The Arts articles


Ai Weiwei’s acting debut in secretly shot film

THE SAND STORM (沙尘暴) is a dystopian science fiction film set in the not-too-distant future. It is a low-fi sci-fi short, made in China under the radar, starring the dissident artist Ai Weiwei in his acting debut (playing a smuggler in a world without water); shot by Christopher Doyle (“In the Mood for Love,” “Chungking Express,” “Hero”); written and directed by Jason Wishnow (the filmmaker behind “TED Talks”).


The Chinese Art Book – 6000 Years of Chinese Art

The Chinese Art Book brings a new introduction to the art of one of the world’s oldest civilisations. A collaboration of 300 artworks from the Neolithic period to the 21st century, The Chinese Art Book opens the door to 6000 years of Chinese art.

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Spectacular beach art created with just a rake

Andres Amador is a San Francisco-based artist. His artwork can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide. With tight time constraints and big goals, he is posed with the question: ‘How does one create from within that which one is creating?’