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Indian embassy launches art show
The embassy of India, in collaboration with the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, hosted a preview last weekend of "the most comprehensive international exhibition of contemporary art from India ever to be mounted in China" with more than ...

Young Chinese artists under spotlight
“The exhibition shows the current state of Chinese contemporary art and society,” the exhibition curator Yoon Jae-gap, who put together a group exhibition of Chinese artists 10 years ago to celebrate the 10th anniversary of diplomatic relations between ...

Keeping Track of Art All Over Asia
Among contemporary art museums in China, few have significant archives, libraries or research centers.” Ms. Bunoan, the researcher in Manila, called her work “the unwritten part of our history.” “We don't have a single comprehensive book on Philippine ...

Research program to help China's art community
They will conduct research on a wide rang of topics such as art funding operations in the United States, artistic creations by post-1990s artists in France and contemporary art trends in Mexico. "The aim of the program is to help China's art community ...

Huge China art gift boosts Hong Kong culture district
The collection, consisting of works by more than 300 artists including Ai Weiwei, Ding Yi, Fang Lijun and Geng Jianyi, is considered by many to be the largest and most important collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world. "It's a phenomenal ...

Huge China art gift boosts Hong Kong culture district
The collection, consisting of works by more than 300 artists including Ai Weiwei, Ding Yi, Fang Lijun and Geng Jianyi, is considered by many to be the largest and most important collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world. "It's a phenomenal ...

Huge China art gift boosts Hong Kong culture district
"In the early 1990s I realised that nobody was collecting Chinese contemporary art even remotely systematically -- neither individuals nor institutions in China or abroad," the former Swiss ambassador to China said in a statement. "That seemed odd for ...

Top 10 art galleries in Hong Kong
In the relatively young Hong Kong art world, Hanart TZ is positively geriatric. It is tirelessly led by director Johnson Chang, who has championed Chinese contemporary art in Hong Kong since the gallery opened in early 1980s. It recently moved from a ...

Art, misunderstood
Guy and Myriam Ullens, the founders of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), sold 106 pieces of their Chinese contemporary art collections during Sotheby's spring auction last year. Swiss collector Uli Sigg donated 1463 pieces from his ...

Huge China art gift boosts Hong Kong culture district
As a master plan by British architect Norman Foster for the harbour district edges forward, the artistic foundation stone was laid in June in the form of a donation of 1463 works of contemporary Chinese art valued at US$163 million by former Swiss ...

See the best exhibitions this July
Ink: The New Ink Art from China - an exhibition featuring the finest examples of contemporary Chinese Ink art, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G. Until end of July. www.asiahouse.org. Bertozzi & Casoni, Nicola Bolla and Tania Pistone ...

An Art Star's Creative Crisis
His earliest works fetch higher sums than ever at auction: In April 2011, "Eternal Love," a 1988 painting that he originally sold for $2000, resold at Sotheby's Hong Kong for $10.2 million, an auction record for Chinese contemporary art. But he said he ...

China's array of changes, through the lens
"Photography was one of the integral and early ways that Chinese culture was exhibited to the rest of the world, and the Internet played a critical part in that." China has now surpassed the US as the world's largest market for contemporary art ...

Huge China Art Gift Boosts Hong Kong Culture District
"In the early 1990s I realized that nobody was collecting Chinese contemporary art even remotely systematically -- neither individuals nor institutions in China or abroad," the former Swiss ambassador to China said in a statement. "That seemed odd for ...

'Recycled China' opens in Beijing
The work produced for this exhibition (“Recycled China”) was made at an aluminum foundry in northern Beijing following a recent show at The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. While normally producing parts for machinery, this factory agreed to let us ...

3 Things the Tale of Troubled Painting Mega-Star Zhang Xiaogang Teaches Us ...
3 Things the Tale of Troubled Painting Mega-Star Zhang Xiaogang Teaches Us ...

