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Looking ahead to art, music, TV and more in 2014
13-June 15, Smart Museum of Art, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu): With more than 80 rarely seen objects on loan from major museums across the country, this vibrant exhibition explores the central place that opera and theater held in Chinese social life ...

Star-tissima: The Grande Donna of Contemporary Turin
The cosmopolitan guest-list included (on my table alone) Switzerland's Uli Sigg, the first Westerner to collect Chinese contemporary art; Defne Ayas, the Turkish Director of Rotterdam's Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art; and Alfredo Cramerotto ...

Art attack
Real estate developers in China are trying to pair contemporary art with their branding, says Mathieu Borysevicz, a gallery owner and contemporary art curator from the United States based in Shanghai. He was one of four curators who put together an ...

An Exhibition on Contemporary Digital Art in China
In order to intensively display the achievements in digital art of our country, and to promote the theoretical research in this field, National Research Center of Contemporary Art invites ten of the most outstanding digital artists including Pu Hua ...

Winter 2014 in Art: Galleries display single focus in solo exhibits
Also on the books: a couple of quirky group exhibitions that delve into the social and philosophical undercurrents of contemporary art practice. Here's a list to get you started ... Envisioning China: A Festival of Arts and Culture, Feb. 13-June 15 ...

Winter 2014 in Art: Galleries display single focus in solo exhibits
... kicks off with "Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture," a sure-to-be stunning, major exhibition of late imperial Chinese works at The Smart Museum of Art (a smaller concurrent exhibition there looks at opera-inspired contemporary ...

Boom or bust for Korean art in China
China accounts for 33.7 per cent of global art sales as a leading market along with the US with an equal share, according to the 2012/2013 Contemporary Art Market Report by Artprice. It also represents 90 per cent of sales in the Asian art market. In ...

Art Stage Singapore puts region's art in global spotlight
Ask Art Stage Singapore's Lorenzo Rudolf how the contemporary art fair he founded, co-owns and directs has managed to stay in the game, despite competition in the region, and he'll reply with a mischievous answer: who are these rivals that people speak ...

The Modern Face of Chinese Art
Cohen's mother, Joan, wrote the first book on Chinese contemporary art and his father, Jerome, launched the Chinese law department at Harvard and advised Kissinger on the famous Nixon trip to China. Ethan Cohen says, “they [the artists] represent a ...

When Barcodes Become The Basis For Contemporary Art
What if the barcode on your favorite cereal box could be transformed into a glitched-out, abstract artwork, dripping with geometric visuals and robotic melodies? Thankfully Dmitry Morozov, a Moscow-based multimedia artist, is here to turn our far-out ...

Watch Out: Chinese Contemporary Art Is Going Global
Be it auction records, international museums initiatives, prominent collectors' efforts, or biennale and art fairs' focus, 2013 was a tremendous year for Chinese contemporary art. And 2014 will be equally so, if not more. If you take a closer look, the ...

Chinese New Year at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
The freshly renamed Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art reopens following a festive break on Tuesday 14 January, and from the off it's focusing on getting visitors involved as it gears up for Chinese New Year. Antony Clarkson moved in to the gallery's ...

'Ink Art' at Metropolitan Museum of Art plays with Chinese tradition
It's the first contemporary Chinese art show at the museum, and curator Maxwell Hearn, head of the Asian art department, has carefully and sometimes wittily interwoven the work into the Chinese galleries, which usually display Imperial porcelain ...

Ex-hedge-fund boss Michael Nock tries hand at art leasing business
Included in his collection are works by some of the most famous producers of contemporary Chinese art, including Zhang Xiaogang, Zeng Fanzhi and Wang Guangyi. Nock took over Art Lease from New Zealander Belinda Kruger, who established it 13 years ...

Chinese buyers less crazy now, says Christie's exec
Also, the government sees that Christie's, as an auction house, still creates value and we can bring more culture back home for China than the other way around. Allowing us to auction contemporary art and jewellery and wine and watches to start off ...

Being smart about art
Leading Chinese contemporary art collector and former Swiss Ambassador to China Uli Sigg poses with one of his paintings by Fang Lijun. Photo: IC. Having the right timing. Li Liang, a 32-year-old oil painter who graduated from the Central Academy of ...

