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Xu Bing lectures on creativity, tradition
Xu explained it was with “this work I really began to understand how to use traditional Chinese philosophical concepts to approach contemporary art.” Xu's more recent “Calligraphy” project, which will be part of the new exhibition, also juxtaposes a ...

Bottega Veneta Attracts Clients By Sponsoring Chinese Contemporary Art
In a sophisticated aesthetic and marketing strategy combining fashion with art, Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta recently launched an exhibition of work by Chinese emerging artists and photographers in its Shanghai Bund concept store. In the third ...

Museum gets 'kissing guards' from first local art donor
Lau's donation was among those made after Swiss collector Uli Sigg donated 1,463 works of Chinese contemporary art to M+, which also bought 47 works for HK$177 million last year. Lau, a management consultant and a member of the Tate's Asia-Pacific ...

Artist Stanley Wong Ping-pui donates 36 works to M+ museum
Wong has high hopes M+ will succeed, despite some controversy, in particular that over the Chinese contemporary art collection acquired from Swiss collector Uli Sigg. He says he understands the discontent from both inside and outside the culture sector ...

Light Before Dawn: Curatorial Introduction & A Conversation with Artist Huang Rui
He manages AAA's major research project Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990, which produced more than 90 interviews with artist, critics, scholars and other participants and collected a large amount of research ...

An Evening with the Minds Behind “Light Before Dawn”
Ms. Cohen organized the first of a number of exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art in the US, Painting the Chinese Dream in 1982-3. Her 1987 book, The New Chinese Painting: 1949-1986 was the first in English about contemporary Chinese art after the ...

Opening up the art market
While China's contemporary art can now easily make headlines in the global art market during the auction season each year, not everyone has the opportunity or means to offer bids at Sotheby's or Christie's. At the same time, not every artist has the ...

Bottega Veneta Sponsors Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition
Bottega Veneta Shanghai Concept Store Exhibition enhances the brand's connection its local market. In a marketing strategy that combines fashion with art, Italian luxury brand recently opened an exhibition of work by Chinese emerging artists and ...

The lost art of a gallery
Pace Beijing, the China branch of the New York gallery, says it is still hopeful about Beijing as it tries to fulfill its original intention of "connecting to the local artists". "They are still the most creative breed in Chinese contemporary art ...

True colors for all
As the Chinese contemporary art market shrunk after the financial crisis, however, people started thinking differently. "They start thinking, 'What is art and what is solid?' They came to us because we were representing artists like Antony Gormley and ...

Marching to the blues
Inspired by the epic Long March of the Red Army in the mid-1930s, the project investigated the contradictions and dilemmas of Chinese contemporary art, involving some notable Chinese and international artists. Parts of the project have been exhibited ...

Duchamp's Presence Lacking in His Beijing Exhibit - CRIENGLISH.com
The largest exhibition of his work in China to date has built up a considerable amount of anticipation. The DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA exhibit at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art includes a collection of Duchamp's works, each notable in and of ...

Cultural Ecology – Hong Kong
Mr. Zhao returned to Asia in 2003 and has since devoted himself to advising collectors and writing on contemporary Chinese art. Publications which regularly feature his columns include Modern Weekly , Bazaar Art, and SCMP. Serving as Vice Chairman-Asia ...

New Cultural Paradigm – Partnership for an Asian Age
Both organizations join forces in taking a significant step forward to build a contemporary Chinese art collection for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. While this initiative lives up to Guggenheim's aspiration to become a truly global art museum ...

M+ chief Lars Nittve vows museum won't steer clear of politics
M+ sparked controversy with its first acquisition - 1,463 works of contemporary Chinese art donated by the Swiss collector Uli Sigg, as well as 47 purchased from Sigg for HK$177 million. The Sigg collection covers artworks from the 1970s to the 2000s, ...

The lost art of a gallery: Beijing's art outlets struggling for support ...
The lost art of a gallery: Beijing's art outlets struggling for support ...

