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Chinese history's ghosts haunt the paintings of Hung Liu in two KC exhibits
Hung Liu stridently interrogates history and its whitewashing in her exhibit “Summoning Ghosts” at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The Chinese-born artist's work does summon “ghosts,” bringing the dead and the willfully forgotten into view. One ...

Contemporary art in the foreground at Harvard Art Museums
Ai's mesmerizing video grid features photos from the Chinese conceptual artist and social activist's blog. The Chinese government, which shut down the blog, arrested Ai in 2011 and held him for nearly three months. Each monitor captures a theme such as ...

Golden Jubilee, A Zambian Contemporary Art Show in New York
With a keen eye for new talent they, represent both emerging and established Chinese artists for that have gone on to widespread international success. Recently they have turned their attention to the growing world of contemporary African Art ...

Pop to Popism review – shock and social critique, with an Australian thread
But they're also a lesson in another orthodox history – the beginnings of contemporary art. The last work in the ... Pop was reborn in China in the 1990s and Australian artists such as Richard Bell use its style and ironies in a pointed satire of the ...

A Business Mind: Allen Wong, founder, Or Tea
We make use of contemporary Chinese art and I make it a priority to have a different design for every flavour. The chosen design tells something of the story behind every flavour. It is not always easy to come up with new designs considering the ...

'Revisiting the Goddess,' 3-D mural on Gravier Street, is a big plus for ... - The Times-Picayune
'Revisiting the Goddess,' 3-D mural on Gravier Street, is a big plus for ...

Sculpture expected to break record, sell for $100M
The spring auctions were strong, but the global economy has weakened substantially since then, especially in China, Russia and Latin America. Newly rich collectors from emerging markets have been fueling much of the bidding at the top of the ... "A ...

An exhibition in Paris challenges the perception of modern Chinese art
A new exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris is challenging notions of Chinese contemporary art. Without a Mao-inspired or Cultural Revolution stylistic cliché in sight, the eclectic collection of works by five young "emerging" Chinese artists ...

Art Market News: Paris welcomes Old Masters
Co-organised by the Lowry centre in Salford, the Crane Kalman Gallery in London, and Chinese art consultants Art Touch, it's not just the first exhibition in China, but the first anywhere outside of the UK. The title, appropriately, is L S Lowry ...

Museum of Contemporary Art project moves forward
In the sphere of imaging and printed circuit board technology, Scotland has world-leaders in design and manufacturing who are reaching out to the massive market in China. Nick Terry talks to ... Latvian Minister of Culture Dace Melbarde and the council ...

Prospect.3 live stream panel discussion focuses on prisons and the legacy of ... - The Times-Picayune
Prospect.3 live stream panel discussion focuses on prisons and the legacy of ...

Deported Chinese Artist Guo Jian Brings Meat Work to New York
Although Guo Jian may be banned from returning to China for as many as five years, that doesn't mean that the 52-year-old Chinese-born Australian artist is staying out of the spotlight. He has announced plans to bring one of his provocative meat city ...

The Art Of Investing In Fine Art
During this period, fine art as an investment asset class has outperformed most traditional investments vehicles with the exception of U.S. stocks. Those holding either post-war or contemporary Chinese art have outperformed all traditional asset ...

Our Mega Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2014: Part 3
On December 3rd, Miami's Institute of Contemporary Art (4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami) -- the new spin-off from MoCA North Miami -- is opening an installation/performance piece called "Sanatorium" by the Mexico-based artist Pedro Reyes. The pop-up "clinic ...

Can the New Art Fair Art Xiamen Bring China and Taiwan closer?
The announcement comes hot on the heels of the 7th Cross-straits (Xiamen) Cultural Industries Fair, an annual event that gathered officially sanctioned players in the cultural sector to champion collaborations between the mainland Chinese and Taiwanese ...

Art review: Bill Thelen's visual double entendre at Spectre Arts
It's a multi-dimensional Kuleshov experiment from which we each walk away with a different story to tell. On a trip to China in 2013, Thelen acquired a set of sumi brushes and ink. ... Text pieces include references to contemporary art, such as ...

