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As the art market remains on a healthy swell, forgeries and fake art continue ... - The Star-Ledger
As the art market remains on a healthy swell, forgeries and fake art continue ...

Contemporary art fair returns with new concept, location
On Friday night, the fair will present Vision China, a showing of traditional and contemporary art from China. It features paintings and art created by Chinese masters. The exhibition will include 50 Chinese delegates speaking to visitors about the ...

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Art fair on a big scale
One of the largest contemporary art fairs in China, SH Contemporary 2012 will feature 100 selected exhibitors from 18 countries, including top galleries, private collections and institutions. Among them, half of the galleries are from China, 25 percent ...

Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo opens important Adriana Varejão retrospective
Along with the series Extirpação do Mal, shown at the 1994 Bienal, these works serve as documentation of her participation in Brazil´s most important contemporary art event. ... Histories at the Margins evokes, in its Portuguese title (Histórias às ...

An art in itself
... Arthub Asia - the curatorial team led by Davide Quadrio with Defne Ayas, who is also the director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, and Qiu Zhijie, one of China's most admired artists and chief curator of the Shanghai ...

Florence and the Machine Play LACMA, China's Art Market Downturn, and More ...
Florence and the Machine Play LACMA, China's Art Market Downturn, and More ...

VIDEO: Chinese Art Star Lin Tianmiao Brings Her Unsettling Textile ...
VIDEO: Chinese Art Star Lin Tianmiao Brings Her Unsettling Textile ...

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts Announces Its Partnership With SH Contemporary ... - eTravelBlackboard
Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts Announces Its Partnership With SH Contemporary ...

China Art Market: Age of Affordable Art
Affordable art, with a longer history in western market, now is attracting more and more attention in China and becomes a new star in art market today. For example, Li Xianting, known as "Godfather of Contemporary Art" has said in recent years that he ...

Gallery Walk kicks things up into extra-celebratory high gear
(2) Landscapes from the "Earth and Sky" series, (3) work in the gallery Portrait Studio from a July 2010 fellowship at Vermont Studio Center; (4) Contemporary Chinese Art featuring Cai Xi's Wu Ji (Infinity Within) Painting Performance showing creation ...

MutualArt Watchlist: Japanese Contemporary Artists
Kusama, alongside other artists like Takashi Murakami and Yoko Ono have molded the West's impression of the extremely diverse landscape of Japanese contemporary art through their prolific and captivating creations, combined with their undeniable love ...

Pre-Fall Chinese Art Roundup 2012: Must-See Exhibitions
Kicking off this weekend at New York's Asia Society Museum is one of the most anticipated Chinese contemporary art exhibitions to ever hit the city, Bound Unbound by Lin Tianmiao, the first retrospective by one of China's foremost female artists ...

Here's Looking at You, Conceptualism
Contemporary art in China is, of course, a huge deal internationally, yet very few of its stars are women; Lin Tianmiao, who has a just-opened retrospective at Asia Society, is one of them. Born in 1961, she is part of a generation that absorbed ...

Hong Kong | In the mood for art
Chinese galleries such as Pearl Lam and Platform China Contemporary Art have also expanded into Hong Kong, while Christie's and New York's Asia Society have opened flash new exhibition spaces. So where should the savvy cultural tourist start? Follow ...

Fall Season 2012: Art
18, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to explore the Pop master's influence on contemporary art—in an ambitious, definitive way—by pairing his works with dozens of artists who have come since. It's a bold move for the Met, which is still ...

Gritty reality paints promising portrait
No, I don't think so," says Yang Shu, founder of Organhaus, an art studio that has been operating in Huangjueping for six years and aims to push forward China's contemporary art scene. "The campus that attracted students here focused only on teaching ...

An artistic point of view from the 70s
An ongoing exhibition at Today Art Museum takes a glance at the latest developments in Chinese contemporary art over the past decade. It features about 50 oil paintings, sculptures and installations, and mixed media works from six young, emerging ...

