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Chinese auction house raises $US331m in Hong Kong
The two companies have profited in recent years from soaring demand for Chinese antiquities, calligraphy, scrolls and contemporary Chinese art. The Beijing-based Guardian, which is privately held, is expanding quickly with plans for new headquarters in ...

Chinese auction house raises $US331m in Hong Kong
The two companies have profited in recent years from soaring demand for Chinese antiquities, calligraphy, scrolls and contemporary Chinese art. The Beijing-based Guardian, which is privately held, is expanding quickly with plans for new headquarters in ...

Asia Week New York to Kick Off on March 14
That same day, Christie's Education will offer a course from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Chinese Contemporary Art at its location at 11 West 42nd Street (8th Floor). At 5pm, a lecture on the Lost Kingdoms of Early Southeast Asia will be given by John Guy at ...

A Cultural Capital of the Diaspora in Berlin
At that time in Moscow pupils could study many foreign languages, like English, Spanish, French, Hindu or Chinese, but not “national languages” of peoples in the Soviet Union. In 1986, he was selected to participate .... We have arrived at this ...

The Met appoints Beatrice Galilee as Associate Curator of Architecture & Design
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has appointed Beatrice Galilee as the Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design for the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, as announced by Museum Director and CEO Thomas P. ... She ...

Art Sales: The whole world in his hands?
He started collecting in the Eighties with Chinese contemporary art, and opened a museum in his native Jakarta in 2006. Curiously, he only has a smattering of Indonesian art. He now lives in Shanghai with his Chinese wife, and is leading the way among ...

Mourning a nation
Lauded as being “one of China's most prominent and provocative artists” by newspapers such as The New York Times, the continued production of said provocative work under the scrutiny of the oppressive Chinese government serves as a beacon of the ...

Artprice: The Art Market 2013 +15 % Best Year Ever
As Artprice had sensed, and indeed written, during 2013, this was indeed the best year ever recorded in auction history (over $12 billion), and the best sale ever for Christie's in its 247 year-old history - achieved in addition for post-war and ...

Artprice: The Art Market 2013 +15 % (Art Price Global Index) Best year ever ...
Artprice: The Art Market 2013 +15 % (Art Price Global Index) Best year ever ...

High-end US developers use valuable artworks to draw in potential buyers
"When you are selling real estate to billionaires from Russia, the Middle East and China, what distinguishes you is what is hanging on your walls." The Related Group, which is working on 35 developments around ... "Our mission is to bring contemporary ...

Flowers, Andy Warhol, 1970. Photo courtesy of Sims Reed Gallery
In this area the Armory Show spotlights 16 Chinese galleries selected by Beijing Ullens Center for Contemporary Art director Philip Tinari, among them Tang Contemporary Art, Aye Gallery, and Space Station of Beijing; Gallery EXIT and 10 Chancery Lane ...

Baibakova Joins Barnard's Board
Soon after graduating, she opened a contemporary art space in Moscow, Baibakov Art Projects, in the former Red October Chocolate Factory. In 2011, she ... It happened to me so many times—in India, in China—when I least expected it. The women who ...

The Armory Show is Here to Stay - by MutualArt
The return of high powered blue chip galleries are joined by Armory Presents, emerging galleries 10 years old or less, Focus: China curated by Philip Tinari of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, panel discussions, larger booths and a redesign by ...

Phuket to see opening of island6 Marina Contemporary Art Space
Aiming to provide a platform for emerging Chinese artists, it simultaneously fuses traditional Chinese art techniques with cutting-edge technology, representative of a rapidly modernizing China. The center exhibits solely the works of their in-house ...

The Armory Show Puts China Into Focus
The Armory Show, New York's sprawling contemporary art fair that takes place on two former marine piers on the Hudson River, will put the spotlight on Chinese artists when it runs Thursday to Sunday. For the first time in its 16 years of existence, the ...

Upcoming exhibition to feature China's emerging indies
Now, it's partnering with contemporary art festival The Armory and the Ace Hotel to present Art Games in China, a one-month pop-up arcade curated by Bryan Ma beginning March 6. Art Video Games in China is described as "an investigation into works by ...

2014 Armory Show features exhibition of Chinese contemporary art
NEW YORK, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The 2014 Armory Show devotes a special section to a curated exhibition of contemporary art from China, the organizer said on Wednesday. Noah Horowitz, executive director of The Armory Show, said that the exhibition ...

