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Tulsa 'Roadshow' find to air Monday
But no one spoke to Huber, who collects Chinese and Japanese art and books. He was asked to pack up everything and move his cups, to another room for an on-camera appraisal. Still no one told him what they thought. As a fan of the show, he said he had ...

2011 world art review
2011 was a year of blockbuster art shows and rising Chinese power in the art world. As The Hong Kong Art Fair landed in May, news broke that China had become the world's second biggest art market - racking up almost 8.3 billion dollars in gallery and ...

2011 was vital year in the visual arts in Northeast Ohio
MOCA rising: The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland broke ground in February for its $26.7 million building in the University Circle Uptown development, designed by Farshid Moussavi of London. By year's end, construction was well under way. ...

2012: The upcoming year in art - The Star-Ledger
“Willie Cole: Deep Impressions,” a 30-year retrospective of one of Newark's leading contemporary artists. Willie's mother was a domestic, so he took ironing boards and irons as one of his earliest mediums; curated by former Montclair Art Museum ...

11 weird moments from the 2011 arts scene
The dress worn by Chinese pianist Yuja Wang at the Hollywood Bowl drew as much attention as her playing. No comments have been posted to this article. It's Christmas Day, and now that you've unwrapped that hideous tie from your brother-in-law and ...

Spoleto Festival USA unveils diverse lineup for new season
A second Spoleto opera is the American premiere of “The Phoenix Pavilion” by contemporary Chinese composer Guo Wenjing. It features an orchestra of four traditional Chinese instruments performing with musicians playing 11 traditional Western ...

Company Owner: Shen Yun 'More Than We Anticipated'
AUSTIN, Texas—”It was more than we anticipated,” said Joe Lockhart after watching the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company, Shen Yun Performing Arts, on Friday, Dec. 30. Mr. Lockhart, who is owner/operator of Capital Caps, ...

Saying goodbye to a great British Columbian
Wong also helped finance Centre A., a gallery for contemporary Asian art, located in the Downtown Eastside. In 1997, Wong received the Order of Canada for his distinguished community service. Wong was born in Vancouver's Chinatown to Chinese immigrants ...

Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead
Chinese mirrors: The exhibit “Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors From the Lloyd Cotsen Collection” spans 3000 years and highlights 80 highly decorative pieces. Ends May 14. $6 to $20. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, ...

The best of 2011 visual art
19, is a frequently awe-inspiring trip through 50 centuries of Chinese history and the art of jade. “The British Invasion,” Blue Star Contemporary Art Center: British artist Phillip King's brilliantly colorful multimedia sculpture and prints were the ...

Language School gears up for Chinese New Year
The Chinese Language School of Connecticut will celebrate its 10th Annual Chinese New Year Festival with food, art, and culture. A host of special VIP guests, Chinese acrobats, martial artists, dancers and traditional Chinese musical performers will ...

Chinese are up to speed with life in the fast lane
The recently opened Black Swan Luxury Bakery (that's the English name; it's the Black Swan Art Bakery in Chinese because of the ban on shechi) made headlines with a multitiered, cream-swathed wedding cake in the front window with a $314000 price tag. ...

Hirst's army of assistants insults art, says Hockney: Veteran's attack as he ...
Hirst's army of assistants insults art, says Hockney: Veteran's attack as he ...

Korean song of resistance in China
Sun has led a nongmingong, Chinese rural migrant worker, band New Labor Art Group since 2002 at the villiage of Picun, home to around 10000 nongmingong from across the nation. “I recognized that culture played a significant role in uniting laborers by ...

China's President Pushes Back Against Western Culture
Mr. Hu did not address the widespread assertion by Chinese artists and intellectuals that state censorship is what prevents artists and their works from reaching their full potential. Last week, Han Han, a novelist and China's most popular blogger, ...

China hit by another milk scandal
This video was produced by the artist Pao for a street art festival in Italy; he's recreated the early video games using the bricks in a wall. The clip has been made using stop motion technology so the graffiti becomes animated: a fitting tribute to ...

