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The Chinese Art Market Is Losing Steam and Three Other Trends From Hong Kong's ...
The Chinese Art Market Is Losing Steam and Three Other Trends From Hong Kong's ...

Art for artists' sake
During regular visits to Beijing, billionaire businessman Guy Ullens became intrigued by contemporary Chinese art, a fascination that developed into founding the personally funded Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. ...

SJ Rozan's “Ghost Hero” takes Lydia Chin and Bill Smith into China's art world
In “Ghost Hero,” the 11th novel in the series, Rozan takes readers on a colorful insider tour of the contemporary Chinese art scene. Our intrepid detectives race off to galleries in Chelsea and studios in the outer-borough Chinatown satellite of ...

LACMA's Ilona Katzew muses on the worlds of 'Contested Visions'
Katzew, who trained as a Modernist as well as a colonial specialist, agrees that certain ancient and contemporary Latin American art shares qualities that span the centuries. Pointing to some of the Incan abstract textile designs on view in "Contested ...

Art of the post-1980 generation
Young Chinese artists who are tagged as post-80ers are considered adventurous and self-centered. Their works are usually fast-paced and reflect the latest trend in every field. However, artist Tang Yuhan, 26, is focusing on ...

We have a long way to go in art
In 2008, 11 of the world's 20 topselling artists were Chinese; one artist, Zhang Xiaogang, alone had auction sales totaling $ 56 million in 2007. According to the Art Price Index, in 2007, Chinese artists accounted for more than one-third of the top ...

New Arts of Japan Gallery to culminate five-year initiative to expand ...
New Arts of Japan Gallery to culminate five-year initiative to expand ...

Records in Hong Kong despite Chinese credit squeeze
Christie's Hong Kong's 13 auctions of classical, modern and contemporary Asian art, jewellery, wine and watches fetched a premium-inclusive total of HK$2.85bn (£233.6m), an HK$800m dip on their record-breaking Asian extravaganza in May and considerably ...

Bay Area Artists, Galleries Invade Miami
Basel's Art Salon featured Jens Hoffmann, Director, CCA Wattis institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, in a panel discussion about Artworld Regionism. Following the many aisles of Basel's art maze we happened upon Anthony Meier Fine Arts where ...

11 Lots From 2011 That Wowed The Art Economist
... lot of the Ullens sale of 105 top works from the couple's collection, exceeding the pre-sale expectations by three to become the highest result in any Hong Kong auction and the most expensive work by a Chinese contemporary artist to sell publicly. ...

How Mao shapes lives spent shaping Mao
He now works for two leading contemporary art galleries in Beijing's 798 Art Zone. Some of his works have been collected by overseas museums and galleries. His work has earned him acclaim as "Yan'an's King of Clay Sculpting". Wang Yanhua has, in turn, ...

Southeast Asian Art Still Hot With Collectors in Singapore
The latest auction featured South-east Asian, Chinese, modern and contemporary art. Out of the 100 lots, 86 were sold and some works by big names went for almost triple their pre-sale estimate. Popular Indonesian artist Affandi's Nyeleret (On Fly) went ...

New cookbooks arrive in time for holiday gift-giving
Napa author Janet Fletcher collaborated with Erik Cosselman to write “Kokkari, Contemporary Greek Flavors” (Chronicle Books, $40). Cosselman, chef/owner of Kokkari restaurant in San Francisco, shares recipes from the restaurant (and from Greece) for ...

See Artist Chen Zhen Fuse French and Chinese Culture at Hong Kong's de Sarthe ...
See Artist Chen Zhen Fuse French and Chinese Culture at Hong Kong's de Sarthe ...

Project leads to obsession for local artist
Pictured is a photo by Local Artist Lynda Counts, titled “Rice Baskets” taken in a rural area of China close to sunset, off limits to tourists, when she went with a small group of students studying Cantonese with a professor from the University of Hong ...

Playing with Fire
Left: Jeffrey Deitch, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, with artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Right: The “Black Ceremony.” (All photos: Cathryn Drake) WHILE SOME IN THE ART WORLD continued the party in Miami Beach, an adventurous few chose ...

Chinese artist's portraits of corruption
The list of corrupt officials in China is long. A Chinese artist has created a gallery of 1600 tacky, pink-hued, currency-colored portraits to make sure they are not forgotten. By Bo Gu, NBC News BEIJING – Zhang Bingjian's art studio in the northern ...

