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China Inst. marks 88th with gala
The exhibit, Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art, opened in December and runs through June. The paintings to be auctioned are by Chinese artists Emily Cheng and Yu Hong. Hai said that the China Institute Gallery is one of the ...

Zao Wou-ki Leads Sotheby's $18.4-Million Beijing Auction
Sotheby's (BID) sold modern and contemporary Chinese art for 115 million yuan ($18.4 million) in a Beijing auction yesterday. The most expensive lot was an abstract painting by Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-ki titled “Sous Bois Dans la Nuit” that sold ...

Ai Weiwei accuses UCCA of self-censorship, tells director not to 'ruin ...
Ai Weiwei accuses UCCA of self-censorship, tells director not to 'ruin ...

Ai Weiwei hits back at alleged censorship using social media
The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has struck back using social media against what he sees as self-censorship when his name was omitted from a list of participating artists for a show at the Ullens Centre of Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing. In protest ...

Chinese art show to make history in Tampa Bay area
Barbara Pollack, a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, author and a respected authority on contemporary Chinese art, curated the exhibition. She found most of the artists she selected apolitical or not willing to address political ...

Exhibit spotlights emerging Chinese artists
28, is one of the most compelling exhibitions of contemporary art ever presented at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. It looks at the new generation of artists who have emerged in mainland China since 2000, a period marked by increased ...

Exhibit of Chinese artists will be challenging but worth it
New Mexico exhibit winding down at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. 4 Weeks Ago. But it could be challenging to some viewers. Contemporary art in general doesn't always have the identifiable markers and messages of older art. We're sometimes more ...

Detained Australian artist Guo Jian held for 'visa-related matter': China
Friends of Mr Guo, who is popular among both contemporary Chinese art circles and the Australian expatriate community in Beijing, are concerned for his welfare. “His work was just an expression of his feelings; he didn't plan for it to be displayed ...

Jumeirah Himalayas Shanghai unveils Personalised Butler Service, spectacular ...
Jumeirah Himalayas Shanghai unveils Personalised Butler Service, spectacular ...

Hotel Review: Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Another nod to its location: contemporary Chinese art in the public spaces, including a painting of an androgynous face by Ling Jian in the glamorous Peacock Alley lounge bar. The deluxe king room Waldorf Astoria Beijing. Rooms: Instead of white-on ...

What China loses by forgetting
In the last month, in two separate cities, I was involved in events related to the rewriting of the history of Chinese contemporary art. In Shanghai, two of my works, “Stool” and “Sunflower Seeds,” were included in an exhibition commemorating the 15th ...

Plan your weekend June 6-8
My Generation: Young Chinese Artists This sumptuous and historic exhibition opens on Saturday with Contemporary Chinese art, one of the most dynamic categories for collectors and museums right now, in the first major museum survey of some of the most ...

Next to Burberry, a Monet
“Contemporary art in China is categorized within the realm of luxury goods,” said Mathieu Borysevicz, the founder and director of BANK gallery in Shanghai, who has worked in the Chinese art world since the 1990s. “Now the malls themselves have taken ...

Arts: Made in China
In her book, Pollack offers the story semi-jokingly as an analogy for coming to grips with contemporary art in China, where she began traveling and reporting in 2004. At home in New York, her work as an art critic had put her in contact with Chinese ...

Asia Society Museum Director to Lead Hirshhorn
Ms. Chiu has come far, considering that a professor at the University of Western Sydney told her she was “crazy” for choosing Chinese contemporary art in the diaspora for her doctoral dissertation. “She told me I would never get a job,” Ms. Chiu has ...

Hotel Review: Waldorf Astoria Beijing, China
Another nod to its location: contemporary Chinese art in the public spaces, including a painting of an androgynous face by Ling Jian in the glamorous Peacock Alley lounge bar. Rooms: Instead of white-on-white, the guest rooms embrace a rainbow of vivid ...

Hirshhorn Museum Hires Melissa Chiu to be New Director
Starting in September, the Hirshhorn's new director will be Melissa Chiu, an Australian-born expert on contemporary Chinese art who is well known in international art circles for overseeing New York's Asia Society Museum and its smaller branches in ...