An artistic point of view from the 70s
An ongoing exhibition at Today Art Museum takes a glance at the latest developments in Chinese contemporary art over the past decade. It features about 50 oil paintings, sculptures and installations, and mixed media works from six young, emerging ...

Michigan museum's China-based curator brings fresh perspective
"The contemporary Chinese art scene has achieved worldwide prominence," said Michael Rush, director of the Broad Art Museum. "Having our 'eyes' in China, so to speak, will help us understand Chinese art not from a Western perspective, but from a ...

Censors monkey with China art show before 18th Party Congress
A few hours later, the digitally manipulated photo of China's legendary Monkey King facing Tiananmen Gate, by Beijing-based artist Chi Peng, was pulled from the wall, one of several works at the SH Contemporary Art Fair deemed unfit for display by ...

Censors monkey with China art show before 18th Party Congress
A few hours later, the digitally manipulated photo of China's legendary Monkey King facing Tiananmen Gate, by Beijing-based artist Chi Peng, was pulled from the wall, one of several works at the SH Contemporary Art Fair deemed unfit for display by ...

Four tips on how to approach China's art boom
Indeed, imitation is one of the main sources of problems and loss in the Chinese Contemporary art market. They appear when a style becomes famous. According to Mrs Hu Yanyan, even if prices shown signs of fatigue in 2011, the Chinese art market remains ...

Art of Change: New Directions from China – review
Yingmei Duan is a considerable presence in contemporary Chinese art. She was born in 1969 in the northeastern oil fields and endured the local stigma of a cleft palate until she was an adult. Hers is an art that courts speech without actually speaking ...

Porcelain, jade, ceramics highlight NY Asian art sales
With five days of auctions offering items from Chinese ceramics to 15th-century scrolls, and combined estimated sales totals of more than $60 million, the stakes are high for Christie's and Sotheby's as they gauge the Asian sector of the art market ...

Fall art: Chinese warriors and a photo chameleon
"Cindy Sherman": One of the best-known figures in contemporary art, Sherman has been hiding in plain sight for more than 35 years. A consummate chameleon, she's a photographer by trade but is her own best -- and only -- subject. Her first fame came ...

Brushstrokes of Gold
All indication points to one fact that the promoter's interest was neither in doubt nor shrouded in secrecy, it appears crystal clear in the show's catalogue that the Chinese government "is dedicated to acquiring and exhibiting contemporary art from ...

Porcelain, jade, ceramics highlight NY Asian art sales
With five days of auctions offering items from Chinese ceramics to 15th-century scrolls, and combined estimated sales totals of more than $60 million, the stakes are high for Christie's and Sotheby's as they gauge the Asian sector of the art market ...

Art of Change: New Directions From China, Hayward Gallery, London
From the start, Art of Change stresses the Chinese-ness of Chinese contemporary art over its contemporaneity. It sees the fleeting nature of the work as a response to persecution by the People's Armed Police, as well as to "the acceptance [of change ...

Borderline Art
"Contemporary art in China - especially figurative painting - is among the most skilled in the world," Howard observes, citing a key reason that first brought him to China in 1994 as both artist and educator. "It's clear massive economic growth is ...

Borderline Art
"Contemporary art in China - especially figurative painting - is among the most skilled in the world," Howard observes, citing a key reason that first brought him to China in 1994 as both artist and educator. "It's clear massive economic growth is ...

Gwangju Biennale shows diversity of contemporary art
Under the theme “Round Table,” this year's Gwangju Biennale is overseen by six acclaimed Asian female curators — Kim Sun-jung of Korea, Nancy Adajania of India, Wassan Al-Khudhairi of Iraq, Mami Kataoka of Japan, Carol Yinghua Lu of China and Alia ...

Asia Profile: Uli Sigg, former Swiss envoy and Chinese art collector
Uli Sigg is a Swiss businessman and former ambassador to China who's known as one of the world's foremost international collectors of Chinese contemporary art. He began acquiring artwork in the 1990s, and since then he's amassed a collection of more ...

