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The NBA Is Missing Its Shots in China
So the Chinese tattoo artist had to search before he found a space near Chandler's left elbow. There he slowly etched “Qian De Le,” the Mandarin rendering of Chandler's name, into his skin. A few mildly painful minutes later, China was indelibly ...

Chinese Year of Culture in Germany avoids touchy issues
"You have to ask yourself if this is an original Chinese art form?" said renowned German playwright and music festival director, Dieter Rexroth. He added, however, that "presenting culture with an orchestra has a strong tradition in China, ...

World's Priciest Pigeon Goes for $328000
By Jason Chow Wealthy Chinese have been snapping up contemporary art, top wines and some the world's most expensive cars. Now they're adding pigeons to their must-have list. A Chinese shipping magnate last weekend spent 250400 euros ($328000) for a ...

Biography Outshines Choreography in a Return to the New York Stage
Why has a life so extraordinary been channeled into art so conformist? Jin Xing, born male in China in 1967 to parents of Korean descent, joined the People's Liberation Army at age 9 and rose to the rank of colonel, studied dance in the Chinese city ...

Getting to know China better
Across Germany, a variety of art exhibitions, concerts and performing arts presentations will take place. China will be the guest of honor at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and the "China-Time" in Hamburg. The music of contemporary Chinese composers ...

Fissler promotes arts as a responsibility
By Zhuan Ti (China Daily) Editor's note: As the Chinese and Germans celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties, Markus H. Kepka, CEO, managing director and spokesman of Fissler GmbH - a German kitchenware company - discussed its development in ...

Bay Area arts news, Feb. 2
Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center has the largest collection of Rodin bronzes outside of Paris, with 20 in the Sculpture Garden and many more inside. Stanford University is known the world over for its engineering and computer science research ...

Asia's top choice
Asia's dynamic lifestyle hotel appearing again at AIME 2012 as a Hong Kong partner and known for its contemporary Chinese art and stimulating hospitality, was recently awarded a spot in the highly coveted Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Gold List, ...

Bringing a 'wow' factor to West Palm's art fair
A daily lecture schedule will cover everything from investing in art to discussions on Rembrandt, Fabergé and Chinese contemporary ink painting. The granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth will talk about her family's paintings. The 'Corsican Chair', made from ...

Museum and Gallery Listings for Feb. 3-9
(Ken Johnson) Asia Society and Museum: 'Sarah Sze: Infinite Line' (through March 25) Promising a new angle on Ms. Sze's mesmerizing, minutely detailed installations, this midcareer solo reveals that this Chinese-American artist has been profoundly ...

Special Chinese exhibition comes to Taree
Manning Regional Art Gallery tapped into the picture-hanging and sculpture lifting skills of more than 15 volunteers to effect the display of art that is Two Generations: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art. The co-curators of Two Generations, ...

Gallery Guide - February 3, 2012
Artists are invited to apply for the ninth online Female Artists Art Annual of Contemporary Art. The competition is open to all artists and is judged solely by visuals submitted online or attachment. All accepted works that pass the screening will gain ...

Kung Fu, Chinese New Year lion dance hits BGHS stage
(Michelle Stoffel/Tribune) Buffalo Grove High School world history and Mandarin students got to see a tenant of Chinese culture in action Thursday morning when they saw martial arts experts perform dances and Kung Fu. The masters at Bei Dou are from ...

China pushes for more film exports: SFG prexy praises co-prods like NBA-backed ...
China pushes for more film exports: SFG prexy praises co-prods like NBA-backed ...

Laoqiang Opera Experienes a Revival in China
Zhang Ximin is a 66-year-old Laoqiang opera performer from a village near northwest China's city of Huayin. Zhang has devoted his life to the indigenous art form for more than 50 years. Together with ten other veterans of the art, he has given Laoqiang ...

The Best and Worst of the India Art Fair 2012
by Madeleine O'Dea, ARTINFO China The fourth edition of the India Art Fair closed last Sunday, leaving both success and disappointment in its wake. On the success side of the ledger: the event drew a huge number of art world luminaries — collectors ...

