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Weekend: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania
SELECTIONS FROM THE MASLOW COLLECTION: ongoing, Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art, Marywood University. ART WALK: second Friday of the month, 5 to ..... CHINESE/BASKET RAFFLES: Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kingsbury Masonic Hall, ...

Japanese artist taps into fears
Her exhibition, Mekurumeku, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, brings together six large-scale video installations, including two specially commissioned pieces, and a suite of seven drawings called Flow-wer (2013), in which delicate roots, stems and ...

Taking the Snowpiercer Train to Gaza, Syria and Iraq in the Company of Niccolo ...
Taking the Snowpiercer Train to Gaza, Syria and Iraq in the Company of Niccolo ...

Perth needs P-EARTH art festival
At the other end of the scale is the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest and most prestigious biennale of international contemporary art, which attracted more than 470,000 people last year. Another event with history and size on its side is the ...

Perth needs P-EARTH art festival
At the other end of the scale is the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest and most prestigious biennale of international contemporary art, which attracted more than 470,000 people last year. Another event with history and size on its side is the ...

Dark imagery contrasts with heroic factor
Two venues are showing exhibitions in more traditional styles than current trends in contemporary art. Pah Homestead in Hillsborough is ... There is also some Chinese calligraphy and cabinets of beautifully engraved seals. A spectacular misty Mountain ...

Day in Pictures - August 1, 2014
The installation 'Atlantis' by Tea Makipaa is part of the exhibition 'Nature and More' with contemporary art from Finland, that will run until Sept 14,2014. ... A performer breathes out fire, for visitors attending a beach carnival, in Beijing, China ...

'Bra Art' to prompt women to rethink role
Louise said her objective was to explore the sensitivity and familiarity of the general public towards brassieres while creating a new standard for showcasing art in Malaysia and promoting contemporary art in various forms. "With such striking ...

Art as an investment also in eye of beholder
Over the past few decades, as contemporary art has increasingly gained market traction and rising prices, the topic of whether art is a wise investment has been strongly debated. Some argue art should be ... In her book, she considers a range of ...

The new Aspen Art Museum: Big money meets big art
Its roster of rotating exhibitions, sometimes difficult, routinely ground-breaking, make it a national leader in contemporary art. And not that its new, $45 million building, opening with a 24-hour celebration Aug. 9, isn't a prized possession. The ...

Sydney's summer of art: Discover Pop to popism and Chuck Close
This summer the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) hosts the exclusive southern hemisphere showing of Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration, while the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) presents the most comprehensive survey of pop ...

Huddersfield University garduate Dan Matthews lays skills on the table after ...
Huddersfield University garduate Dan Matthews lays skills on the table after ...

Paper Palaces
Her ambitions for the museum, which would focus on contemporary art, required something more than a squat on the outskirts of town. In order to build and endow a new home, and make it free to the public, Jacobson and her board raised more than seventy ...

LA Art Show Celebrates 20th Anniversary
(Los Angeles, CA – July 9, 2014) The LA Art Show, the largest and most successful platform for contemporary and traditional art in the West, will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the upcoming January 14-18 2015 edition. Taking place at the world-class ...

Breaking Barriers Through Art
Both countries have strong traditional roots in art and culture and artists from both sides have gradually experienced the transition and oneness with contemporary art. ... “The initial idea was to explore the commonalities between Chinese and Indian ...

No shortcuts to next big thing
They hope to present a vibrant landscape of Chinese contemporary art that differs from older generations, such as the so-called cynical realism movement, which is deeply influenced by pop art and Western aesthetics. This year, the exhibition displays a ...

Penn Undergrad's Research on Chinese Art Takes Her on a Cross-cultural ...
Penn Undergrad's Research on Chinese Art Takes Her on a Cross-cultural ...

Classic Cars, Lean Hogs and Duchamp Art Lead Alternative Investment Ranking
Bloomberg's Rankings team also drew on outside indexes to identify the top-performing private-equity funds and collectibles, including vintage cars, wine, stamps and contemporary art. The best bets ranged from the porcine to the sublime: from lean ...

