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Concierge service in the city of art
"If they want something like Chinese contemporary art then I research where in Paris we can get exactly want they want so the work is done for them. Plus with my contacts I can set up visits to galleries or I can go with them and take them on a private ...

Bringing art to the middle class in China
His website will market contemporary art by predominantly Chinese artists to people living all over China. Most of the works touch on universal subject matter in a variety of mixed media, but in a nod to local tastes, a good proportion will be made in ...

Expressions of rebellion
"Light Before Dawn: Unofficial Chinese Art 1974 to 1985" is an unusual exhibition which brings together the works of 22 Chinese artists who quietly banded together during a repressive time. These artists shared techniques and forged a solidarity that ...

artnet Auctions Presents 'Natural Selection: Contemporary Asian Art'
Works in the sale have estimates ranging from US$1,500 to 50,000. The Contemporary Chinese Art in this sale is led by a number of exceptional works, most notably Untitled (2004) by Feng Zhengjie (Chinese, b.1968). This important Neo-Pop oil painting of ...

Exhibition Review: Spectacle: 12 Presentations of Contemporary Museum ...
Exhibition Review: Spectacle: 12 Presentations of Contemporary Museum ...

Color of money
Holding an important position in the history of modern and contemporary Chinese art, red paintings refer to those created between 1949 and 1979, reflecting the Chinese revolutionary period and establishment of socialism after the founding of the People ...

Made in China
... the post-Mao materialistic China; video artist Xu Zhen who was born in 1977 and never exposed to the socialist art of the Cultural Revolution; Ai Wei Wei as a curator putting together a retrospective on the still very short history of contemporary ...

Show of emerging Chinese artists may debut at Tampa Museum of Art
Smith, who is director of the museum, has commissioned "My Generation: Young Chinese Artists," a special exhibition that would assemble a large group of emerging Chinese artists in a U.S. museum for the first time. "There was an opportunity to do a ...

China's Venetian Quandary: Chinese Artists
The barricades that China has erected against Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and that now also block the Venice Biennale Web site, “are the same as the censorship of contemporary art or the media,” said Cao Fei, a Chinese digital designer who ...

'There's a Difference Between Owning a Camera and Being a Photographer'
You can actually see that early works of Warhol's look so similar to the early contemporary Chinese art. Do you have a favorite photo, of the selection to be shown in Shanghai? There's one of Andy in a Chairman Mao suit. It wasn't actually taken in ...

Contemporary Chinese Art Looms Large in Sotheby's London Lineup
(Sotheby's). As collector confidence in Chinese contemporary art continues to increase, works by big-ticket and emerging Chinese artists will be included in Sotheby's upcoming June 26 and 27 auctions in London. The prominence of Chinese art at a London ...

Talent and instinct
Despite the multifaceted symbols and concepts emerging in the endless stream of contemporary Chinese art, he sticks to portraits, the most traditional subject of easel painting that has gradually been pushed aside by newer art forms. "Painting to me is ...

Talent and instinct[1]|chinadaily.com.cn
Despite the multifaceted symbols and concepts emerging in the endless stream of contemporary Chinese art, he sticks to portraits, the most traditional subject of easel painting that has gradually been pushed aside by newer art forms. "Painting to me is ...

Voice of the Unseen: Chinese independent art 1979-today on view in Venice
... of curator Wang Lin, for over three decades one of the most influential critic leaders in China. Wang Lin has asked the opinion of a group of 12 well-known cristics and art experts, to guarantee a 360° vision on the contemporary art scene in the ...

Voice of the Unseen: Chinese independent art 1979-today on view in Venice
... of curator Wang Lin, for over three decades one of the most influential critic leaders in China. Wang Lin has asked the opinion of a group of 12 well-known cristics and art experts, to guarantee a 360° vision on the contemporary art scene in the ...

798 Art District - Urban chic emerges in China
798 Art District - Urban chic emerges in China. Published: Sunday | June 16, 2013 Comments 0. Chinese girls pose with a 3D painting that shows former Chinese leader Mao Zedong and former United States President Abraham Lincoln popping up on banknotes ...

Socio-political Chinese Art From The Gao Brothers
Contemporary Chinese art has exploded in global popularity in the last 25 years, and the Gao brothers have been involved in this evolution since the beginning. The Hua Gallery specialises in showcasing Chinese artists and its latest exhibition explores ...

