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Exhibit highlights artifacts from long-buried San Jose Chinatown
An arson fire in May 1887 destroyed San Jose's first Chinatown, which at the time was the largest Chinese community in the country outside San Francisco. Now the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art's “City Beneath the City” exhibit includes the most ...

Artifacts exhibited from a long-buried San Jose Chinatown
... which at the time was the largest Chinese community in the country outside San Francisco. City officials scraped away the ruins and buried most evidence of the community for nearly 100 years. Now the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is ...

Events in Westchester
PEEKSKILL Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art “Circa 1986 Redux: Rick Prol, A Retrospective Look.” Through June 17. “Circa 1986,” group show. Through July 22. $2 to $5; members, free. $2 to $5; members, free. Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 pm; ...

Putting India on the Manhattan map
She's also negotiating with prominent US universities to teach — culture and its intersection with international relations — at graduate-level seminars on non-Western countries like India and China. Desai, the daughter of Gujarati activists in India ...

Foreign affairs
The venue is Contemporary Art Space Sydney, a space owned by collector Clinton Ng at the end of tiny Jenkins Street in The Rocks. Behind a raw plywood door, one finds three floors of works by 33 artists, including Joseph Beuys, Gilbert and George, ...

The UN really has gone to the dogs
The media call was for dachshunds and their owners to meet at The Rocks yesterday and walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art for a performance art piece called Dachshund UN. They were greeted by a wood-panelled set replicating a UN General Assembly ...

Art review: 'Ends of the Earth' brings Land art indoors
As noted in a provocative new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the aforementioned works are easily its most famous examples. "Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974" fills Little Tokyo's Geffen Contemporary warehouse with 250 works by more ...

The HK International Art Fair
Christie's, in conjunction with Art HK event also unveiled their wide collections of the best contemporary art from China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The variety of works show exquisite and distinct work of art from ...

White Box Announces Exhibition of HarperCollins Graphic Novel "THE ART OF WAR"
Featuring over 200 works on paper, the event marks the first time an entire graphic novel has been exhibited at a major contemporary art institution. "This installation transforms the book into a new, immersive experience that reinvents the way people ...

Artspace.com Releases Works By Renowned Chinese ...
Artspace.com Releases Works By Renowned Chinese ...

Artspace.com Releases Works By Renowned Chinese Photographers Wen Fang, the ...
Artspace.com Releases Works By Renowned Chinese Photographers Wen Fang, the ...

A Gaggle of Chinese Photo Stars Sign With Artspace to Sell Their Work Directly ...
A Gaggle of Chinese Photo Stars Sign With Artspace to Sell Their Work Directly ...

Artspace.com Releases Works By Renowned Chinese Photographers Wen Fang, the ...
Artspace.com Releases Works By Renowned Chinese Photographers Wen Fang, the ...

Door opens for Chinese artists in Brussels for
Her gallery, established in the city's cultural and diplomatic neighbourhood, has been dedicated since 2007 to the discovery, promotion and sale of contemporary Chinese art. She represents 16 Chinese artists and claims to be itinerant, depending on the ...

Deconstructing Gerhard Richter Mania, Postmasters Offers a Playful and ...
Deconstructing Gerhard Richter Mania, Postmasters Offers a Playful and ...

Asia art sales dispel some, not all, China uncertainty
HONG KONG -- Global auction house Christie's sold HK$2.7 billion ($351.7 million) worth of Asian and Chinese art, wine and jewelry in its Hong Kong spring sales, a steady showing despite a gathering pall of economic uncertainty in the euro zone and ...

Stanford anthropology team prepares fractured, historic objects for art ...
Stanford anthropology team prepares fractured, historic objects for art ...

'Dachshund UN' Gathers in Sydney, Australia
Monkey the dachshund, playing a delegate from China, barks during Bennett Miller's “Dachshund UN” performance outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, June 3, 2012.(Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images) The canine politicians, who wore doggie ...

