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Art Sales: African art rescued from obscurity
Having taken us on a round-the-world voyage with the latest art from China, India, the Middle East and Russia, he is now killing two more continents – South America and Africa – with one stone. There is no doubting that the ... Bell, a twenty ...

Rome's Maxxi to be stripped 'naked' and rebooted
Due to open in Paris in May, it travels to Rome in December and will feature Iranian Modern and contemporary art as well as film. Hou also plans to focus on Istanbul and Beirut at Maxxi in the future; he said he wanted to “create a much more integral ...

When art becomes smart
“China is an exemplary model in the contemporary art world. The Chinese government saw an opportunity in the art market. It has created a demand and increased the value of Chinese artworks to billions within a decade,” Subhashok said. “A new group of ...

China's Policy Paper on the EU: Deepen the China-EU Comprehensive ...
China's Policy Paper on the EU: Deepen the China-EU Comprehensive ...

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Installations include “Dust,” a work created during Wu's 2006 residency at Site Gallery, “Crystal City 003” and “Wrinkled Texture.” Wu's exhibition is supported by the ROC Ministry of Culture, U.K. Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Peter Scott ...

Global art sales reach pre-crisis heights
The value of post-war and contemporary art has risen 11 percent since 2012, as one piece was sold on auction for the highest bid ever at €4.9bn, along with record prices on key artists such as Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. In this ...

At Art Walk, see artist rock paper, scissors
Erickson fell in love with the art of paper cutting when she lived in China and Thailand 2004-2006. Nature is her ... The show contains artwork representing Orientalism and its influence on contemporary art and craft by 15 artists, several who will be ...

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
For many Chinese artists, their country's long, illustrious, and in some ways hide-bound visual traditions are an elephant in the studio when it comes to making contemporary art. The weight of history is always present on some level, and it is just a ...

The Met Museum Presents INK ART: PAST AS PRESENT IN CONTEMPORARY ...
The Met Museum Presents INK ART: PAST AS PRESENT IN CONTEMPORARY ...

Chinese artists trapped in a culture cage
Ever since the mid-1990s, Chinese contemporary art has gained significant attention from the US art market from collectors and critics alike. On closer inspection, we notice that the Chinese- ness seems always to be undetachable from the work of these ...

Ai Weiwei: Evidence. Major Solo Exhibition in Berlin (VIDEO)
... The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Australia (2006); Busan Biennial in Korea (2006); The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial (2005); 1st Monpellier Biennial of Chinese Contemporary Art in France (2005); 1st Guangzhou Triennale in China (2002 ...

New York Startup Artsy Raises $16M to Become Pandora for Fine Art
New investors joining the round included Rich Barton, the Rockefeller family, IDG Capital Partners and Neil Shen in China. Artsy puts high-quality images and information about art online in one ... The managing director of one of contemporary art's ...

How Iwan Baan Became the Most Wanted Photographer in Architecture
Fruit-drink magnate Eugenio López, the founder of the museum—one of Latin America's largest for contemporary art—and director Patrick Charpenel Corvera hired him for the job. Yet even after 90 minutes, Baan isn't satisfied. The building is set among ...

Here's how to short this bubble
Art has also become a refuge for the rich in China and Russia looking to stash their fortunes offshore. Prices for everything from $142 million Francis Bacon paintings to $58 million Jeff Koons balloon dogs are hitting all-time records. Read MoreArt is ...

Sotheby's Offers $45 Million Stradivari Viola, Ming Cup
A Stradivari viola worth HK$351 million ($45 million), a rare Ming dynasty ceramic cup and bottles of Romanee-Conti wine will be featured during a week of sales in Hong Kong. Sotheby's, China Guardian (HK) and Poly Auction are offering more than HK$3.7 ...

Sotheby's Offers $45 Million Stradivari Viola, Ming Dynasty Cup
... wines as part of its sales at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Across town at the JW Marriott hotel, Beijing-based rival China Guardian is offering Chinese paintings and calligraphy, modern and contemporary Chinese art, ceramics, bronzes and watches on April ...

Glimpses of the Past and a High-Tech Future
... sculptures have been getting more and more ambitious. For a 2013 installation at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut, she pieced together a realistic-looking lighting grid laden with little pieces of technical “equipment” (mostly cut ...

