The history of tea is not quite the peaceful story one would expect. In the C19th, it was an almost fanatically sought after commodity but British and Indian companies wanted to trade opium in exchange. 'The Ibis Trilogy' by Amitav
Exclusive Chinese New Year feature : Qu Leilei one of the founders of the Stars Art Movement which changed Chinese art forever!
A coup for Chinese New Year! Exclusive interview for Oxfordshire Limited Edition with one of the founders of the Stars Art movement the courageous Qu Leilei. Ai Weiwei, Ma Desheng, Wang Keping and Li Shuang are among his fellow Stars.
Chatting with Eve Ahmed and Linora Lawrence on That’s TV’‘s Talk Oxford. As well as talking about Brushstrokes in Time, we promoted our friend Gina Clay’s lovely and useful book 'Don't let them tell you how to Grieve' which I
Newsquest have syndicated a lot of the reviews listed below. Here is one of them. Maybe it is down to my Cornish heritage but I loved reviewing this exhibition. http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/history_heritage/8958121.Alfred_Wallis_and_Ben_Nicholson__Compton_Verney/ Until recently I wrote two reviews a month for Weekend
Brushstrokes in Time OLE I am grateful to editor Tim Metcalfe for commissioning this feature titled Brushstrokes in Time after my novel which Claret Press will publish in early 2016. Its origin was extended interviews with the artist Qu Leilei.
Pictures: Qu Leilei and I outside his childhood weekend home in The Summer Palace, The Stars March to Tiananmen Square (1979) Right:Weimin He's picture at the ROQ site inspired by my poem An Artist Observes .Castaway No
A portrait of an epic life: my profile of Star’s Art Movement founder Qu Leilei. Fellow Stars artist Ai Weiwei is coming to the RA!
Remembering interviewing one of the five founders of The Stars Art Movement (Beijing 1979), Qu Leilei. My first profile of him was published in The Oxford Times on June 24 2005.
It looks like Weimin He's insightful depictions of the development of the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter will remain on display for 3 or 4 years. Take the newly created short cut between Walton Street and Woodstock Road and you will see his
Art CONNECTS Oxford and China Centenary Exhibition of work by Fang Zhaoling and Sylvia’s review of Xu Bing@The Ashmolean
Yi Chen is Christensen fellow at the Ashmolean ( I first met Weimin He when he held that post. ) She and Shelagh Vainker curated this delightful exhibition. I can recommend it if you need to slow down, relax and enjoy a
I’m not imagining it! Until December 14, work by China’s most famous dissident artist is on display in the stately home of the Duke of Marlborough. , Click on the link to read my review in Weekend magazine. Copy alone.Ai Weiwei