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Portuguese billionaire adds works inspired by Bamiyan Buddhas to his vast ...
Portuguese billionaire adds works inspired by Bamiyan Buddhas to his vast ...

Nelson's newest pieces fill out First Friday
“Untitled (Full Moon)” was funded by the William T. Kemper Foundation-Commerce Bank, trustee, which recently made a gift to the museum of $1 million for the purchase of contemporary art. It's the second .... What: “Hugh Merrill: Made in China”. When ...

Art from the past and present will collide in 2013
“Masterpieces of Early Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in American Collections” features 60 works of Song and Yuan calligraphy and painting lent by the Nelson, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, ...

Invitation to a Dialogue: An Art Market Bubble?
Chinese, Russian and Latin American tycoons, eager to find a good place to park their money, horn in on the action. And journalists uncritically gush about “blue-chip investments” that many knowledgeable observers consider outright junk. Abstruse ...

Broomfield Enterprise upcoming events Jan. 3
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Children's Library and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed for art-making workshop with visiting artist Heather Cherry each month in 2013. The first Art Stop on the Go event for children ages 6 to 12 is from 4 to 5 p.m ...

Welcome to 2013 in fine art! Fine Arts
(Feb.15-April 21); Yang Fudong The dreamlike films, installations and painterly photography by the meteoric star of contemporary Chinese art express the anxieties, ambivalence and disconnection of a fast-changing materialistic society. (mid-Aug ...

The first Gallery Walk of 2013 rolls around
... performance art documented at vimeo.com/caixi; selected Chinese ink paintings by Xi Hua (1927-2007); landscapes from the "Earth and Sky" series; work in the Portrait Studio from a July 2010 fellowship at Vermont Studio Center; contemporary Chinese ...

Don't say ethnic or tribal: the word is 'customary'
... question is, how to find out about art and artists in areas of the world that often do not have an evolved gallery system or, indeed, a defined history of contemporary art (what does “contemporary” mean, for example, in Papua New Guinea or, indeed ...

Host with the most
"Before that, the development of contemporary art in China was like a heap of loose sand and [most of such exhibitions] were what you would call underground," Gu said. At that time, independent curators not only worked as a planner for an exhibition ...

Curtain up on Bertels's first fest
Several acts he has presented elsewhere previously: the kunqu Chinese opera The Jade Hairpin was in the 2011 Holland Festival, and he presented Heiner Goebbel's music-theatre piece Eraritjaritjaka in Lithuania in 2008, where he was guest curator of the ...

Asia Art Archive founder is community ambassador for hotel
Since its founding in 2000, the independent non-profit archive has been collecting and documenting information on the recent history of contemporary art in the region through research and by organising events, such as artist talks, educational ...

Stage is set for airing of the green
Culture Ireland, the agency responsible for promoting Irish arts abroad, has distributed about €1.5 million for more than 200 events taking place across all the EU member states, other European countries, and into Russia, China and Australia. The Arts ...

Artist's phoenixes explore rising China
In a new installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the artist Xu Bing last week unveiled two Chinese phoenixes, each weighing 1.8 metric tons. The work explores the meaning, to various audiences, of China's rise. The birds, 90 and ...

Perhaps the Contemporary Renaissance in the East Could Serve to Reawaken ...
Perhaps the Contemporary Renaissance in the East Could Serve to Reawaken ...

Eli Klein Fine Art Presents Zhang Dali: A Retrospective
4, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Eli Klein Fine Art, one of America's leading galleries specializing in Chinese Contemporary Art, is pleased to announce it will present a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of one of China's most dynamic ...

Recent Acquisitions: New Exhibition Forever Alters the Chinese Culture ...
Recent Acquisitions: New Exhibition Forever Alters the Chinese Culture ...

Shanghai switches on
Yet this landmark sits atop China's first state-run contemporary art museum, the Power Station of Art (PSA) in Shanghai, which opened in October. The chimney of what was once the Nanshi Power Plant is lit up with the daily temperature in lurid red and ...

