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Mel Chin: Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Retrospective of Transformative Artist
Meanwhile, Fan Club, a particularly powerful sculpture (made of a baseball bat, Chinese silk and the artist's own blood he used to paint a Japanese flag), memorializes the baseball bat assault on a Chinese American man by Detroit autoworkers who ...

Go Short or Long: Strategies for a Shanghai Layover
For a closer look at contemporary Chinese art in a stunningly large, airy space, head over to the Power Station of Art's permanent and rotating galleries featuring unique pieces by local artists on the former World Expo site. At least one dinner should ...

Hong Kong Protests Panic Auction Houses on Eve of Sales
Alex Errera, founder of Artshare.com and advisor to collectors of Chinese contemporary art, concurs: “It's not something that's affecting the art market much. The official line from auction houses for now is that it's business as usual.” Since much of ...

Comrades in Contemporary Art
Everyone at the party, which was celebrating the opening of Cosmoscow, the country's largest—actually, due to recent events, the country's only—international Contemporary art fair, started slicing out regions off the motherland to devour. Natalia ...

SOLD! Contemporary art sales break RM6.6bil mark for first time
The rest of Artprice's top ten is made up of Zeng Fanzhi (China), Peter Doig (Britain), Richard Prince (US), Martin Kippenberger (Germany) who died in 1997, and three more Chinese artists – Luo Zhongli, Chen Yifei and Zhan Xiaogang. Fanzhi's 2001 ...

Straits Chinese ceramics and keris highlights at annual fine art auction
Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers had their first professional fine art auction in Malaysia with a Malaysian Modern and Contemporary Art Sale in August 2010. Sixty-three art pieces went under the hammer, achieving sales in excess of RM1.7mil. This landmark ...

Two new exhibits showcase a shift in China after the revolution at Pasadena's ...
Two new exhibits showcase a shift in China after the revolution at Pasadena's ...

The trials of doing business in China
The 2013 cancellation of the Bologna Fiere Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair left a gap in China's autumn schedule, so there was widespread interest in this year's revived edition, which took place from 11 to 14 September. Coinciding with the launch of ...

Artprice Contemporary Art Market Report 2014
Chinese artists also featured heavily in the list and in fact made up a high proportion overall, with 47 Chinese artists in the Top 100 compared to 19 Americans, reflecting the strength of the Chinese art market, which represents 40% of the global ...

CFCCA Showcases Chinese Art for Manchester Asia Triennial 14
Manchester's Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) has launched a major exhibition of Chinese art as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 14 (ATM14) which launched on September 27 and continues until November 23. The CFCAA's “Harmonious ...

Passion and ambition: an interview with Laurent Dassault
Commercial success is really happening. Another advantage of opening this gallery is that we have direct access to artists, the opportunity to visit their workshops and to buy straight from them. On a personal level, do you also buy contemporary ...

CFCCA Showcases Chinese Art for Asia Triennial Manchester 14
Manchester's Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) has launched a major exhibition of Chinese art as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 14 (ATM14) which launched on September 27 and continues until November 23. The CFCAA's “Harmonious ...

Manchester hosts Britain's largest ever Chinese contemporary art event
LONDON, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Britain's largest ever exhibition of contemporary art from China has opened in Manchester as part of Asia Triennial 2014, showcasing some of the foremost contemporary visual art from Asia. What is the only Asian Art Triennial ...

A Chinese Artist Confronts Environmental Disaster
... a dock next to the Power Station of Art, an old coal-fired power plant that's been transformed into the enormous Museum of Contemporary Art. Here, it would be installed as the signature work in the new solo exhibit of the Chinese-born artist Cai ...

Contradictions in Beijing
... populated mainly by slouchy student types and curious tourists, attesting to the artistic energy unleashed by material prosperity. Indeed, said a gallery owner, prices for contemporary Chinese art these days are “ridiculous,” such as one “headless ...

Britain hosts largest ever Chinese modern art event
Britain's largest ever exhibition of contemporary art from China has opened in Manchester as part of Asia Triennial 2014, showcasing some of the foremost contemporary visual art from Asia. What is the only Asian Art Triennial outside the Asia Pacific ...

Cultural exchange is 'irreplaceable' in China-EU relations
Meanwhile, China and the EU have discussed ideological issues, cooperation on intelligence and on cultural heritage, the cultural innovation industry and field trips on contemporary art – the result of which are soon to be put into practice. We have ...