The lost art of a gallery
Pace Beijing, the China branch of the New York gallery, said it is still hopeful about Beijing as it tries to fulfill its original intention of "connecting to the local artists". "They are still the most creative breed in Chinese contemporary art ...

Continua paints a picture of optimism[1]|chinadaily.com.cn
As the Chinese contemporary art market shrank after the financial crisis, however, people started thinking differently. "They start thinking, 'What is art and what is solid?' They came to us because we were representing artists like Antony Gormley and ...

The lost art of a gallery
"Working in China has become more difficult in recent years due to high import taxes and bureaucracy over the import and export of contemporary art," said Urs Meile, founder and director of Galerie Urs Meile, a Swiss gallery with a branch in Beijing ...

Seeking Visibility for China's Art
Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A man posed by a sculpture titled “Childhood Horizon,” by the artist Chen Wenling, during the three-day Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair last week. BEIJING — China's art market, though its growth ...

Artistic license
Contemporary art in China is multidimensional. The selected artists and their works open up discussions of the artists' sometimes blurred identity and the question of what contemporary art truly is. The multiple possibilities of art expression ...

But is it art?
So when the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing announced that it would be hosting DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA, an exhibition highlighting some of Duchamp's original work on the Chinese mainland for the first time ever, for art lovers it ...

Film Review: 'Chimeras'
Portraying two minds in aesthetic crisis — the troubled contemporary-art giant Wang Guangyi and the younger, tentative Liu Gang — Mattila also freeze-frames China at a moment when its aspirations are at war with its sense of identity. The film's ...

10 Chancery Lane Gallery Unveils 2013 Exhibition Programme - eTravelBlackboard
... in two major exhibitions in Hong Kong and China. First, this Spring at Hong Kong's Asia Society along with gallery artist Huang Rui, as part of a historical exhibition and educational program on the Beijing early movements of Contemporary art from ...

Auctions speak louder
Bonhams, which has long been revered for its expertise in Chinese antiques, is branching out into contemporary art. Having only just set up a modern and contemporary art department in Hong Kong, Chan admits that he needs to find a new way to tackle a ...

Hong Kong artists emerge from the shadow of China in new show
Organizers say the show is designed to attract attention to Hong Kong artists who have languished in the shadow of mainland China. (There is a delightfully conspicuous absence of Mao images in these works.) “A lot of contemporary art here has been ...

Artist uses her brush to aid quake victims
The honorary professor is helping the institute in North Carolina research the influences of Eastern and Western aesthetic philosophies on contemporary art and the Chinese writing system. With Schwarz's donation, Yan hopes to feature her unique East ...

Art Gallery of Ontario Invites Community to Help Honour over 5000 Child ...
Art Gallery of Ontario Invites Community to Help Honour over 5000 Child ...

Grace Hotels appoints Jui Kretzu as General Manager of Grace Beijing
Since opening it has been awarded 'Best Sustainable Dining' at the Timeout Beijing Food Awards 2012 and the 'Best Brunch Award' in The Beijinger's Reader Restaurant Awards 2012. Grace Beijing blends contemporary Chinese art and traditional accents ...

A Battle to Become Art Capital of China
It will have 50,000 square meters, or almost 540,000 square feet, of exhibition space — six times the current space — with 20,000 square meters for the permanent collection and 30,000 square meters to showcase contemporary art, Republican-era art ...

In China, a Contemporary Artist at Home With Tradition
Ye Yongqing is among the most prominent artists in China's booming contemporary art scene. In 2006, he purchased a house in Dali, China, an ancient walled city known for its allegiance to its traditions. The city is his mother's ancestral town. The ...

Shanghai: 5 freebies from Bund to art districts
The Hongfang Creative Industrial Zone, created in 2005 out of a cluster of renovated factories, houses galleries including the Shanghai Sculpture Space, open Tuesday-Sunday, which shows work by Chinese and foreign contemporary artists. Photo: Eugene ...

