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Revel in art
Back in 2005, the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MoCA Shanghai) was one of the few private-owned art venues in the city, making it a pioneering force dedicated to contemporary art. Eight years later, the venue has become one of the most ...

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 ...

A new globalism hits contemporary art market sales
Last week, Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips clocked up £200 million of contemporary art sales, and even though the total was down from the past two years, the number of countries taking an interest had gone up. Christie's said one third of its sale ...

Colby Art Museum
... and more than 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Colby College Museum of Art has built an important collection that specializes in American and contemporary art with additional, select collections of Chinese antiquities and European ...

Why I'm Bullish On Stocks But Sold My Apple
The only exception is contemporary art where I'm a player but not in iconic pieces that auction at $25 million, but sold for $500,000 ten years ago. Consider all the blood that's spurted out of the veins of gold bugs, operators in long Treasuries ...

Greg Cameron bringing his contacts to new Joffrey job
Cameron, 55, hopes to draw on his own network of contacts, forged over the years at a string of major Chicago institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and, more recently, WTTW. He's also on the board of ...

Past and Present
Though not as well-known as the heart of the city, its location by Suzhou Creek puts it at the center of Shanghai's contemporary art scene, which has flourished in the old factories and warehouses that dot the area. Running east to west, Xinzha Road ...

Rarest Chinese stamp sells for HK$6.9 million in Interasia Auctions' record ...
Rarest Chinese stamp sells for HK$6.9 million in Interasia Auctions' record ...

Contemporary Chinese Art at Arts Santa Monica
Topics discussed included the “exceptional” evolution of the Chinese contemporary art market, institutional decentralization and the market, as well as the evolution and trends of contemporary Chinese art. Arts Santa Monica held its first exhibition of ...

Collection of Iconic Photography At Princeton University Art Museum
... from the period 1965 to 1973 by Bernd and Hilla Becher, share space with Sally Mann's 1987 “Jesse at Five,” a 1993 image from Hiroshi Sugimoto's series “Seascapes” and a 2004 large-format photograph of urban renewal in China by Edward Burtynsky ...

Antique fair at the Newpark Hotel
Everything is priced for sale including quality jewellery and provincial Irish silver Georgian Victorian furniture and china and porcelain Chinese and Japanese Antiques, Objet D'art coins and banknotes and books of Irish Contemporary Art along with ...

Qingyun Ma named Dean of the USC School of Architecture
Recently, Ma helped curate an important exhibition on Chinese contemporary art and architecture in Centre Pompidou, Paris. He is an architectural director of an upcoming show on Shanghai in Montreal and co-curator with Matilda McQuaid for an exhibition ...

'Progressives' shocked: One of their own a Nazi?
Allusions to Nazi “products” are intentional and aggressive, such as “Spone,” a line of ceramic crossbred china with ground human bone, supposedly for memorial work or reliquaries, along with gold teeth and such. Over it all hangs an aura of militarism ...

The Art of Insecurity: Chinese Sculptor Xiang Jing
On Saturday, a retrospective of her work opens at Taipei's Museum of Contemporary Art. She spoke with the Journal about her use of art to deal with insecurity and her dilemma with feminism. Edited excerpts follow. Why did you decide to call your most ...

Social life, lonely art
This may explain why He, who made a name for himself in 1982 when his Spring Winds Have Awoken painting was exhibited at the Spring Salon Exhibition in the Louvre in Paris and later collected by the National Art Museum of China, has left the spotlight ...

BMW Master Hall draws world class talent
The project covers four realms of art: opera, jazz, dance and contemporary art. BMW Master Hall has already staged performances such as the opera Madame Butterfly, and the ... In the future, BMW Master Hall will cooperate with more world-class art ...

Venetian glass
At the bottom end of the market Chinese glass now does the job more cheaply. In this section. Winds of change · Painting ... Some of Murano's glass studios are, however, turning to a new source of income: contemporary art. Across Venice this month no ...

Art exhibition listings
Will Things Ever Get Better? (這個世界會好嗎?) is a solo show of fiberglass sculptures by Xiang Jing (向京), the first female Chinese artist to be featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. The Beijing-based artist is bringing her Naked ...

