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Poignancy, Potency, and Presence: "Double Life" Takes Over CAMH
Inspired by a series of secret meetings in the 1930s between the American journalist Helen Foster Snow and Kim San, a Korean Communist who escaped his Japanese-occupied homeland to work in China, the installation is an abstraction that invokes the ...

In Pakistan, Talking Books and Politics at the Lahore Literary Festival
Some music and other outside events were canceled, but otherwise the festival went ahead without fuss and included a stimulating exhibition that displayed the country's vibrant contemporary art scene. There were several rings of highly visible security ...

Chinese Artist Xu Bing's Book Without Borders
He is perhaps most famous for Book from the Sky, which he created at the start of his career in China and which catapulted him and Chinese contemporary art onto the international stage. Created between 1987 and 1991, Book from the Sky comprises scrolls ...

Chinese Artist Xu Bing's Book Without Borders
He is perhaps most famous for Book from the Sky, which he created at the start of his career in China and which catapulted him and Chinese contemporary art onto the international stage. Created between 1987 and 1991, Book from the Sky comprises scrolls ...

Sotheby's Reports Full Year 2014 Financial Results
"We had a remarkable 2014, with double digit sales growth in many of Sotheby's key categories – including Impressionist & Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Jewelry, Old Masters and American Art, among others. These successes highlight the incredible depth ...

The top 5 free events in Toronto: March 2 - 8 2015
Free events Toronto Free events in Toronto this week will let you tour the Aga Khan, the city's newest art museum, for free. Then you can share your sexiest exploits for public judgement, drink, drink, drink and be ill to hours of the saddest music ...

Ouyang Chun “My Story” at ShanghArt
... the collections of several major museums such as: Belvedere, Vienna, Austria; Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany; Long Museum, Shanghai, China; Power station of Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China; and White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection ...

Sothebys Release 2014 Figures Showing A 19 Percent Increase To $6.1 Billion
Sotheby's are now the market leaders in Impressionist & Modern Art: $1.4 billion, Chinese Works of Art: $333.5 million, Chinese Contemporary Art: $250 million, Old Master and British Paintings pre1850: $300 million, British Paintings: $185.3 million ...

EXAMINED: Does The New Whitworth Art Gallery Work?
From now until 21 June, this great space contains a large-scale wall and floor work by the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. There's a clue in the full title: Unmanned Nature: Project for the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. This 45 by 4 metre ...

Korean Box Office: British Invasion Shuts Out Local Films
The film should also cross Detective K 2 to become this year's surprise Lunar New Year hit, the first time a non-Korean film has has earned that distinction since China's Red Cliff 2 in 2009. Also from the UK, The Imitation Game moved up to second ...

Artist Reuben Paterson's inner-city studio apartment
He painted them white, making the space feel lighter and providing the neutral backdrop he prefers for his many collections, which include shells and corals, contemporary art, glass crystals, New Zealand ceramics, china, art glass, hundreds of records ...

Stages of design
“If you want to get these kinds of structures built,” said Borelli, “you have to draw — draw them very thoroughly.” The presentation includes table models, a staple of architectural conceptualizing. One shows China's Zhuhai Huafa Contemporary Art ...

Twenty reasons to visit Valencia, Spain
Contemporary art aficionados may prefer the revolving exhibitions of the IVAM (Institute of Modern Art). Valencia has a rich ceramics heritage, and more than 5000 artfully decorated pieces are on show ... You'll find a jumble of Middle Eastern kebab ...

Free Valuations At The Click Of A Mouse
... as Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 'Etude de Femmes,' a dedication painting by Wang Xuetao, and a Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Necklace were sold at auction from consignors based in the United States and found new homes in Belgium, China and Switzerland ...

The Robot Revolution: Coop Himmelb(l)au Founder Wolf D. Prix on the Future of ...
The Robot Revolution: Coop Himmelb(l)au Founder Wolf D. Prix on the Future of ...