Prospect.3 Plus mural tagged: Vandalism or Collaboration? - The Times-Picayune
The artists were selected by Franklin Sirmans, the curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). ... (Uganda), Douglas Bourgeois (Louisiana), Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria), Thomas Joshua Cooper (USA), Charles Gaines (USA ...

Major Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art Explores Reinvention of Chinese ...
Major Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art Explores Reinvention of Chinese ...

Abu Dhabi Art Fair | Event Review
The annual four-day art fair serves as a platform for modern and contemporary art, design, and cultural programs with a large number of galleries, artists, and collectors. Before even stepping foot into the event space, there's already an eye-opening ...

Painter Shen Jiawei's Surreal History Lesson
Shen's epic 22-panel 30-metre-long mural “China 1936-1937, Years of Change” 2010-2014, which is currently on show in the Everest Foyer of the Seymour Centre in Sydney, is evidence that history painting has its place in contemporary art. “China ...

Takashi Murakami Brings His Darker Works to New York
The work is titled “Bakuramon,” after an imaginary Chinese animal that eats dreams. But the artist said he modeled the structure after renderings of the Rashomon Gate, an eighth-century city gate and pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, that eventually fell into ...

The Art World's High-Roller Specialist
Even Christie's owner, François Pinault, has enlisted Ms. Xin to advise on his private collection of Chinese contemporary art. Collector Susan Liu, who works for a New York hedge fund, said Ms. Xin's specialty is teasing out aesthetic similarities ...

It's high times for art and collectibles
According to a statement from the auction house, demand is strong across many categories of art, although it noted that demand for contemporary art was "exceptionally strong." "The strength of the stock market has some ... In an interview with CBS ...

Behind Internationally-Renowned Chinese Artist Yue Minjun's Hysterical Laughter
He feels that the Chinese contemporary art scene is like a newborn. “I think that this market has to evolve with the excesses and experiences, and I think that's healthy.” Although some people think that there are too many Chinese artists currently on ...

Food for thought: Italian chef Massimo Bottura on his obsession with ...
Food for thought: Italian chef Massimo Bottura on his obsession with ...

Prospect.3 artist Entang Wiharso polishes up his political criticism - The Times-Picayune
The artists were selected by Franklin Sirmans, the curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). ... (Uganda), Douglas Bourgeois (Louisiana), Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria), Thomas Joshua Cooper (USA), Charles Gaines (USA ...

Iranians scream into pots at new contemporary art center
Los Angeles' Chinese American museum is set to host a food tasting event called “Chinese Islamic Cuisine: A Delectable Discussion” on Sunday. With the no-host sampling menu dinner at the China Islamic Restaurant in Rosemead, it's an opportunity for ...

Chinese Contemporary Artworks on Display at Michigan Museum
"Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China," which opened last month, was initiated by Wang Chunchen, an acclaimed art critic and head of the Department of Curatorial Research at the CAFA Art Museum at the Central Academy of Fine Arts China in ...

Meet China's New Power Collectors (Part I): Portrait of Three Influential Figures
They started collecting in 2001, a very early time for local Chinese collectors to buy contemporary art. My motivation today is to find and acquire influential young artists, including names like Sun Xun, Yang Yongliang, Gao Lei, Shi Zhiying, etc. I ...

artnet Asks: Ran Huang
Though it's multifarious in media—encompassing video, photography, painting, and sculpture—Ran Huang's art is held constant by his testing of conceptual and visual perception. With his art he tries to put forth his own understanding of pleasure, love ...

Istanbul once again the capital of arts
This year's focus on Chinese art includes internationally celebrated artists such as Liu Bolin and Liu Dao. The subject of Chinese contemporary art is also featured in the CI dialogues program, with discussions such as “The Future is Now –Contemporary ...

Oil painting show captures China's contemporary trends
Zhu Tong, curator of the show, says the group wanted to present a clear picture of the development of Chinese oil paintings after the 2008 financial crisis, a turning point for China's contemporary art world. "The year 2008 is like a watershed that ...

Christie's Makes History With $853 Million Sale of Contemporary Art
Christie's International in New York made auction history Wednesday when it sold $853 million of contemporary art in about the same time it takes to watch a movie. The auction house's total exceeded its $745 million sale in May and reset records for Ed ...