A contemporary art space with attitude and ambition
The office's chief curator Lesley Lau Fung-ha said that unlike the existing museums that focus on exhibition and collection, Oi! will be dedicated to contemporary art and to engaging the community and stakeholders. "Art should be part of life. We want ...

Sotheby's Takes Hit From Falling Auction Fees As Art Prices On The High End ...
Sotheby's Takes Hit From Falling Auction Fees As Art Prices On The High End ...

Exploring the Chinese art explosion
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Contemporary Chinese Art, 1976-Present, traces the development of contemporary art in China in the last four decades from the late 1970s to today, including artists working in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and ...

Real Estate News: The New Luxury Kids' Rooms
Inside the Home and Studio of Ye Yongqing: Ye Yongqing is among the most prominent artists in China's booming contemporary-art scene. But he has found a place to paint in Dali, an ancient walled city known for its allegiance to its traditions. Huey ...

Christie's announces 20th Century and Contemporary Art Spring 2013 Sales ...
Christie's announces 20th Century and Contemporary Art Spring 2013 Sales ...

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia announces new foyer commission by ...
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia announces new foyer commission by ...

Asia Society To Host Inaugural Art Gala In Hong Kong - eTravelBlackboard
Concurrently on display at the Hong Kong Center will be Light before Dawn: Unofficial Chinese Art 1974-1985, a major exhibition bringing together over 100 of the most iconic examples of China's contemporary art. Asia Society will dedicate the evening ...

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Contemporary Chinese Art, 1976-Present
Emphasizing the diversity and complexity of art making in China, this talk will trace the development of contemporary art in China in the last four decades from the late 1970s to today, including artists working in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan ...

Artistic harvest
Since opening almost a year ago, the Czech-China Contemporary Art Gallery in Beijing's bohemian Songzhuang community has been a hub for promoting new art from both countries. However, sourcing homegrown works that fit this category has been a ...

Art with political twist goes on show
Alice Mong, executive director of the centre, said the focus had long been on the monetary value of Chinese contemporary art, but she hoped the exhibition could put the artworks back into cultural and historical context. Artists on show come from three ...

Robert Ho Tung's granddaughter seeks revamp of city's art scene
Yeo, however, is sceptical about the huge prices fetched at auction for Chinese traditional and contemporary art. While she admits she needs to study it more, and that some artists may be technically "brilliant", she feels there can be a lack of ...

Public Service
The San Jose Museum of Art chronicles the impact of contemporary Chinese art in the 21st Century. "Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography" will feature some of the most innovative artists in the world. For more information, call the museum at ...

Art in China: On script and cutting edge?
They are in charge of the Chinese Pavilion. They liked my proposal." The theme of Wang's proposal is "transfiguration," emphasizing a change in Chinese contemporary art in both practice and definition. His curated selection includes works of painting ...

Art in China: On script and cutting edge?
They are in charge of the Chinese Pavilion. They liked my proposal." The theme of Wang's proposal is "transfiguration," emphasizing a change in Chinese contemporary art in both practice and definition. His curated selection includes works of painting ...

May/June artscope Blooms with Breakout Coverage of Art from New England to ...
May/June artscope Blooms with Breakout Coverage of Art from New England to ...

Hong Kong Museum of Art launches large-scale Chinese contemporary art ...
Hong Kong Museum of Art launches large-scale Chinese contemporary art ...

May/June artscope Blooms with Breakout Coverage of Art from New England to ...
May/June artscope Blooms with Breakout Coverage of Art from New England to ...

Byron C. Cohen: 'An innate taste for art'
“They're going to let me go into any fair I want now,” Cohen crowed on his return to Kansas City, where he was a pioneering dealer in the Crossroads Arts District and the first dealer here to show contemporary Chinese art in a big way. “Byron lived an ...



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