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The 'Islamic Art' Hoax
The sphere of power of the Muslim Empire stretched from the borders of China and the Indian subcontinent across Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Sicily, and the Iberian Peninsula, and on to the Pyrenees. There needs to be a further ...

Jorinde Voigt: Winner of the 2012 Drawing Prize of the Daniel & Florence ...
Jorinde Voigt: Winner of the 2012 Drawing Prize of the Daniel & Florence ...

Remote Control: ICA show examines TV's influence on art
By Tim Masters Entertainment and arts correspondent, BBC News As digital switchover nears completion, a new exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) looks at the impact of TV upon contemporary culture. On a hot afternoon at the end of ...

Contemporary Asian Art
This sale focuses on the crucial period in the development of Chinese contemporary art in the 1980s and early 1990s. Zhang Xiaogang's Bloodline: Big Family No.2 for instance is extremely significant as the second work in the re-nowned Bloodline series, ...

Art Dubai 2012 closes
The Middle East's largest contemporary art fair was attended by 22500 UAE-based, regional and international guests, including curators, collectors, gallerists, artists, and 75 international museum groups. Now in its sixth year, Art Dubai's mature ...

Van Cleef & Arpels to Hold Exhibition in Shanghai
by Alison Cavatore Focusing on the Van Cleef & Arpels legacy, the Timeless Beauty exhibition will take place at Shanghai's Museum of Contemporary Art from May 20 through July 15. Following numerous high-end labels that are turning their attention to ...

$11 Million Blue Diamond Kicks off Hong Kong Spring Auctions
Revenue from auctions in Hong Kong surged 300 percent from 2009 to 2010, as the rich from mainland China acquire a taste for everything from wine to contemporary art. Analysts estimate Chinese buyers comprise 23 percent of the $61 billion US dollars in ...

RAPID TRANSIT
Critic Richard Vine is an expert on contemporary Chinese art and he compares much of it to Delacroix's “Lady Liberty Leading the People.” Indeed, the most famous of contemporary Chinese artists, Ai Weiwei, has come to the fore precisely because of his ...

Art reflects strong Chinese ties
Beijing Hao! explores the experience of contemporary artists working in and around Beijing, and the intersection between international photography and the Chinese contemporary art world. Professor Ping Chen officially opened the exhibition as Director ...

Sotheby's toasts stellar HK wine sales, art sales mixed
By Farah Master | HONG KONG, April 3 (Reuters) - Global auction house Sotheby's kicked off its spring sales in Hong Kong by selling all lots in a two-day wine sale, outstripping expectations, but the picture was less clear for its Asian and Chinese art ...

Sotheby's toasts stellar HK wine sales, art sales mixed
By Farah Master | HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global auction house Sotheby's kicked off its spring sales in Hong Kong by selling all lots in a two-day wine sale, outstripping expectations, but the picture was less clear for its Asian and Chinese art sales as ...

Sotheby's Hong Kong's Contemporary Asian Sale Soars to $27 Million, Boosted by ...
Sotheby's Hong Kong's Contemporary Asian Sale Soars to $27 Million, Boosted by ...

NZ curators invited to build Asia links
The spectacular economic rise of Asia has placed South Korea, Japan and China at the cutting edge of the global contemporary art scene. The Asia New Zealand Foundation (Asia:NZ), in partnership with Creative New Zealand, is offering three New Zealand ...

Morning Links: Richard Prince Is Blogging Edition
2 sells for $6.7 million at Sotheby's contemporary Chinese art sale in Hong Kong. [WSJ] Titian's Flight Into Egypt leaves Russia for the first time in 240 years. [Guardian] Nicholas Serota visits Damien Hirst's Tate show, attracts some of the live ...

European markets soft heading into Easter break
The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art had no physical address when its board met for the... Though a committed Christian, Stephen Hough expresses uneasiness about absolute certainty. Mo Willems, a television writer and animator who began his ...

A New Traveling Show of Lichtenstein Works
James Rondeau, chairman of contemporary art at the Chicago museum, who has put together the show with Sheena Wagstaff, chief curator of the Tate Modern, explained their reasoning: “People don't understand that many of the images Lichtenstein took from ...

Beijing blitz
A factory site, 798 is considered one of the cradles of Chinese contemporary art that evolved from a village for artists trying to make sense of their country's road to modernity. One afternoon might not be enough for visitors to take in the more than ...

