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Art beat ... finger on the pulse
The largest event of its kind in Beijing, the exhibition features about 100 works by 33 Chinese artists who once studied or taught abroad. The show offers viewers a glimpse of the influx of Western art and the evolution of Chinese contemporary art ...

Returned Chinese artists
The largest event of its kind in Beijing, the exhibition features about 100 works by 33 Chinese artists who once studied or taught abroad. The show offers viewers a glimpse of the influx of Western art and the evolution of Chinese contemporary art ...

Sotheby's taps into Chinese mainland market by setting up JV
"They (the two Chinese companies) are good at trading cultural relics like ink paintings and calligraphies, but Sotheby's is leading the market and more experienced in other areas like jewels, luxury watches and contemporary art," Ching said. He said ...

Refurbished Gillman Barracks to have Centre for Contemporary Art
SINGAPORE - Singapore is setting up a Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) which will feature international artist residency, research and exhibition programmes. The CCA will be a focal point of Gillman Barracks, a new destination for contemporary art ...

Top Ten Chinese Art Illusions at White Rabbit Gallery
It is immediately evident from White Gallery's Double Take exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, currently on show in Sydney, that Chinese artists are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to produce works of art that are both visually spectacular ...

Sotheby's Hong Kong Contemporary Asian Art Autumn Sale to take place on 7 ...
Sotheby's Hong Kong Contemporary Asian Art Autumn Sale to take place on 7 ...

In shadow of Basel fair, Beijing show sprouts[1]|chinadaily.com.cn
In fact, China is fast becoming the world's largest market for contemporary art, he says. "Along with the development of the Chinese economy, more and more Chinese are turning their attention to art, and the market is prospering." Dong founded Art ...

Creative Castle
Zong Ming, deputy director of the city's publicity department, says the opening of China Art Palace in the previous China Pavilion, together with the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art in the former Pavilion of the Future, will fill the gaps of ...

Sculptures by contemporary art stars fill Shanghai park
The exhibition is part of an effort to build a permanent outdoor sculpture collection for the Jing'An district in central Shanghai, which began two years ago when the first edition of the biennial was held to coincide with the World Expo in the Chinese ...

Tomb peeping day
Enclosed in a pigsty-like space with 1.2-meter-high brick walls, a video playing on a flat screen TV mounted on a wall is the focus of attention among visitors at Kan Xuan's solo exhibition "Millet Mounds" at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art ...

Contemporary art as Donetsk's new brand?
This Chinese artist created powder “paintings” right in front of the audience. Other events were also memorable (again, also masterminded by SCM): the contemporary art exhibits “Art Point 2010” and “Art Point 2011: Donetsk Goes Contemporary.” The ...

Asian art seeing a resurgence in global market
New Delhi, Sep 18 — Asian modern and contemporary art is witnessing a resurgence in the international market with buyers expressing confidence in its viability as a safe investment option despite the slack economy in the art capitals of the globe. The ...

Herald Design Forum draws top talent
Zhang Xiaogang is one of the most sensational and highly valued figures in contemporary Chinese art, having sold his paintings at record prices in major auctions. Born in Kunming, China, in 1958, Xiaogang graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and ...

Solid performance in China market contributes to Pernod Ricard's best growth ...
Solid performance in China market contributes to Pernod Ricard's best growth ...

Really small, perfectly formed
Presenting four pieces for SH Contemporary 2012, the Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, held at Shanghai Contemporary, Wigan also announced his collaboration with independent Swiss watchmaker Greubel Forsey. Viewers of Wigan's works have to use ...

Puppeteer spins two Chinese yarns with new vigor
"It's different with Chinese contemporary art, and you see some fabulous and beautiful work - but that's an even playing field. Both Western and Eastern artists take their basic concepts from the same roots. I am much more interested in older Chinese ...

Nazi air raid bunker hosts new Berlin art show
German advertising tycoon Christian Boros, who acquired the bunker in 2003, has been showcasing his private collection of contemporary art in the bunker since 2008. Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei's "Tree" is on display at the Boros ... A tree made of found ...