Peking Opera to dazzle Mumbaikars
The chance to watch the famously limber Chinese acrobats pull stunts and perform pieces of Peking Opera should be enough to tempt you to attend a show by the Guangdong Art Troupe this evening. As an added incentive, the troupe will perform a piece of ...

Print/Out at MoMA Examines the Role of the Print Medium in Artistic Practices ...
Print/Out at MoMA Examines the Role of the Print Medium in Artistic Practices ...

Celebrating the year of the dragon in San Francisco
At the Asian Art Museum, a Sunday festival will feature students from the Chinese American International School performing Chinese classical music and dances at noon, culminating in a traditional lion dance. Children can hear "dragon tales" at 11 am ...

Equinox gallery anchors emerging east-side art scene
Vancouver's art scene continues on its march to the east. With the opening of the new Equinox Project Space, an east side art neighbourhood is emerging in the area. Within a short walking distance of each other are several public and private galleries ...

The Chinese Art of Cricket Keeping: The Ernest KH Lee Collection
The Asian Art department at the San Antonio Museum of Art is long-known for organizing engaging exhibitions, and the current Chinese Art of Cricket-Keeping: The Ernest KH Lee Collection is no exception. John Johnston, the Coates-Cowden-Brown Curator of ...

Check out a Chinese lantern festival in Lexington Sunday
5 at noon at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. By Staff reports Celebrate the end of Chinese New Year with a local Lantern Festival on Sunday, Feb. 5, before the Super Bowl at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. Starting at noon, members of the ...

ART: The koi in Zubair's world
Zubair's subject matter is the Japanese koi fish and his works capture the glorious beauty of these creatures, highly prized by the Chinese, in bold, vibrant colours and vivid details. Not only has he formed an interesting link between art and ...

Here it is: The secret to stir-fried chicken
Eventually, though, I stumbled upon the "secret technique" in a cookbook, "The Key to Chinese Cooking," by Irene Kuo, edited by Judith Jones. Bolstered by the phenomenal success of "Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking," Jones was in the ...

Book shows Chinese laureate's struggles with West
In one defining experience, the now 56-year-old writer explained in 1989 of a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and how he was "struck with how superficial my thinking was." "I suddenly realized how insignificant the China issues I ...

Art of the dragon in Lexington
Dragons are so mysterious for their painting teacher Qing Xiong Ma, he hides them among the misty mountains of his native China. Chinese New Year officially arrived last week but there's still “Dragons and More'' at the Lexington Arts and Crafts ...

Galleries: 'Willie Cole: Deep Impressions' emphasizes artist's ties to Newark, NJ
By Edith Newhall "Home and Hearth," a 2011 serigraph on paper, is part of the "Willie Cole: Deep Impressions" exhibition at the Rowan University Art Gallery. If you admire the fertile imagination of Willie Cole, do not miss the excellent and easygoing ...

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965): The Met meets Mao - The Star-Ledger
The first question that may come to mind when walking through “Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1911-1965)” is whether the Metropolitan Museum of Art has ever hosted an exhibition featuring an artist who illustrated the poems of Mao ...

THE PERFORMING ARTS: Dance‚ Malaysia
Gonzales speaks from experience — in addition to contemporary hip hop‚ students have to learn Malay‚ Chinese and Indian cultural dances at his school. Few dance schools take this multidisciplinary approach but Gonzales‚ author of two books on ...

GO! Arts & Entertainment for Feb. 5-11
"Golden Child" opens ---- Chinese Pirate Productions presents David Henry Hwang's drama about an early 20th-century Chinese businessman whose decision to modernize his traditional home with progressive Western ideas creates havoc among his wives; ...

Former Chinese State Journalist: 'Shen Yun passes on divinely inspired Chinese ...
Former Chinese State Journalist: 'Shen Yun passes on divinely inspired Chinese ...

Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats set for Pabst Theater show
Hundreds of years of tradition come together in one evening when the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats perform at 8 pm Saturday at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. One of the best-known Chinese acrobatic groups in the world, Golden Dragon has performed ...

BMW steers artists to a better future
By Li Fangfang (China Daily) BEIJING - German luxury car brand BMW AG believes that supporting up-and-coming artists is the best contribution it can make to China's emerging contemporary art industry. "Famous artists are concerned about their ...

