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Museum and gallery events
Institute of Contemporary Art 118 S. 36th St.; 215-898-7108. www.icaphila.org. White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart. Brian Weil. Glitter and Folds. Free. Wed.-Fri. noon-8 pm, ... Chinese Snuff Bottles. New York Dada. Treasures of the Alfred ...

10 Cheap Things To Do In Singapore (PHOTOS)
The accumulation of all that wealth courses through Singapore on February 10, 2013, when the Chinese usher in the Year of the Snake, and little red ang pow or hong bao envelopes stuffed with bills exchange hands all over the city-state. But budget ...

Global art sales unaffected by economic crisis: Leading art investment group
The report looks at sales of old master, impressionist and modern and contemporary art works, underlining that both auction houses saw a combined increase of 5.9 per cent, from $6.27 billion in 2011 to $6.64 billion in 2012. Chinese art was the only ...

The Met's new guards & the future of Philippine contemporary art
Custodians of Philippine contemporary art: Acclaimed educator, art publisher, and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila president Tina Colayco and adviser to the Guggenheim Museum on South East Asian art, art scholar Dr. Patrick Flores standing proud amid ...

Interview: Lars Nittve, Executive Director Of HK's M+ Museum (Part Three)
LN: At the moment our main strategy is to see if we can attract any major collectors of Chinese contemporary art to think of M+ as a good future long-term home for their collections. But we will of course also collect in all possible ways – through ...

Crowd Magnets
The highlight, however, of booth A5 is Beijing-based contemporary artist Ye Hongxing. Touted as one of the most exciting rising stars of the Chinese contemporary art scene, this is her first display in India.The work at the booth have already been sold ...

What's new to do: Entertainment and culture in the San Fernando Valley and ...
What's new to do: Entertainment and culture in the San Fernando Valley and ...

Events on Long Island
MONTAUK “Chinese Culture: A Treasure the World Can Share,” lecture by George Wei, an engineer at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Feb. 10, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. .... 9 East Contemporary Art, 9 East Carver Street. 9eastcontemporaryart.com; (631) ...

Events in Westchester
WEST HARRISON Chinese New Year celebration, snacks, crafts and a talk by the Caldecott Medalist Ed Young. Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Free. West Harrison ..... Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main Street. (914) 788-0100; hvcca.org. PELHAM “Vital ...

England: 5 Places to Celebrate the Chinese New Year
Just an hour away, Manchester is home to the Chinese Arts Centre an institution which promotes Chinese contemporary art in Britain. It's a fantastic space which holds a lively programme of exhibitions, events, residencies and festivals, and is the ...

The best of contemporary art
1335MABINI supports contemporary art through educational programs, art exhibitions, and studio direction. Its objective is to stimulate reflexive thinking and critical awareness through community dialogue and the presentation of strong artistic ...

The Shard sparkles as pinnacle of London's redevelopment
The once unremarkable Borough Market has been transformed into a foodies' heaven, while the Tate Modern, constructed within a vast former power station on the river in 2000, is now the most popular contemporary art gallery in the world. “But the Shard ...

Small town artists, galleries look up at India Art Fair
... not continuously resurface as often happens in other Indian artists' works: this is Choyal's greatness," said, Sandro Orlandi, AD of ARTantide.com and First Biennale of Contemporary Art Italy-China; Curator of the Syrian Pavilion in the 54th Venice ...

Patently potent
As such, British art critic and curator Karen Smith, who has lived in Beijing and been involved in China's contemporary art scene since 1992, emphasizes the importance of following up on artists after they make a strong first impression. Smith is the ...

A museum of their own
"Few museums in China have made systematic collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art, which only started since the 1980s," contemporary art critic Lu Peng says. "A large number of modern Chinese oil paintings created before 1949 went ...

Don't Retreat. Retweet.
While best known for his activism, Ai is also a pioneer of China's contemporary art scene. Following his decade-long stint in New York City as a student and artist, Ai collaborated with artist Feng Boyi to establish conditions for freedom of expression ...

