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Contemporary Chinese Art News 11/2012



November Gallery Walk is a cornucopia of art and events
Continuing exhibits include: Selected Chinese ink paintings by Xi Hua (1927-2007); Landscapes from the "Earth and Sky" series; work in the gallery Portrait Studio from a July 2010 fellowship at Vermont Studio Center; Contemporary Chinese Art featuring ...

Tate Announces New Global Networks
Also announced today: “the creation of a virtual Research Centre focusing initially on modern and contemporary art in China, Japan and Korea, which will then broaden to the wider regions of East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific.” The key section in ...

Why Cai Guo-Qiang Is Good For China -- And Bad For Art
(This year he also had big shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou.) He must be proud. He's getting exactly what he wants. But what does it say about the art circuit that uncritically embraces his ...

Yue Minjun: behind the painted smile
The 50-year-old former electrician is among the biggest stars in Chinese contemporary art today. He belongs to a generation of artists who grew up during the cultural revolution and have taken the world by storm as they track their country's radical ...

Christie's primes the pump for coming auction
He is among those Chinese oil painting pioneers, also including Zao Wou-ki and Chu Teh-chun, whose works are believed to be the backbone of the 20th-century Asian art category. Meanwhile, the contemporary art market is undergoing a reshuffle following ...

Zeng Fanzhi First UK Show For China's Leading Artist
Zeng's aesthetic restlessness epitomizes the evolution of Chinese contemporary art in the post-1989 era, grappling with local history and tradition in the face of external influence and accelerated change. Since the beginning of his career, he has ...

Exhibition in a class of its own
As one of the most influential art events in China, the fair will exhibit top class antique furniture, paintings of masters, modern and contemporary art works and fine jewelry. All exhibits are strictly examined by an independent committee composed of ...

Exhibition in a class of its own
As one of the most influential art events in China, the fair will exhibit top class antique furniture, paintings of masters, modern and contemporary art works and fine jewelry. All exhibits are strictly examined by an independent committee composed of ...

Highlight Works by Contemporary Korean Artists Included in HK Auction Later in ...
Highlight Works by Contemporary Korean Artists Included in HK Auction Later in ...

Bronze sculptures
Wang was considered "one of the few artists with the capacity to influence the evolution of contemporary art" by the curator of the Maillol Museum of Paris. The artist will present nearly 20 ... It is the first bronze exhibition for Wang in China ...

Global works are regional in content
In one of my nocturnal forays into the vast web of what passes off as research on the Internet, I decided to check out how the rest of the world was doing as far as contemporary art was concerned. What I discovered came as a ... Considering that most ...

Highlight Works by Contemporary Korean Artists Included in HK Auction Later in ...
Highlight Works by Contemporary Korean Artists Included in HK Auction Later in ...

China's Global Antique Auction Squeeze To Boost Contemporary Art
Yet another auction controversy regarding the sale of Chinese antiques at an international auction house has illustrated the difficulties surrounding this auction segment. According to the AFP, two Qing-era jades — a green jade hanging vase and lid ...

Sotheby's London Show Spotlights Chinese Design
With Chinese contemporary art continuing to command record prices at auction, global auction houses are looking to sell other forms of creativity from the country, from jewelry to furniture. In its first ever international exhibit featuring China's ...

Fair of the fledgling
Some fair visitors aired a vocal dislike of the lack of "quality art" on display, particularly in regards to contemporary Chinese art. Tine Deturck, a Belgian artist living in Beijing's avant-guard Songzhuang commune, said she thought the exhibition ...

Unfinished Country: New Video from China
Since the introduction of market-based economic reforms in 1978, China has become the world's fastest growing economy. Parallel to this economic growth has been the unprecedented production of art. While the majority of contemporary art practices have ...

Ye Hongxing – Chinese artist exhibits in London
Collectors and the public are more and more interested in dicovering young Chinese artists, in fact we are witnessing a kind of “boom” for Chinese contemporary art, the historical dimension of which must be taken into account, the works being those of ...

