The Loreli Affordable Art Market is back and the Beijing Underground Summer Music Days have been extended to integrate the event as part of it !
Don’t miss this, here is some of what you’ll see there.
Spittoon Literary Magazine is the only literary magazine in China focusing on publishing the freshest Chinese literature translated into English. Named one of the ‘top literary magazines in Asia’, Spittoon Literary Magazine features poetry and fiction from voices not commonly heard in English.
CUE is a project born out of Spittoon – a creative arts collective based in Beijing and Chengdu. CUE, an acronym for Chinese Urban Expression takes the most innovative and promising young artists residing in China’s cities and commissions them to create comics.
Each issue of CUE will contain contributions from four to six artists hand-selected by our editorial team. Each artist is given 15 pages to develop their own stories and environments. One of the major goals of this project is to showcase a diverse array of artistic styles, narrative themes, and story-telling strategies. Some of our artists contribute self-contained single stories to the project, while others are developing concepts that will continue across multiple issues of the publication.
There are large reserves of untapped beauty and guile in the everyday, hiding in plain sight in fleeting moments. I try to find them.
If you live in Beijing, my photos will probably feel familiar. You’ll wonder if you saw that scene on your way here. You probably did.
FEI FEI is an illustrator living and working in Beijing.
Hole in the Wall is a collective founded by illustrators Jinna and Shui. We create illustrations inspired by Beijing’s underground culture, displaying them as zines, wall murals and prints. Overwhelmed by the vibrant energy of the city, we wanted to document the young, the excited and the lost. Hence the first issue of our zine was born. Since then we have taken part in various creative events and have published two more issues focusing on bars, hutongs and their inhabitants.
《Hole in the Wall》是一本由Jinna 和 Shui这两位插画师联合创办的插画小合集。我们的创作取材于北京地区，并以独立出版物、壁饰、插画作品等形式进行展览。由于深刻地体会到这个城市强大的生命力，我们想记录下生活在如此背景下的人儿。可以是正值芳华的年轻人，可以是事业得意的北漂族，也可以是失意迷茫的学生党等等。因此，我们第一本独立小杂志就这样诞生了。自那以后，我们便参加了很多和创意相关的活动和集会。这期间，我们在第一本的基础上又出版了两本独立小杂志。而这次，我们重点关注的是酒吧、胡同，以及活跃在里面的人们。
—-Nathan Wang from Neocha
Liuba Draws has been living in Beijing for more than 7 years now, it has become a new home for Liuba, with amazing experiences and a deep love for a city, which she wants to share with everyone. People both visiting or living in China are excited to discover all the quirky things they love about this country hidden in the art of Liuba Draws. Right now Liuba is developing her own brand, Liuba Draws, with a number of products such as prints, cards, keychains, magnets, mugs and more. www.liubadraws.com Wechtat: @liubatje
Julia is a doodler from Toronto who likes to dabble in everything. Her drawings are mostly done in a stream of consciousness.
Anna Gale is an American illustrator/painter/zinester/print maker residing in Beijing. Her works range from one-off hand-painted patches, postcard and poster prints to zines. She is heavily influenced by the art of traditional tattoo design, and day-to-day sketches, portraits, and doodles. The newest addition to her collection is the first issue of a zine titled “Bury the Bone”, which takes you on a journey to places you’ve been, only heard of, or never known to exist.