The Daily Pic: Reinventing the wheel, Meissen potters copied Chinese masters.
And the first thing those German potters did, pretty much, was make faithful copies of Asian wares – the way contemporary China is keener on duplicating iPhones than inventing their own novel versions. What impresses me most about this Meissen piece is ...

Bringing dance to life
On her way back to Tel Aviv, Diana Shoef of the Center for Contemporary Art, who accompanied Lockhart on her visit, told her about Eshkol, who, along with the revolutionary movement notation she developed in the 1950s with Abraham Wachman, ...

Art Stage Singapore Spotlights Asia's Contemporary Scene - by MutualArt
(Right: Gao Brothers The Utopia of Hugging for 20 Minutes, Shandong Province, China, 10th September 2000) MutualArt: How did you become interested in the Asian art scene, and get involved in Art Stage Singapore? Lorenzo Rudolf: Although the countries ...

Chinese Contemporary Realism: Select Paintings
Leading the sale is a major-and visually stunning-oil painting, Beijing, Jing, Jing (2008), by famed Chinese Contemporary artist Ling Jian. One of the pioneers of the Contemporary Realist movement in China, Ling's photorealist paintings are recognized ...

China Opens the Stage Curtains - New York Times
Liao Yimei, author of “Rhinoceros in Love,” a 1999 play often taken as the starting point of China's contemporary theater boom, said: “The Chinese government is rich and really wants to promote culture. Things happen very fast in China. ...

2011's winning sales
That explains why more than 1500 bidders registered for the auction at the New South Wales Art Gallery on November 7. Her collection was an eclectic mix of paintings, mainly contemporary, including works on paper, video installation, sculpture and ...

Shalini Ganendra Fine Art @ Gallery Residence
The Shalini Ganendra Fine Art has not given up on the art culture, as they present fascinating and thought-provoking series of images on Chinese opera in contemporary Malaysia by Nirmala Karuppiah. Karuppiah's art film, Capturing Twilight will be the ...

Play Time
"As a kid, my parents took me to 'The Nutcracker' and I saw 'A Christmas Carol' on TV, but the only really cultural Jewish tradition that we had at that time of year was eating Chinese food on Xmas," Epstein says. "I wanted to create a universal ...

Art Notes: For the week of Dec. 16-22
8, Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Nearly 100 captivating works by self-taught artists. From the collection of Ted and Ann Oliver, who have spent more than 30 years studying, collecting and writing about Southern contemporary folk art. ...

What crisis? Super rich are still buying
Illustrating this point is a dialogue between Sotheby's chair of contemporary art, Europe, Cheyenne Westphal, and an unnamed American collector as reported in the Wall Street Journal in June 2010: “I phoned him up and told him: 'Do you realise that in ...

Taiwanese actor decorated with distinguished French title
15 (CNA) The noted pioneering actor and art director of Taiwan's Contemporary Legend Theatre was decorated by the French government Thursday for his dedication to promoting the development and innovation of traditional theater. Wu Hsing-kuo, 58, ...

Iraq Reclaims Saddam Hussein's Dishes from Creative Time as War Ends, TIME ...
Iraq Reclaims Saddam Hussein's Dishes from Creative Time as War Ends, TIME ...

Detonating Dialogue: Cai Guo-Qiang's First Middle Eastern Exhibition Gently ...
Detonating Dialogue: Cai Guo-Qiang's First Middle Eastern Exhibition Gently ...

Chanukah Goblins at a Theater Near You
"As a kid, my parents took me to 'The Nutcracker' and I saw 'A Christmas Carol' on TV, but the only really cultural Jewish tradition that we had at that time of year was eating Chinese food on Xmas," Epstein says. "I wanted to create a universal ...

Hospital shows get to art of things matter
Popular local group the Old Bakery Artists will be presenting their New Beginnings exhibition and Reed Contemporary Books will present a series of contemporary Chinese woodcuts from a small town in China. The Old Bakery Artists is a group of 28 artists ...

Invitation to Consign: Chinese Classical & Modern Paintings
Landscapes and Poems, a classical set of ten album leaves by Shen Shichong and Chen Jiru, achieved HK$23060000 / US$2958598, the highest price reached in the Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy sale. Lotus, by contemporary artist Cui ...