Inside Louis Vuitton's pop-up residence 'L'Appartement Hong Kong', designed ...
Inside Louis Vuitton's pop-up residence 'L'Appartement Hong Kong', designed ...

Ai Weiwei Artist not in residence
THIS is not the first time a historic home has been used to showcase contemporary art, or that a radical artist has been co-opted by the establishment, but the scale and scope of "Ai Weiwei at Blenheim" surely make it one of the most ambitious. For the ...

Prospect.3 New Orleans: Everything you need to know for the fall arts event - The Times-Picayune
Franklin Sirmans, the curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has handpicked the lineup of contemporary art stars, punctuated with a couple of names from the art historical pantheon: Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) and ...

To Woo Techies, Art Silicon Valley Casts a Wide Net
“The works by the Chinese artists that we are showing are very different to what is known in the US of contemporary Chinese art,” he says. Friedrich Hadorn of Licht Feld Gallery, Basel, signed up for the fair after a positive experience at Context in ...

Vern Yip | The next big influencer of home design: China
Now China is a formidable economic powerhouse, and those throngs of bicycles have been supplanted with bumper-to-bumper Porsches making their way to chic shopping streets and one of the globe's most interesting contemporary art zones. The Beijing ...

Will Art Silicon Valley Transform the Art World?
... booth to reflect its focus on Asian and Western Postwar and contemporary art. He is bringing works by artists including Robert Indiana, Yayoi Kusama, T'ang Haywen, Bernar Venet and John Wesley as well as works by Chinese emerging artists Lin ...

The Paris Art Scene Goes Modern
After decades of enduring a gilded but fusty reputation, Paris is set to attract the crème de la crème of the contemporary-art scene this fall, thanks to a series of high-profile museum openings later this month. These include a glassy, Frank Gehry ...

International icons of contemporary art come together in Argentina
Among the participants are painter Laurel Holloman from the US; Chinese artist Wenjum Fu; Turemen Mediha Didem from Turkey,who specializes in oil paintings; and Chilean Patricia Schuler Skalwert, who does metal engravings. The Argentine presence is ...

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace
He likes to do things that are outside the box,” said Michael Frahm, the exhibition's curator and director of the newly established Blenheim Art Foundation and an expert on contemporary Chinese art. He has known Ai since 2004. “He wanted to make people ...

Will Art Silicon Valley Transform The Art World?
The million-dollar question on everyone's mind continues to be whether wealthy, tech-savvy entrepreneurs will gravitate towards collecting modern and contemporary art. And perhaps equally importantly, how long it will take for ... its focus on Asian ...

Melissa Chiu: 'The Hirshhorn Wants to Lead the Conversation'
“I think art in China has always been between antiquity and modern art,” she said. “I think contemporary art—not just contemporary Chinese art—is about having direct relationships with contemporary artists.” “My parents were Australian and Chinese ...

The 350000 Percent Rise of Christopher Wool's Masterpiece Painting
The journey of Apocalypse Now to the biggest night the auction world had ever seen is the story of the contemporary art market's unprecedented rise and the forces behind it. An edgy ..... It could be someone in Europe or in China, you never know.” Van ...

5 Reasons to Visit Cleveland Now
After a decade-long, $350 million expansion, the Cleveland Museum of Art recently opened a new wing housing the museum's Chinese, Indian, and Southeast Asian collections. Its most prominent feature is an enclosed 39,000-square-foot glass and ... Not ...

10th China Int'l Gallery Expo kicks off
... fair for the contemporary arts that lives up to global standards in China. As one of the first events of its kind, CIGE has been a pioneer in the Asian contemporary art industry and has already established itself as one of the most influential art ...

Hillstrom Museum hosts national tour exhibit
Visitors can view the stunning contemporary art of China in the latest Hillstrom Museum exhibit. The beauty of Chinese contemporary art has arrived at Gustavus. The Hillstrom Museum of Art is now home to the exhibit Pull Left-Not Always Right: Emerging ...

10th China International Art Gallery Expo Held in Beijing
The 10th China international Gallery Expo, presenting and promoting development of Chinese contemporary art with international vision and a professional attitude, is being held in the first and second halls of China's National Convention Center ...

