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Prospect.3 artistic director Franklin Sirmans discusses 'the search' for self ...
Prospect.3 artistic director Franklin Sirmans discusses 'the search' for self ...

W Art December 2014: Editor's Letter
In the 50 years since the Rubells started acquiring the very latest art, much has changed. Contemporary art is a glamorous commodity, the places to find it are proliferating around the globe, and the Rubells have become major players, with their own ...

Sydney Biennale 2016: Belgiorno-Nettis family may be back as sponsors
In Platinum's September quarterly report, Neilson writes about his enthusiasm for stocks in Chinese general and life insurers, a Korean power company and the business-friendly shifts the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, has signalled. Judith ...

Long road ahead for Indian art: Christie's official
"In China, they have taken that big leap. So if Delhi had six fabulous new museums full of contemporary art, (and) people started to go, the whole market would be transformed," Jaffer told Reuters. India was also hampered by its failure to attend ...

Long road ahead for Indian art - Christie's official
"In China, they have taken that big leap. So if Delhi had six fabulous new museums full of contemporary art, (and) people started to go, the whole market would be transformed," Jaffer told Reuters. India was also hampered by its failure to attend ...

Small but connected
But most galleries here only do contemporary Chinese art. The market for foreign art is at its beginning stage in this country." Although the Luxembourg community is tiny, Wolff, who speaks fluent Putonghua, doesn't feel much bothered that he can't ...

Seasonal changes
After the Chinese art market hit its peak in 2010, the following years seemed to spell a temporary end for contemporary Chinese art. Ten-million yuan works such as those by the "Big Four (Zhang Xiaogang, Wang Guangyi, Yue Minjun and Fang Lijun)" are ...

Prospect.3 artist Yun-Fei Ji's 60-foot scroll painting is an ecological ...
Prospect.3 artist Yun-Fei Ji's 60-foot scroll painting is an ecological ...

Wilbur and Hilary Ross on Maintaining Their $125 Million Art Collection
Ross' business trips to Hong Kong and China for Cone and other business ventures brought him face to face with contemporary Chinese art, which he and his wife have become avid collectors of. Chinese and Vietnamese art now play prominently in their ...

Graffiti artist Bansky's work part of Art Basel
Chinese artist DALeast and Los Angeles based Cryptik collaborated on a gold-hued medallion wall. The solo exception was graffiti artist Swoon, whose ... The new Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, may have a gritty back story, but the 37,500-square ...

What's Chinese Islamic cuisine? This talk (and dinner) can explain
The event is part of the Los Angeles/Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI), which is bringing together nearly 30 cultural institutions throughout Los Angeles to tell various stories of traditional and contemporary art from multiple Muslim regions and their ...

Concerns That India Falling Behind China in This Field Too
"In China, they have taken that big leap. So if Delhi had six fabulous new museums full of contemporary art, (and) people started to go, the whole market would be transformed," Jaffer told news agency Reuters. India was also hampered by its failure to ...

Sculpture in the bush: a strong year for the McLelland Prize
Perhaps more importantly, very rich Chinese developers have a acquired a taste for contemporary Chinese art and set out to compete with one another. In Australia, there are very few forums for the display of public sculpture. Sydney's Sculpture by the ...

Chinese video artist Yang Fudong's new ACMI show explores youth and beauty
Long-haired and quietly spoken, China's most well known avant garde filmmaker stands in front of his new solo show at the Australian Centre for Moving Image and explains that politics has no place in art. "It's impractical to expect a piece of artwork ...

Interview: Amin Jaffer of Christie's on the art scene in India
India is falling behind China as an emerging powerhouse on the global art scene because it rarely turns up at international art fairs or invests in new museums to promote its artists, an official at auctioneer Christie's said. Amin Jaffer ...

Prospect.3 presents a free conference inspired by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat ...
Prospect.3 presents a free conference inspired by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat ...