Things that make you go 'hmm?'
Voice of the Unseen is one of the biggest Chinese collateral events of the Biennale. It includes contemporary art from about 150 Chinese artists. Luo Yiping, curator of Guangdong Museum, and Italian art critic Gloria Vallese supported the curator of ...

Shaolin skills and contemporary dance create amazing art show
To create this contemporary art show, the dance star Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborated with 17 Shaolin monks whom he met while studying Buddhism at a temple in China. Sidi combined the martial arts with the art of contemporary dance. The mix, which is ...

Contemporary Chinese Art on show at Marc-Arthur Kohn
Contemporary Chinese Art on show at Marc-Arthur Kohn. Published on 20 June 2013 . Tweeter. Paris, 20 June 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). An exhibition of work entitled 'China in Paris' is to be held at the Hotel Le Bristol in Paris between 28 June to 2 ...

Ken Price: Yes, the Ceramics Are Art
OVER six months in 2011 and 2012, dozens of art institutions in Southern California joined forces in a festival of exhibitions, “Pacific Standard Time,” celebrating the history of contemporary art in Los Angeles. The project was a big success and ...

Art mirrors life
"For art, transfiguration (bianwei is the Chinese term) means innovation, pioneering and creativity, which in itself is in the midst of development and change," says Wang, an authority on contemporary Chinese art. Wang chose "transfiguration" for the ...

Chinese palette
Contemporary Chinese art has a strong presence at this year's Venice Biennale, evidence of a growing appetite for it across Europe. Stimulating exhibitions displaying the work of both new and established artists that is surprising, entertaining and ...

Clash of Chinese Art at the Venice Biennale
It was not until 2003 that China established its first national pavilion exhibition. In the ten years since, the Chinese pavilion has rarely received positive reviews. Chinese art critics are intentionally vague in their explanations of this lack of ...

Shi Zhiying's first exhibition in the United States opens at James Cohan Gallery
... Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, N Minutes Video Art Festival, Shanghai, Decade of the Rabbit, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, and DAS ICH IM ANDEREN, Stiftung Mercator, Essen, in 2011; Double Act – 2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, ...

Where multiculturalism fears to tread
In August, the Art Gallery of Ontario will become the sole Canadian venue for a retrospective by the most famous Chinese artist in the West, Ai Weiwei, who's been called “the most powerful figure in contemporary art.” Then, in September, Lang Lang will ...

Rise of the Hong Kong pop-up art fair
Four Hong Kong galleries - Alisan Fine Arts, Kwai Fung Hin, Andy Hei and 3812 Contemporary Art Projects - will be featured, showcasing work by Hong Kong and mainland artists as well as Chinese antiques. In October, the London fair will make a debut ...

Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993–2013
Although widely unknown in the United States, Yang Fudong (born in 1971 in Beijing, lives and works in Shanghai) is one of the most important figures in Chinese contemporary art and independent cinema. For his first midcareer survey, BAM/PFA presents ...

SOTHEBYS : Sotheby's appoints Vinci Chang as Consultant
Ms. Chang has been at the forefront of creating the dynamic Asian contemporary art market and became one of the foremost specialists in the field, developing an international market not only for modern and contemporary Chinese art, but also notably for ...

Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993–2013
Although widely unknown in the United States, Yang Fudong (born in 1971 in Beijing, lives and works in Shanghai) is one of the most important figures in Chinese contemporary art and independent cinema. For his first midcareer survey, BAM/PFA presents ...

'Echoes and Reflections' opens at Gallery Three
The show is an exploration of "artists' experiences and reactions to the contemporary Chinese society...[and to] the ... That desire to cross-section contemporary art drove Wang to curate the show with more regard for aesthetic diversity than stylistic ...

'Echoes and Reflections' opens in Sanlitun
That desire to cross-section contemporary art drove Wang to curate the show with more regard for aesthetic diversity than stylistic coherence. "We have included, among other techniques, not only oils, but acrylics, sculptures, photographs, drawings and ...

Experience the award-winning art of Ah Xian's Metaphysica at Cairns Regional ...
Experience the award-winning art of Ah Xian's Metaphysica at Cairns Regional ...