Boulder Outdoor Cinema opens its 18th season Saturday
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Liz Marsh and Jeanine Fritz will open the gates to the BOC in -- fittingly -- a parking lot behind the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The season opener is the 1987 film "Big Trouble in Little China," starring Kurt Russell. "You ...

Museum and Gallery Listings for July 5-11
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 ...

Arts groups vie to helm historic site in Central
At least four groups of cultural organisations, local and overseas, are vying to be in charge of the heritage and contemporary art programmes at the historic Central Police Station. But some of those interested are sceptical about the operation of the ...

Hugo Boss to 'intensify women's range'–with Jason Wu as designer
Once the site of the Nanshi Power Plant built in 1897, it is now the first public museum of contemporary art in mainland China. Hours before the show, models could be seen smoking near the entrance while production staff arranged racks of fur-lined and ...

Art in a time of war
Venice, Italy - For the first time since the outbreak of the second war in Iraq, work by the country's artists is on show at the Venice Biennale, the largest international contemporary art festival in the world. Known as the Olympics of art, the ...

Talking points
The Asia Art Archive opens its doors to the public with a weekend of free activities introducing the region's most comprehensive research database on contemporary art to a wider audience. Titled "Spark!", the programme aims to highlight the archive's ...

Doubts cast on Jockey Club's role in Central Police Station project
Artists and art critics have added to bidders' concerns over the Jockey Club's management of a heritage and contemporary art project in Central, calling for the selection process for its operator to be more transparent. Artist Kacey Wong said the club ...

Pencil This In: 'Annie Hall' Outdoor Screening, The Hitchcock 9 Continues ...
Pencil This In: 'Annie Hall' Outdoor Screening, The Hitchcock 9 Continues ...

Solo exhibition of Colombian artist Alberto Baraya opens at Galeria Nara Roesler
SAO PAULO.- Galeria Nara Roesler opened the solo exhibition of Colombian artist Alberto Baraya. With works resulting from his expeditions to New Zealand, China (Shanghai), Colombia (Teyuna), Australia and Peru (Machu Picchu), between 2009 and 2013 ...

Charles Saatchi tells a British newspaper he and wife Nigella Lawson are ...
Charles Saatchi tells a British newspaper he and wife Nigella Lawson are ...

Saatchi divorcing TV chef Nigella Lawson
The publicity-shy former advertising executive, who owns London's Saatchi Gallery for contemporary art, accepted a police caution last month after pictures of the incident appeared in another tabloid, the Sunday People. "I am sorry to announce that ...

Museum presents insights into landscapes
The contemporary art section is the largest part of the show. Artists convey Chinese landscapes, namely mountains and waters, in the most surprising ways. Video artist Yang Yongliang presents scenes of intensive urban landscape - traffic flows, high ...

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 8/7
Flights between Da Nang and Hong Kong, Wenzhou and Chengdu in China, brought the number of visitors to 117,000, an increase of 94.2 percent compared with the first half of 2012. Meanwhile, the number of tourist arrivals to central coastal province of ...

Giant T-Rex On The Loose In
This particular prehistoric beast however, was sculpted by Philippe Pasqua to promote contemporary art along the river. Towering over passersby at a height of 4 meters, the sculpture is made up of 350 molded bones and stretches to 7 meters long. It was ...

ArtPrize Artist Hosting Registration
From hanging drywall to making late night trips to Home Depot to eating Chinese on the floor of the GRAM, these are the moments that have connected us in community with one another, that have allowed us to enter into each others' hearts and lives." The ...

£9.2 million El Greco is top lot at Sotheby's
Bidding came from 38 different countries, according to Sotheby's contemporary art department, two weeks ago; this week, there were reportedly bidders from 33 countries at its Old Master sale. So the competition is not just between salerooms, but also ...

Hong Kong's Upcoming M+ Museum May Put the Met in NYC to Shame
Hong Kong has always wanted to have a major museum for modern and contemporary art, and now it looks like that may be happening soon. Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron and the London-Hong Kong firm TFP Farrells have been hired to create a ...