Happy art, happy people at Art Basel Miami Beach
And there were lots of happy people on the floor of the Beach convention center among the throngs of well-shod VIP collectors, curators and gallery owners from around the world who bought and sold big-ticket, top-notch pieces of contemporary art at an ...

And the winner is…
Founded in 1986, the visual arts nonprofit has weathered years of urban malaise, apathy toward contemporary art, political squabbling over arts funding and more, yet has not only survived, but enriched the cultural life of the city for 25 years in the ...

Is A Banksy At Art Basel Miami Beach The Sign Of 'Graffiti Evolution'?
Chinese artist DALeast and Los Angeles based Cryptik collaborated on a gold-hued medallion wall. The solo exception was graffiti artist Swoon, whose ... The new Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, may have a gritty back story, but the 37,500-square ...

Prospect.3 artist Jeffrey Gibson tosses away Native American cliches at NOMA
The artists were selected by Franklin Sirmans, the curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Prospect.3 also includes several other popup exhibits that were not selected by Sirmans. These scattered exhibits are called ...

MOCA Cleveland celebrates the weird, wild, wonderful world of the late Kirk ...
MOCA Cleveland celebrates the weird, wild, wonderful world of the late Kirk ...

China becoming a major player in international art world
But in the past decade others such as Xu Bing, whose gigantic “Phoenix” sculptures were hung at St. John the Divine in New York; Cai Guo-Qiang, who has had major installations at the Massachusetts Institute of Contemporary Art and the Guggenheim; and ...

Irish Abstract Artist 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 ...

Cai Guoqiang brings explosive art to Argentina
With the involvement of a few dozen Argentine art students, reknowned Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guoqiang began to pour gunpowder over a large artwork placed on the ground of a warehouse in Buenos Aires' La Boca neighbourhood. Cai's Argentine ...

China Wants Its Urban Artists to Head for the Countryside
Since the early 1980s, as the communist party started to liberalize China's economy, contemporary art blossomed. A profound creative culture always existed in the country, yet art communes largely operated underground. During the rule of revolutionary ...

Taste travels: Los Angeles foodies explore China's Islamic cuisine
It brings together nearly 30 cultural institutions throughout Los Angeles to tell various stories of traditional and contemporary art from multiple Islamic regions and their significant global diasporas. December marks the last month of the two anchor ...

Fifth Beijing Voice Exhibition Launched At Pace Gallery China
Unlived by What is Seen traces a new direction in Chinese contemporary art emerging since 2008. This new current is characterized by the infiltration of art practices into various social sectors and aspects of life. The goal of these practices is no ...

Prospect.3 executive director Brooke Davis Anderson to speak at Treo, Saturday ...
Prospect.3 executive director Brooke Davis Anderson to speak at Treo, Saturday ...

Rejuvenating a Tepid Market for Old Masters
Russian and Chinese bidders were also active at Christie's relatively modest offering the previous evening. A Russian bid £866,500 — more than double the low estimate — for “An Allegory of Winter,” featuring a finely painted study of a bearded man in ...

Prada brings artistic spirit into Milan's industrial centre
The 10 buildings that will be gallery spaces for the Fondazione Prada's contemporary art collection, as well as a rolling series of specially commissioned exhibitions, include a cinema, a library and a cavernous hall, divided by classical columns. At ...

The most powerful piece at Art Basel Miami Beach is a drawing of the Ferguson ...
The most powerful piece at Art Basel Miami Beach is a drawing of the Ferguson ...

Feeding a Growing Appetite for Eastern Art
Childs Frick, a paleontologist, was one of many wealthy residents of the Gold Coast who collected Chinese art in the first half of the 20th century. Arthur M. Sackler, a psychiatrist and entrepreneur who lived in Manhattan and Manhasset until his death ...

Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art
It's billed as the Air Force and NASA's “secret space plane” that experts are guessing will be used to spy on other countries' spacecraft and satellites—China, in particular. Oh, right. I'll have to go back to Berlin and do some research. There's a ...