Manuel Felguerez meets Beijing
At 84, Felguerez remains active in the contemporary art scene, and his solo show has been touring cities in Europe and North America. "China is a faraway, magic land I never imagined I could someday set foot on," he says, adding he believes art is an ...

Results for spring sale at Sotheby's Hong Kong
The best results were achieved on sales of classical art, such as “Jewels and Jadeites” ($64 million), “Chinese paintings” ($60 million), and “Ceramics and objects of Chinese art” ($98.9 million), as well as in modern and contemporary art, ...

Judy Chicago at the Crocker Art Museum
San Francisco was her beginning point into the world of contemporary art, especially with a "womans" voice. She works towards promoting the voices of women heard in her works and life long career. "The Birth Project," "The Holocuast Project: From ...

What's new
Awards will go to cutting-edge artists and other influential Chinese contemporary art scene participants. Lectures and workshops involving artists and intellectuals will run in April and May. The 30th Peony Cultural Festival opened on April 4 in ...

Events in Westchester
PEEKSKILL Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art An artist discussion with Gregory Amenoff, Francesca Di Matteo and Josephine Halvorson. April 22 at 3 pm Free with museum admission. $2 to $5; members, free. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, ...

Please call the collectors
"Chinese government has supported its art in a big way. Both Beijing and Shanghai have nearly a hundred private museums. Here, the state institutions are stultified, and are not buying any contemporary art. Only private museums like the Devi Art ...

City guide
In 1989, he was among three Chinese artists included in the epochal exhibition Magiciens de la Terre at the Centre Pompidou, in what was arguably the first international display of contemporary art from China. The exhibition traces the full arc of Gu's ...

Bangladesh Strives to be the New 'India' of Art
While India's modern and contemporary art has drawn growing international interest in recent years, Bangladesh has lagged. Ms. Samdani hopes the event will help place Bangladeshi art on the global art map alongside India's. Indian art owes much of its ...

Yangjiang Group: China's iconclastic calligraphers
... CNN Yangjiang, China (CNN) -- In terms of underground Chinese art, Ai Weiwei may be grabbing the headlines but he is just one artist in an expanding galaxy of edgy and sometimes provocative work that has been coming out of China's contemporary art ...

China's iconclastic calligraphers
... CNN Yangjiang, China (CNN) -- In terms of underground Chinese art, Ai Weiwei may be grabbing the headlines but he is just one artist in an expanding galaxy of edgy and sometimes provocative work that has been coming out of China's contemporary art ...

Bringing down the gavel
Tek, who is obviously on a shopping spree to fulfill his latest dream project – a contemporary art museum in Shanghai – stole the limelight with the purchase of Bloodline – Big Family No. 2 (1993) by the Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Xiaogang for a ...

AsiaRooms.com - Hong Kong International Art Fair returns this May
A wide array of exciting contemporary art will be on display at the Hong Kong International Art Fair from May 17th to 20th 2012. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will be the venue for the annual Hong Kong International Art Fair this May, ...

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Presents Acclaimed Chinese Artist Zhang Huan ...
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Presents Acclaimed Chinese Artist Zhang Huan ...

Chinese papercuts exhibition
Paper cutting sounds more like a form of Chinese torture than a form of Chinese art. But the Chinese Paper-Cuts exhibition, currently on at the Erdmann Contemporary Gallery, is anything but torture. The gallery has 51 original paper cuttings from the ...

Artist, Known
HONG KONG -- Some of his fellow starchitects have beaten him to Asia, but with a 12-story apartment building opening in Hong Kong, a Sydney project underway and a shot at working on Beijing's National Art Museum of China, Frank Gehry is making up for ...

In the footsteps of giants
By Zhang Zixuan (China Daily) Being a young artist with famous parents in the same business appears to be a two-edged sword when it comes to successfully moving out of their shadows. Zhang Zixuan reports in Beijing. Post-80s artist Luo Dan is following ...

Artists still have many hurdles to overcome in China
By Jiang Xueqing (China Daily) Despite her confidence in the relevance of modern dance and her resolution to deliver high quality performances, Gao Yanjinzi said artists still have many hurdles to overcome. "It's too hard to survive on pure art," said ...

In the footsteps of giants
However, he is still best known as the son of Luo Zhongli, whose Super Realistic oil painting, Father, set a milestone in contemporary Chinese art. Luo Dan admits to being one of the so-called "yierdai", second-generation individuals who follow in ...

