Category Archives: Arts

Getting Ideas for Paintings on a Bus

When life is boring, it can stir people’s creativity and desire to make it more interesting. Artist Yan Bingqing believes that he should paint distinctive pictures to make up for not having weird experiences in real life. Yan likes to take the bus or...


Artist’s Portraits Slow Down the Pace of Life

Zhao Xinyu often paints women who are wearing different outfits and assuming various postures. He believes portraits are the most difficult form of realistic oil painting, but he is very pleased to take on the challenge. “Every time I appreciate other masters’ portraits, I...


Artist Journeys from Modeling Clay to Murals

Yang Shen paints his childhood fantasies. On his canvas, pupils await the arrival of US President Richard Nixon; sailors gaze out through binoculars; and the Chinese children’s song “Yifenqian” comes to life. The 42-year-old Beijing artist grew up during a time when resources were...


Longshendao Comes to Yugongyishan

Founded as China’s first reggae band in 2007, Longshendao boasts a mature sound and numerous awards. It has represented China at many cultural exchange events abroad. The group’s six skillful musicians share a love for wildness, freedom and boundless love. Longshendao attracts both Chinese...


Blues Jam Sessions at Jianghu Bar

Jianghu Bar is hosting Sunday night blues jam sessions. Admission is free for both musicians and listeners. The sessions are led by members of Mojo Hand, one of the most powerful blues bands in China. The members of Mojo Hand band are professional musicians...


Aging Artist Hopes Works Can Instruct Youth

A poetic description of China’s modern-day elders calls them 70-year-olds with the faces of 60-year-olds, the fashion sense of 50-year-olds, the daily lives of 40-year-olds, the energy of 30-year-olds and the dreams of 20-year-olds. Artist Huang Ruihong, who recently celebrated her 70th birthday, see...


Sleepmakeswaves New Album Release at Yugong Yishan

Sleepmakeswaves is an Australia band founded in 2006. At first, the band aimed to make something to express their feelings. In 2007, the band released their first demo which surprised the world. The band’s first EP In Today Already Walks Tomorrow was released later...


Klezmer Band Di Gasn Trio Comes to DDC

Di Gasn Trio is an Israeli band with strong musical influences from Balkan folk and Klezmer, the musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews in Eastern Europe. Klezmer developed as a style of dance tunes and instrumental pieces for weddings and other celebrations. Di Gasn...


Pixel Echo’s Artists Come to Yue Space

Pixel Echo is presenting its collection of artists working in the fields of new media, decoration, experimental music and classical cello on February 18 at Yue Space. Featured artists include founder Hong Qile, who is releasing his debut album Pixel³, visual design artist Bi...


Popular Indie Bands in Beijing (3)

Beijing Today has been interviewing indie bands and players in China. Here are some of the most popular ones. Don’t miss their concerts if you like their style. Mosizzyshy Mosizzyshy is an indie musician from Sichuan province and a member of the Yi ethnic...