A museum of their own
"Few museums in China have made systematic collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art, which only started since the 1980s," contemporary art critic Lu Peng says. "A large number of modern Chinese oil paintings created before 1949 went ...

A museum of their own
"Few museums in China have made systematic collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art, which only started since the 1980s," contemporary art critic Lu Peng says. "A large number of modern Chinese oil paintings created before 1949 went ...

Breyer elected to Harvard Corporation
A 1987 graduate of Harvard Business School, Breyer is a partner at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm with offices in Palo Alto, New York, London, China, and India. In accordance with Harvard's charter, Breyer was ... Beyond his professional ...

Events February 5-7: Tachyons, Middle Eastern Landscape and Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei is a controversial figure in the contemporary art world. Known for his political activism, the Chinese sculptor, photographer and instillation artist often uses his work to criticize political corruption, especially in his home country. In ...

Email China Cultural Department Opens Public Museum Celebrating NYC Artist ...
Email China Cultural Department Opens Public Museum Celebrating NYC Artist ...

West Kowloon arts hub resumes disclosure of meeting details
Last June, M+ acquired 47 Chinese contemporary art works from Swiss collector Uli Sigg for HK$177 million. The collector also donated 1,463 works. Lynch said after the acquisition that the museum had acquired another 364 works, of which 328 were by ...

Patently potent
As such, British art critic and curator Karen Smith, who has lived in Beijing and been involved in China's contemporary art scene since 1992, emphasizes the importance of following up on artists after they make a strong first impression. Smith is the ...

Oxford's Ashmolean Museum Exhibits Contemporary Chinese Artist Xu Bing
Oxford's Ashmolean Museum's first major exhibition of contemporary art opens with Xu Bing, one of China's best known and critically acclaimed artists, exhibiting around the world. 'Landscape Landscript' is the first exhibition devoted to his landscapes ...

On-Off & on again
Xie's work, part of 50 commissioned works by 50 Chinese artists born after the death of Chairman Mao in 1976 are currently on display at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) until April 14 at the 798 Art Zone, Chaoyang district. The exhibition ...

Join in with Chinese New Year celebrations around the country - kung hei fat choi!
Just an hour away, Manchester is home to the Chinese Arts Centre, an institution which promotes Chinese contemporary art in Britain. It's a fantastic space which holds a lively programme of exhibitions, events, residencies and festivals, and is the ...

Dropping Adjectives from Art Writing
There can be no more “Chinese contemporary art,” “brilliant” personages, or “excellent” shows, because everything exists within frameworks no longer built on assumptions. Yes, in this world, there will be no modification of nouns (and in spirit of ...

Asian Collectors Get Back into Western Art
Over the past year, Asian collectors reeling from a slowdown in China's economy have largely shied away from competing in these semiannual auctions of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in London. But their redoubled presence was impossible ...

LCQ3: WKCDA's acquisition policy
The Sigg Collection is one of the important collections of contemporary Chinese art from the 1970s to the present with a vast scale, diversified genres and a comprehensive composition. It assembles artworks across a diverse range of artistic practices ...

Rip it up and start again
Duan, born in 1970 and based in Guangzhou, won the Best Artist at the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards in 2010 in Beijing. Hu, born in 1977 and based in Beijing, has also exhibited at a number of well-known art events, including the 12th Documenta in ...

The Best Asian Art? You Can Vote on It
Its list of 30 finalists, announced last week, was light on the usual contemporary art superpowers — there was only one name from mainland China — and heavy on Muslim-majority states that may not get as much attention in the art world. Saudi Arabia ...

Contemporary art from China & SA exhibited
When thinking about globalisation, China is never far away in the popular imagination. For reasons that range from its sudden industrial boom at home to the increased presence of its people and products on the African continent and elsewhere, China has ...

Vancouver restaurants: review of Cafe for Contemporary Art
He's done fine dining, he's travelled the world as a chef, and “cooked every kind of cuisine outside of Japanese and Chinese.” And in all seriousness, he says he's reached his zenith and it isn't in making killer tacos. It is, I learn during his ...

