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Home is where art is ignored
Chinese contemporary art seems to be entering its springtime. Overseas buyers - both individuals and institutions - have begun to take a keen interest in the genre in recent years, with work being snapped up and shipped abroad. And Chinese cities too ...

Finding New Ways to Connect in Kosovo
It's a major coup for both Mr. Halilaj and the Kosovo contemporary art scene, but it doesn't come without controversy. Everything to do with Kosovo boils down to politics, and the contemporary art scene is no exception. Countries like Russia, China and ...

Sotheby's Decline? Auction House Sees Revenue Drop... And Other Arts News
In the early days of 2012, the art market in China was thought to be the world's largest, but estimates are now showing major declines in the country's two major auction houses, as well as profit declines in Sotheby's and Christie's outposts in Hong ...

Works in Conversation
As China grows more and more as a world power, we're going to see more contemporary Chinese art in the West. Carlozzi: In the exhibit, this work is in a room that's about drawing of all kinds. Then if you go around the corner, there's a display of ...

Art: Colorado's Month of Photography pulls 180 Denver galleries into the frame
That goes for serous establishments like the Museum of Contemporary Art as well as places that do art on the side, like the Bardo Coffee Shop on South Broadway. Baldwin Gallery in Aspen is showing ... The artists capture real "fake" things, like Edie ...

Bali's Art History Told in Bold, Sweeping Strokes
“The world is recently affected by the rise of China and Chinese artists such as Ai Weiwei and there is [growing] awareness of Southeast Asian arts, which were [previously] unrecognized,” Vickers said. The academic's previous works include “Bali: A ...

Luck of the draw
He and six other artists are featured at Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Shanghai, in +Follow 2013 - Existence, Young Artists Group Exhibition. ... "The idea came from traditional Chinese garden design, 'one scene, one stop'," explains the artist. He ...

Sotheby's Exhibit Taps Into Art – And Money – Of Caucasus, Central Asia
International art sales currently generate more than $60 billion a year, with China -- which has more than 1 million millionaires -- now dominating the global art market. Artists Not Reaping Rewards Accordingly, Sotheby's and other auction houses have ...

Zooming in on the Trends That are Reshaping the Market for Photography
... Manfred Heiting collection to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for $54 million in 2002. He has seen business expand over the past five years with new buyers from China, Brazil, Belgium, and Switzerland. ... More important, Eggleston's triumph ...

This Week's Biggest Moments in 18 Photos
10. Monumental Rice Paper Boat. Finishing touches are made to the monumental rice paper boat by renowned Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi at Olympia Exhibition Centre on Feb. 27 in London, England. The work is presented by Pearl Lam Galleries for the opening ...

Eclectic electric show
Zhang will join four other young Chinese indie musicians, including Fu Xiao, Yan Yulong and Zhou Qian, to perform at the Ullens Center For Contemporary Art's electronic music concert. This show highlights some of the emerging leaders of this movement, ...

Art: Luck of the draw
He and six other artists are featured at Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Shanghai, in +Follow 2013 - Existence, Young Artists Group Exhibition. ... "The idea came from traditional Chinese garden design, 'one scene, one stop'," explains the artist. He ...

'Beauty and Agony' at Sri Lankan art exhibition
"'Beauty and Agony - new art from Sri Lanka' is an exhibition of contemporary art by four Sri Lankan painters representing their highly personal experiences and responses about this particular crisis. "Major western shows of Asian art have been ...

At the Crossroads: Contemporary Art from the Caucasus and Central Asia
Sotheby's first ever selling exhibition of Contemporary Art from Central Asia and the Caucasus includes 50 artworks from the mountains of the Caucasus, Kazakhstan, and the Chinese borders. Artists represented are from many of the region's republics, ...

Internationally Renowned Art Critic, Thomas McEvilley, Dead at Age 73
McEvilley is best known for his influential essays on contemporary art and criticism written over a span of twenty years for the trade journal, Artforum, during which he also enjoyed a brief tenure in the early 1990s as editor-in-chief of the Italian ...

Art13: pop stars mix with artists at London's latest contemporary art fair
Less well known here, but potentially the most important to the market, were the collectors from China, Indonesia, and the Gulf, who have opened their collections to the public and were gathering with their European and American counterparts for the ...

