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Broad Art Museum celebrates first anniversary
Founding director Michael Rush says the reaction to the museum has been beyond his wildest expectations. The museum has hired the first mainland Chinese curator of contemporary Chinese art at an American museum, and work is underway to bring ...

Zeng Fanzhi represents success of Chinese contemporary art
An oil painting entitled The Last Supper by Chinese painter Zeng Fanzhi, 49, has been sold at auction for HK$180 million (US$23 million), a record high for contemporary Chinese art, underscoring the enthusiasm for Chinese concept art in the global art ...

Bowdoin exhibition features contemporary Chinese women artists
It's a fine introductory work because it establishes the overarching metaphor of the woman's body as both subject and object in contemporary art. There are only 22 works in two rooms, but they are nicely installed and they achieve more than sufficient ...

32nd International Istanbul Book Fair
The 23rd Istanbul Art Fair opened on Saturday under the framework of the 32nd International Istanbul Book Fair. "The renaissance of tradition" contemporary Chinese art exhibition, which was presented as part of China's guest of honor activities, was ...

Rewriting the Art of Calligraphy
While contemporary Chinese art today carries Western overtones, he thinks this will change over time. "In 50 years, I believe ink painting will be a dominant art form. As China becomes more powerful, its artists will become more aware of its culture ...

Rewriting the Art of Calligraphy
While contemporary Chinese art today carries Western overtones, he thinks this will change over time. "In 50 years, I believe ink painting will be a dominant art form. As China becomes more powerful, its artists will become more aware of its culture ...

Only Three Weeks Remain to See US Debut of Contemporary Artwork from ...
Only Three Weeks Remain to See US Debut of Contemporary Artwork from ...

Only Three Weeks Remain to See US Debut of Contemporary Artwork from ...
Only Three Weeks Remain to See US Debut of Contemporary Artwork from ...

World's Richest Add $200 Billion as Global Markets Surge
South African-born Kerr Neilson, who became rich managing other people's money, set up a foundation to fund his wife, Judith, in her passion: giving wider exposure to contemporary Chinese art at her gallery. Some of the more than 80 hidden billionaires ...

SA's Neilson alongside Gates on top 100 billionaires list
South African-born Kerr Neilson, who became rich managing other people's money, set up a foundation to fund his wife, Judith, in her passion: giving wider exposure to contemporary Chinese art at her gallery. Some of the more than 80 hidden billionaires ...

Fortunes of world's 100 wealthiest swell by $200b
South African-born Kerr Neilson, who became rich managing other people's money, set up a foundation to fund his wife, Judith, in her passion: giving wider exposure to contemporary Chinese art at her gallery. Batista falls. Some of the more than 80 ...

World's 100 wealthiest add $200bn as global markets rise
South African-born Kerr Neilson, who became rich managing other people's money, set up a foundation to fund his wife, Judith, in her passion: giving wider exposure to contemporary Chinese art at her gallery. Some of the more than 80 hidden billionaires ...

SA man makes list of billionaires
South African-born Kerr Neilson, who became rich managing other people's money, set up a foundation to fund his wife, Judith, in her passion: giving wider exposure to contemporary Chinese art at her gallery. Some of the more than 80 hidden billionaires ...

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 ...

Art Taipei to present 20th edition
Art Taipei aims to establish a connection between contemporary Chinese art and the visual arts industry in south-west and north-west Asia, with the help of more than 150 exhibitors, mainly from regions in the Asian Pacific. The 2013 edition is to bring ...

Music makes east meet west with new Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art ...
Music makes east meet west with new Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art ...

Artist seeks to sculpt a post-Mao China
Although Wang's carved critique of Mao has since been reproduced in countless art history books abroad, it has long been taboo inside China. Despite opening his first solo exhibition this September at the Belgian-founded Ullens Center for Contemporary ...

Superheroes, Satire Push Artist Masriadi Above $1 Million
It had immediacy and humor and felt every bit as good as the competing contemporary Chinese art on offer, at a fraction of the price. Christie's had given it a high estimate of $12,000. When the hammer finally came down after a spate of frenzied ...