Ahead of time
While regarded as a pioneer of contemporary Chinese art, Wang rarely uses Chinese elements in his artwork. In fact, he disputes descriptions of him as a "Chinese" artist. "Art should not be defined by anything, including nationality, location and ...

Ahead of time
While regarded as a pioneer of contemporary Chinese art, Wang rarely uses Chinese elements in his artwork. In fact, he disputes descriptions of him as a "Chinese" artist. "Art should not be defined by anything, including nationality, location and ...

Ahead of time
While regarded as a pioneer of contemporary Chinese art, Wang rarely uses Chinese elements in his artwork. In fact, he disputes descriptions of him as a "Chinese" artist. "Art should not be defined by anything, including nationality, location and ...

13th Art Basel Miami Beach a testament to the spread of culture
Even as the Pérez Art Museum Miami celebrated its first year anniversary, a new permanent museum building for the Institute for Contemporary Art Miami was announced for the Design District. .... As in years past, free events abound, from performances ...

President Higgins arrives in China for State visit
They will visit the Great Wall of China and a contemporary art complex tomorrow. In the evening, IDA Ireland has organised a dinner that will be hosted by Minister Noonan. The dinner will be followed by a cultural evening at the Forbidden City Concert ...

Holiday Reads: 10 Recent Books on Art and Culture
As I have recently learned, Britta is an independent curator and scholar who lives for part of the year in Northern California, but who also spends a fair amount of time in China: she is the Artistic Director of a contemporary art gallery and ...

Artistry and artifice are on display in new tiles
Tile has a rich and varied history in decor, from Roman floor mosaics to majolica to Delft ceramics to Mexican terracotta. These styles and more continue to inspire artistry. Many of the newest collections of ceramic and porcelain tile were on display ...

China's gentlemen collectors have a cachet that money can't buy
She believes museum shows about collecting are making an impact with devotees of Chinese contemporary art because of the strength of Chinese art traditions. What is considered “good art” has its intellectual basis in centuries-old “taste manuals”, she ...

UBS launches iPad app to deliver contemporary art news
Continuously updated, Planet Art offers a snapshot of the most relevant and trending topics in contemporary art. Featuring a simple and intuitive design, the app organizes key stories from a diverse range of news sources into three categories—News, ...

Prospect.3 artist Antonio Vega Macotela instigates a strange prison economy
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 ...

President invokes Oscar Wilde during China address
... with a bracing visit to the Great Wall of China at Badaling, near Beijing, where they were met by Chen Fei, deputy director of the special zone of the popular site. Later he visited the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in the 798 Art ...

Playing by the Rules at the Shanghai Biennale
... 10th Shanghai Biennale, the Power Station of Art is the only state-run museum for contemporary art in in China. As with Haghighian's newspaper, elements of artistic expression at the Biennale were altered in translation to the government-sanctioned ...

Meet Prospect.3 artist Piero Golia, maker of the giant George Washington nose ...
Meet Prospect.3 artist Piero Golia, maker of the giant George Washington nose ...

Art Stage Singapore: Pushing Asian art
“If I ask an expert in contemporary art in China about Indian art, [he has] no clue,” he said as an example. “I realized that there is big work to do to build bridges, to 'matchmake' all these scenes. Contemporary art is a global language. It is not a ...

Prospect.3 'Home Court Crawl' blends theater and blighted architecture on ...
Prospect.3 'Home Court Crawl' blends theater and blighted architecture on ...

Holiday tips for worry-free getting and giving
Walking through Deborah Sullivan's “Irregularities of Attention” at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art through Jan. 11, you notice ... P.S.: Old pals came for Chinese dinner the other night, and I called to order it from a favorite place that ...

Prospect.4, the next international art festival in 2017, to have a ...
Prospect.4, the next international art festival in 2017, to have a ...



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