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Art Paris Shines a Spotlight on Russia
By CELESTINE BOHLEN. Published: April 1, 2013. PARIS — Art Paris Art Fair, the contemporary art fair just closed at the majestic Grand Palais, didn't have to look far to give historical context to the homage it's paying this year to Russian art. Arts ...

Leaping off the wall
The first few oil paintings Dai created were a reflection of her thoughts on the chaotic nature of Chinese contemporary art, Dai said. The paintings, titled Wild Pine I and Wild Pine II, are mostly black, white and yellow in color. From afar, the image ...

Private Viewing, Inside and Out, in Hong Kong
This colorfully decorated duplex penthouse near Hong Kong's city center contains contemporary Chinese art, mythological images painted on the ceiling and a private rooftop. —Jacky Wong. previous; next. prev; next. Swiss homeowner Hans-Kurt Lubberstedt ...

Laurence Graff Pays $1.5M for Tretchikoff's 'Chinese Girl' at Auction
Graff, who also enjoys a reputation as a contemporary art collector, intends to bring “Chinese Girl” back “home” to Cape Town, where it will be displayed in his luxury wine estate, Delaire, in Stellenbosch, alongside the rest of his personal art ...

Fun on the fly: 7 of the world's most entertaining airports
But an increasing number of airports are attempting to liven up the pre-flight experience by providing a variety of weird and wonderful distractions to keep the weary traveler entertained. From live music concerts to contemporary art exhibitions and ...

Istanbul highlights contemporary art
“According to a report by the European Fine Arts Foundation, China had the biggest share of the global contemporary art market in 2011. It was followed by the U.S., England, France, Taiwan, Germany and Turkey. Italy, Singapore, Arab Emirates lagged ...

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art pulls its punches
When I heard the Australian war artist Ben Quilty recently (ABC1, Australian Story, 25 March 2013) he highlighted for me why it's hard to shake the feeling that most of the artists included in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7 ...

The Dangerous World Of Independent Film In China
In November 2012, Get it Louder Beijing, a contemporary art exhibition [featuring art, design, film and music] was interrupted, a victim of the same kind of procedure. A joint taskforce comprising of three or four administrations showed up and forced ...

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal Comes to China
“Warhol is ever-present in Chinese contemporary art,” Shiner, director of the Pittsburgh-based Andy Warhol Museum and one of the event's organizers, told The Diplomat. “His pop sensibility, color palate, sense of humor and cultural critique have been ...

International Budget Guide 2013: Shanghai, China
Another Expo building – which was originally a thermal power plant constructed more than 100 years ago – has been transformed into the Power Station of Art. The gallery is the first state-run contemporary art museum in China and so far, exhibitions ...

Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the IMA
"Ai straddles the worlds of Chinese art and European and American contemporary art and brings those aesthetics together in a really interesting way," says IMA Curator of Contemporary Art Sarah Green, who led the charge in bringing According to What? to ...

Gallery Walk returns to brighten the 'cruellest month'
Exhibits include: "Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art" -- 20 artists serve up an array of ideas and creative strategies. "Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man" -- Bolin's works not only address issues that China currently faces but also have global ...

Amsterdam's Art Mecca Ambitions
This last museum, which specializes in contemporary art, was reopened in 2012 after a nine-year renovation that included the addition of a spectacular new wing. There will also be ... Few Chinese visit the museum, however. Wealthy Chinese find diamond ...

Professor, artist speaks on Chinese Contemporary Art
Professor and artist Xu Weixin shared the importance of contemporary Chinese art and his own work in a speech at the Chazen Museum of Art Wednesday. Weixin, current associate Dean of the School of Arts at Renmin University of China, is known for his ...

See Hong Kong Auction Week Highlights, From Yoshitomo Nara to Imperial ...
See Hong Kong Auction Week Highlights, From Yoshitomo Nara to Imperial ...

Weiwei Out There: Chinese Artist Breaks into the IMA
To get Ai's work here, the IMA's contemporary-art department called Mami Kataoka at the Mori Art Museum in Japan, where a version of the exhibit originated in 2009. Kataoka says audiences should pay special attention to Ai's piece Straight, which is ...