Asian Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong
The Asian Contemporary Art Show announced its Spring edition will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong from 23 to 26 May 2013. For the director Mark Saunderson, this new edition was a certainty, considering the extraordinary success of the ...

10 Minutes With…Renowned Chinese Landscape Painter Hong Ling
Based in the secluded and magnificent Yellow Mountain in southern China, Hong captures traditional Chinese landscapes throughout the seasons. His first London exhibition presents a selection of contemporary art that fuses the atmosphere of the East ...

An Indonesian Art Love Affair
... style and material; when personal choices have grown in a country becoming more confident after the overthrow of the Suharto regime in 1998; and when the trickle effect of the boom in Chinese contemporary art has started to reach the Indonesian ...

Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union: Art from Russia
Since 2008, Charles Saatchi has used his collection of contemporary art to stage a series of exhibitions from emerging art scenes: first China, then the Middle East, India, Germany, Korea, and now Russia. This month, the gallery opens two Russian art ...

Now Open: Rich Chinese Traditions Meet Modern Elegance and Style at the ...
Now Open: Rich Chinese Traditions Meet Modern Elegance and Style at the ...

Cultural officials pay a visit
This was the 13th annual year for the exhibition, which features contemporary art from Canada, China and Japan. The delegation of Chinese were local government officials involved in cultural issues and were associated with the Chinese People's ...

The new Santa Cruz Institute for Contemporary Art is looking to shake up the ...
The new Santa Cruz Institute for Contemporary Art is looking to shake up the ...

Chinese sculptor Xiang Jing's painful search for truth
She was the subject of a recent joint survey show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai. She was one of four winners of this year's Martell Artists of the Year competition and was also recently featured in Italian Vogue. Xiang first garnered ...

Three Chinese lauded for contemporary art
The 2012 Chinese Contemporary Art Awards were announced at the Art Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts on Wednesday, naming this year's Best Artist, Best Young Artist and Lifetime Contribution Artist. Founded as the first academic and ...

Prize pieces snapped up by keen collectors in China
In June, Uli Sigg, the former Swiss ambassador to China and long-time art collector, said he would donate a big chunk of his collection of Chinese contemporary art to M+, a contemporary art museum that will open in Hong Kong in 2017. Valued at Dh600m ...

Art beat ... finger on the pulse
The year 2013 marks late songwriter Wang Luobin's 100th birthday and a concert called Forever Wang Luobin will be held to commemorate his contributions as the father of northwest Chinese folk songs. His trips to Northwest China in the 1930s changed his ...

Three Chinese lauded for contemporary art
The 2012 Chinese Contemporary Art Awards were announced at the Art Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts on Wednesday, naming this year's Best Artist, Best Young Artist and Lifetime Contribution Artist. Founded as the first academic and ...

Design for a better life
The first Chinese architect to be recognized internationally, Chang is capitalizing on his success and education in both the East and the West as he marches into new areas of design, in the hope of improving people's lives. "Design should be ...

Realism artists put on show
The Art Gallery of Chinese Academy of Oil Painting is presenting the annual exhibition of the China Realism school. About 80 oil paintings from 25 Chinese artists will wow the audience. Initiated by artists Ai Xuan, Yang Feiyun and Wang Yidong in 2004 ...

Cataloguing the Work of a Modern Artist: The Cardinal Example of Zao Wou-ki
Melissa Walt is a scholar of modern and contemporary Chinese art, with a particular interest in Chinese artists working outside of China. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and graduate degrees from Yale University and the ...

Porcelain exhibition featuring fine China
"The real history of ceramic art is Chinese," he said. "Everyone in the world who deals with ceramics appreciates the fact that high-fire ceramics (porcelain) are Chinese, so to have a more thorough awareness of China today, and the other contemporary ...