Chinese artists reinvent the classics
This was Sheng's first contemporary art show, and he cited a plaque from 1912 containing four Chinese characters as his inspiration. The plaque is in Chinese, but means “Keeping Company with the Past.” He said he intended for the show to allow artists ...

Morning Links: Urs Fischer Installation Edition
By Michael H. Miller 8:43am Frank Gehry entered the competition to design the National Art Museum of China because he's fascinated by contemporary Chinese art. “They're learning from Warhol, but they're taking it somewhere. There's a special Chinese ...

EIGHT QUESTIONS FOR JIYOUNG KOO by Brook S. Mason
by Brook S. Mason Born in Korea, the private art dealer Jiyoung Koo immigrated to the United States at age nine and since then has shared her interests between Asian and contemporary art. Now she's made the leap from Sotheby's expert to specialist in ...

Don't Miss: April 14-20
An outdoor-explosion event ("Mystery Circle") was set off earlier this month, but "Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder" still features other attention-getting objects from the China-born artist. Among them: a suspended installation imitating crop circles, ...

Ai Weiwei: The artist, the political hero
He received a Chinese Contemporary Art lifetime achievement award in 2008 but was beaten by the police in connection with his citizen investigation of earthquake casualties in 2009. Weiwei's blog documents his passion, his genius, his hubris, ...

Canvas the new 'safe-haven' for Hong Kong investors
Buyers are particularly enamoured by Chinese contemporary art, reflecting China's rising economic and cultural power, with artists such as Liu Wei, Luo Zhongli and Zhang Xiaogang attracting multi-million US dollar price tags. In 2011 Christie's Asian ...

Artist Adrian Wong's Orange Peel, Harbor Seal, Hyperreal May 12-July 21 in SF
Wong, also selected as one of 31 international artists to participate in the Asian Art Museum's concurrent Phantoms of Asia contemporary art exhibition (May 18 – September 2), relies heavily on a research-based method to explore the intricacies of his ...

Canvas new 'safe-haven' for Hong Kong investors
Buyers are particularly enamoured by Chinese contemporary art, reflecting China's rising economic and cultural power, with artists such as Liu Wei, Luo Zhongli and Zhang Xiaogang attracting multi-million US dollar price tags. In 2011 Christie's Asian ...

Canvas the new 'safe haven' for Hong Kong investors
Buyers are particularly enamoured by Chinese contemporary art, reflecting China's rising economic and cultural power, with artists such as Liu Wei, Luo Zhongli and Zhang Xiaogang attracting multi-million US dollar price tags. In 2011 Christie's Asian ...

The rise of the Gulf art scene
The ambition of Qatar's latest contemporary art show, aptly entitled Ego, is matched only by the country's spending power. Last year it was ranked the world's biggest buyer of contemporary art by the Art Newspaper. Over the past seven years, ...

When Walls Come Falling Down: Left Political Art Timeline, 1989-2000
Often their idiosyncratically-painted Chinese characters contrasted stylistically, yet intricately, to compose, as seen from a distance, rich textures of abstract gestural markings to the millions who watched around the world without more than a guess ...

Freeman's to sell property from the estate of New York fashion stylist Janet Brown
On May 12, an outstanding suite of Brice Marden prints, a rare woodcut by Donald Judd and a drawing by Balthus will be sold in the Modern & Contemporary Art auction, along with nearly twenty other outstanding examples by American and European artists ...

ART HK Reveals Yayoi Kusama Sculpture
And now it has announced an outstanding exhibitor line-up, showcasing the very best in Contemporary Art from the world's most important galleries in both Asia and the rest of the world. Among the highlights of this year's fair, will be the return of ...

Canvas the new 'safe-haven' for Hong Kong investors
Buyers are particularly enamoured by Chinese contemporary art, reflecting China's rising economic and cultural power, with artists such as Liu Wei, Luo Zhongli and Zhang Xiaogang attracting multimillion US dollar price tags. In 2011, Christie's Asian ...

Spectral Imprints, Abraaj Capital Art, Art Dubai 2012
Created at Jingdezhen, China's porcelain center, Raed Yassin's China consists of seven porcelain vases that represent landmark events in Lebanon's civil war. Though the frieze-framed events are contemporary, the concept -- decorating vases and other ...



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