China's Ai Weiwei to represent Germany at Venice Biennale
Young visitors of the dOCUMENTA (13) fair for contemporary art pose with portraits of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on August 24 at the Karlsaue park in Kassel, western Germany. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and Indian photographer Dayanita Singh will ...

China's Ai Weiwei to represent Germany at Venice Biennale
Young visitors of the dOCUMENTA (13) fair for contemporary art pose with portraits of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on August 24 at the Karlsaue park in Kassel, western Germany. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and Indian photographer Dayanita Singh will ...

Go Figure! Brings Chinese-Made Wheelchair Warriors to Sydney
Adding to the excitement of the preview of Go Figure: contemporary Chinese portraiture which features works from the collection of Swiss businessman and art collector Uli Sigg, was Gene Sherman's contagious passion and enthusiasm for contemporary art ...

Orinda: Chinese American artist group says art should be fun, whimsical
Her "Stairs Series" of paintings show scenes of stairs she saw in South America and at the Chicago Contemporary Art Museum. Since Li also paints figures, she has combined stairs with a figure in one of her paintings. "I like colors, shapes and boldness ...

artnet Auctions Presents China Now: Contemporary Art
artnet Auctions presents the sale, China Now: Contemporary Art, a curated selection of over 45 works in all media and various price points, by a dynamic range of emerging as well as established Chinese Contemporary artists. One highlight of the sale is ...

Artnet Auctions Presents China Now: Contemporary Art
artnet Auctions presents the sale, China Now: Contemporary Art, a curated selection of over 45 works in all media and various price points, by a dynamic range of emerging as well as established Chinese Contemporary artists. One highlight of the sale is ...

Ai Weiwei exhibit coming to Art Gallery of Ontario
A retrospective of the works of renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, a thorn in the side of the Chinese government, is coming to the Art Gallery of Ontario in August 2013. The AGO is the only Canadian city that will play host to the exhibit, which ...

Chinese performance art confuses, intrigues
However, Katie Hill, director of the Office of Contemporary Chinese Art, argued it symbolized the extremes of consumer culture in China. Western audiences are finding some difficulty connecting with the exhibit. Sarah Kent wrote in a review published ...

Art beat ... finger on the pulse
Its last exhibition at the old venue on Nanjing Road West features a collective show of contemporary Chinese art. Curator of the exhibition Yu Ke hopes the show will evoke memories about the museum's presence in People's Square since 1996. Acclaimed ...

Art salesrooms adapt to changes of aesthetic taste
The sale juxtaposes significant pieces of Cynical Realism and Political Pop groups with more conceptual and experimental creations, showcasing a diverse landscape of contemporary Chinese art. Among them, Liu Wei's intensively autobiographic ...

Art salesrooms adapt to changes of aesthetic taste
The sale juxtaposes significant pieces of Cynical Realism and Political Pop groups with more conceptual and experimental creations, showcasing a diverse landscape of contemporary Chinese art. Among them, Liu Wei's intensively autobiographic ...

Chinese contemporary art exhibition kicks off in Istanbul
"Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art" will go on public display at the museum's temporary exhibit hall on Friday, featuring works by 15 Chinese artists and artist groups. Chinese artist Wang Dongming showed his calligraphy at the opening ...

'Modern Monster' in your imagination
'Modern Monster' in your imagination. “Contemporary art always plays with the normal way we make sense of the world or attach language and meaning to things.” ... Ahead of the opening of the international event, biennial curator Anselm Franke of ...

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Sotheby's closer to coveted China auctions with JV
The new venture will focus on auctions and selling exhibitions of contemporary art, wine, watches and jewelry. © 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 0. Add A ...

Art China 2012 soon opening
The first edition in last December has been a great success, for it attracted some major prophets of Chinese modern and contemporary art, and also the new generation of talented artists. Invited by national and international organisations, art traders ...

Sotheby's in joint venture
Sotheby's will own 80 percent of the venture, which still needs Chinese government approval. The new venture will focus on auctions and selling exhibitions of "non-cultural relics" such as contemporary art, wine, watches and jewelry. The first auction ...