Lunar New Year brings community to different cultures and art
2012 is the Year of the Dragon, and the dragon is considered the luckiest animal, the only mythical animal out of the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle and, as stated on the San Jose Museum of Art website, “is associated with honesty, bravery, innovation, ...

China looking to export its culture the same way it does gadgets and gizmos
“If we produce the gala in New York City or San Francisco, bring over Chinese stars and have them perform with the local superstars who live there, then American broadcasters will buy it." Directors like Zhang Yimou are popular in Western art houses, ...

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong partners with Art HK to offer artistic treats
The Clipper Lounge will also become home to an outstanding collection of art by Tang Kwok Hin, in conjunction with Amelia Johnson Contemporary. Raised in one of Hong Kong's last remaining walled villages, Kam Tin, and aged just 28, Hin has already been ...

Big investment in art
The percentage rise in sales of contemporary art was even better, at 22 per cent. Sotheby's doesn't announce its complete results until the end of February, but its total auction sales increased by 14.5 per cent with contemporary art up a significant ...

I-House art exhibition 2/10
Thank you. by Grace Fang Chang Grace Fang Chang is an artist and designer who uses mixed mediums to enhance the viewer's perception of Chinese culture. She is an Associate Professor at the College of Art and Design at Wuhan Textile University, China, ...

Auction houses outfox Chinese antiquity fakers
Chow, the international head of Chinese ceramics and works of art at auction giant Sotheby's, points out layers of uneven bubbles invisible to the naked eye along the early 15th Century blue and white porcelain. The distinctive markings are just one ...

The year in arts, 2011
On the arts front, the arrest of Chinese contemporary artist and political activist Ai Weiwei on charges of tax evasion sparked international protest. Despite the universal tensions on political and economic fronts, however, the entertainment industry ...

Pop Artist Nelson De La Nuez Launches the Nelson De La Nuez Wallpaper ...
Pop Artist Nelson De La Nuez Launches the Nelson De La Nuez Wallpaper ...

Ai Weiwei and Herzog to design London pavilion
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei have proposed excavating a hole in the park and letting it fill with London rain. Four years ago the outspoken Chinese artist withdrew his name from the Olympic stadium design in protest ...

Mini works of art
Four British Minis were intermixed with traditional Chinese art and transformed into hip dancing lions in a celebration of the beginning of spring. You can see the four Mini Funny Lions and get close to the original Mini as well, ...

Art graduates strut their stuff
The China Central Academy of Fine Arts is presenting its graduating students' work to international viewers in an exhibition tour entitled The Start of a Long Journey. Some 200 outstanding graduates' works from 2009-2011 are on display until Feb 11 at ...

Art that's truly explosive
By Mu Qian (China Daily) Chinese people have used fireworks to celebrate festive occasions for centuries, but artist Cai Guoqiang uses pyrotechnics as a medium to convey contemporary art concepts. His best-known work is Footprints of History, ...

New Rochelle Artist Featured in Documentary at Jacob Burns Film Center
She said he was always doing artistic things at a young age, taking, for example, Chinese checkers pegs or Legos and laying them out in a complicated color combination. The solution, it was discovered, was "making sure he had materials that suited what ...

Skinner, Inc. Appoints Judith Dowling as Director of Asian Works of Art
Keane continued, "We look forward to the variety of material -- especially Japanese and Korean art in addition to Chinese art and antiques -- that she will undoubtedly attract and bring to auction." Dowling joins Skinner after more than 20 years as the ...

Local artists lead drive to curb hunger
... Mandarin Chinese Restaurant, Pagliai's Pizza, Northwest Campus Dining and the Maryville Hy-Vee supermarket. All food served is donated and will include soups, pasta, beverages and breads. Bob Schultz, a local artist and musician, will perform ...

Chinese artist's 'ugly' doll photos metaphor for Chinese people's anguish ...
Chinese artist's 'ugly' doll photos metaphor for Chinese people's anguish ...

Study: Tai chi improves balance in Parkinson's patients
Researchers and aficionados of the ancient Chinese art of tai chi are already aware of how this moving meditation can help reduce stress and improve balance. Now a new study finds that the gentle flowing motions of this so-called "soft martial art" can ...



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