Huge China art gift boosts Hong Kong culture district
The collection, consisting of works by more than 300 artists including Ai Weiwei, Ding Yi, Fang Lijun and Geng Jianyi, is considered by many to be the largest and most important collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world. “It's a phenomenal ...

Artistic illusions on show
Chinese puzzle Sinopticon looks at influences from the Middle Kingdom in contemporary art. ​. All is not as it seems, though, with some quite brilliant illusions at play. Many of the artists trick the eye and the mind with their works on show at the ...

Cultural development on HK's waterfront
The collection, consisting of works by more than 300 artists including Ai Weiwei, Ding Yi, Fang Lijun and Geng Jianyi, is considered by many to be the largest and most important collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world. “It's a phenomenal ...

09/07/2012Swiss ex-diplomat boosts Hong Kong's cultural life
The collection, consisting of works by more than 300 artists including Ai Weiwei, Ding Yi, Fang Lijun and Geng Jianyi, is considered by many to be the largest and most important collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world. "It's a phenomenal ...

New book on Chinese contemporary art
New York, 6 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). Karen Smith is an exhibition curator and author of a new book on Chinese contemporary art: As seen 2011: Notable Artworks by Chinese Artists. Karen Smith is interested in the contemporary art boom in China ...

Three Things the Tale of Troubled Painting Mega-Star Zhang Xiaogang Teaches ...
Three Things the Tale of Troubled Painting Mega-Star Zhang Xiaogang Teaches ...

Art ambassadors
The participants will do research on a wide range of topics, such as art funding operations in the US, artistic creations by post-1990s artists in France, and contemporary art trends in Mexico. "The aim of the program is to help China's art community ...

China ranks 1st in global art market in 2011
In 2011, total transaction volume of China's art market reached RMB 195.9 billion Yuan, ranking 1st in the world. Despite its large volume, China's art market is not very mature yet, the foundation for its development is not solid, and supervision ...

Did China Snuff Taiwan's Democracy Sculpture?, Philly's Rodin Museum ...
Did China Snuff Taiwan's Democracy Sculpture?, Philly's Rodin Museum ...

The art of the deal
As a gallery that focuses on Chinese contemporary art, Yibo is also regarded as one of the "elder brothers" among Shanghai's galleries. Since it was opened, it has built strong relationships with several top Chinese artists such as Fang Lijun, Yue ...

Devoted but frustrated audiences
The other two are located at the China Film Archive (CFA) and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA). "Of course we don't make much money [from the theater], but it's not so hard," she told the Global Times. News that BC MOMA will open a new branch ...

Despite Devoted Audience, China's Art House Theaters Struggling
Beijing's three art-house theaters — BC MOMA, the China Film Archive (CFA) and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) — each have distinguishing features. Converted from a lecture hall in 2009, UCCA's art theater, one of only a handful in China ...

For now, the focus shifts to India
In 2006, Serpentine Gallery premiered China Power Station, a major exhibition of contemporary Chinese Art. "It's not the case at all that we are shifting our focus," said Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of Serpentine Gallery. "Our interest for China ...

Rich pickings in list business
Now the Hurun Report publishes five main lists annually in English and Chinese, including the Contemporary Art list and the Best of the Best, with many sub-lists. But compiling the lists is unprofitable in itself, Hoogewerf says. What makes money is ...

Art beat ... finger on the pulse
Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute, 111 Jinzhulu, Changning district, Shanghai. 021-6275-9930. Photography in Spain. Spain's most important contemporary art fair, ARCOmadrid, is hosting a photography exhibition in China. It features the ...

Art beat: Art
Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute, 111 Jinzhulu, Changning district, Shanghai. 021-6275-9930. Photography in Spain. Spain's most important contemporary art fair, ARCOmadrid, is hosting a photography exhibition in China. It features the ...

Museum's New Identity Causes More Fallout
Published: July 13, 2012. Two weeks after the unexpected departure of the chief curator from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, battle lines are being drawn over the direction of that influential but long-beleaguered institution. ArtsBeat ...

