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Hou Hanru appointed new Artistic Director of MAXXI
He has been a member of a number of major international art prizes including the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim, Chinese Contemporary Art Award in Beijing, Ars Fennica in Helsinki. He has taught and lectured at the Rijksakademie van beeldende ...

When Western contemporary culture encounters the history of Chinese society ...
When Western contemporary culture encounters the history of Chinese society ...

Hong Kong Set to Have Large Contemporary Art Museum
The space will be named M+ and many of the pieces are from Swiss Businessman Dr. Uli Sigg who donated 1,463 Chinese contemporary pieces as well as sold another 47 to the museum last year. "The collection, which includes dozens of pieces by Ai Wei ...

Ground-breaking tours recognised in Australian Arts in Asia Awards
That trip, which also took in Thailand and Vietnam, came soon after the Sydney Symphony Orchestra cemented its Australia-China Cultural Exchange Program with a six-city tour of China. The organisations, and those ... Victoria's Snuff Puppets, and ...

Corruption Blights China's Healthcare System
One Beijing contemporary art gallery owner says that a surprising demographic of art buyer are patients who need an appropriate gift for their doctors. (The price of Chinese modern art has rapidly appreciated in recent years.) An apple a day may keep ...

37 contemporary Chinese artists and artist groups exhibit at Groninger Museum
GRONINGEN.- The Groninger Museum is presenting the exhibition FUCK OFF 2, curated by artist and activist Ai Weiwei, art critic Feng Boyi and chief curator of the Groninger Museum, Mark Wilson. This show, which includes 37 contemporary Chinese artists ...

Art of the matter
"More and more Chinese are developing a knowledge and an interest in the arts," says Hadrien De Montferrand, who opened an independent contemporary art gallery in Beijing using the experience he gained from working in European auction houses for ...

China's master corruption snoops
HONG KONG — Corruption, from the bottom of society to the very top, is arguably the biggest problem facing Chinese society today. But can training students in the art of anti-corruption crime fighting make a difference? That's the hope of a one-of-a ...

Explaining Contemporary Chinese Art
Explaining Contemporary Chinese Art. Digg Favicon · Email Favicon · Facebook Favicon · LinkedIn Favicon · TwitThis Favicon · WestportNow.com Image Artist Eric Chiang of Westport was guest speaker Friday at the Westport Arts Center's ArtCafé and talked ...

Explaining Contemporary Chinese Art
Explaining Contemporary Chinese Art. Digg Favicon · Email Favicon · Facebook Favicon · LinkedIn Favicon · TwitThis Favicon · WestportNow.com Image Artist Eric Chiang of Westport was guest speaker Friday at the Westport Arts Center's ArtCafé and talked ...

Liu Xiaodong: life as he knows it
When anyone mentions Chinese contemporary art, we have come to expect the wilder shores of conceptualism, performance or installation. But there is also another rich vein alive in Chinese art today: realism. Liu Xiaodong is a figurative Chinese artist ...

Five malls take part in festival that promotes artwork by Malaysian artists
There art lovers will get to see contemporary art by both local and internationally renowned artists such as Rainer Lagermann, a German sculptor. There will also be Chinese paintings and calligraphy by Cheng Haw Chien besides a painting of horses, ...

Putting the art into the heart
"More and more Chinese are developing a knowledge and an interest in the arts," says Hadrien De Montferrand, who opened an independent contemporary art gallery in Beijing using the experience he gained from working in European auction houses for ...

Kuhn-Bösendorfer Art Case Piano Available at New Market Value from Raleigh's ...
Kuhn-Bösendorfer Art Case Piano Available at New Market Value from Raleigh's ...

"Our Story"by Rao Pingru
Then, we will take you to Chinese painter Wang Xingwei's first retrospective exhibition at the renowned Ullen's Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Last but not least, we will introduce you a romantic and touching picture book sketched by a 91-year ...

Artist's Take on Sex Abuse Turns Ugly
It was “real embarrassing,” said Cheng Meixin, an independent art critic and curator and the organizer of the Hai'an China Contemporary Art and Ideology Forum, where the incident took place in mid-June. “It should never have happened,” he said. One of ...