This week's new exhibitions
Workplace, Coventry. In this contemporary art exhibition on a theme of Workplace, Pilvi Takala is filmed as she takes up an office job and disrupts managerial expectations by wasting every working hour for a full month sitting at her desk doing nothing ...

Art notes: New shows explode next Saturday as art world welcomes 2013
The Dallas Art Dealers Association is bullish on new shows opening at the Irving Arts Center (“Black and White,” which features Chinese brush paintings) and the MADI Museum (“Optical Spaces: The Art of Victor Vasarely”). The MADI show opens Friday, the ...

Sunday Dialogue: What Is That Art Worth?
Chinese, Russian and Latin American tycoons, eager to find a good place to park their money, horn in on the action. And journalists uncritically gush about “blue-chip investments” that many knowledgeable observers consider outright junk. Abstruse ...

Taipei museum to celebrate 30th anniversary with arts events
The museum announced that from January to December, it will host exhibitions ranging from contemporary art and multimedia installations to photography and woodblock prints based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. The museum's 30th birthday will ...

Broomfield Enterprise upcoming events -- Jan. 6
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Children's Library and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed for art-making workshop with visiting artist Heather Cherry each month in 2013. The first Art Stop on the Go event for children ages 6 to 12 is from 4 to 5 p.m ...

INTERVIEW: 'Retire? Me? I can see Philip Green putting a blanket over me on ...
INTERVIEW: 'Retire? Me? I can see Philip Green putting a blanket over me on ...

Waste not: trash to treasure
... am - Source: Michelle Hanna, SBS. Share This. 0 0 0. Two exhibitions from one of China's leading contemporary artists open in Sydney, showing not only images of his loved ones, but also the entire contents of his family home, writes Michelle Hanna ...

Warhol Tops Picasso Sales, Richter Leading Living Artist
Economic and political uncertainty reduced domestic demand for Chinese art in 2012, dealers said. Sales were relatively smaller for the former contemporary art market darlings Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst. Koons was ranked the 31st biggest-selling ...

Wings of aspiration
In a new installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the artist Xu Bing recently unveiled two Chinese phoenixes, each weighing 1.8 tons. The work explores the meaning, to various audiences, of China's rise. The birds, 27 and 30 meters ...

Saltz: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Is Illuminating—Although It Shines That ...
Saltz: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Is Illuminating—Although It Shines That ...

Pictures of what's not there
There is a marked trend in contemporary Chinese art: the term “photograph” has become too limited for the new digitally manipulated images. Since documentary photography is less likely to inspire dreams, “most of the staged presentation now invading ...

Downton Abbey Star to Play Equestrian Art Legend, Stolen Matisse Saved, and ...
Downton Abbey Star to Play Equestrian Art Legend, Stolen Matisse Saved, and ...

Pompidou show in Shanghai Power Station causes a stir
The museum, which opened last October, is China's first state-run contemporary art institution on the mainland. The Pompidou will receive substantial loan fees for 119 works included in the exhibition “Electric Fields: Surrealism and Beyond” (until 15 ...

Warhol beats Picasso as biggest auction seller
Economic and political uncertainty reduced domestic demand for Chinese art in 2012, dealers said. Sales were relatively smaller for the former contemporary art market darlings Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst. Koons was ranked the 31st biggest-selling ...

Wings of aspiration-a complex sense of China's rise
In a new installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the artist Xu Bing recently unveiled two Chinese phoenixes, each weighing 1.8 tons. The work explores the meaning, to various audiences, of China's rise. The birds, 27 and 30 meters ...

Christie's to sell landmark Hockney painting from 1963 trip
LONDON – In February Christie's postwar and contemporary art department will offer for sale David Hockney's Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes (1963). A unique landmark painting, it stands as the only canvas to commemorate the artist's ...

Timeless art: Andy Warhol tops 2012 auction sellers list
Works from the Chinese ink painter Zhang Daqian, who died in 1983, faced a major decline in sales compared to 2011, when his artwork earned $782.4 million. In 2012 his work sold for a total of $241.6 million due to “economic and political uncertainty ...