Peace signs
As is so often case with contemporary Chinese art, the political impact of the work is partially disguised by a mass of detail in which viewers may happily lose themselves. Ji's scrolls are full of stories that evolve as the piece is created. Despite ...

Traveling art show brings vibrancy
"The lack of communication between China and India is just like the shortage of direct flights. I hope the exhibition could bridge the cultural gap between China and India," he says. In the middle of the grand hall of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art ...

5 Major Obstacles Standing in the Way of the Rise of China's Art Institutions
Yet these hopeful phenomena have been achieved in the face of some long-term problems which continue to plague China's official art institutions — problems that will have to be confronted by the nation's major contemporary art museums if the local art ...

All Provincial & State-Run Museums In China Will Be Free Of Charge By Year's ...
All Provincial & State-Run Museums In China Will Be Free Of Charge By Year's ...

What's next for the Chinese art scene?
Before 2006, global awareness of Chinese contemporary art was somewhat limited. Despite China being included in the Venice Biennale for the first time in 1993 and exhibitions such as 'Magiciens de la Terra' at the Pompidou in Paris, which included Gu ...

Christie's CEO confident about Chinese market
Although there is slowdown in the Asian economy, renowned art auction house Christie's is confident about the Chinese market. ... Sources from Christie's showed that 13 percent of the new clients in the first six months of 2012 were from China. Murphy ...

China's Imprisonment Of Art Dealers For Customs Fraud As Strong Warning
In China imported art is often levied with duties that can reach 35 percent of an object's value. Many industry veterans complain of a customs process that is notoriously onerous. International art experts acknowledge the difficulty of valuing ...

Art News: Chinese Art Moves Ahead; China Guardian In Hong Kong; Art Funds ...
Art News: Chinese Art Moves Ahead; China Guardian In Hong Kong; Art Funds ...

Gallery showcases paths between India and China
Today their economic rivalry may be neck in neck, but in the art world there's no contest-- India is losing ground to China. At least that's what one of India's top gallery luminaries said at the debut of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art's current ...

Realistic, redolent of China
And even though he is aware of the huge variety of contemporary art forms, Wang sticks to Realism. He rejects the idea of distancing himself from his audience and refuses to "be manipulated by the market or trends of thought". "Painting can never ...

An unexpected arrival
Home / China Daily / Good Weekend Guide ... Art connoisseurs will rejoice when presented with key cards that feature original works of art and provide free access to the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art and other cultural affiliates of the hotel. As ...

Analysing art
How do you define “modern” or “contemporary” art? ... As artist, critic, writer Redza Piyadasa (1939-2007) lamented: “The Malay paints the Malay, the Chinese is only interested in the Chinese, and the Indian can't get past the Bharatanatyam dancer…” ...

Celebration of Asian music in the park
Mixing the opulent music tradition of her country with modern Western harmonies, Gong creates a contemporary Chinese art music full of innovation and prowess. With spellbinding vocals and the ability to "dig deep into the human soul" it is unsurprising ...

An unexpected arrival
Smarter elevators comprise just one part of the 761-room Le Royal Meridien Shanghai's reinterpretation of high-end hospitality, which Daniel Aylmer, Starwood area managing director in East China and the hotel general manager, says has "a French flair ...

A Los Angeles Museum on Life-Support
But a much rougher time is being had by the third, Jeffrey Deitch, who closed his SoHo gallery in the spring of 2010 to become director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, an institution with an enviable curatorial record but historically plagued by ...

800 volunteers recruited for city's new art spaces
SHANGHAI today recruited 800 volunteers for the China Art Palace and China Contemporary Art Museum, the two major cultural venues of the city to open in October. The volunteers will explain and guide visitors of the two venues and help prepare ...

Kiev Biennale of Contemporary Art, Mystetskyi Arsenal
Indeed, Socialist Realism hangs in the air here, from Becker's intervention to painter Wei Dong's tawdry take on China's Cultural Revolution. The past indeed penetrates the show; the Chapman brothers' 'The Almighty Disappointment' (2011), a tedious ...



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