Sotheby's Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2013 Financial Results
"We saw significant sales growth in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art and posted the best results in the market in the vast majority of key sales this Spring. We continue to ... "We're very pleased to see impressive participation from emerging ...

Now Hear This: For 42 Years, Barbara London Has Been Making Noise at MoMA
“Soundings” is wide-ranging, geographically—there are artists from Scotland, China and Germany—and it skews young, predominantly featuring artists born in the 1970s or '80s. Most of the pieces are brand new or have been made in the past few years ...

10 must-see performances at Summerworks 2013
The Best Chinese Restaurants in Toronto Agree with A real chinese girl... there are only 2 on Spadina that are passable, Swatow and Lee Garden, the former being the cheaper decent fukien style and the latter being... Condo of the Week: 77 Harbour ...

Russian art in Asia: no more birch trees
"Buying art as an investment is more prevalent here [in China] than anywhere else in the world, and China has rapidly become the main marketplace for high-end art," say the authors of The ArtMarket in 2012 report compiled by the Artprice. A long way to ...

The Real Problem with Fake History
The National Museum of China in Beijing and the China Art Palace and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, are each super-sized cultural spaces with limited items for exhibits. They contribute to a powerful, albeit empty, public image. When big ...

Contemporary art: A guide for the perplexed
“Contemporary” art isn't made only in America and Europe, and many art trends arise in the East. According to a 2008 survey of the world's top 20 best-selling “postmodern” artists, 11 are from China. I've come up with a list of some types and ...

Thangka art masters gather at 798
Seven Thangka masters came all the way from Huangnanzhou, Qinghai Province, to 798 art district in Beijing, bringing the most representative visual arts of Tibetan Buddhism to this landmark of Chinese contemporary art. Besides the paintings, the ...

French Cultural Institutions at the Heart of Globalisation
Occupying a more ostentatious position in Paris's contemporary art gallery scene, Chine Nouvelle – the Chinese agency created in 1931 – opened a space measuring 400 square metres in one of the capital's most prized real estate centres. The gallery aims ...

Postcard from... Paris
Its gaudy tubular architecture by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano practically screams: look at me, I'm a museum of contemporary art. But it has a younger sibling, in Metz, which opened in 2010, more than 30 years after the Paris museum. And although the ...

China through the lens
In 2010, Liu worked with Briton Karen Smith, a critic and curator of contemporary art, to publish Shanghai: A History in Photographs 1842-Today. Smith is also curator of Liu's exhibition at China Art Museum in Shanghai. Photography is greatly different ...

Chinese buyers still spending on art
Accordingly, this time, contemporary art has lost some of its luster, while time-tested classics from the 16th through the 19th century - the Ming and Qing dynasties - have moved into the forefront, MacLaren said. Despite's China's economic slowdown, ...

China through the lens
His book, China, Portrait of a Country, has been translated into six languages since 2008 and sold more than 250,000 copies all over the world. In 2010, Liu worked with Briton Karen Smith, a critic and curator of contemporary art, to publish Shanghai ...

War, looting and wounded Chinese pride: the hidden meanings of Ai Weiwei's ...
War, looting and wounded Chinese pride: the hidden meanings of Ai Weiwei's ...

UK trade deficit narrows as exports surge to highest on record
UK exports reached £78.4bn in the second quarter, spurred by a jump in sales to the US and China. ... Art exports jumped from £335m to £645m betwen May and June in tune with the big London sales of impressionist and contemporary art. Auction house ...

Sotheby's Reports Strong Sales In Half Year Financial Results
“We saw significant sales growth in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art and posted the best results in the market in the vast majority of key sales this Spring. We continue to ... “We're very pleased to see impressive participation from emerging ...

2by4 Theatre to Present World Premiere of Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, Begin ...
2by4 Theatre to Present World Premiere of Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, Begin ...

St. Petersburg, Tampa museums collaborate for 2014 Chinese art show
Even though emerging contemporary Chinese art by new artists is getting a lot of international attention from collectors, U.S. museums have been slow to showcase it, preferring the more established names such as Ai Weiwei. "There is a conservatism in ...

