Mainland artists continue to confound and bemuse with their confrontational works, and those of Beijing performance artist Cang Xin and painter Huang Yin from Chengdu province are no exception ... In celebration of the Year of the Goat, Cang Xin has created an exhibit entitled 'Scapegoat', currently on display at Beijing's Commune 798. Walking into the exhibit, you immediately notice drying sheep skins on the bright red walls and the childlike sketches of pained and angry faces. There is also a collection of so-called instigators of war: Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. The soothing sounds of the Koran being played on a stereo, interrupted only by the sounds of the half-dozen or so hapless sheep quarantined in a makeshift pen in the middle of the room. All they do the entire day is look up at the hides on the wall. Cang Xin explains that his work is an anti-war protest. It signifies that people, no matter where they are from, are helpless and the scapegoats of powerful dictators. This is not the first time Cang Xin (right) has created art to stimulate all the senses. His fame goes back to 1996, when he licked his way around the world, from Beijing to London and Rome. On his way, he licked hairbrushes, bricks, pedestrians and dead ducks. The exhibition 'Paying Homage to Louis Vuitton' by 32-year-old Huang Yin also makes a bold statement. She takes the wind out of the sails of the aspirations of mainland woman with a collection that also manages to mock the fashion brand that has become a byword for luxury. Her belief that women are all slaves to fashion is obvious. Different pieces from the LV collection are displayed, but the heads of the models (including poor Eva Herzigova) are rather cruelly replaced with that of the same drooling mutt. Louis Vuitton confirms that it has nothing to do with the depictions.