Museum and Gallery Listings for Dec. 16-22
(Cotter) ★ Swiss Institute Contemporary Art: 'Jean-Frédéric Schnyder' (through Feb. 26) The first New York show of this lapsed Swiss Conceptualist, who was born in 1945 and represented his country at the 1993 Venice Biennale, is a characteristic mix ...

Browsing the Arts for Dec. 16-22, 2011
Exhibit: "The Art of Daily Life: Portable Objects From Southeast Africa." Objects from southeast Africa that combine functionality and spiritual meaning. Though Sunday, Feb. 26. Traveling Exhibit from Nanjing Museum: "Chinese Art in an Age of ...

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art announces free admission dates
Visitors can see a variety of exhibitions and works from the museum's permanent collection, including this photograph by Chinese artist Xiong Wenyun, “Sichuan — Tibet Channel,” which is part of an exhibition of contemporary Chinese photography that ...

Chinese Boost Art-Market Presence
But in an effort to keep pace with an expanding market back home, its representatives have been in the city for the past five years, meeting collectors and sourcing traditional Chinese art (porcelain, jade carvings, calligraphy, ink paintings) and ...

Edmund Capon, an unlikely choice, was a risk worth taking
He has been its public face: ebullient, unorthodox, ready with the pithy quote but erudite, a Mandarin-speaking scholar of Chinese art. Capon's departure culminates a watershed year for the gallery. It is a year that has seen the opening of the new ...

Edmund Capon, an unlikely choice, was a risk worth taking
He has been its public face: ebullient, unorthodox, ready with the pithy quote but erudite, a Mandarin-speaking scholar of Chinese art. Capon's departure culminates a watershed year for the gallery. It is a year that has seen the opening of the new ...

Treasure Coast Arts and Entertainment Calendar, updated Dec. 16
Artists Eco-Art Show: Harbour Bay Plaza, 3766 SE Ocean Blvd., Sewall's Point, 5-8 pm, Dec. 15. 772.219.1719; maureen@mcnicholas.biz. Festival Of Arts: Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Irish music. Downtown At the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., ...

One Hundred Artists Rolled Into One Man
By SARA CORBETT You could be forgiven for not knowing about the artist Mart Meyer, who lives in Dallas and photographs what he sees almost moment by moment. Or for not having heard of the Chinese artist Ju Hu, who created a large-scale work examining ...

USC in the News
The New York Times featured a photo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art that is curated by Richard Meyer of the USC Dornsife College. The exhibit, "Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles," highlights the work of Arthur "Weegee" Fellig, ...

Will Hollywood Rally to Christian Bale's Side Following Skirmish Involving ...
Will Hollywood Rally to Christian Bale's Side Following Skirmish Involving ...

Invitation to Consign: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Participation from Asian collectors was very strong, with 73% of our buyers coming from Greater China. The Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art auction in November achieved a total of HK$514 million / US$66 million. The sale was led by an elegant ...

Cariou v. Prince MORE ON ARTISTS' COPYRIGHT CLAIMS by Walter Robinson
The Chinese artist Ling Jian (b. 1963) -- or rather, his attorney, Philip Qu, and Sheng Nien Tang, a representative of his Beijing gallery, Tang Contemporary Art -- claims that a one-time painting assistant, Zhang Xiangming (b. ...

Patterns in art
By Meng Jing (China Daily) Much like the ceramic tile industry, mosaic makers in Foshan are also at the cross roads of change. Mosaic is a decorative technique which seeks to create beautiful art images from an assemblage of small pieces of colored ...

American master strokes
He says it was the passion for Chinese culture and art that drove him to travel to the capital to learn Chinese painting and other traditional Chinese art forms. "Chinese culture offers me a chance that maybe I can see the world through new eyes. ...

Warhols and Chinese art lead Elizabeth Taylor arts auction to new heights
Most of the Elizabeth Taylor Collection records were equally impressive and several have completely altered the landscape of the art market. Chinese classics sold particularly well and several seemed to defy gravity. A 52 inch high Scholar's Rock, ...

From Columbia County to China and back
Wushu Taolu, as Geller explains it, refers to all Chinese martial arts — much like the American word Kungfu. “Wushu trains martial-art patterns and maneuvers comprised of basic movements inherent in traditional 'Kungfu' routines (stances, kicks, ...

Mesmerizing China Festival concludes in Nepali capital
"I came here along with my family members and we all are very surprised and happy equally with the brilliant performance of the Chinese artists," she added. She said that dance is such an art that it conveys many meanings as there will be no language ...



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