Sothebys (BID): Sotheby's' CEO Discusses Q3 2013 Results - Earnings Call ...
Sothebys (BID): Sotheby's' CEO Discusses Q3 2013 Results - Earnings Call ...

Shanghai rising
The city, China's most populous and its economic capital, now boasts an impressive number of modern and contemporary art museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (founded 2005). In addition, both the Power Station of Art and the China Art ...

Sculpture honours museum expert
Prof Sullivan, a world authority on 20th century and contemporary Chinese art, began collecting Chinese painting in the 1940s with his wife Khoan. The collection has become one of the most important in the West, and many works have been displayed at ...

Sculpture honours museum expert
Prof Sullivan, a world authority on 20th century and contemporary Chinese art, began collecting Chinese painting in the 1940s with his wife Khoan. The collection has become one of the most important in the West, and many works have been displayed at ...

Bacon, Koons Set Major Records in New York at Christie's
“Eight is a lucky number in China,” said Eli Klein, whose Manhattan gallery specializes in contemporary Chinese art. “It's not going to make or break a deal, but it's preferable to Chinese collectors. If they have a chance to buy edition No. 8, they ...

Travel to China for the modern art revolution
Ever since Chinese contemporary art became the darling of the international market, hundreds of studios, galleries and private art museums have been opening in the country's major cities: between 2010 and 2011, one museum reportedly opened every day ...

Christie's auction: it was a lucky night
“Eight is a lucky number in China,” said Eli Klein, whose Manhattan gallery specializes in contemporary Chinese art. “It's not going to make or break a deal, but it's preferable to Chinese collectors. If they have a chance to buy edition No. 8, they ...

Bacon painting sets new US$142.4m art record
Brett Gorvy, head of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's, said recently that sales had been revolutionised by new collectors looking for the best. Billionaires from Asia, China, the Gulf, Latin America and Russia have galvanised the New York ...

Chinese art moves beyond Western fancy
... 'China Shows' that introduced the first generation of Chinese artists to New York have come and gone, leaving even a decade later an aftertaste of gaudy, symbolic, often derivative work," as Philip Tinari, director of The Ullens Center for ...

Annual Fundraiser 2013
On Saturday 23 November, AAA is pleased to present Fei Dawei in conversation with AAA senior researcher Anthony Yung on curating overseas contemporary Chinese art exhibitions in the 1990s, as part of the Christie's Art Forum Lecture series. The talk is ...

Bacon, Koons Combine for $200 Million, Two Auction Records
“Eight is a lucky number in China,” said Eli Klein, whose Manhattan gallery specializes in contemporary Chinese art. “It's not going to make or break a deal, but it's preferable to Chinese collectors. If they have a chance to buy edition No. 8, they ...

Master Chorale opens season with tribute to St. Cecilia
PechaKucha Night hosts an exhibit at Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday that explores feminism and queer themes in contemporary Chinese art. Presenters are Alpesh Kantilal Patel, curator; Neil De La Flor, Reading ...

Mural brings raging waters of Yellow River to Great Hall
Wang is one of the most acclaimed artists of Chinese contemporary art. His early works and this Yellow River-themed landscape painting all stand in the forefront of the times in the field of mainstream art. His works embody the esteem and confidence to ...

Contemporary art scene comes of age
Collector Uli Sigg has donated more than 1,400 contemporary Chinese artworks, including works by some of China's best-known artists, such as Ai Weiwei and Zeng Fanzhi. With the opening of M+, along with 16 other venues that make up the West Kowloon ...

City Council to meet tonight; Contemporary art exhibit opens on Coventry and ...
City Council to meet tonight; Contemporary art exhibit opens on Coventry and ...

Sothebys Announces Ambitious Beijing Art Week Programme
... namely 20th Century Chinese Art, New Wave 80's - 90's: Art of Transformation in China, Contemporary Chinese Art, and Contemporary Chinese Ink, will focus on both Chinese artistic development in the Modern era and Chinese Contemporary Art practice ...