Tally Beck Contemporary at artMRKT Hamptons
Chen Jiao is an award-winning Chinese artist whose precisionist, mixed media canvases refer to her childhood memories in Sichuan and offer a subtle subversive political statements about totalitarianism. She had her first solo exhibition in New York ...

M Plus Museum Hong Kong Competition: $642M Art Building Will Compete With ...
M Plus Museum Hong Kong Competition: $642M Art Building Will Compete With ...

LARGEST FREESTANDING BUILDING OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN CHINA
Once completed, the project site will include a 12,000sqm exhibition hall, 2,000-seat grand theatre, music hall, 8,000sqm multi-functional meeting room, and a 30,000sqm contemporary art gallery. In the first phase, the East District and Central ...

Transparent Talent
In China, people can also view several of his masterpieces, such as the Great (Bamboo) Wall House and Sanlitun SOHO in Beijing, and Z58 on Panyu Road in Shanghai. ... On view at the Zendai Contemporary Art Space are models of Yusuhara Wooden Bridge ...

Alien's Guide to the Ruins of Washington, DC Now At The Corcoran Gallery Of Art
Part of the Corcoran's contemporary art NOW series, "The Alien's Guide" helps extraterrestrial visitors make sense of a long-gone society: humans. Click through .... These candle-lit Chinese lanterns can rise high into the sky and are often mistaken ...

Tally Beck Contemporary at artMRKT Hamptons
Chen Jiao is an award-winning Chinese artist whose precisionist, mixed media canvases refer to her childhood memories in Sichuan and offer a subtle subversive political statements about totalitarianism. She had her first solo exhibition in New York ...

NAAAP-SF Presents Summer Nights Celebration of Asian American Artists
“The Buddha Bowls series symbolizes the vessel that the Tao Te Ching speaks about, the rice is the foundational nutrient of China (my ancestral grain) & the Buddha sitting in the bowl is a metaphor of spiritual enlightenment which can be found in ...

World's largest building opens in China
There is also one of China's largest shopping malls, a 14-screen Imax cinema, an Olympic-sized ice rink, two five-star hotels and a central business tower with 720,000 square metres of office space. Here's a 15-minute promotional video about the centre ...

Hampton Stevens
This is Gatsby's "vast, vulgar meretricious beauty" refashioned for an age when the lush variety of life is expressed by cheap, plastic replicas of nature pumped out by dirty factories in China. He never ... William Morrow is a curator of contemporary ...

Rembrandt and Rubens at OMA for 90 t h anniversary
New Work: A Series of Bimonthly Exhibitions of Contemporary Art, ongoing. A series featuring digital ... Decorative works will include a variety of ceramics, silver, textiles and furniture from Europe, the United States, China and Japan. • Tall Tales ...

Interview: Art Conservation Guru Preserves Sacred Paintings' Spiritual ...
Interview: Art Conservation Guru Preserves Sacred Paintings' Spiritual ...

International ArtExpo Liquid Borders | Bari 2013
Usually in our modern “liquid society” non-places are the favourite settings to host a contemporary art exhibition, for this reason it was decided to take a nonconformist decision and organize the event into the classical and historical location of the ...

Art Notes: The Evolution of an Upper Valley Photographer
I wrote several years ago about a show of Wise's Silk Road photographs that featured a great many images of scenery that seemed indistinct, and one very sharply composed portrait of a man in Kashgar, China's westernmost city. .... Dartmouth's Hood ...

Australian Centre for Photography Director resigns
The ACP is a not-for-profit contemporary art space that focuses on photo-based practice, disseminating creative learning and presentation. Established in 1973, it is the longest running contemporary art space in Australia. Since 2004 the ACP has ...

Cocktails & Carnage: Eggs, War, Williamsburg
The temple had been restored, with touches of contemporary Chinese art on display and tongue-in-cheek references to the country's ancient roots. The interior, however, had been remodeled to spectacular effect—as modern as the new China that was ...



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