In the May issue of frieze
Mergers & Acquisitions: Following a major retrospective at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Colin Chinnery charts the ingenious career of Xu Zhen and his cultural production organization, MadeIn Company: ‘By dissolving his artistic identity into that of a commercial company, Xu Zhen could produce anything he wanted.’
My Influences: Paloma Varga Weisz discusses the evolution of her pictorial language, from her father’s illustrations of Jean Cocteau’s poetry to Lucas Cranach, Giorgio de Chirico and Gerhard Merz: ‘Creating a sculpture is like a journey that can take me to surprising places; I can swerve and end up in a totally different world.
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