the graffiti art of 18K
by Lyn Stuart
"How amny people go to art galleries? Even in
a big city like Beijing, it's a tiny number. But ordinary people see my
work everyday." - 18K
In Short: April
9 -15, 1999
Prose pirates, pop goes the PIJIU, wheel
of fortune, snake smuggling
FYI: Art supplies
Everything you need to paint, print
and sculpt is availabe in Beijing, if you look hard enough. Many art stores
are clustered around the National Art Museum.
Ask Ayi: Carpet Schmarpet
Doctor Doctor: About
The French paradox: defy the odds associated
with a high fat diet with the help of a little vino.
Comrade Language: Wining and Dining Out
Thousands of years of social stratification dictate that physical exertion is something better reserved for athletes and migrant workers.
Best Bite: The Glass
"Here's another place you can
go where everything flows. Looking through a bent-backed tulip to see
how the other half lives looking through a Glass Onion." - Lennon/MaCartney
Book Scene: Streetlife
by Michael Dutton
In 1993 3.5 million cassettes of Mao's Cultural
Revolution anthem The East is Red were sold and over 11 million prints
of his portrait were made. Mao's image was fetishized and attributed with
powers of supernatural protection.