Yue Minjun at the Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art
... Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art is presenting, from 14 November 2012 to 17 March 2013, the exhibition “Yue Minjun, Laughter Shadow”. It is the first major solo exhibition of the artist in Europe. Yue Minjun gives an account of “contemporary ...

Rich Chinese traditions meet modern elegance at the new Four Seasons Hotel ...
Rich Chinese traditions meet modern elegance at the new Four Seasons Hotel ...

Now Open: Rich Chinese Traditions Meet Modern Elegance and Style at The ...
Now Open: Rich Chinese Traditions Meet Modern Elegance and Style at The ...

Artist: The Cardinal Example of Zao Wou-ki
Melissa Walt is a scholar of modern and contemporary Chinese art, with a particular interest in Chinese artists working outside of China. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and graduate degrees from Yale University and the ...

Four Seasons opens in Beijing
Other pieces of Chinese contemporary art are displayed throughout the hotel. Facilities at the 313-room hotel include a naturally-lit indoor pool, jacuzzi and gym, and a spa with 11 treatment rooms. Dining options include two restaurants and three ...

The art of a city
The Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, or China Art Palace, is destined to hold the biggest collection of modern Chinese art in the world, along with visiting collections from other museums. The Power Station of Art currently hosts a biennale ...

Contemporary Art Exhibition of Danish Women Artists unveiled
A Contemporary Art Exhibition of Danish Women Artists was staged in the Chinese European Art Center of Xiamen University Art College on Singles Day this year (11th November). Entitled "New footprints in the world as we know it", the exhibition ...

Now Open: Rich Chinese Traditions Meet Modern Elegance and Style At The ... - eTravelBlackboard
Now Open: Rich Chinese Traditions Meet Modern Elegance and Style At The ...

Contemporary Art Exhibition of Danish Women Artists
A Contemporary Art Exhibition of Danish Women Artists was staged in the Chinese European Art Center of Xiamen University Art College on Singles Day this year (11th November). Entitled "New footprints in the world as we know it", the exhibition ...

Not very rare China
Contemporary art, usually one of the first sectors to suffer from a downturn, saw sales fall compared with the previous year. But the decline was small given the state of the world economy. The contemporary market is dominated by Sotheby's and Christie ...

Chinese sculptor Xiang Jing's painful search for truth
She was the subject of a recent joint survey show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai. She was one of four winners of this year's Martell Artists of the Year competition and was also recently featured in Italian Vogue. Xiang first garnered ...

Reflections on the artist
A painter that helped traditional Chinese Gong Bi painting of flowers and birds thrive in the middle of the 20th century, Yu has long been held in esteem by peers and critics of Chinese contemporary art. Sun Ke, art critic: Apprenticed to the master ...

Chinese art star Yue brings 'laughing men' to Europe
Still reeling from the fallout of the Tiananmen Square massacre two years earlier, he and other artists founded a current known as "cynical realism", now one of the most influential contemporary art movements in China. The Fondation Cartier's director ...

Chinese art star Yue brings 'laughing men' to Europe
Still reeling from the fallout of the Tiananmen Square massacre two years earlier, he and other artists founded a current known as "cynical realism", now one of the most influential contemporary art movements in China. The Fondation Cartier's director ...

Reflections on the artist
A painter that helped traditional Chinese Gong Bi painting of flowers and birds thrive in the middle of the 20th century, Yu has long been held in esteem by peers and critics of Chinese contemporary art. Sun Ke, art critic: Apprenticed to the master ...

Chinese art star Yue brings 'laughing men' to Europe
Still reeling from the fallout of the Tiananmen Square massacre two years earlier, he and other artists founded a current known as “cynical realism”, now one of the most influential contemporary art movements in China. The Fondation Cartier's director ...

'Chinese Design Today' exhibition at Themes & Variations, London
While exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art have been mounting in Western galleries for years, design by a new generation of furniture-makers has remained extremely rare in these parts. Until now, that is. In London, the largest and most ...



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