Kirsha Kaechele's gun buy-back and free recording studio, a promising Prospect ... - The Times-Picayune
Kirsha Kaechele's gun buy-back and free recording studio, a promising Prospect ...

Artists Arrested for Supporting Hong Kong Protests
Recent auctions of contemporary art showed that collector appetite remains ravenous and unaffected by the political turmoil. Both Sotheby's and Christie's achieved records at their sales last week (“World Records Tumble at Hong Kong Auctions“), with ...

Frieze launches charm offensive to tempt China
After the UK government's recent announcement that it plans to relax visa rules to allow Chinese tourists to enter the country more easily, the organisers of Frieze London have launched a charm offensive to entice Chinese dealers and collectors to the ...

Artprice turns the spotlight on FIAC 2014
As a result, Chinese artists make up less than 3% of the artists exhibited at the Grand Palais, despite the fact that they produce 40% of sales revenues for contemporary art. According to Artprice, China will again move ahead this year with revenues in ...

Made in China
Though China is now widely considered a contemporary art powerhouse, this wasn't always the case. A new book, Contemporary Chinese Art (Thames & Hudson), curated by art historian Wu Hung, traces the transformation of China's art scene from what was ...

Interview: Shanzhai Biennial Discuss Turning This Year's Frieze London Art ...
Interview: Shanzhai Biennial Discuss Turning This Year's Frieze London Art ...

DC community calendar, Oct. 16-23, 2014
Symposium: Andrew Wyeth in Context: Contemporary Art and Scholarship, illustrated lectures by noted scholars David Cateforis, Edwin R. Harvey, Anne Classen Knutson, Leo G. Mazow, Abbie N. Sprague and James Welling, moderated by Wanda M. Corn and ...

Still revolutionary after all these years
The eye-watering prices paid for Chinese contemporary art since 2000—Zeng Fanzhi's painting The Last Supper, 2001, fetched HK$180.4m ($23.3m) at Sotheby's in Hong Kong last year—means that key artists such as Zeng, Yue Minjun and Zhang ...

The fine art of provocation
... works by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei can be found in Blenheim Palace, the historic seat of the Dukes of Marlborough in Oxfordshire and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Ai's exhibition is the first contemporary art display at the ...

Taylor Lee Shepherd's television church will be a heavenly Prospect.3 ... - The Times-Picayune
Taylor Lee Shepherd's television church will be a heavenly Prospect.3 ...

Walker Art Center throws itself a 75th anniversary party
Virtually all the art he once owned is now gone from the Walker, sold off after the center shifted to contemporary art in the 1940s. The “Jade Mountain,” a 1784 Chinese imperial treasure that once graced Walker's dining table, is now owned by the ...

Vancouver Art Gallery announces Institute of Asian Art
Two exhibitions of Chinese art will be featured at the gallery in the coming weeks, and additional programming focusing on contemporary Chinese art is planned for this fall and next year. In 2016, the gallery will launch a major exhibit on contemporary ...

Asian art in spotlight with VAG's new exhibition The Forbidden City
Meanwhile at the Guggenheim in New York, Wang Jianwei: Time Temple, the first of the museum's contemporary Chinese art exhibitions supported by a Ho Foundation initiative, is set to open Oct. 31.) The Globe and Mail met with Mr. Ho, who is based in ...

Rauschenberg art exhibit features 100-foot-long photo
The “China/America Mix” exhibit at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery also includes 28 images from Rauschenberg's photographic studies for “Chinese Summerhall,” plus his paper collage series “7 Characters,” which incorporate silk ribbon, gold leaf, cloth ...

China Meets France in a New Contemporary Art Show
Aude Pariset, 'Pasta Hostis' (2013) // The Berlin-based French artist's artisanal installations include these light fixtures made out of baked spaghetti and oven racks. In the exhibition, they are positioned to throw shadows on to Yu Ji's figurative ...

When Hong Kong Protests Are Over, Where Will the Art Go?
While it might seem more of a challenge to preserve this, “it's not so difficult and so daunting as it might seem because, of course, contemporary art today employs all sorts of different media, including very perishable ones,” says Para Site's Mr ...

Don't Bet Against LVMH in China Slowdown, Chairman Arnault Says
“The group has always been at its best economically during tough times,” Arnault said today in an interview with Bloomberg Television at a preview of the new Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum in Paris. “We are ready.” LVMH this week ...



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