Wut Man-chung exhibition at HK Central Library to showcase his musical journey
Owing to the Cultural Revolution when he graduated, he had been placed to work in the Tianjin Gegu farm and later worked as resident composer of the China Railway Art Troupe, a position that provided him with the opportunity to travel to remote parts ...

David Hockney Calls Damien Hirst's Art Factory "Insulting," Is Mitt Romney a ...
David Hockney Calls Damien Hirst's Art Factory "Insulting," Is Mitt Romney a ...

Art Review: Two Chinese Exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum
Yet there are also bold black-and-white ink paintings of traditional Chinese vistas of mountains and rivers, such as Spring Rain on Lijiang River, painted in 1937, between the two oils. And contemporary with these are scroll paintings of flowers and ...

Enter the Dragon with Star and Swatch
MANILA, Philippines - Each year, The Philippine STAR and Swatch celebrate Chinese New Year with the Annual Chinese New Year Art Competition. This year, the contest which starts today focuses on the most creative T-shirt design. ...

Arts and entertainment calendar for Jan. 5
8, 2 pm: Concert for the Chinese New Year, presented by young musicians from the Chinese Fine Arts Society. Feb. 12, 2 pm: Concert for St. Valentine's Day, presented by musical duo Sherri and Jason DeRoche. March 11, 2 pm: Concert for St. Patrick's Day ...

Ai Weiwei Brings Millions Of Possibly Toxic "Sunflower Seeds" To NYC
Chinese artist and activist Ai WeiWei is bringing his Sunflower Seeds installation to New York City for the first time, at an exhibit opening on Saturday at the Mary Boone Gallery (and running through February 4th). The installation is comprised of ...

Stocks rally into the new year
The gains came after reports on manufacturing growth in China and India came in better than expected over the weekend. On Tuesday, a report showed US manufacturing activity grew at a faster rate in December. US markets were closed Monday for the New ...

Sino-Siamese sensibilities
Since the Sukhothai era 700 years ago, Siam and China have maintained a strong relationship on many levels. Evidently, the Chinese quality has in many ways become part of the representation of Thainess, old and contemporary; it is the main foreign ...

Consignment discovery earns $338K at Asian art, antiques auction
An album, comprising nine paintings of various subjects, more than doubled its auction estimate of $200000 to $300000, selling for $506500, while a painting of Chinese peonies by the same artist brought $158500 (pre-auction estimate $50000-$80000). ...

Catch Chinese-inspired dance and music at Opera House
[Noon to 4 pm, Building C, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, SF] Art show: Paintings and drawings by early-20th-century California artist Rex Slinkard are on view in the exhibit “The Legend of Rex Slinkard.” [11 am to 5 pm, ...

Ben Hedges Talks to Shen Yun Hosts Leeshai Lemish and Kelly Wen
“Well, I was actually involved with Shen Yun first as a dancer, I was trained in Classical Chinese dance, and being exposed to that kind of art form has allowed me to appreciate the traditional values that are embedded in Chinese culture and I think ...

Budding Slidell artists blooming with talent
By Kathleen DesHotel In Southwest Chinese culture, the camellia is a symbol of steadfastness and excellence, with the red camellia being described as a flame in the heart. Coincident with the Chinese view, Coco Chanel, a famous French fashion designer ...

'Our Land, Our Body' Sweeps China
Its origins are 65 major Aboriginal artworks from the Warburton Collection – put together in the community over the last 20 years – which went to seven major cities in China. It was the largest exhibition of Indigenous art ever to go to China and ...

Free channel will broadcast the 2012 Olympics and a variety of other 3-D content
... much of the push for 3-D has come from outside the US German film-makers are pushing the art into the documentary space. And Chinese film-makers were the first to create 3-D adult entertainment, something many were expecting to come all along. ...

Chinese President Urges Culture War With West, Alicia Keys Humors Mr ...
Chinese President Urges Culture War With West, Alicia Keys Humors Mr ...

Open enrollment for low-cost Chinese courses; classes start Jan. 16 - Kalamazoo Gazette
Basic Chinese Visual Art from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 21 (session I) and March 13 to April 17 (session II), Room 2708, Wood Hall, main WMU campus. Tuition: $60. Materials fee: $20. Intermediate Chinese Visual Art--5:30 to 7:30 pm ...