I Got Lucky at Armory Focus: China
(“All the dealers are so mad at me,” he confessed, “but in a really polite Chinese way, you know: 'If we get sick, we'll sue you.'”) He was excited, he said, to present a more complete picture of China's contemporary art scene, especially one distinct ...

Armory Show features exhibition of Chinese contemporary art
The 2014 Armory Show devotes a special section to a curated exhibition of contemporary art from China, the organizer said on Wednesday. Noah Horowitz, executive director of The Armory Show, said that the exhibition dubbed as Armory Focus: China ...

Shanghai hosts first Monet exhibition in Chinese Mainland
Organizers say they aim to open a new dialogue for Chinese artists, inspiring and exposing art students and wider audiences to how Monet and Impressionism can give value to the development of contemporary Chinese art. The exhibition runs until June 15 ...

China Embraces Contemporary Art
Reporter: Lei Dong Tian Xia is China's first independent modern dance company and is reminding the world that China is not only a historical giant but also a powerful force in contemporary art. Willy Tsao, the artistic director of LDTX, says that ...

Art with a punch: China's Liu Bolin
He is at the forefront of China's crowded contemporary art scene, and his use of consumerist subjects earned him comparisons with Warhol and his Campbell soup cans. But he has a different take. "China as a developing country will encounter a lot of ...

Shanghai hosts first Monet exhibition in Chinese Mainland
Organizers say they aim to open a new dialogue for Chinese artists, inspiring and exposing art students and wider audiences to how Monet and Impressionism can give value to the development of contemporary Chinese art. The exhibition runs until June 15 ...

Art Matters | At the Armory Show, China Takes the Spotlight
This weekend continues with a two-day China symposium, also organized by Tinari. Saturday sets the stage by exploring the context and circumstances particular to Chinese contemporary art, as in the 2 p.m. session moderated by András Szántó, “The ...

An Art-Fair Survival Guide
This week, roughly 600 contemporary-art galleries have set up wares throughout New York, taking over hotel lobbies and Soho lofts and a pair of vast piers jutting out from Manhattan into the Hudson River. The citywide swarm of art fairs, up through ...

Art with a punch: Liu Bolin, 'China's Andy Warhol'
He is at the forefront of China's crowded contemporary art scene, and his use of consumerist subjects earned him comparisons with Warhol and his Campbell soup cans. But he has a different take. "China as a developing country will encounter a lot of ...

Tipping Point @ CFCCA, Manchester, until 16 Mar
Bringing together three artists with ongoing relationships both with the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art and each other, Tipping Point nudges us to consider the moments at which the slightest touch can alter the course of things. Of the trio, Jamie ...

Armory Show VIP Preview Draws Collectors, Welcomes Chinese Contemporary ...
Armory Show VIP Preview Draws Collectors, Welcomes Chinese Contemporary ...

Art with a punch: Liu Bolin, 'China's Andy Warhol'
He is at the forefront of China's crowded contemporary art scene, and his use of consumerist subjects earned him comparisons with Warhol and his Campbell soup cans. But he has a different take. “China as a developing country will encounter a lot of ...

Whitney Biennial and the Armory Show: New York's busiest art week
Photograph: The Armory Show. The China programming has been organized by Philip Tinari, the director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. It also includes an educational symposium on Chinese contemporary art. As recently as a few years ...

Chiu-Ti Jansen Interviewed Armory Show China Focus Curator Philip Tinari
CHINA HAPPENINGS™ is pleased to announce that its founder Chiu-Ti Jansen interviewed Philip Tinari, curator of the 2014 Armory Show CHINA FOCUS and Director of The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (UCCA), in her blog titled CHINESE ...

Art with a Punch: Liu Bolin, China's Andy Warhol
He is at the forefront of China's crowded contemporary art scene, and his use of consumerist subjects earned him comparisons with Warhol and his Campbell soup cans. But he has a different take. "China as a developing country will encounter a lot of ...

Twenty-Seven International Asian Art Galleries and Dealers Will Converge at ...
Twenty-Seven International Asian Art Galleries and Dealers Will Converge at ...