A Portrait of China's Post-Mao Generation
It's against this backdrop that “On | Off,” a group exhibition of young Chinese artists, opened earlier this year at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing and closes later this month. Taking its name from a common VPN interface that allows ...

Broad MSU's Wang Chunchen to curate Chinese pavilion at 2013 Venice Biennale
Chunchen''s theme for the Chinese Pavilion exhibition is “Transfiguration,” referring to changes in contemporary art; the surpassing of the gap between life and art; and the transformation of life to art, of the commonplace to visual or performance art ...

A steamy sampling of Chinese art
Like the traditional dish, the exhibition attempts to showcase a range of elements that in this case includes painting, photography, video, metalwork and sculpture from across China's contemporary art scene. "In a hotpot you might throw in chicken and ...

Photos: Ai Weiwei Exhibit at IMA Opens Today
On why the IMA pursued this exhibit: "His work is something I've been following since 2003-04, when the Chinese contemporary art became worldly renowned. The IMA is an apt location because we're an encyclopedic museum. We have art from many ...

Sales Hint That Asian Art Is Back in the Air
On Sunday, China's biggest auctioneer, Beijing Poly, will also see if the Chinese contemporary art market has thawed by asking at least $2.2 million for Zeng Fanzhi's "Mao's Song Poem of Snow, No. 2." The work depicts Mao Zedong and a translation of a ...

Istanbul hosts contemporary art fair
... contemporary art fair. 0 Comment(s) Print E-mail Xinhua, April 5, 2013. Adjust font size: Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair kicked off Thursday at the Halic Convention Center in Istanbul, Turkey, presenting contemporary art selections from around the ...

Ai Weiwei's provocative artwork comes to Des Moines
He was still overwhelmed by the size of the installation, the sheer bulk of it, the fact that each tiny seed had been hand-painted by 1,600 artisans in a Chinese village that once provided porcelain to the imperial court. “It's just extraordinary ...

A steamy sampling of Chinese art
Like the traditional dish, the exhibition attempts to showcase a range of elements that in this case includes painting, photography, video, metalwork and sculpture from across China's contemporary art scene. "In a hot pot you might throw in chicken and ...

Janet Rady to hold inaugural auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary art at the ...
Janet Rady to hold inaugural auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary art at the ...

A steamy sampling of Chinese art
Like the traditional dish, the exhibition attempts to showcase a range of elements that in this case includes painting, photography, video, metalwork and sculpture from across China's contemporary art scene. "In a hot pot you might throw in chicken and ...

A steamy sampling of Chinese art
Like the traditional dish, the exhibition attempts to showcase a range of elements that in this case includes painting, photography, video, metalwork and sculpture from across China's contemporary art scene. "In a hot pot you might throw in chicken and ...

A steamy sampling of Chinese art[1]|chinadaily.com.cn
Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art, running through June 23 at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, showcases 20 notable contemporary artists including Zhang Dali, Cui Xiuwen, Li Hong-bo, Lin Tianmiao, Hai Bo and Huang Yan. Like the ...

Guggenheim Museum and The Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Announce ...
Guggenheim Museum and The Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Announce ...

Art galleries are Asia's retail sweet spot
It's become a major destination for collectors and tourists alike. It also attracts academics and artists-in-residence with the city's first Centre for Contemporary Art, a base for lectures and workshops. Later this year, Chinese gallerist Pearl Lam ...

Can Shanghai Tang Become the definitive Chinese luxury brand?
The brand's use of bright colors resembles contemporary art, inspired by ancient Chinese art, jewelry and clothing, a selling point that has remained unchanged from David Tang's days. The Summer 2012 season, for instance, was inspired by beautiful ...

A steamy sampling of Chinese art[1]|chinadaily.com.cn
Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art, running through June 23 at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, showcases 20 notable contemporary artists including Zhang Dali, Cui Xiuwen, Li Hong-bo, Lin Tianmiao, Hai Bo and Huang Yan. Like the ...

A crusader for modern Chinese art
She has been documenting contemporary art in China for more than 20 years, but this Western advocate of young Chinese artists tells Chen Nan she has so much more to learn. Karen Smith goes to hundreds of exhibitions in China every year, but she has ...