Eastern Expansion: Lehmann Maupin Heads to Hong Kong
The Art Newspaper recently reported that “There are around ten 'serious' buyers of international contemporary art based in China.” While Mr. Maupin said that currently only a small percentage of the gallery's overall business is done with clients from ...

Emily Carr's art at Germany's Documenta show
... have sparked interest in Europe and in China, says art collector and philanthropist Michael Audain. (Vancouver Art Gallery) Held every five years, Documenta is a prestigious showcase of international modern and contemporary art, with a section of ...

MutualArt Watchlist: Chinese Contemporary Artists
Navigating the rapidly developing contemporary art scene in China is no easy task. Few museums or independent critics exist to verify leading contemporary artists, and many of the avant-garde are restricted by the government -- Ai Weiwei being the ...

It's the pits for Europe's top artists
A giant installation by Chinese artist Ni Haifeng is displayed at the Manifesta art show in Waterschei. Closed a quarter century ago, the huge Waterschei mine in Genk, one of the most important industrial centres of northern Flanders, is playing host ...

Big Picture: Documenta art fair
Documenta, one of the world's biggest contemporary art fairs, is being staged in the German town of Kassel. The event takes place every five years and includes work by almost 300 people. Chinese artist Yan Lei made a picture a day every day for the ...

Global art extravaganza opens Saturday in Germany
KASSEL, Germany — Documenta, one of the world's biggest contemporary art fairs, will open to the public Saturday in this central German city, accompanied by events in Afghanistan, Egypt and Canada. The 13th edition of the event, held every five years, ...

Uncovering the Arab body
At a time when many exhibitions of contemporary Arab art have been put on with a transparently commercial aim, hoping to attract the kind of money that has been flowing in the direction of contemporary Chinese art, it is refreshing to visit a show that ...

A Cocktail of Art in Basel
By MARGARET STUDER International contemporary art collectors will gather in Switzerland next week for an annual shopping spree. Art Basel, the leading global fair for 20th- and 21st-century art, opens its doors to the general public Thursday until ...

Museum and Gallery Listings for June 8-14
(Rosenberg) Museum of Arts and Design: 'Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design' (through Aug. 12) From the department of unsolicited advice for aspiring artists: avoid dust, dirt, ashes, soot, smoke, sand, mud and lint, ...

Art review: 'Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective' smashes cliches
This mural format is relatively rare for portable contemporary art, except for its obvious reference to Jackson Pollock's late-1940s drip paintings. But Lichtenstein's Vietnam-era battle scene is as much an "action painting" as any Cold War Pollock was ...

Kemper Museum names Barbara O'Brien as Director
The Board of Trustees of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce that Barbara O'Brien, the Museum's current chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections, will become the Kemper Museum's new director effective ...

Chinese Museums Open to the World
“Of course this is going to have an effect on China's cultural evolution.” Mr. Cragg, who will return to China to accompany his exhibition to Chengdu and Shanghai, said he had been impressed by “an enormous enthusiasm for contemporary art in China, ...

Sell, sell, sell
A telephone bid is made at the Poly International Spring Auction of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art in Beijing on May 31, 2007. Photo: Bloomberg. 1; 2 ...

A Party, Every Five Years, for 750000 Guests
By KELLY CROW If ever an art exhibition felt like a scavenger hunt, it's Documenta—a freewheeling display of contemporary art that draws hundreds of thousands to the northern German city of Kassel every five years. Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei became an ...

Exhibit of Contemporary Bangla Artists in SF
“Soul & Symbols of a Delta: Contemporary Art from Bangladesh” will feature the work of internationally renowned artist Kalidas Karmakar, Nagarbasi Barman and Proshanta Karmakar Buddha. “In the last decade, contemporary art from Bangladesh has grown ...

Into wonderland
This private gallery showcases the best in contemporary Chinese art, and its current exhibition reveals an astonishing range. Last year, according to The New York Times, 395 museums were built throughout China. As with most things in the vast, ...