Art review: Ai Weiwei's 'Baby Formula': A case for consuming art
Artist, dissident, internet sensation—Ai Weiwei is, quite possibly, the most recognized name in contemporary Chinese art. He's also one of the most prolific and widely exhibited across the globe, despite being prohibited from leaving China since 2011 ...

Art Market Nears Record With $66 Billion in Global Sales
The value of postwar and contemporary art transactions increased by 11 percent from 2012, reaching its highest-ever auction sales total of 4.9 billion euros as records were established for artists such as Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol ...

Asia Art Fair at Bohemian National Hall Opens Tomorrow
Sunday, March 16 (2 pm) - Zhijian Qian, a specialist in modern and contemporary Chinese and East Asian art and art of the Chinese Diaspora, will present "Understanding the Contemporary Chinese Art Market: How Changing Politics and Economy Reshape ...

Asia Art Fair at Bohemian National Hall Opens Tomorrow
Sunday, March 16 (2 pm) - Zhijian Qian, a specialist in modern and contemporary Chinese and East Asian art and art of the Chinese Diaspora, will present "Understanding the Contemporary Chinese Art Market: How Changing Politics and Economy Reshape ...

Doors That Open to the Art of a Continent
LAST week's contemporary art fairs gathered more or less like-minded galleries in concentrated spaces in several New York locations, but the annual Asia Week New York takes a different approach. Spread across 47 ... J. J. Lally & Company (41 East 57th ...

At Rubell Miami gallery, the best of contemporary Chinese art
Unless you have visited galleries and studios lately all throughout China, you will not have seen most of the surprising and striking work revealing how deep the contemporary art movement has sunk into today's China, and how the mixture of Eastern and ...

Finding Art in Downtown Beijing
Expect to see contemporary art from China, artists with a connection to Europe, and European artists inspired by Asia, sometimes made during in-house residencies. This month is a group show of 12 final-year students at the prestigious Central Academy ...

Asia Week in Full Force
Much is certain to tempt contemporary art collectors. For example, Paris dealer Jacques Barrere is touting a Chinese Waring States Period 475 B.C. carved wood deer with real antlers. It's antiquities, Pop and Koons all rolled into one for a reasonable ...

New York Asian art auctions bring buyers from around the world
"We've got collectors coming from China, Hong Kong and India and Europe, of course," said Hugo Weihe, Christie's International director for Asian art. Asia has become a dominant player in the global art market, particularly in post-war and contemporary ...

The Art Market: Clare McAndrew's Tefaf report
This was mainly thanks to the fair's two-day symposium on China organised by Philip Tinari, respected director of the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and the participation of 17 Chinese galleries, many visiting a western art fair for the ...

Impressive Impressionist works on view in Shanghai K11 mall
Cheng wasn't at the opening ceremony either; he was 11,000 kilometres away, taking part in The China Symposium, a series of conversations at New York's Armory Show about the state of Chinese contemporary art. He sent a statement saying that he hoped ...

Beijing museum director sketches future of Chinese contemporary art
A few weeks before the opening of the Armory Show, New York's largest art fair which ran from March 6-9, the director of Beijing museum Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Philip Tinari, stopped off in Hong Kong. He was curating "Armory Focus: ...

Chinese artists in the spotlight at 2014 Art Paris Art Fair
From March 27 to 30, over 140 contemporary art galleries from around the globe will gather at the historic Grand Palais in Paris. A total of 20 countries will be represented at the 2014 edition of the art fair, which will turn the spotlight on Chinese ...

Art World's Cream Rises at Maastricht
MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands — It seems as if just a moment ago New Yorkers were complaining about fair fatigue after the city's busiest art week, with its dizzying number of shows, its oversaturation of contemporary art, its proliferating number of ...

NY art sales bring buyers from around the world
Asia has become a dominant player in the global art market, particularly in post-war and contemporary art sales. “I think one of the most wonderful and fascinating things about Asia Week is that it covers literally the whole of ... Weihe said a Chinese ...

Poly Auction to undercut rivals' commissions in bid to grow market share
In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Alex Chang, Poly Auction's managing director in Hong Kong, said a more market-driven commission plan would enhance the interest of sellers and buyers in contemporary art pieces, including oil paintings ...

Inking a new perspective
The '85 New Wave period of Chinese art history has been widely seen as the birth of Chinese contemporary art, during which artists working with different materials broke free from the shackles of socialist realism that prevailed since 1949 and referred ...



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