta.net/7.
This issue, themed in deep reflection and natural imagery, takes the visceral impulses of creation and translates them into art. Our editor-in-chief, Jiaqi Kang, interviewed founding member of the 1970s activist Stars Art Group and currently British-based artist Qu Leilei about his relationship, past and present, with art as political and self-expression. Art director Elisabeth Siegel conversed with Junzi Kitchen founder Chef Lucas Sin on modern Chinese American cuisine and the balance between tradition and possibility wrapped up in a bite of northern Chinese-styled delicacies.
“MUD 泥“ features poetry, prose, installations, photography, cinematography, and visual art from Sino diasporic artists worldwide; including a self-produced theatrical show about imposed expectations by Kimberly Huang, a short story centering a dim sum trolley girl’s journey towards self-actualization by Claire Cao, and an installation capturing the lifelike essence of clay and form by Lux Habrich.