Today Art Museum signs cooperation agreement with Artron Group
Today Art Museum is China's first private and non-profit museum and as a professional art museum, it's also the largest art book publisher in the country. Today Art Museum and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art are the only two Chinese art museums, ...

The horse kicks off creative spirits in 2014
Private foundation and gallery of contemporary Chinese art, White Rabbit in Sydney's Chippendale, wraps up the closing days of its exhibition Serve the People, curated by Edmond Capon. Taking the infamous slogan of the 1966–76 Cultural Revolution, the ...

Sotheby's says disputed $8.2 million Chinese scroll is authentic
Sotheby's has sought to establish itself in China as a trustworthy seller of foreign and contemporary art, while avoiding the scandals that have hit the local auction industry. It held its first full China auction in December. The Chinese auction ...

British Museum sets new visitor record thanks to erotic art exhibition
Shunga: Sex And Pleasure In Japanese Art closed last week after receiving almost 88,000 visitors in three months, more than double its 40,000 target. Alongside blockbuster exhibitions on Ice Age Art and Pompeii and Herculaneum, the show, featuring ...

LA Art Show amps its international representation
One truck carries oil paintings and prints from galleries in Japan, England and the Netherlands, including several Damien Hirst works from London; a second holds a shipment from China — ceramics, ink paintings, parts for a multimedia installation. On ...

Feature: Art Stage Singapore going "in right direction": founder
The platforms, which put Asian contemporary art in context with its museum-like exhibition layout, showcase a total of 70 projects from Southeast Asia, Australia, Central Asia, India, Japan, South Korea, as well as China and its province of Taiwan ...

Sotheby: Disputed Chinese scroll is authentic
Sotheby's has sought to establish itself in China as a trustworthy seller of foreign and contemporary art, while avoiding the scandals that have hit the local auction industry. It held its first full China auction in December. The Chinese auction ...

36 Hours in Sydney
First hop over to the White Rabbit Gallery (free), which focuses exclusively on contemporary Chinese art. Rotating exhibitions draw from the gallery's vast collection, which includes stunning pieces like a life-size wire motorbike by Shi Jindian, a ...

Bright new look at LA Art Show
The discussion panel “Hues of China Artists and Industry Leaders Behind China's Contemporary Art Scene” will illuminate the latest trends this Friday at 5:30 p.m.. The Los Angeles Art Show will continue through this Sunday, January 19, at the South ...

Join in with Chinese New Year celebrations
Just an hour away, Manchester is home to the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art , an institution which promotes Chinese contemporary art in Britain. It's a fantastic space which holds a lively programme of exhibitions, events, residencies and ...

City's Biggest Ever Chinese New Year Celebrations
The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in the Northern Quarter, will be running workshops and drop-in activities in the run up to Chinese New Year and creating a horse-themed installation and window display, designed by local illustrator Lydia Meiying ...

Why I ... Collect Contemporary Art
In 1973, I acquired my first piece of art, a lithograph of a pen and ink drawing of Chinese horses, and began making sporadic purchases thereafter. I began collecting in earnest in the early '90s with the help and guidance of Annette Cone-Skelton, who ...

A Global Darling Takes a Passage to India
India's contemporary art scene hasn't bounced back to the same degree as other emerging art hubs like, say, China. Dozens of galleries and biennials exist across India, but the scene lacks China's government-supported, museum-building boom and auction ...

ART: Agent of change
Many buyers are already collectors of classical, historical Chinese art and there's a new generation of collectors who are buying only contemporary art. For them, the creative process is taking place in their lifetime, which translates into affordable ...

Sleepless in the City
Amoungst his juried and curated solo shows it should mentioned, that his works were displayed at Today Art Museum (Beijing), Museum at Tamada Projets, Tokyo (Japan), and Shanghai Art Museum and at the group shows “Contemporary Chinese Art from ...

Crown Chairman Sees New Opportunities
They wanted [these] trophy prices because they could afford it and now it's the Chinese. The Chinese have driven, particularly Chinese contemporary art and the ink drawings, they've driven the prices higher. But now they're interested in western art ...

Ind. church welcomes Chinese religious artist
His interpretation of Chinese folk art is heavily influenced by modern art techniques found in cubism and French impressionism. "I'm a big fan of contemporary art," he said. "God's creation is very colorful. I do appreciate the color." After he began ...