Sotheby's Institute of Art now accepting registrations for autumn courses in ...
Sotheby's Institute of Art now accepting registrations for autumn courses in ...

St. Pete and Tampa museums will collaborate for art show
Tampa, Florida -- Summer 2014 will feature a contemporary art show featuring young Chinese artists in the Tampa and St. Pete area. The event is going to be a big deal for the 27 artists that will be featured and who have all come of age in the era of ...

Tamed Youth: 2013 Sixth Chengdu Biennale
... ugly posters indicate, the whole thing might be a bust for the experienced Chinese art lover looking to discover little new highlights. If you are, however, unfamiliar with Chinese and Sichuanese contemporary art, it might be worth your time and ...

Recognition factor
Chinese contemporary art seems to be entering its springtime. Overseas buyers - both individuals and institutions - have taken a keen interest in recent years, with work being snapped up and shipped abroad. And major Chinese cities too appear to have ...

Recognition factor[1]|chinadaily.com.cn
Chinese contemporary art seems to be entering its springtime. Overseas buyers - both individuals and institutions - have taken a keen interest in recent years, with work being snapped up and shipped abroad. And major Chinese cities too appear to have ...

Recognition factor
Chinese contemporary art seems to be entering its springtime. Overseas buyers - both individuals and institutions - have taken a keen interest in recent years, with work being snapped up and shipped abroad. And major Chinese cities too appear to have ...

Recognition factor[1]|chinadaily.com.cn
"High auction prices don't represent a boom in contemporary Chinese art because they are part of a bubble," says the 46-year-old. He was among the first contemporary artists to use space in 798, but he decided to leave because it had become "too ...

Recognition factor[1]|chinadaily.com.cn
"High auction prices don't represent a boom in contemporary Chinese art because they are part of a bubble," says the 46-year-old. He was among the first contemporary artists to use space in 798, but he decided to leave because it had become "too ...

READER SUBMITTED: LQM Gallery Presents Lyrical. LUSCIOUS
LUSCIOUS' is LQM Gallery's latest exhibition featuring four Chinese artists taking part in ICAS (International Contemporary Art Space) International Residency program. Each with distinct artistic visions, inspirations and style, their skill and passion ...

Sotheby's celebrates 40 years in Asia with auction of 20th-century Chinese art
... stamp for title, is the work of a confident artist comfortable in exploring his ideas about representing a non-visual experience on a two-dimensional surface, says Zao expert Melissa Walt, who teaches contemporary Chinese art at Colby College in ...

No fluffing up China's slump
"A Color Un Color," the second show in a "Philosophical Fashion" series of exhibitions at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, is featuring one of the most exciting brands to come out of Japan in the past decade: Anrealage. Ninagawa's ...

Investment opportunities in contemporary Chinese art
The exhibition is organised in association with the Art Futures Group, which presents itself as “the world's leading investment broker for Chinese contemporary art.” A press release announcing the exhibition focuses on the “high investment potential ...

Sotheby's to offer exceptional 20th century Chinese masterpieces from a ...
Sotheby's to offer exceptional 20th century Chinese masterpieces from a ...

Judith in Wonderland: White Rabbit a treasure trove of modern Chinese art
It's a surprising admission from one of the world's leading collectors of contemporary Chinese art. At 67, the founder and director of Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery spends more than 40 days a year in China, scouring the backstreet studios for art that ...

Ai Weiwei: the man who isn't there
Only four of more than 40 works to be displayed in the Chinese artist's first major Canadian show have been installed. Ladders, hydraulic lifts and ... “He is here but not here,” says Kitty Scott, the AGO's curator of modern and contemporary art. “He ...

Warhol in China, $50 Million in Cars, $15 Calder: Hot Art
... China, 1956,” shows a bustling shopping street. A drawing of a shoe is made with gold leaf. The exhibition of some 40 works, with prices ranging from $15,000 to $1 million, will be on view at Sotheby's S/2 contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Sept ...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei retrospective comes to Toronto
“(A modern-day Andy Warhol), that's one way to think of him — or you might think he's a modern-day Picasso,” says Kitty Scott, AGO curator of modern and contemporary art. “It depends how you think.” His country's role in the Sichuan earthquake (many ...



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