Rising stars of Chinese contemporary art
'The Chinese art market has tremendous potential for further growth with its booming economy,' states gallerist Pearl Lam, who began promoting Chinese contemporary art in Hong Kong in 1993. 'Chinese collectors are beginning to show more interest in ...

Take a look in a book at the Queens Museum
If the art museum were to stage an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, for example, Strauss said the branch would be able to draw on the full resources of the entire Queens Library system to provide materials about not only contemporary Chinese art ...

Why contemporary art keeps breaking records
Christie's record $853 million dollar (£536 million) contemporary art sale in New York on Wednesday night is another stage in an upward curve that has been rising almost continuously since the 1990 economic recession, with a short interlude for the ...

Why contemporary art keeps breaking records
Chinese buyers claimed 6 and 7 figure works by Gerhard Richter and Willem de Kooning, and Middle Eastern buyers were active on top selling works by Warhol, Twombly, and Jeff Koons. But it was Americans who dominated. Six of the eleven record prices ...

Contemporary İstanbul welcomes 13000 at 9th edition opening
Such topics as the future of architecture, fashion photography, how to collect art, promoting new media and contemporary art in China are explored in detail in the Conference Center on the B-level of the Lütfi Kırdar building. The opening dialogue ...

Unscrolling the latest in Chinese art at the VAG
If one work embodies the theme of the newest exhibition about tradition in contemporary Chinese art at the Vancouver Art Gallery, then it is the one you see as soon as you arrive on the second floor. The initial impression is that it is a traditional ...

Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art
This exhibition presents a diverse selection of Chinese contemporary artists whose practices are informed by their cultural heritage. Re-working traditional aesthetics in conceptual ways, featured artists use new forms and media–such as digital ...

Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art
This exhibition presents a diverse selection of Chinese contemporary artists whose practices are informed by their cultural heritage. Re-working traditional aesthetics in conceptual ways, featured artists use new forms and media–such as digital ...

Jie (界): Boundaries of Self in Contemporary Art from Taiwan
... how the citizens of Taiwan—and, by extension, all of us—are responding to changes in an increasingly complex multicultural society and internationalized world, adopting the philosophical connotations of the Chinese character jie 界, meaning scope ...

33 Artists in 3 Acts: Attempt to explain contemporary art a mixed bag
They come from 14 countries. Sarah Thornton, a Canadian who was formerly the chief writer on contemporary art for London's The Economist as well as the author of Seven Days in the Art World, racked up frequent-flier miles visiting her subjects from ...

Jie (界): Boundaries of Self in Contemporary Art from Taiwan
... how the citizens of Taiwan—and, by extension, all of us—are responding to changes in an increasingly complex multicultural society and internationalized world, adopting the philosophical connotations of the Chinese character jie 界, meaning scope ...

Mass MoCA to become country's largest contemporary art museum
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known for daring installations that can stretch as long as a football field, will announce Monday a group of long-term projects with some of the country's most prominent living artists, including Laurie ...

Seeing a familiar genre in new ways
Or presenting art from a significantly different culture from our own, as BMAC did in the fall of 2012 with the show, “Hot Box: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art,” seems risky to others. With “Portraits, Expanded,” the risk is conceptual. Williams ...

Vancouver Art Gallery's Unscrolled finds expression via stools, bubble wrap ...
Vancouver Art Gallery's Unscrolled finds expression via stools, bubble wrap ...

Mass MoCA Expanding To Become Largest Contemporary Art Museum In U.S.
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known for daring installations that can stretch as long as a football field, announced Monday a group of long-term projects with some of the country's most prominent living artists, including Laurie ...

Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
The exhibition is, Scully said, the first big retrospective of modern abstract Western art ever mounted in China. He is pleased it is his works that have been selected, and not some of the perhaps buzzier contemporary art world figures like Jeff Koons ...

Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
The exhibition is, Scully said, the first big retrospective of modern abstract Western art ever mounted in China. He is pleased it is his works that have been selected, and not some of the perhaps buzzier contemporary art world figures like Jeff Koons ...



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