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai unveils personalised butler service ...
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai unveils personalised butler service ...

LACMA Chinese art curator Yu Yu to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum
After her academic training in traditional Chinese art, she said, working for the gallery gave her an immersion in China's contemporary art scene, along with “a comprehensive understanding of how to put up an exhibition.” One of Yu Yu's lasting ...

Dubai's Jumeirah launches ultra-luxury floor at China hotel
The club floor also features a large collection of contemporary Chinese art with a nature theme, with works by well-known Chinese artists, such as Yao Jin Faand Qiu Zhi Jie on sale. Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai's new duplex suites are located on ...

Young Chinese Artists
It is curated by Barbara Pollack, one of the foremost authorities on contemporary Chinese art, who since the late 1990s has written extensively on the subject and is the author of The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic's Adventures in China (Blue ...

Asia Society Museum director to lead Hirshhorn
Although her specialty, contemporary Chinese art, is not a focus of the Hirshhorn, new media, video and photography, which she has championed at the Asia Society, are part of the Hirshhorn's mission as a museum of modern art. “I am very excited,” Chiu ...

How long can the art market boom last?
Six months earlier, in November 2013, Christie's had pulverized market records with a sale of contemporary art that totaled $691.5 million - the highest for any auction. .... But I like to keep in mind what the Chinese say: "Trees can't grow as high as ...

Chiu to lead Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Chiu has focused on expanding the presentation of contemporary art while building a new collection of photography and video, including major acquisitions by Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono, Mariko Mori and Yang Fudong for the Asia Society Museum. ... Chiu also ...

Best Art Museums in San Francisco
Main Attractions: Seated Buddha, 319 to 350 B.C., later Zhao dynasty; Gilded bronze; Ritual vessel in the shape of a rhinoceros, 1100 to 1050 BCE, China, Bronze; Buddhist Deity, Simhavaktra Dakini, 1736 to 1795, Qing Dynasty, China. Set to re-open in ...

Academy Museum's Kerry Brougher gets to merge interests in art, film
A curator at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art from its opening in 1983 to 1997, and then the director of the Modern Art Oxford museum in England, Brougher, 61, brings with him both art world bona fides and film world taste. lRelated Academy Museum of ...

Art teachers in Hong Kong face a dual challenge
"The examination includes contemporary art and traditional art. There's limited time to teach art criticism and art history and to balance it with their own interests because we want them to have fun and also enjoy art." Tse believes teachers must be ...

Browse our upcoming auctions
10 June 2014 | Asian Art | Article Invitation to Consign: Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art The spring season's three sales of Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art achieved HK$755,317,750/ US$97,889,180, and were sold in excess of 81% by lot and ...

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists
The exhibition is curated by noted contemporary Chinese art expert Barbara Pollack. Featuring 27 artists from mainland China who were born after the death of Mao and during the One Child Policy era, the exhibition examines five broad themes ...

For Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, 'free' is a relative term
China's efforts to contain Ai continue. In April, government cultural officials ordered two of his works removed from a show at a public museum in Shanghai, even though the exhibit was marking the 15-year history of the Chinese Contemporary Art Award; ...

Imagination runs wild in Japanese contemporary art
With no catalog explanations and only minimal wall-panel descriptions, contextualization is a major stumbling point, not the least with the subtitle and the supposed origins of the imagination in contemporary art. Many of the ... Her larger-scale works ...

Street art finds home on database at Google
PARIS — A colorful mural in Atlanta, a portrait of an anonymous Chinese man chiseled into a wall in Shanghai and black-and-white photos of eyes that French artist JR affixed to the houses of a Rio de Janeiro slum number among the 4,000-plus works in a ...

Email Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I ...
Email Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I ...

