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Liu Wei 

TEXT BY •Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix

Photographed By Gutierrez + Portefaix For ArtAsiaPacific.

To get from downtown Beijing to Liu Wei's studio in Songzhuang village, one must travel by car across 30 miles of urbanized land that belongs to Beijing Municipality. Here, traditional peasant villages have been transformed into artist villages. Among the other artists in Songzhuang are Lin Tianmiao and her husband Wang Gongxin (SEE AAP 51) and painters Fang Lijun and Yang Shaobin.

Rural courtyard houses are the alternative paradise for this community, seeking a haven…

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