Mao Zedong's Lingering Presence in China
Visitors watch the painting 'Chairman Mao inspects the Guangdong Countryside' by Chinese artist Chen Yanning at the 'Mahjong' exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art at the Kunsthalle museum in Hamburg, on Oct 25, 2006. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ...

Mao Zedong's lingering presence in China
Visitors watch the painting 'Chairman Mao inspects the Guangdong Countryside' by Chinese artist Chen Yanning at the 'Mahjong' exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art at the Kunsthalle museum in Hamburg, on Oct 25, 2006. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ...

Former glories
With Chinese antiques, the demand has always been steady because the number of collectors is much lower than that for, say, contemporary art and prices are more stable. The contemporary art market was very active for a number of years [around 2006], ...

Turkey's Mardin hosts biennial art program, waiting for Chinese tourists
The biennial program hosts pieces of 30 international artists, which are displayed in historical and exceptional places of Mardin with a combination of the daily life and the contemporary art. "Our city is ready to exhibit Chinese artists' pieces which ...

Sotheby's closer to coveted China auctions with JV
The new venture will focus on auctions and selling exhibitions of "non-cultural relics" such as contemporary art, wine, watches and jewelry. It will also have access to a "free port" project that GeHua is developing in Beijing. Free ports are tax ...

PST, A to Z: It is done
The exhibition marathon that was Pacific Standard Time -- the Getty-sponsored initiative that flooded the Southland with myriad local histories of contemporary art -- officially ended in March, although a few of the shows remained open into the early ...

Competition for a slice of the lucrative Chinese art market is hotter than ever
Sotheby's therefore remains unopposed in all other categories, from wine and jewellery to Chinese ceramics and contemporary art. But how will prices fare? Patti Wong, chairman of Sotheby's Asia, says that the problem with what she calls “a minor ...

Contemporary Chinese art exhibition invites visitors to look awry
Contemporary Chinese art took off as a genre rich in political elements, with works by leading artists such as Luo Zhongli and Gao Xiaohua characterized by their revolutionary, historical and collectivistic themes. But now Iberia Center for ...

Art in the slow lane
Chinese contemporary art is often viewed as being in the fast lane with its fancy concepts, abstract themes and soaring prices fetched at sales and auctions. But this is a stigma the Li-Space Culture and Art Center aims to overthrow, with its ...

Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 09/25/2012
CHINESE ART FINDS AUSTRALIAN FANS - Contemporary Chinese art is finding a new audience in Australia. Play and irony are two key themes which see former politcal leaders such as Yasser Arafat and Fidel Castro vying for space within the same ...

Ai Weiwei: The Disruptor
“I do not believe his words would be as potent, or his gestures as full of impact, if they were not part of his unique voice as an artist.” Uli Sigg, the top collector of contemporary Chinese art, and an early collector of Ai's work, goes further ...

Manchester Contemporary announces details of the fourth edition of the art fair
... by Beatrice Hodgkin, author of Affordable Contemporary Art: A Guide to Buying and Collecting and Design Editor of ArtInfo as well as the chance to learn more about the work of project spaces such as Paper, Castlefield Gallery and the Chinese Arts ...

Artsonje's Chung wins Montblanc
The 72-year-old was recognized for her contributions in promoting Korean contemporary art and film. She is the wife of Kim Woo-choong, founder of now-disbanded Daewoo Group. Chung was a senior executive in the hospitality industry at the Millennium ...

X+Q art at London Design Festival
London's boutique furniture store Squint is more than ever lively on Thursday, as crowds of visitors arrived to see the sculpture collection of Chinese contemporary art brand X+Q. Those colorful and quirky sculptures of angles, rabbits and Chinese ...

Shanghai's China Art Palace to open its doors
Tickets can then be collected at 10 locations in the city. A new Shanghai Metro stop for visitors, China Art Palace Station on Line 8, will start operating on Friday. The Shanghai Biennale will also start on Monday at the Shanghai Museum of ...

Ullens Spotlights Chinese Architecture, Inspired by Duchamp
But what the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art plans to show in its first architecture exhibition includes the drawing, film and other media by Yung Ho Chang, a Chinese architect who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cites ...



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