Seven back in the Olympic family
But such was the exuberant mood at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney yesterday when the Seven group was officially welcomed back into the “Olympic team” with a video message from International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. Earlier an ...

A Lifetime of Looking, Magically Recovered
The only history you can really know is your own. The only art I'm truly an expert on is art I've experienced firsthand. As a critic, I'm partly a research analyst, comparing and evaluating new data. But I'm also a curator of my memory, which carries ...

Emerging talents fly solo at 976 Art Gallery
Mongolia's leading contemporary art hub, 976 Art Gallery, moved to Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, and opened with solo shows from emerging talents B.Nomin and B.Baatarzorig. The exhibitions are on view through August 14. Ersdel Daguulsan Togloom ...

Artistic Director named for next Biennale of Sydney
Rosenthal joins the Biennale in November, after seven years at the Hayward Gallery, and more than 10 years at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, where she is Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art. ... As Chief Curator at the Hayward Gallery since 2007 ...

Traditional meets contemporary at Museum of Chinese Art in America
The artists combine a use of ink — the traditional medium of Chinese art — with Western-influenced practices to create works which question conventional approaches to calligraphy and landscapes. Each artist investigates tensions between East and West ...

Cai Guo-Qiang Turns Tortoises into Art, Raising Animal-Rights Concerns ...
Cai Guo-Qiang Turns Tortoises into Art, Raising Animal-Rights Concerns ...

Bringing private passions into the public realm
With Chinese contemporary art still very much on the rise in the art market, the danger of price manipulation over the backs of museums is definitely real. Boijmans Van Beuningen Director Sjarel Ex, however, is relying on the integrity of the De Heus ...

Day in Pictures - August 6, 2014
People look at a light show by French artist Daniel Buren entitled "Catch" which is on display until Oct. 12, 2014 at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, northeastern England, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Owen Humphreys ...

Weekend: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania
SELECTIONS FROM THE MASLOW COLLECTION: ongoing, Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art, Marywood University. ART WALK: second Friday of the month, 5 to ..... CHINESE/BASKET RAFFLES: Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kingsbury Masonic Hall, ...

The day in photos: Aug. 7, 2014
People look at a light show by French artist Daniel Buren entitled "Catch" which is on display until Oct. 12, 2014 at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, northeastern England, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Owen Humphreys) ...

“Pull Left” exhibits contemporary art from complex Chinese culture
The OSU Urban Arts Space's current exhibition, “Pull Left,” offers a fascinating opportunity to examine contemporary Chinese art. The exhibition, curated by Beijing's Taikang Space gallery and organized with Ohio State Professor of Art Sergio Soave ...

Sotheby's Declares Third Quarter 2014 Dividend
Sotheby's became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today ...

Aspen Times Weekly: Moment of Truth: New Aspen Art Museum opens its doors
Shigeru Ban's" Miao Mia Paper Nursery School" was used to house a preschool after the Lushan earthquake in China. The structure is included in the museum's "Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian .... “I sympathize with what the museum staff has to go through with ...

Casting pearls of art from China to the world
Pearl Lam refers to her younger self as a shopaholic. But instead of spending up on shoes and bags, the Hong Kong-raised businesswoman splurged on contemporary art. In doing so, she has built an empire of commercial art galleries across Asia - in ...

Casting pearls of art from China to the world
Pearl Lam refers to her younger self as a shopaholic. But instead of spending up on shoes and bags, the Hong Kong-raised businesswoman splurged on contemporary art. In doing so, she has built an empire of commercial art galleries across Asia - in ...

German expressionism on view in Shanghai
According to curator Kim Sukmo, Kollwitz was an important influence on contemporary Chinese art. A section of the exhibition features a dialogue between Kollwitz and Chinese artists who studied in art academies in the 1970s. "They had great admiration ...

