Santa’s Chinese Workshop

Below, a photo of a Christmas ornament workshop in Zhejiang Province. Statistics are difficult to come by, but this workshop is located in a section of Zhejiang known for producing a very large percentage of China’s Christmas exports (the country is reportedly the source for 80% of the world’s Christmas ornaments and accessories). And, according…

Liu Jianhua’s Scrap, Pt. II: WSJ Edition

Friday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal quotes me in an article on Liu Jianhua’s new exhibition, “Export-Cargo Transit,” at the Shanghai Gallery of Art (I reviewed the exhibition on September 10, shortly after its opening). The author, Lisa Movius, does a nice job of summarizing (what I characterize as) the conceptual and factual issues…