Museum & Gallery Listings for April 4-10
They represent a marvelous variety of styles and influences, including Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, classic Chinese traditions, and European folk art. What they share is a love for processes and ..... Brian Wood: 'Enceinte' (closes on Thursday) Since ...

Columbia entertainment calendar, April 4-10
... a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. This is a free, self-led driving tour. Presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Art. http://columbiaopenstudios.org ... The Golden Dragon Acrobats combine traditional dance with award-winning acrobatics ...

Chinese artists' early work on display
The work of China's contemporary art masters may be familiar, but art patrons can see its genesis in a new exhibition of their earliest works. Lin Qi takes a look at what these painters were doing in art school. People may have seen the works of noted ...

Focus on SE Asian art at Singapore's Nat'l Gallery
These exhibitions will examine the development of contemporary art in different parts of the world and how artistic movements in the West had an impact on Asian artists. The two permanent galleries are the DBS Singapore Gallery and the Southeast Asia ...

Markets Live: Late comeback for ASX
3:59pm: Iron ore exports to China from WA's Port Hedland, which ships about a fifth of the global market for the steel-making raw material, rose a record 27 per cent in March versus February to 27 million tonnes. Overall shipments in March were up 24 ...

Colour blind
The overall effect is engaging, charming and far more interesting than, say, another grinning cadre in a piece of contemporary Chinese art. This is a home that makes you want to browse. “We all go out and buy decorations for our homes, but if we just ...

East meets West
When asked about the relatively lower prices of Indian art compared to Chinese contemporary art, Dodiya said, “Being an Indian — and I'm not boasting —I think Indian art is actually fantastic. Chinese art is much hyped and higher priced; they've also ...

UTC Visiting Artist Ying Zhu To Present Artist Lecture And Exhibition On Thursday
Saturday, April 05, 2014. Visiting artist Ying Zhu will present an artist lecture in UTC's Fine Arts Center, room 356, on Thursday, at 6 p.m., followed by an opening reception and exhibition of Zhu's work in the Apothecary, a student-run contemporary ...

The other Euro stars
Getting there: Air China offers one-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Milan via Shanghai. .... For art lovers, the Museu de Arte Contemporanea has developed a reputation as being one of the best spots for contemporary art in the world. The less ...

Prudential Malaysian Eye: Seeing is believing
The Malaysian Eye book, which was launched in Kuala Lumpur together with an exhibition of works of 21 of the artists, is the latest documentation of contemporary art here. A selection of works will also be shown at the Prudential EyeZone exhibition at ...

Art and the people
Just past the Chinese fishing nets on Fort Kochi's beach is a wall with a painting of buildings being hit by waves. Beside this expands ... Today, it is probably the most photographed-with piece there and revered as a milestone in contemporary art ...

Bullish outlook on Asian art in 2014
Lim, who was in Penang recently to deliver a talk on the rise of Asian art at her own gallery in the E & O Hotel, noted that as of today, 45 per cent of art auctions conducted worldwide are done in Hong Kong and China. “I'm using China as my main ...

The best art to see this week - April 7
Gems of Chinese Painting: A Voyage Along the Yangzi River. Paintings from south east China dating from the 6th to the 19th centuries. ... At Highgate Contemporary Art, London N6. From 9 April - 3 May. www.highgateart.com. John Wealleans: Post- Pop ...

Sotheby's Hong Kong Sees 9 Record Breaking Sales for Asian Artists
Included in Saturday's sales was Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang's Bloodline: Big Family No. ... According to Sotheby's, nine of the top ten sales went to private Asian buyers, illustrating the region's continued high demand for contemporary ...

Zhang Xiaogang Smashes World Record With $12.1 Million Sotheby's Sale
Thanks to climbing interest from both Chinese and global collectors in the red-hot Chinese contemporary art market, blue-chip pieces showed continued strength at Sotheby's this past weekend with the record-setting sale of a piece by Zhang Xiaogang and ...

Exploring Ottawa's neighbourhoods
Home to Ottawa's best restaurants for Chinese food, dim sum and Vietnamese pho, many open late, there are also several Asian grocery stores, boutiques, hair salons, gift shops and cafés. You won't find chain or big box stores here, adding to the ...

UMF senior art students present capstone art exhibit 'Pardon My Tartle'—April ...
UMF senior art students present capstone art exhibit 'Pardon My Tartle'—April ...