Big ambition, big pressure: Seoul's new art museum is in the spotlight
(CNN) -- South Korea's $230 million National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) opened in November with a towering ambition -- become what the MoMA is to New York and the Tate is to London. The museum couldn't be in a better location to ...

Daily Money Tip: When art is more than just a pretty picture
"They want to buy back their heritage, that power and grandeur," she said, and they also pay up for Chinese contemporary art and classic paintings such as Pierre-August Renoir or Jackson Pollock. The top artists in 2011 by sales revenue? Warhol, and ...

Ai Weiwei exhibit as monumental as Miami's new Perez museum
Contemporary Chinese art has been a hot commodity for more than a decade, but even within this crowded field Ai Weiwei has stood out. He was a founding member of the first avant-garde art group in China, called Stars, in the 1970s, and has since then ...

At 90 years old, Orlando Museum of Art plans to keep up with the times
Gentele would like to focus more on contemporary art, perhaps experimental or avant-garde exhibitions, and present more work by living artists. Related; Pictures: Orlando Museum of Art · Terry Hummel · Sign up to receive text alerts ... Its most high ...

Reshaping the Meaning of Sculpture
Last year Mr. Li's "Cultured Man" arrived in what resembled a sarcophagus for "Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art," an exhibition featuring 20 artists at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, curator Mara Williams recalled. Mr. Li's 'Cultured ...

Reshaping the Meaning of Sculpture
It is his first Chinese contemporary art piece, and Michelangelo will join a taxidermied giraffe and other curiosities in his invite-only gallery and studio. "What you see is not necessarily what you get," Mr. Halvorson said, "and it'll be sitting in ...

Five Myths About Chinese Contemporary Art
Remember what you have been told about the Chinese contemporary art market? Well, now might be a good time for a rethink. The market is changing fast, and some developments can be downright misleading. Here are the five most often heard myths, and ...

Why I ... Collect Contemporary Art
In 1973, I acquired my first piece of art, a lithograph of a pen and ink drawing of Chinese horses, and began making sporadic purchases thereafter. I began collecting in earnest in the early '90s with the help and guidance of Annette Cone-Skelton, who ...

Asian artists are painting their works on a global canvas
Record-breaking prices for art from China in recent years have seen a huge rise in interest in contemporary art pieces from across Asia. Singapore's inaugural Prudential Eye Awards took place earlier this month and Nigel Hurst, head of London's ...

Artcore exhibit impresses lovers of contemporary art
Lee's work has been displayed and celebrated throughout Korea, and contemporary art lovers worldwide have had the pleasure of viewing his work. His art has travelled the globe, from Australia to the United States, China to Angola. As is many artists ...

Expanding Buyer Base Drives Record Year at Christie's with Art Sales of £4.5 ...
Expanding Buyer Base Drives Record Year at Christie's with Art Sales of £4.5 ...

RH Contemporary Plans 'New Art from China' Show
RH Contemporary Art, a foray into the gallery world by the home furnishings company Restoration Hardware, will hold a show focusing on 12 Chinese artists, all from Beijing or Shanghai, at their Chelsea outpost starting Jan. 31. The artists included in ...

Christie's Asia Sales Surge 44 Percent Thanks To China's New Collectors
Zeng Fanzhi's Hospital Series No. 3 was Christie's top-selling lot in Asia this year, bringing in $14.6 million. Christie's auction house posted record-breaking sales results for 2013 today, and based on a breakdown of its numbers, one group of buyers ...

Shifts in Art Market at Center of Loeb-Sotheby's Debate
China was the second-biggest art center in 2012 after the United States, and the local auction house Poly International ranked as the third-largest in the world, according to the TEFAF Art Market Report 2013, which pegged the global market at 43 ...

Hanart TZ's Idiosyncracies
He started drawing when he was younger, but his passion took another step when he steered it in an academic direction and began to study classical and contemporary Chinese art. Hanart gallery, set up in the 70s with partner Harry Wong, took him a step ...

RH Contemporary Art Presents OUTSIDE THE LINES: NEW ART FROM CHINA ...
RH Contemporary Art Presents OUTSIDE THE LINES: NEW ART FROM CHINA ...

RH Contemporary Art Presents OUTSIDE THE LINES: NEW ART FROM CHINA ...
RH Contemporary Art Presents OUTSIDE THE LINES: NEW ART FROM CHINA ...



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