Visual cultures influence visual artists
Corban Estate Arts Centre presents three new exhibitions each with influenced by distinct visual cultures, from the Tongan lashing art form, to research into China's contemporary art scene and a symbol of New Zealand's colonial identity on display from ...

Starting young
She and her mother, Chen Ying, travel about two hours from their home in southeastern Beijing to the National Art Museum of China in the city center. They plan to attend a couplet-writing program at 9:30 am. It is part of NAMOC's ongoing exhibition of ...

“Visionary Hope” by Yuan Yuan. (Arko Art Center/NAMOC)
The “New Contemporary Art from China” exhibition, organized in celebration of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and China, offers a fresh look at contemporary art in China and insight into the current state and ...

Interview: After Busan Biennale, Yale Art Historian Urges Art World to Think Local
Also, again from After Art, with regard to Ai Wei Wei and Chinese contemporary art, you wrote that "Chinese contemporary art has been closely aligned with the ups and downs of domestic political liberalization through public exhibition" and ...

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces spring sales
Sotheby's Hong Kong's Spring session will be held from 3 to 8 April 2013. The sale will offer Chinese ceramics, art objects, Chinese paintings, Asian contemporary art, 20th century Asian art, South-East Asian modern and contemporary art as well as vine ...

Museum and Gallery Listings for Feb. 8-14
(Rosenberg). Museum of Modern Art: 'Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi' (through May 6) It would be hard to find another work of contemporary art that protests war with such soulful grace as Meiro Koizumi's “Defect in Vision” (2011), the main attraction of ...

Contemporary Art Brazil: More Than Just A Carnival In 2013
This exhibition is very important given the influence of Ai Weiwei and the growing Chinese contemporary art market. For those who follow emerging art, many galleries are showing the new, and catering for a variety of tastes. In March: The sculptor ...

Picture desk live: the best news pictures of the day
A man looks at the art work entitled "Descending Light" by Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei at the monastery of La Cartuja-Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo in Sevilla, Spain. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images. 2.55pm GMT ...

Preparing the entrepreneurial individual artist
How to map contemporary Chinese art? What kind of political and social issues does it relate to? Most people who are interested in either politics or art know about Ai Weiwei, whose work spans both. Then there are the kind of artists who you might find ...

So much for stereotypes
As for patronage, contemporary art's wealthiest collectors come from the Gulf, Turkey, China and India rather than New York, London and Paris. So far, they are buying primarily from their own regions – but who is to say that once they have exhausted ...

Events on Long Island
MONTAUK “Chinese Culture: A Treasure the World Can Share,” lecture by George Wei, an engineer at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Feb. 10, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. .... 9 East Contemporary Art, 9 East Carver Street. 9eastcontemporaryart.com; (631) ...

Events in Connecticut
Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street. aldrichart.org; (203) 438-4519. STORRS Popovich Comedy Pet Theater .... “Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China.” Through Apr. 21. $6 and $7; members ...

Made in China
Waste Not is the supreme example of that tendency in contemporary Chinese art Wu Hung calls ''the domestic turn''. I'm not sure about this label, as it conjures up thoughts of kitchens and lounge rooms, but he is referring to a new-found concentration ...

Twenty reasons to visit Singapore
Once used to house a British military battalion, the 1930s buildings have been transformed into a shrine for contemporary art. Among the 13 galleries is Future Perfect, with works from an international roster of up-and-coming talent, and an outpost of ...

Art & about: Beware the serpent
Although most artists have given little thought to the fate of these zodiac sculptures, or to snakes in general, the artist who has put his soul into the subject also happens to be China's only household name in the world of contemporary art. Ai Weiwei ...

In pictures: Architectural Review Project Awards
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's Breathing Tower, a 75-storey building in Wujiang, China, was the overall winner at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards. The judges said the project demonstrated “a confident control of form and the mix of ...

Will Singapore Allow Disruptive Art?
Visitors take photos in front of an oil on canvas painting entitled ''The Snake'' by Yue Minjun of China at Art Stage Singapore 2013 in Marina Bay Convention and Exhibition Center on Jan. 23. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty). Singapore is so dedicated to ...



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