Translating Wax: An interview with Zheng Guogu and the Yangjiang Group

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The Yangjiang Group consists of Zheng Guogu (b.1970), Chen Zaiyan (b.1971), and Sun Qinglin (b.1974), and was established in 2002 in the city of Yangjiang, China. Yangjiang is located in the south west coastal area of Guangdong province, bordering the nearby Pearl River Delta, one of China's fastest developing conurbations. The group produces work that responds to their local environment, expanding the parameters of contemporary art beyond galleries and museums. They thus use the city itself as subject, site, and material for their interactive installations. The group is predominantly known for their experimental investigations and appropriation of calligraphy, frequently transforming the medium from an elite embodiment of ‘Chinese’ culture into a vehicle for the exploration of contemporary social phenomena.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages8
JournalOxford Art Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013