Saudi art scene's growing importance
“Our goal is to promote Saudi contemporary art both regionally and internationally and Art Dubai is the perfect platform to strengthen the gap between East and West. ... Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris), D Gallerie (Jakarta), Experimenter (Kolkata ...

Emil Kazaz 'One Man Show' at LA Art Show
Exhibitors include Paul Stolper Contemporary Art, Cernuda Arte, FL; Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, CA; Latin American Masters; Denis Bloch Fine Arts, CA and Timothy Yarger Fine Arts, CA. The Historic & Traditional Contemporary section groups ... It ...

Sharlene Thompson works to preserve La Jolla's architectural gems
An active participant in the annual Open Doors La Jolla: A Tour of the Cultural Zone event, Thompson also volunteers on advisory committees of the Kyoto Prize Symposium Organization and the Chinese Historical Society and Museum. What brought you to ...

San Jose Museum of Art to Showcase Contemporary Chinese Photography This ...
San Jose Museum of Art to Showcase Contemporary Chinese Photography This ...

U2's Basquiat for Sale, Picasso Vandal Surrenders at Mexican Border, and More
A Jean-Michel Basquiat collage painting once owned by the Irish rock band U2 is among the top items on offer at Sotheby's contemporary art auction in London on February 12. The 1982-3 painting, which the rockers sold for £5.1 million ($8.2 million ...

New Art Space opens in Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Jean Marco Decrop, the noted contemporary art expert of China, Asia and the Middle East at the French national chamber CNES, and Fabio Rossi, of London-based Rossi & Rossi – one of the most leading dealers in classical Himalayan and contemporary ...

Italian Renaissance Maiolica, at V&A, review
Intended as an affordable alternative to highly-prized Chinese porcelain, maiolica was a refined pottery that took the form of bowls, plates, jugs and even inkstands. Many are quick to dismiss it as mere ceramics, unfit for comparison with the high ...

What's in store for the market?
If anything, the results at the top end of the market have never been better; more than $1bn was spent on art during last November's sales in New York, with Christie's racking up an all-time record for a contemporary art sale, at $412m. But will we ...

Roundabout - What's Happening Jan. 10-16
15 at South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove • 7 p.m. at headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury: Ringling Brothers Circus clown clown Jamarr Woodruff performs lively circus shows and reads his favorite circus book to kids. 704-216-8228. ..... 10 ...

NewcastleGateshead Welcomes Chinese Year of the Snake
“We're delighted to welcome new partners on board, including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle Arts Centre and Discovery Museum, who have all programmed special events for Chinese New Year, enhancing the partnership working that has ...

Xu Bing's Phoenixes take flight in the US
In a new installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Chinese artist Xu Bing recently unveiled two Chinese phoenixes, weighing 1.8 tons each. The work aim is to explain the meaning of China's rise to various audiences. The phoenixes ...

Ball State to host Chinese art and artists
MUNCIE — A group of Chinese artists will exhibit works at Ball State University this month, showcasing a range of styles and trends in the current art scene of China. “This is contemporary art — not Chinese pen and ink drawing, which is what most ...

Email China:FUSION Examines the melding of Eastern & Western Culture ...
Email China:FUSION Examines the melding of Eastern & Western Culture ...

Guggenheim Announces the Artists in its First UBS Global MAP Show, "No ...
Guggenheim Announces the Artists in its First UBS Global MAP Show, "No ...

London-based Rossi & Rossi to open new art space in London
Jean Marc Decrop, the noted expert in the contemporary art of China, Asia and Middle East at the French national chamber CNES, and Fabio Rossi, of London-based Rossi & Rossi - one of the world's leading dealers in classical Himalayan and contemporary ...

ARTS NEWS
l DUNBAR-BORN environmentalist John Muir is the link between two artists from Scotland and two from China who will be exhibiting in St Andrews Museum under the auspices of Fife Contemporary Art and Craft from January 19. Steep Trails is the title of a ...



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