Li Chevalier was born in the People’s Republic of China. Recruited at the age of 15 by the Chinese Army as singer, she was demobilized 5 years later. Li Chevalier left China in 1984 after the Anti Spiritual Pollution Campaign launched by the government in 1983. And she eventually became a French citizen in 1986. She embarked on studies in politics and philosophy in France. She has a degree from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, but.
Dasha Fursey’s practice, comprising painting, video, performance and sculptural installations, repurposes cultish Soviet imagery into a fairytale-like, almost psychedelic experience. One of her painting series depicts female Soviet Young Pioneers in scenes that take them out of iconic propaganda posters into more ambiguous contexts. The young pioneer, an alter ego for the artist, is shown romantically embracing a smiling Che; about to take a bite out of a large hallucinogenic/poisonous toadstool bearing a photographic image tagged ‘1917’, suggestive of the.
1932 // Born in Seoul, as he was growing up, Nam June Paik was trained as a classical pianist In 1950, his family had to flee during the Korean War and moved to Japan. Paik graduated from the University of Tokyo. where he wrote a thesis on the composer Arnold Schoenberg. Later Paik moved to Germany to study music history at Munich University. From 1957 to 1961 he joined the Internationalen Sommerseminaren in Darmstadt, where he met the composer John Cage.
MANGA The word manga refers to the Manga by the legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, defined by him as ‘Brush gone wild’ and not to the contemporary story-telling manga, as the drawings in the work are not always connected to each other. It’s a mix of automatic drawings redrawn to look presentable after the initial outburst of creativity, straightforward life studies, and improvisations based on photographic images which happened to attract my attention for one reason or another. THE ART.
1964 // He spent his childhood in Kerch, the Crimea. Moved to Leningrad in 1982. Served in the Soviet army as a photographer the Soviet Military Force Group on Cuba from 1985 to 1987. Graduated from Leningrad Politechnical Inctitute in 1991 with a B.A. in physics. Worked in the laboratory of scientific and technical expertise in the Hermitage Museum. Graduated from St-Petersburg Faculty of photojournalism in 1998. In 1999-2003 he was a staff photographer for the “Izvestia” newspaper. Since 2003,.