When Chinese culture meets Danish fairytales
"Chinese contemporary art has attracted a lot of attention. In order to find more in common, we will also show contemporary artistic achievement to promote dialogue among civilizations. We are open to all kinds of Chinese art as long as it is good and ...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's bizarre 'legs-as-guns' meme
... others, is highly conceptual, and has been compared with that of Andy Warhol. For the 2007 Documenta exhibition of contemporary art in Kassel, Germany, Ai's contribution was to bring 1001 people from China. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Photo: GIlles ...

artnet Asks: Davidoff Art Initiative's Albertine Kopp
We had a beautiful Davidoff Art Afternoon with our partner Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. We hosted the second collectors talk, part of the series on “Art Collecting in China.” Finally not forgetting our studios in the Dominican ...

Email Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I ...
Email Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I ...

Art is anything but 'elitist', says Kiran Nadar
Or is it that the Indian is less aware of Indian art than the rest of the world? "It has limited visibility - I wouldn't say less or more - but Indian modern and contemporary art, compared to, say, Chinese modern and contemporary art, is definitely on ...

Light of days lures artists to Cape Ann
Besides making the wearer feel like a glamorous mermaid, they provide a little piece of Cape Ann — “and you won't turn one over and see 'Made in China' on the back of it!” Ganim-DeFalco says. 44 Thurston Point Road, Gloucester, 978-283-8333 ...

Envoy's artistic flair colors home
BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhuanet) -- A historic residence has been transformed into a grand, art-filled city home through the magic “hands” of the Spanish ambassador to China, Manuel Valencia Alonso. The space shows the artistic soul of the ambassador who ...

Marina Abramović: 512 Hours review – an elaborate exercise in mindfulness
Over the years she has become synonymous with durational performances – a three-month walk across China to say farewell to her ex-lover, the Dutch artist Ulay; 12 days living in a gallery exposed to the public; and most recently, The Artist Is Present ...

Finland fights the Guggenheim invasion
“Incredible,” says Tiina Erkintalo, executive director of Checkpoint Helsinki, a new commissioning body for contemporary art. “Not only would we use public money at a time of economic hardship and cuts in arts spending to finance the Americans, but we ...

Art based on trips to Paris
Mr Blondel has been head teacher at the Sydney's National Art School, has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, Europe, China and the US, and is an arts educator, curator, writer and director. His latest exhibition, The Paris Paperworks, is ...

Davos of Art World Lures Collectors to $4 Billion Fair
Andy Warhol's $32 million self-portrait and Willem de Kooning's $15 million painting of a redheaded woman will tempt billionaires from Qatar, Hong Kong and Moscow at the world's largest modern and contemporary art fair this week in Switzerland. Each ...

New Hell: Interview with Takayuki Yamamoto
The works on display mostly favour sweetness and innocence, and, with the exception of Tomoko Kikuchi's heartbreaking video Lost Boundaries (2012), about the painful vulnerability of a young teen in urban China, most are appealing to the wonder-filled ...

The Midwest contains many modern architectual gems, Cleveland has one of the ...
The Midwest contains many modern architectual gems, Cleveland has one of the ...

Budweiser Made in America Festival
Usually the early hours bring parents pushing strollers, while the place turns into hipsterville after 9 p.m. Of course, there are also dozens of Chinese restaurants in the neighborhood eager to serve. Tip: Leave the car at home and take the Metro Gold ...

Cohen, Aarons Descend on Art World's Davos as Fair Opens
Steven A. Cohen and Philip Aarons were among Wall Street investors, billionaire collectors and art advisers with VIP access to the world's largest modern and contemporary-art fair in Switzerland. The stampede began yesterday at Art Basel, when a ... is ...

REVIEW: Two Taiwanese Artists Explore the Concept of “Home” in Sydney
Sydney-based Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation's (SCAF) Project 22, “HOME,” explores the concept of home with all its complexities and implications through the work of pre-eminent Taiwanese artists Chen Chieh-jen and Chien-Chi Chang. The exhibition ...

Exhibition explores landscape art
The exhibition represents a phenomenon in which both established and rising artists committed to land-scape paintings are likely to help contemporary Chinese art gain greater independence from imitating foreign art. Participating artists include Liu ...



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