At the Galleries
Nautical art, antiques and gifts; handcrafted model ships by Arnie Wegner; vintage jewelry, furs, clothes, china, crystal, furniture and primitives. 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays, noon to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays ...

Motion picture academy museum names Kerry Brougher as director
Kerry Brougher, a veteran art museum curator who has worked at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, has been named the director of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed on ...

Black Sheep to host art auction
HUNTINGTON -- The eclectic restaurant and pub Black Sheep Burrito and Brews is always a cool spot to check out contemporary art. And at 8 p.m. ... When I went to China it was very humbling and inspiring to get a first-hand learning experience." Bright ...

Doctors remove battery stuck in boy's nose for 5 yrs
... the “light feast” at the Founder Lac Long Quan Temple Festival in Hanoi is the latest example of a clash between the need to preserve and re-create traditional festivals as they originally were, and the desire to incorporate elements of ...

Art on the brink of fragmentation
But after that high point, there seemed to be a growing realization that Japanese contemporary art had been eclipsed on the international stage by its Chinese competitor, leading to a downsizing of ambition and a trend toward quieter, more inward ...

Partnership power
Tom Freshwater, contemporary arts programme manager with the National Trust, then took us from the strategic viewpoint of ACE's leadership to the front line of installing contemporary art in historic settings - a challenging and exciting programme ...

Black Sheep hosting Art Auction tonight to benefit MU art trip
HUNTINGTON — The eclectic restaurant and pub Black Sheep Burrito and Brews is always a cool spot to check out contemporary art. And at 8 p.m. ... When I went to China it was very humbling and inspiring to get a first-hand learning experience.” Bright ...

Detroit Art Draws Potential Buyers, Says Bond Insurer
WSJ X - Invitation Only · BigCharts · Virtual Stock Exchange · Financial News · WSJ Asia · WSJ India · WSJ China chinese edition · WSJ Japan japanese edition · WSJ Europe · WSJ Deutschland ... helped produce several award-winning Broadway musicals and ...

Famed Vietnamese architect's work named “Building of the Year”
... the “light feast” at the Founder Lac Long Quan Temple Festival in Hanoi is the latest example of a clash between the need to preserve and re-create traditional festivals as they originally were, and the desire to incorporate elements of ...

Higher Price Tag Put on Detroit's Art
Documents show potential investors include Beijing-based Poly International Auction, a major Chinese auction house that offered to pay $1 billion for DIA's Chinese art. Also interested in DIA works is Marc Bell of Boca Raton, Fla., whose namesake ...

This week in the museums
Elevated: Contemporary Art In The AGO Tower, to Oct 12. $19.50, srs $16, stu $11, free Wed 6-8:30 ... Royal Ontario Museum The Forbidden City: Inside The Court Of China's Emperors, to Sep 1 ($27, stu/srs $24.50). $16, stu/srs $14.50; Fri 4:30-8:30 pm ...

Porcelain tiles more versatile, durable than ceramic
The most common usages for porcelain have always been household fine china and artistic objects such as figurines, pitchers and bowls. Porcelain originated in China. By the Han Dynasty period (196 — 220) glazed ceramic ware developed into porcelain ...

A Woman's World Through Art
Born in 1986, Erika Ernawan's winning entry in the Bandung Contemporary Art Awards consisted of digital images of herself in the nude, covered with mirror sheets, then shattered in a performance act recorded on video. The resulting distortion of her ...

GO! Calendar
... www.tmdancecollective.com. Shen Yun; 3 p.m. April 13, ISU Braden Auditorium, Springfield; Chinese dance-acrobatic-drumming troupe; $50-$120; 309-438-5444. .... Contemporary Art Center of Peoria; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., Riverfront Arts Center, 305 ...

StraussOnline's opens its second online auction
These include a selection of 19th and 20th century Chinese and Japanese cloisonné wares, various items of silver, in particular a 116-piece American sterling silver flatware service, and a William IV three piece silver tea service by Messrs Barnard ...

Pavan Bapu makes a speaker with a sound design
“It's a speaker,” Bapu replied, adding, with practiced, ready-to-pitch skill: “We're re-imagining vintage (audio visual) equipment as functional, contemporary art.” Bapu touts his product, ... So he turned to a manufacturer in China, he said. His wood ...



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