Asian tiger looks to us for closer cultural engagement
The contemporary Chinese art scene has been very active in a global sense during the last 20 years, and now China is really looking to Australia for engagement." Xing says while grand plan collaborations, such as MONA's, may seem ambitious, they are ...

“Warhol in China” at the Elisabeth de Bradant Art Center
The Elisabeth de Bradant Art Center, a contemporary art gallery located in Shanghai, is to present an exhibition entitled “Warhol in China” from 26 June to 30 August 2013, featuring photographs by Christopher Makos. This exhibition is centred on Warhol ...

The Middling Kingdom
This has the perverse effect of robbing any particular argument of authority. "This is not an encyclopedia of modern Chinese civilization," Mr. Beardson writes. "It does not celebrate all the many achievements of China in science and medicine ...

Opening Receptions: "After The Royal Art Lodge" & "Like Thunder Out of China"
Arsenal Contemporary Art is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring major work from contemporary artists from China. Chinese artists are often considered zhishi fenzi, or "intellectuals with thunder and lightning at their heels." Many of the ...

Hugo Boss Continues Luxe-Label Trend Of Using Art As Brand Differentiator
In an effort to support international contemporary art and to foster the dynamic Asian, and particularly Chinese, art scene, the prize will reward artists who make a significant contribution to the evolution of art in Asia and internationally, and ...

Museum and Gallery Listings for June 28-July 4
22) The fourth, and best, edition of the International Center of Photography's triennial turns out to be that extremely rare thing in New York City these days, an exhibition of contemporary art for adults. The up-to-the-minute emphasis is on the ...

Asia Society Chinese Arts Documentary Series
... the post-Mao materialistic China; video artist Xu Zhen who was born in 1977 and never exposed to the socialist art of the Cultural Revolution; Ai Wei Wei as a curator putting together a retrospective on the still very short history of contemporary ...

Herzog & de Meuron , TFP Farrells to Design HK Museum
Last June, M+ received a donation of 1,463 works worth HK$1.3 billion and purchased an additional 47 works from Swiss businessman Uli Sigg, considered the foremost collector of contemporary Chinese art. Muse highlights include London and New York ...

Herzog & De Meuron, TFP Farrells to Design Hong Kong M+ Museum
Last June, M+ received a donation of 1,463 works worth HK$1.3 billion and purchased an additional 47 works from Swiss businessman Uli Sigg, considered the foremost collector of contemporary Chinese art. Muse highlights include London and New York ...

Shanghai Museum Salutes Qingyun Ma
“As the first private nonprofit museum of contemporary art in China, it is our great honor to be able to contribute to this special occasion,” Sabrina Z, the host museum's international media officer, said. “We hope that USC and MoCA Shanghai will have ...

Art and artifacts in HD
And last year, several museums from Taiwan and Hong Kong including Taipei's National Palace Museum, as well as the private museum UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art) of the mainland joined Google as the first group of Chinese museums in the ...

A future Art Museum in Hong Kong is expected to turn the city into an art hub
The magazine even told that they have been more interest and enthusiasm abroad than in Hong Kong following the acquisition of a major collection of contemporary art for the future M+, the new center of modern and contemporary art. At the end of last ...

Chinese palette
Contemporary Chinese art has a strong presence at this year's Venice Biennale, evidence of a growing appetite for it across Europe. Stimulating exhibitions displaying the works of both new and established artists that are surprising, entertaining and ...

Art and artifacts in HD
And last year, several museums from Taiwan and Hong Kong including Taipei's National Palace Museum, as well as the private museum UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art) of the mainland joined Google as the first group of Chinese museums in the ...

Artpace San Antonio
He is the recipient of The Best Artist, Chinese Contemporary Art Awards 2012, Beijing, and the Frieze London Best Stand Prize at the 2012 Frieze Art Fair. Through photography, drawing, sculpture, performance, and video, Clarissa Tossin explores the ...

Old nation's new Transfiguration
"Transfiguration is the essence of contemporary Chinese art," says Wang Chunchen, curator of the Chinese Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale. "For art, transfiguration means innovation, pioneering and creativity, which in itself is in the midst of ...

Old nation's new Transfiguration
"Transfiguration is the essence of contemporary Chinese art," says Wang Chunchen, curator of the Chinese Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale. "For art, transfiguration means innovation, pioneering and creativity, which in itself is in the midst of ...



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