Close Encounters

Our cover Feature for the November/December issue of ArtAsiaPacific begins with a look at artistic life in China in the 1970s, specifically through the small landscape paintings of Li Shan. One of the youngest members of the No Name Painting Society, or Wuming Huahui, Li was widely admired by her peers for her gentle, luminous paintings of Beijing. As AAP managing editor Denise Chu explains, "Landscape painting was Wuming's means, tactic and haven to preserve an art divorced from sociopolitics and, perhaps more importantly, to achieve a measure of spiritual freedom from theā€¦

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