Auction House China Guardian Makes High-Stakes Bet Against Sotheby's ...
Auction House China Guardian Makes High-Stakes Bet Against Sotheby's ...

Ai Weiwei: 'China's art world does not exist'
What are we to make of a show that calls itself Art of Change: New Directions from China? I don't think it's worth discussing new directions in the context of Chinese art – there were no old directions, either. Chinese art has never had any clear ...

“Chinese Art Is Merely a Product”: Ai Weiwei Blasts the Hayward Gallery's New ...
“Chinese Art Is Merely a Product”: Ai Weiwei Blasts the Hayward Gallery's New ...

Chinese artists surprise with bold new work at the Hayward
This exciting selection represents a darker, more fascinating side to Chinese contemporary art than the more familiar state-sponsored fare, says Waldemar Januszczak in The Sunday Times. These works exist in an ambiguous creative arena "between art and ...

Chinese curators eye West
"They usually say that exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art in Western countries are all based on Western tastes. Like spring rolls, they are just a side dish in a sumptuous main meal of contemporary art. But now, they've asked a Chinese to be the ...

Ai Weiwei Pillories the Hayward Gallery's Show "Art of Change: New Directions ...
Ai Weiwei Pillories the Hayward Gallery's Show "Art of Change: New Directions ...

Art Sales: all the fun of the fairs begins
Contemporary art fairs, in particular, attract notice, but are susceptible to impermanence thanks to the fluctuations of fashion or cut-throat competition. The dedicated globe-trotter might have already been to South Africa – for the fifth annual ...

Asian art sales driving growth at big auction houses
With five days of auctions offering items from Chinese ceramics to 15th-century scrolls, and combined estimated sales totals of more than $60 million, the stakes are high for Christie's and Sotheby's as they gauge the Asian sector of the art market ...

Art of Change: New Directions from China, Hayward Gallery, review
... simple task; objects are tossed in the air, appearing mysteriously above a large white-walled box. Since the detention of artist Ai Weiwei and subsequent showings of his work, China's thriving contemporary art scene has become a matter of global ...

Ai Weiwei Pillories the Hayward Gallery's Show 'Art of Change: New Directions ...
Ai Weiwei Pillories the Hayward Gallery's Show 'Art of Change: New Directions ...

Ai Weiwei: 'China's Art World Does Not Exist'
In the Guardian, artist and activist Ai Weiwei gives his opinion of “contemporary Chinese art” in reference to a current show at the Hayward Gallery in London. He explains his opinion that art in contemporary China “does not exist,” saying that, “In a ...

Sotheby's to offer Cai Guo-Qiang Gunpowder drawing to benefit the Asian ...
Sotheby's to offer Cai Guo-Qiang Gunpowder drawing to benefit the Asian ...

Chinese curators eye West
"They usually say that exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art in Western countries are all based on Western tastes. Like spring rolls, they are just a side dish in a sumptuous main meal of contemporary art. But now, they've asked a Chinese to be the ...

Contemporary portraits reveal China's changing face
A new exhibition of Chinese art on show in Canberra gives a colourful insight into the psyches at work in the Chinese art world. 'Go Figure!' is jointly hosted by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and Sydney's Sherman Gallery, and is on show in ...

A different perspective of Chinese art
This is the first time the Asia Art Funds is holding a contemporary art exhibition in Malta. Mr Cai underlined the importance of cultural exchanges in building a stronger relationship between China and Malta since the two countries established ...

Art of Change: New Directions from China, at Hayward Gallery – Seven ...
Art of Change: New Directions from China, at Hayward Gallery – Seven ...

Art of Change: New Directions from China, Hayward Gallery - review
They are firmly part of the lingua franca of international contemporary art but, as the Hayward's absorbing if uneven show of Chinese performance and installation reflects, the circumstances of these two art forms' adoption can vary strikingly. In the ...



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