Classics with a contemporary touch
He even mixes Chinese classical art materials such as Chinese ink with watercolor, pencil, woodblock and etching on paper. His subtle watercolors have appeared in important contemporary art events, including the 18th Sydney Biennale (2012) and the 11th ...

Private & Philanthropic: The Evolution Of China's Art Collectors
In the contemporary art segment, despite being affected by Chinese buyer indifference towards lower-quality pieces or non-Chinese Asian art, 37 lots sold for over HK$1 million, with the auction pulling in a grand total of HK$211 million (US$27.2 ...

Classics with a contemporary touch
He even mixes Chinese classical art materials such as Chinese ink with watercolor, pencil, woodblock and etching on paper. His subtle watercolors have appeared in important contemporary art events, including the 18th Sydney Biennale (2012) and the 11th ...

Curators turn East but Art Basel looks to the US
The odds of getting into an international survey of contemporary art in Europe right now are stacked against you. Four large exhibitions taking place this summer—Documenta in Kassel, Germany; the itinerant biennial Manifesta, which has landed in Genk, ...

Public or Private? The Culture Clash in China
“Private museums now lead in showing contemporary art,” said Philip Dodd, founder of the London-based company Made In China, which facilitates cultural exchanges between China and Europe. Many state-run cultural centers have declined to exhibit ...

Uli Sigg Donates His Storied Chinese Contemporary Art Collection ...
Uli Sigg Donates His Storied Chinese Contemporary Art Collection ...

Unique Chinese art trove boosts Hong Kong art hub dream
HONG KONG (Reuters) - One of the world's pre-eminent collections of Chinese contemporary art was bequeathed to Hong Kong on Tuesday by a Swiss ...

Swiss Collector Gives $170 Million of Art to HK Museum
Swiss art collector Uli Sigg has donated HK$1.3 billion ($170 million) worth of contemporary Chinese art to a Hong Kong art museum scheduled to open in 2017 ...

Unique Chinese art trove boosts Hong Kong art hub dream
HONG KONG (Reuters) - One of the world's pre-eminent collections of Chinese contemporary art was bequeathed to Hong Kong on Tuesday by a Swiss ...

Unique Chinese art trove boosts Hong Kong art hub dream
By James Pomfret | HONG KONG (Reuters) - One of the world's pre-eminent collections of Chinese contemporary art was bequeathed to Hong Kong on Tuesday by a Swiss collector, a move that could transform the city's troubled bid to realise a new, ...

Swiss Collector Gives $170 Million of Art to H.K. Museum
Swiss art collector Uli Sigg has donated HK$1.3 billion ($170 million) worth of contemporary Chinese art to a Hong Kong art museum scheduled to open in 2017, he announced at the Art Basel fair today. Uli Sigg is donating 1463 works from his collection ...

Swiss Collector Gives $170 Million of Art to HK Museum
Sigg, a former Swiss ambassador to China, started collecting Chinese art in the 1970s and has built what is considered one of the most important and comprehensive collections of Chinese contemporary art. “This is a collection of which it will be ...

MOCA Installs Falcon Waterless Urinals for Free
The Museum of Contemporary Art is the latest Los Angeles institution that recently joined the ranks of the Hollywood Bowl and Staples Center to install waterless urinals made by Falcon Waterfree Technologies. “Waterless urinals are quickly becoming the ...

Hong Kong Gains Collection of Contemporary Chinese Art
Uli Sigg, the world's leading collector of contemporary Chinese art, announced at a news conference that he was donating 1463 works from the early 1990s to the present day to M+, a museum that is expected to open in 2017. Sotheby's estimated the gift's ...

Uli Sigg Donation Will Be Game-Changer For Hong Kong & Chinese ...
Uli Sigg Donation Will Be Game-Changer For Hong Kong & Chinese ...

Swiss Collector Gives $163 Million in Art to Hong Kong
By KELLY CROW Art collector Uli Sigg, a former Swiss ambassador, agreed Tuesday to donate the bulk of his Chinese contemporary art collection to a planned museum in Hong Kong—a gift valued at $163 million. Curators around the world have long salivated ...



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