A crusader for modern Chinese art
Tremendous changes in the contemporary Chinese art scene have taken place since Smith came to Beijing 20 years ago. As one of the few Westerners chronicling the development of Chinese art over the last two decades, she is still here. In her new book, ...

Christie's In China: Auction House Gets License To Hold Sales In Shanghai
AUCTION: <a href=" (link) a> (November 2012) PRICE: $29,762,500 For more on Bacon's "Pope" check out ...

Protective coloration
BMAC Chief Curator Mara Williams explains, “The contemporary art movement emerged in China in 1976, but it took nearly two decades for work to be exhibited internationally. I first encountered contemporary Chinese art in 1994 at the Marlborough Gallery ...

Teaching kids the joys of traditional Chinese matrimony
The event Let's Get Married, part of the Touching China series at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, located in 798 Art District, Chaoyang district, invites Chinese families with kids aged 5 to 13 to hear speakers Ji Chao and Gao Jing deliver a talk ...

Culture club in cosmopolitan Sydney
This expression of a frugal hoarding born of living through Mao's Cultural Revolution in turn found its analogue in the critique of modern China that is Smash Palace, a spectacularly good exhibition at one of Sydney's finest contemporary art galleries ...

Rethinking ink art
"These artists have no burden of obeying rules. They bring new inspiration to ink creation," he says. It shows that Chinese contemporary art does not only draw on the experience of the West, but its own background, Lu says. "Such a crossover can also ...

Art show turns rural NY into a Chinese soundscape
For audiences unfamiliar with the art form or with Chinese contemporary art, Yao writes: "What we can do now, is to lend our ears." kdawson@chinadailyusa.com. (China Daily 04/12/2013 page11). 8.03K. More China News · New housing rules planned for ...

Crusader for modern art
Smith also lives in a courtyard house now, and her home hidden in a hutong near Jingshan Park is like a miniature museum of Chinese contemporary art. In her interactions with artists, she has made friends with them over discussions and dinners. "People ...

MoMA to trace the evolution of documentary practice in China over the past 25 ...
MoMA to trace the evolution of documentary practice in China over the past 25 ...

Censorship a slur on India's ethos
So-called "dissident art" is so synonymous with the Chinese contemporary art scene one wonders if it's a form of inside joke. We're also alarmingly accepting of religious fundamentalists' attempts at censoring art in India. The frequency and intensity ...

Public donations in New Zealand and Australia
For example, in 2009 Neilson and his wife opened the White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney to share with the public their extensive collection of contemporary Chinese art. Another example is the New Zealand billionaire Owen Glen, who has put a lot of money ...

Bulgarian PM opens Chinese art exhibition
Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov here on Monday evening opened the largest exhibition of Chinese contemporary art in Central and Eastern Europe ever. "We now have the opportunity to discover contemporary Chinese art," Raykov said at ...

Zao Wou-Ki
Over a career which spanned nearly seven decades, Zao became the highest-selling Chinese painter of his generation. Demand for his work went off the scale in the last decade with the ballooning of the Chinese contemporary art market. In the week of his ...

'Exceptional works' at contemporary art auction by Sotheby's
Sotheby's has announced an auction of contemporary art in Doha at 7pm on April 22, comprising a selection of top-calibre works by leading Arab and Iranian artists as well as international contemporary artists. Outstanding examples of painting, ... The ...

Christie's not sheepish in SH
"Christie's has been present in China for almost 20 years, and 10 years ago, we were the first to launch the 'Asia Contemporary Art' category," said Cai. "In 2012 the number of Christie's clients in the Chinese mainland doubled from what it was in 2008 ...

Daphne Bramham: New art gallery is long overdue - Vancouver Sun
And last month, another local philanthropist, Robert H.N. Ho donated nearly $10 million to establish a contemporary Chinese art program at New York's Guggenheim Museum. Meantime, other needs have cropped up to compete for sparse funds. Both the ...

Ai Weiwei moves from contemporary art to heavy metal
At first impression this recent announcement seems like nothing more than a mischievous new endeavour to further annoy the far from light-hearted Chinese authorities. Take his recent parody of Gangnam Style in which he comically writhes about à la ...



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