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New museums add colour to Shanghai art landscape
A new contemporary art museum also welcomed holiday crowds on Monday to exhibit works from the 1980s onwards and give a permanent home to Shanghai's annual art festival. Called the ... "China tends to build these huge art museums. The problem is ...

According to an Artprice Study, Qatar will Soon be the Global Leader in the ...
According to an Artprice Study, Qatar will Soon be the Global Leader in the ...

Shanghai Launches Two Massive New Art Museums In Culture Bid
Across the Huangpu River, the somewhat awkwardly – yet aptly — named Power Station of Art is the first state-owned museum in mainland China that focuses on contemporary art. A former power station (hence the name), the museum includes more than ...

Video: Uli Sigg Talks Art Collecting and Go Figure! Chinese Portraiture
Currently being exhibited simultaneously across two venues - The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney - the exhibition includes works by many of China's leading contemporary and experimental artists ...

Gerhard Richter, Yves Klein and Eduardo Chillida lead Sotheby's October ...
Gerhard Richter, Yves Klein and Eduardo Chillida lead Sotheby's October ...

China Shuts Down Ai Weiwei's Firm, MOCA Unveils YouTube Channel, and More
MOCAtv Debuts on YouTube: L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art launched its MOCAtv channel on YouTube yesterday and offered early visitors an excellent deal. Those who subscribe to the free online service, which features videos of artists creating or ...

Report: World contemporary art market resists economic slowdown
For centuries the worldwide art market was dominated by a few European auction houses, but a new generation of collectors in Beijing and Shanghai has pushed China to the forefront in recent years. The contemporary art market recorded its best annual ...

Long lines greet new art museum
Shanghai's new contemporary art museum, Power Station of Art, also opened to the public yesterday. By 3pm it had welcomed 2,500 visitors. The museum, China's first government-supported contemporary art museum, is housed in the former Urban Future ...

Frieze London: Highlights of Tenth Edition
... international event organised by Frieze; confirming the fair's position as one of the world's leading contemporary art events. Participants this year include galleries from territories including Argentina, China, Columbia, Hungary, India, Korea and ...

World contemporary art market resists economic slowdown: report
PARIS (AFP) ― The world contemporary art market is holding up despite a global economic slowdown, with 2011/2012 auctions returning the third biggest revenues in history, Artprice said in a report obtained exclusively by AFP. “Given the amplitude of ...

4 Things Experts Will Be Watching at Next Week's London Contemporary Auctions
Kicking off the autumn contemporary art season next week, the auctions and fairs in London act as a kind of barometer of the market, an early gauge of the pressure that may be building later in the year in New York, Paris, and beyond. To wager a few ...

Strong Sales Expected At Upcoming Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction Series
Along with blue-chip Chinese contemporary art, the series includes an array of auctions, from rare wines to modern and traditional Chinese art, antiques and more. In the contemporary Asian art auction alone, Sotheby's expects to achieve over HK$130 ...

Oslo's new landmark of contemporary art
The Astrup Fearnley Collection has always concentrated on individual works and artists rather than on movements or historical periods, upholding a distinctive focus on acquiring major pieces of contemporary art. Over the last decade, the Museum has ...

World contemporary art market resists economic slowdown
For centuries the worldwide art market was dominated by European auction houses, but a new generation of collectors in Beijing and Shanghai has pushed China to the forefront in recent years. The contemporary art market recorded its best annual sales in ...

A Contemporary Art Feast
"He revolutionized self-portraiture," says Francis Outred, Christie's head of contemporary art in Europe, adding that Kippenberger defied convention, playing with the medium through presenting himself in different guises so that "no one really knows ...

How Strong Is the Art Market?
Brett Gorvy, who runs Christie's postwar and contemporary art department, and WSJ's Kelly Crow on Lunch Break discuss the key issues that will gauge the health of the global art market this fall. Photo: Christie's. With the fall auction season kicking ...

