Soft Power Ballad

The illustration we made for Bloomberg Businessweek.
The article covers Ruhan Jia, the Chinese popstar sponsored by the government to become a world-wide pop star. Very interesting article. You can read it at here.




This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on October 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm, filed under Chinese sugar, Decadence, Dematerialization, Efficiency, Glam Chaos, Music, Pinar&Viola, Published, Trending, Utterly China. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Adididas

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on October 4, 2012 at 11:00 am, filed under Chinese sugar, Dematerialization, Fashion, Folk, Ghetto gold, Research, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Facekini, not Pussy Riot










For two weeks only, we’re giving a workshop at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague about the contemporary meaning, usage of the mask and new strategies where masking is applied today. We’re guest teachers at PlayLab, the class of Roosje Klap and Job Wouters. Last week, students came up with quite some good examples. Face-kini being one.

What we learned in the West is that the skin tan is basically a business model and one of the main reasons for going to the beach. While in China, some are going to extraordinary lengths to avoid getting a bit of sun with a new item of beachwear – dubbed the Facekini – causing something of a stir in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm, filed under Chinese sugar, Fashion, Folk, Research, Utterly China, Workshop. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

e-PandAllure

We collected this real tech pandas while we were busy with a new work: The Panda Show (coming soon!). Get high by the graphical attraction of these photogenetic cheap-tech panda gadgets:
















This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on May 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm, filed under Chinese sugar, Research, Things 'n Flings, Utterly China. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 12, 2012 at 9:40 am, filed under Chinese sugar, Craftsmanship, Fashion, Folk, Ghetto gold, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Chinese gangsta glam *leaked*





A series of garish and violent photographs claiming to be leaked from a gangster’s mobile phone have become an online sensation, attracting nearly 5million hits.
The collection of snaps were anonymously uploaded to an image website under the heading ‘Pics from a Chinese gangster’s phone’. In the album, a young but portly Chinese man shows off his love for stacks of cash, German sports cars, parading around topless and dishing out savage beatings.

The series of shots have now been viewed more than 4.5million times in less than two days, attracting interest from around the world. One blogger said: ‘Reddit found an album of pictures ripped off a lost cell phone, normally nothing special, you’re just hoping to find some sext’s and amateur porn. ‘Except this time there’s no porn, but a bunch of pictures of what looks to be a Chinese gangster and his baller ass life style.’
Via dailymail.co.uk

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm, filed under Chinese sugar, Decadence, Ghetto gold, Internet, Persona, Utterly China, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

♡♥ Happy V-day ♥♡







This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on February 14, 2012 at 11:14 am, filed under Chinese sugar, Folk. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Utterly China: Chinese sugar

Pinar&Viola in China
Beijing, Xuzhou & Shanghai, 7-21 May 2010

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on May 26, 2010 at 8:43 am, filed under Chinese sugar, Pinar&Viola, Research, Utterly China, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.