New Little Black Book By Ai Weiwei Published
Warsh is a former member of the Contemporary Arts Council of the Asia Society and the Contemporary Arts Committee of the China Institute. He has also served on the boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art, China; the Alliance for the Arts; and the ...

'I Wanted to Get Rid of Style': Liu Wei on His Show at Lehmann Maupin
From the perspective of New York these days, which is on the far periphery of developments in Asia, it has become dangerously easy to imagine the Chinese contemporary art scene as a monolithic entity, a handful of superstar artists—Cai Guo-Qiang, Yue ...

'Sydney Modern' - 'ill-equipped' art gallery's new frame of mind
Attracting Chinese visitors. - Collaborating with institutions in western Sydney and regional NSW but no new gallery in Sydney's west. - Partnering with overseas galleries, particularly in the US. - Rehanging contemporary art collection. - Summer ...

Sharing art in an age of technology
Speaking about her childhood in post-"cultural revolution" (1966-76) era China, Deng's experience with art growing up was shaped by the images and visual vocabulary of a turbulent time, she said during the panel. Only upon moving to the US in ...

Student creations to be part of Chelsea Flower Show
BCB is aiming to highlight these traditional flower-making skills by finding alternative uses for the flowers, which were once widespread in Stoke but are now manufactured by a single factory, Aynsley China. The Contemporary Art Practice students will ...

Xu Bing: Ashmolean Museum
Visit The Ashmolean and see the museum's first major exhibition of contemporary art. Contemporary too is the smartphone technology available to enhance your experience of this outstanding exhibition. Some readers may be surprised that a Chinese artist, ...

Chinese artist Wan Lyia exhibit at Dennos Museum
TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will host the Chinese ceramists and painter Wan Liya from Qingdao, China on Tuesday, March 19, for two programs on the Contemporary Art in China. These presentations ...

Mandarin Oriental Pudong to Open on Shanghai's Waterfront
The hotel's recreational spaces are linked to The Spa by a central sky-lit garden. Expressing Mandarin Oriental's signature style and artistry, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai features the most extensive collection of Chinese contemporary art in the ...

China offers total package for those intrepid high end clients
The Preferred Hotel Group touts one of its members, the 99-room Opposite House in Beijing, which mixes trendy, minimalist design elements with a display of sculpture and contemporary art installations by local artists. The hotel also offers a spa ...

Artprice : The Art Market 2012 - a dialogue between East and West
For this study of the global art market in 2012, Artprice has formed an alliance with Artron, the leading information service on the art market in China within the Greater Asia region, in order to provide the best possible overview of the art auction ...

Art industry to receive boost with international exhibition
To be organized by art exhibition and promotion firm, Ghana Contemporary, the exhibition will bring together both the old and contemporary art works in the country on one platform. Organizers say the exhibition is designed to showcase the ... The ...

Armory Show aims to raise the bar amid threat from younger rivals
It seemed a fittingly ominous atmosphere for the city's main festival of contemporary-art buying and champagne-soaked social climbing, whose future has recently been called into doubt. On the surface, Armory is in a celebratory mood. The year 2013 ...

Art Review 'New Blue and White' at the MFA
'New Blue and White” at the Museum of Fine Arts is not your grandmother's china cabinet. The contemporary art exhibit riffing on blue and white ceramics flouts the familiar forms and patterns of Ming vases, Dutch delftware, Blue Willow china from ...

State of the art market
Chinese contemporary art, which had risen dramatically in sales in previous years, not surprisingly experienced the largest decline among all categories. Sotheby's Hong Kong raised HK$2 billion ($258 million; 198 million euros) in its 2012 autumn ...

Technology transforms art sharing
Is contemporary art for everyone? Is Chinese contemporary art for everyone? The answer is yes for Wendi Deng, the wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and for Kenzo Digital, a director and video artist based in New York. Deng is also the founder of a ...

Art beat ... finger on the pulse
The Journey Home is a new drama dipped in Celtic magic, as two youngsters from distant lands, China and Ireland, long to be together in a passionate performance of music, song and dance. China's Eason Daoyi will take the stage with Irish dancer Catie ...

Artists drawn to Hong Kong's bright lights
"The Chinese market is really cheesy. It's hard to make anything that's ... Says Paiva: "What was missing here were the things to see - good shows, good concerts, different subcultures, good bookshops, a contemporary art museum. All that was missing ...