YUE Presents "The Art of Holiday Shopping"
A native speaker and write of Mandarin Chinese, Ms. Jansen holds advanced degrees from Yale University and Columbia Law School and serves on the Contemporary Art Advisory Committee of China Institute in America and the Board of the Couture ...

Sotheby's to present Beijing Art Week to be held at China World Summit Wing in ...
Sotheby's to present Beijing Art Week to be held at China World Summit Wing in ...

Sotheby's to present Beijing Art Week to be held at China World Summit Wing in ...
Sotheby's to present Beijing Art Week to be held at China World Summit Wing in ...

Sotheby's to host Beijing Art Week from 28 November to 1 December
... namely 20th Century Chinese Art, New Wave 80's-90's: Art of Transformation in China, Contemporary Chinese Art, and Contemporary Chinese Ink, will focus on both Chinese artistic development in the Modern era and Chinese Contemporary Art practice ...

Sotheby's to host Beijing Art Week from 28 November to 1 December
The four-day series of arts events is set to offer a comprehensive, world-class art experience to Chinese collectors, which includes a major auction of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art, three selling exhibitions, namely Modern Masters: From ...

Sotheby's launches its Beijing Art Week
On 1 December, an auction sale dedicated to modern and contemporary Chinese art is to offer its major lot: a Zao Wou-Ki canvas entitled Abstraction. Painted in 1958, it is expected to fetch between $5.75 and $7.4 million. Other works for sale are to ...

Art Outshines Jewelry at Fall Auctions
This month, the frenzy of a Christie's contemporary art sale in New York was capped by the $142.4 million sale of Francis Bacon's triptych of Lucian Freud, which became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. In comparison, the sale of two ...

Art, Gems Vie for Auction Supremacy
Tiancheng International will hold sales of Chinese ink paintings and Chinese contemporary art on Monday. The most expensive item: a Zhang Daqian painting, titled "Scholar Under the Sycamore," which is estimated to realize up to US$387,000. Tiancheng ...

Chinese Contemporary Art Rapidly Gains Ground On Western Prices
Last October, Zeng Fanzhi's painting The Last Supper sold for the highest price ever seen at auction for a piece of Chinese contemporary art—an impressive sum of US$23.3 million. However, just last week, Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud ...

Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief
Chinese Contemporary Art Rapidly Gains Ground On Western Prices. YueMinjun-1 “While these prices are still a fraction of many sales by Western artists, these painters, as well as many others including Cai Guo-Qiang, are all on the path to global top ...

A private US$164-million museum complex opens near Nanjing
Private art museums in China are springing up in the most unlikely locations - most recently the Sifang Art Museum, nestled in the Laoshan national forest park about an hour's drive from the ancient capital, Nanjing, in Jiangsu province. The museum ...

Giants with a light touch
Looking at the bigger picture, Li believes the creative boom in contemporary Chinese art is no flash in the pan. "Chinese contemporary art has just begun, and new emerging concepts and lifestyles are being incorporated into our cultural tradition ...

Sotheby's to put Zao painting on auction
The items fall into four categories, including 20th century Chinese art, “New Wave” art from the 1980's to 1990's, contemporary Chinese art and contemporary Chinese ink art. Also capturing attention is a private sale of Western art, featuring the works ...

Chinese Contemporary Prices Soar At Christie's Hong Kong
On the heels of several tremendously successful Chinese contemporary art auctions this season, Christie's Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art sale in Hong Kong on Saturday saw the continuation of high demand for Chinese works, with several sale ...

China news round-up: 9 detained over Qingdao blast, anti-veil 'Project Beauty ...
China news round-up: 9 detained over Qingdao blast, anti-veil 'Project Beauty ...

Sotheby's to Hold Beijing Art Week
The ambitious Beijing Art Week will be bringing a US$20-million auction of Modern and Contemporary Chinese art to the capital. Featured amongst the lot is late Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-ki's piece "Abstraction". The work, which is currently being ...



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