China and the art market
It is notable Poly has the benefit of the State's entire support, offering the house steady financial means and a great credibility, says Jia Wei, Head of the Modern and Contemporary Art department. The Chinese art market is also being supported by ...

Art Sales' Old Guard Gets Rival From Asia
About 60% of China Guardian's sales are in the ink-painting and calligraphy category, followed by antiques, including porcelains, and contemporary art. Guardian will conduct its Hong Kong sale in Mandarin—unlike the Western houses, which mostly use ...

Moscow artists at the Shanghai Biennale
Unlike the Venice Biennale, this year's event in China showcases specialized pavilions dedicated to specific cities, rather than to countries. The Shanghai show features exhibitions from Moscow, Barcelona, Antwerp, Dusseldorf, ... Gutov tells his ...

Contemporary art market drops 6 %
A recently published report by Artprice confirms that the sector of contemporary art experienced a light decrease, even though the period 2011-2012 still rest “the third best performance” in the history of the art market. According to Artprice, Jean ...

Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction: Contemporary Asian Art Stars To Fetch Millions ...
Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction: Contemporary Asian Art Stars To Fetch Millions ...

Painting a bright future
He set up his Aura Gallery in Shanghai in 2000, and moved it to Beijing's now-acclaimed 798 Art Zone in 2009, just after the Chinese art world suffered a dramatic slowdown, like so many industries, in the wake of the world financial crisis. Galleries ...

Books of Art
Weber said he believes that Chinese artists are particularly well positioned to combine traditional and contemporary art of both China and the West to create more groundbreaking works. He also noted that while few Chinese artists are currently engaged ...

Living on the edge with Saatchi art effect
Recent events testify to the importance of contemporary art in Hong Kong: China Guardian Auctions' first local sale; Fine Art Asia's eighth edition; Sotheby's autumn sales preview at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre; the Asia Contemporary ...

The Artist Who Can't Leave China: An Interview with Ai Weiwei
There was the Green Dam censorship software that the government wanted to install on Chinese computers; and the research into the names of students who died in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Green Dam was blocked and, eventually, the government was ...

Mixed Results at Sotheby's Hong Kong Confirm Subdued Asian Market
While last season featured a number of iconic and hotly-contested Chinese contemporary art works, yesterday's sale included only one truly important work, Liu Wei's “Revolutionary Family Series – Invitation to Dinner,” (1992), which sold for HK$17.46 ...

Romanee-Conti $24580 Bottles Lead Mixed Hong Kong Auctions
“The contemporary Chinese art market bubble has burst,” said Amalia Wirjono, sales director of Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong. “The market is now very selective and it's survival of the fittest.” Exceptional works still attracted strong buyer interest, she ...

Design week triumphs
Displayed amid picturesque old buildings, works from 48 domestic and foreign designers blended contemporary art with mainstays of Chinese culture. A giant light installation was made out of a collection of the city's ubiquitous ceramic jars used for ...

Art in Regent's Park
... bringing together 175 of the world's most innovative contemporary art galleries in a bespoke temporary structure erected in Regent's Park. Exhibitors will come from 35 countries including Argentina, China, Columbia, Hungary, India, Korea and South ...

Sotheby's & China Guardian Kick Off HK Autumn Auction Season
Unlike at contemporary art auctions held in Hong Kong in 2011 and this past spring, important works of Chinese contemporary art remained in short supply, since regional collectors continue to hold onto their artwork rather than look to “flip” it at ...

The Artist Is Absent
A sly thinker and adept designer, he emerged in the late 1990s along with the booming market for contemporary Chinese art to become a sanctioned and profitable ambassador of the modernized socialist state. In 2008, he even served as the artistic ...

Artprice: the 2011/2012 Contemporary Art Market Report is Now Online!
The museum industry, which is booming on all continents, has made it possible for Contemporary Art to resist. Each year in October, Artprice publishes an overview of the global Contemporary art market. This 140-page report, translated into 5 languages, ...