Technology transforms art sharing
Is contemporary art for everyone? Is Chinese contemporary art for everyone? The answer is yes for Wendi Deng, the wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and for Kenzo Digital, a director and video artist based in New York. Deng is also the founder of a ...

New Chinese leadership offers signs of hope and opportunities
Sigg, a passionate art collector, spent several years in China and follows the country's economic reform and contemporary art scene closely. He recently told Sona Blessing on Opalesque Radio, "Infrastructure is always an issue and then social media ...

Technology transforms art sharing
The site will "focus on younger artists and help promote contemporary Chinese art on an international stage". Notable names on Artsy include heavyweights like Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Xiaogang and Zhang Huan, although many unknown artists are also ...

Funds for new gallery a blank canvas
This was the kind of leadership shown by the investment banker Simon Mordant and his wife, Catriona, when they donated $15 million towards the new $53 million wing at the Museum of Contemporary Art. ''Simon threw down the gauntlet,'' says the MCA's ...

The Art Market: why 13 is lucky for some
Among these collectors were three Chinese private museum owners, who participated in a public talk about their institutions. Wang Wei and her investor husband Liu Yiqian last year opened Shanghai's Long Museum, which shows traditional Chinese art ...

Huge new mural offers contemporary perspective on Chinese landscape tradition
The contemporary component was co-curated by Jan Schall, head of the museum's modern and contemporary art department. In the brochure that accompanies the exhibit, Schall explicates the work's title, “The Law of the Dao Is Its Being What It Is,” as a ...

Email China Center New York Announces Partnership with Asia Week New York
A renowned contemporary Chinese art curator, Ling is regarded as a pioneer of integrating arts, architecture and design into the social and cultural fabric of Chinese cities. “We are excited to partner with Asia Week New York as it presents the finest ...

Art market's growing pains
Noting that "Asian contemporary art is still going strong, but other more traditional areas, such as Chinese furniture or calligraphy, as well as ancient and modern Chinese pictures, are attracting a growing interest", Curiel finds "a new balance ...

Book review: Hanging Man: The Arrest Of Ai Weiwei by Barnaby Martin
THIS fascinating book takes the form of a series of interviews with the Chinese “artist-activist” and “activist-artist” Ai Weiwei, who was arrested on April 3, 2011, and kept in custody without charge for 81 days. ... Ai comes across as a humane ...

Mastering the Market
An employee walks past works sold at Christie's Post War and Contemporary Art sale in London on February 8. Photo:CFP. Last week, Art Market Monitor of Artron (AMMA), a research center under artron.net that aims to offer comprehensive information and ...

Karen Kilimnik's Magical Fantasyland
Her new exhibition this month at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik's World of Ballet and Theatre, is devoted to 18th and 19th century performance art, and the ballet in particular. Works from 1988 to present span a ...

Posted On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 02:05:57 AM
The need of the hour, says Pathy, an entrepreneur who also runs the Coimbatore Centre for Contemporary Art, is for more government spending on design education. “There is gross negligence ... “China has more than 400 design schools. India has a mere ...

Lun Chuntao Solo Exhibition to be presented at MOCA Loewen
His exploration and experiments in ink painting inevitably took place in the context of the dramatic changes in Chinese contemporary art scene since 1980s and were in line with the evolution of Shanghai-school of painting. Looking back upon Lu's ...

Zaha Hadid Architects' culture and arts centre project under construction in China
Containing a 'unique variety of civic nodes and spaces', the International Culture and Arts Centre will house the Grand Theatre, a contemporary art museum, a multipurpose hall and other supporting facilities. Extending outwards into the neighbouring ...

Sigg art collection the foundation for world-class M+ museum
Consequently, his became the most well-documented and widely presented, examined and exhibited collection of Chinese contemporary art anywhere, with works drawn from it shown around the world. And so it is that June 12, 2012, will forever mark an ...

Prize raises eyebrows
Along with Emi Eu, director of Singapore Tyler Print Institute, the panel consists of Tim Marlow, the director of White Cube, Philip Tinari, director of the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and Lars Nittve, executive director of M+ ...

Mojo Writhing
With rapid development over the past decades, 798 has exploded into a center of Chinese contemporary art. But along with the flood of galleries and workshops also came tourists, cafes and gift shops. The number of shops increased particularly after ...



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