Stephen M. Walt: China's war against Harry Potter
Soviet efforts to insulate themselves from outside cultural products backfired completely, as Western jazz, rock and roll, and other forms of contemporary art became clandestine objects of desire and emulation, all the more desired for being taboo. ...

TCA: PBS Sets 'Downton Abbey' Special, Reality Competition Series
PBS announced the sixth-season renewal of Art in the Twenty-First Century, its Peabody Award-winning biennial series offering profiles of contemporary artists working today. Returning Friday, April 13, the premiere episode, titled Change, will profile ...

Chinese New Year celebration in Kannapolis Jan. 14
KANNAPOLIS — Scientists at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis who formed the Cabarrus Chinese American Association will host a Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 14 to raise money for a Chinese Language and Art School. The festival will run from 1 to ...

PBS Announces New Season of Art21's "Art in the Twenty-First Century ...
PBS Announces New Season of Art21's "Art in the Twenty-First Century ...

Chinese New Year celebrations a plenty in Burnaby
On the same day, Brentwood Town Centre will have events running from 1 to 4 pm, including Chinese art & crafts in the children's play area, a Chinese lion and dragon dance in the centre court and the blessing of the merchants throughout the mall. ...

Cleveland Museum of Art hosts discussion on "China, Ohio, and the New Global ...
Cleveland Museum of Art hosts discussion on "China, Ohio, and the New Global ...

China Focus: China's art market booms, but bubbles loom
Meanwhile, Chinese works of art shattered auction records. Sixteen items -- mostly ancient paintings and imperial porcelain -- sold for more than 100 million yuan each in 2010. In May 2011, a painting by contemporary Chinese artist Qi Baishi sold for ...

Chinese authorities to review Ai Weiwei tax case
BEIJING — Chinese authorities agreed Thursday to review a fine imposed on a firm linked to controversial artist Ai Weiwei, who has said the $2.4 million penalty is an effort by the government to stifle his activism. "They have two months to review the ...

Word Around Town
Provided Dr. Paul Wang of Richland has donated twelve of his paintings to the permanent collection of the Art Center of Battle Creek. Wang trained with the eminent Chinese landscape artist Huang Chunpei, and uses traditional materials to create ...

Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles
When Mak noticed that the Chinese American Museum wasn't participating in the Getty-funded initiative, she offered to organise a show that would spotlight some of the city's Chinese American artists. “These artists didn't get much attention while they ...

PBS Announces New Season of Art21's "ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ...
PBS Announces New Season of Art21's "ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ...

Pop-up Art exhibit in Riverdale to celebrate upcoming Chinese New Year and ...
Pop-up Art exhibit in Riverdale to celebrate upcoming Chinese New Year and ...

Drunk, Peeing Woman Punches $30 Million Clyfford Still Painting, Kate ...
Drunk, Peeing Woman Punches $30 Million Clyfford Still Painting, Kate ...

China vs. Harry Potter
Chinese leaders want to crank out more cultural fare to counter the influence of foreign films. But can Beijing really force-feed its citizens officially sanctioned art? The Chinese are flocking to Hollywood blockbusters like "Harry Potter" and ...

• Art imitates life in Wallstreet drama'Margin Call'
I think it is a good story with interesting characters and the art, imitating the look of ancient Chinese artwork, has a beauty to it. Lots of famous actors provide the voices. Many of them were in the original movie. They include Jack Black as Po, ...

Los Angeles Fine Art Show Welcomes China Pavilion
The 7000 square foot China Pavilion closes the show's multi-year focus on China, a powerhouse in both traditional and contemporary arts. The China Pavilion provides a rare opportunity to view traditional Chinese arts in an immersive environment. ...

Facets of an identity
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Islamic Art is now displaying newly commissioned artworks by the Chinese contemporary artist, titled Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab (Mirage). And Cai marked the opening of the exhibition with a bang — quite literally — through his Black ...

Chinese artists carve up ice
By Tanara McLean ,Edmonton Sun Despite the snow-melting temperatures, a team of Chinese artists are carving up an icy storm at the Alberta Legislature Grounds. The province is celebrating it's 33rd twinning anniversary with Heilongjiang province in ...



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