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art examines one of China's most important ...
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art examines one of China's most important ...

Art to treasure
Although it is almost two years since the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai drew to a close at the end of October 2010, its architectural legacy lives on in a number of venues, most notably the highly acclaimed China Pavilion. ... "Compared with the classic ...

London art bonanza looks to past to bolster future
LONDON (Reuters) - The most surprising thing about this year's Frieze art week, which puts London at the cutting edge of the contemporary art world every October, is that there is so much old art around. The annual Frieze Art Fair will go ahead as ...

The Art World Becomes One: Asian 20th Century Contemporary Art and Post ...
The Art World Becomes One: Asian 20th Century Contemporary Art and Post ...

A generation on, how drop-out junkie Basquiat became the hottest dead young ...
A generation on, how drop-out junkie Basquiat became the hottest dead young ...

In Shanghai, a Burst of Masterworks
Initial reports stated that the Shanghai Biennale, held since 1996, would also be exhibited at the China Pavilion. Early this year, however, it was revealed that the biennale would get its own space, in the power station that is now the Contemporary ...

Gallery opening, along with photo exhibit, set at Krannert Art Museum
Also opening then will be the exhibition "Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography," showcasing the work of 36 artists who focus on contradictions between the controlled public image of China and personal gestures influenced by Western culture ...

Is contemporary art a realm of illusion ? A picture of French contemporary art ...
Is contemporary art a realm of illusion ? A picture of French contemporary art ...

Asia Contemporary Art Show
With a lot of China on holiday last week, you may have missed the news that the work with the most “likes” by the deadline of noon on October 3 was “The Rooster” by Canadian-born Peter Yuill who received a prize of HK$25,000 (about US$3,200). The ...

Threads of change
"Wen creates portraits of orphans and installations about the homeless," Hung says. "Her work is clearly removed from the money-driven contemporary art bubble." Wen's underprivileged upbringing inspired her to focus on society's marginalized people in ...

Frieze Art Fair 2012: busier and buzzier than ever before
Ten years on and Frieze Art Fair, London's international contemporary art bazaar, is just one organ in what is now a city-wide festivity, an excuse for galleries to flaunt their best new art in a heady long weekend that brings collectors, dealers ...

Romanee-Conti $24580 Bottles Lead Mixed Hong Kong Auctions
“The contemporary Chinese art market bubble has burst,” said Amalia Wirjono, sales director of Gagosian Hong Kong. “Now it's survival of the fittest.” Sotheby's withdrew a painting from today's sale by Chinese master Zhang Daqian with a high estimate ...

Art beat ... finger on the pulse
The new OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai is presenting a solo exhibition of works by Yang Fudong, one of the most prominent contemporary artists in China. More than 50 photographs and one video installation are exhibited. Yang is celebrated for ...

Giving shape to humanity
Li is a unique case in the contemporary art scene, curator Zhu Qingsheng says. His art successfully crosses in the traditional and the vanguard. It easily takes viewers on an inner journey back history. ... Li has been widely viewed as the most ...

Arts put Italian pair in the zone
She has also given lectures and public presentations on Chinese contemporary art and Italian literature organized by academic institutions such as Milan University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. Scarpato has worked as a consultant throughout ...

The art factory
Song says that with the frequent art exchanges between China and the world, 798 has become the place where foreigners can find out about the latest developments in modern and contemporary art in China. Federica Beltrame, director of Galleria Continua, ...

Home and art form a perfect union
798 Art Zone has turned into the biggest modern and contemporary art center in the Chinese mainland, and hundreds of artists, galleries and all kinds of institutions are moving in, seeking opportunities in art and business. Dara has since become a ...

Arts put Italian pair in the zone
She has also given lectures and public presentations on Chinese contemporary art and Italian literature organized by academic institutions such as Milan University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. Scarpato has worked as a consultant throughout ...



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