Video Art Exchange Project. Both Sides Now – Somewhere Between Hong Kong ...
Video Art Exchange Project. Both Sides Now – Somewhere Between Hong Kong ...

US court jails notorious wine forger for 10 years
Prosecutors had branded him as a liar motivated only by greed, making millions by selling more than 1,000 bogus vintages blended in the California home he shared with his Chinese mother. Over the course of the proceedings against him, prosecutors also ...

Sotheby's Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results
The following week, our London Contemporary Art sales realized $184.6 million, near the high end of the pre-sale estimate as well. Works by top British artists achieved record ... From 4(th) to 8(th) October, Sotheby's Hong Kong will hold its Autumn ...

The world's must-visit buildings
The architects. WILLIAM SMART. Practice Smart Design Studio. Project White Rabbit Gallery, which shows contemporary Chinese art, and Promenade, a planned development on the Parramatta River. I usually travel overseas once a year, where I'm drawn to ...

Mellor's Rite to Ritual, which won the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal and ...
Mellor's Rite to Ritual, which won the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal and ...

Chinese artist's ark of sick animals pulls into Shanghai
The work, which reflects equally on Chinese traditional landscape art, with an ink waterfall gushing down from the ceiling, as it does on water pollution and Chinese contemporary art's commercialization, is an olfactory assault. The show's titular ...

'The Knick' Recap: Blood, Scalpels and a Good Dose of Racism for 1900 New York
(The prostitute in question was Chinese, and in future episodes — spoiler alert — the undercurrent of exotic Oriental vice will reveal itself as one of the show's more problematic period clichés.) The only other moment in the premiere that smacked of ...

The new Aspen Art Museum: Big money meets big art
Its roster of rotating exhibitions, sometimes difficult, routinely ground-breaking, make it a national leader in contemporary art. And not that its new, $45 million building, opening with a 24-hour celebration Aug. 9, isn't a prized possession ...

Glass House Presents' September lineup announced
The program is organized in collaboration with the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, of Ridgefield, on the occasion of its exhibition "David Diao: Front to Back," which continues through Sept. 21. Diao is known for paintings and collages that examine ...

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia
The National Weather Service downgraded Hurricane Iselle to a tropical storm about 50 miles before it was expected to make landfall early Friday in the southern part of Hawaii's Big Island. Anne Kllingshirn of Kailua walks with her daughter Emma, 1, as ...

'Equilibrium' exhibits texture of memory
He lives close to the 798 Art Zone in Dashanzi, a vast area of disused factories built in the 1950s that over time, somehow turned into Beijing's leading concentration of contemporary art galleries. “The art scene here is far bigger (than Malaysia ...

Playfulness of spirit fills works from China
Plenty of such playfulness is found in the exhibit of contemporary Chinese art. Zhao Zhao's photograph Cobblestone depicts a performance piece in which he glued a rock to the surface of Tiananmen Square and waited to see how onlookers would react to ...

Seeing Sydney, beyond beaches and barbecue
A foldout map directed me to galleries with names like Pompom and Kaleidoscope, as well as White Rabbit, a former factory that now houses a cutting-edge museum of Chinese contemporary art, complete with soothing teahouse. Nearby, a Gothic Revival ...

How Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson turned Aspen's art scene international
She asked her artist connections to donate works for auction — dog photographer William Wegman donates, so does Chinese superstar Ai Weiwei — and that drew the well-heeled local crowds. Twenty-two of the "Top 200" art collectors listed by the ...

Book festival
Can contemporary art help us reconnect with the past? "We invent the future ... At least MacMillan's book isn't banned in her own country, unlike Jung Chang's new biography of the Empress Dowager Cixi, the concubine who modernised China. Wearing an ...

The best art shows in Mumbai
What was missing from the contemporary art scene was a show dedicated to these books as well as the book itself as a medium of expression.” Reading Room started off with a few artists and soon led to the inclusion of voices from India, Sri Lanka, China ...



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