Festival of Films on Art announces lineup for 33rd edition
Among the films on contemporary art are Irene Höfer's Ai Weiwei: Evidence (in French), in which the Chinese artist opens the doors to his Berlin studio; Gerald Fox's Marc Quinn: Making Waves, which follows the British conceptual artist for a year; and ...

A child of China's Cultural Revolution now showing her true colors in Highland ...
A child of China's Cultural Revolution now showing her true colors in Highland ...

Free Arts Sampler Weekend: From hip-hop to opera
Meet at Coffee Emporium; Noon: Jump into a free Hip-Hop Dance class at Elementz starting at noon; Visit Manifest Gallery in Walnut Hills to see exhibitions of drawing and contemporary art. Sunday: ... song and dance, an Eastern European small band ...

Four hangouts with a creative vibe for Art Basel crowd
From the depths of West Kowloon to Kwun Tong and Wan Chai, we've picked out four cafes that will be right up the street of contemporary art fans in town for Art Basel. Café Sausalito. Tucked away among the fabric and supplies shops on Tai Nan Street, ...

State of the art galleries
The work corresponds to a variety of time periods, he said, with everything from ancient Chinese art and African sculptures to modern and contemporary pieces. Though the gallery has the largest exhibition space of the five on this campus (3,600 square ...

20 must-see contemporary art exhibits in Art Basel month
Previously presented at Palais de Tokyo last October, this exhibition by the eminent Paris contemporary art space and Hong Kong's K11 Art Foundation is returning in an expanded edition. This cultural exchange among five French and six Chinese artists ...

Manila essence: your guide to city's contemporary art scene
Manila has one of Asia's most energetic contemporary art scenes. Galleries, interior design shops and museums are spread across the city. The notorious traffic may be daunting, but with a little planning, it is easy to take in the art hubs of Makati ...

These locals will see themselves on the big screen
In the piece, which Eli calls, "Eli comes to America," and his new 4-year-old sister Hannah calls, "Hannah gets a big brother," we travel with them to China as they meet Eli for the first time. Also being shown is a piece I produced called "Believing ...

Week ahead: Theater
Jules Aaron's 1951 Institute of Contemporary Art Exhibit The legendary street photographer captured people at work and play in the city's North End and West End. The ICA gave him one of his first major shows. Through April 4. ... The exhibit hinges on ...

Cao Fei To Debut Massive New Artwork During Art…
Cao Fei was a finalist of the Hugo Boss Prize in 2010, and received the 2006 Best Young Artist Award from the CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Award). Her work mainly grapples with Chinese cultural identity, looking at both its history and its current ...

Essentials for Visiting LA: What's New, Classics and More
A pack of new Los Angeles museums and attractions is in the works: The Broad museum opens its $140 million downtown building in September, featuring more than 2,000 works of contemporary art — including pieces by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Jasper ...

Essentials for visiting LA: What's new, classics and more
A pack of new Los Angeles museums and attractions is in the works: The Broad museum opens its $140 million downtown building in September, featuring more than 2,000 works of contemporary art — including pieces by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Jasper ...

Review: The 2015 Armory Show Overlaps History and Cultures
Only, instead of paint, Ms. Ham commissions North Korean workers to embroider her canvases, smuggling them out of the country through China. At Cherry and Martin, Brian Bress's grid of glowing digital light boxes is called “370 Cover” (2015), and it ...

Performance piece “Sonic Blossom” blooms before visitors ears
Since 2013, “Sonic Blossom” has been on in display in contemporary art museums across Korea, China and Japan. Its latest iteration at the MFA will be unique in a few respects: it is the first time the exhibition will be displayed in an encyclopedic ...

Paint by Numbers: China's Art Factory from Mao to Now
Chinese contemporary art reveals much of the country's character during its recent history of dramatic transformation; some even say that this art is more social commentary than art. For many like me who have followed the emergence of Chinese art over ...

Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten let individuality shine at Paris Fashion Week. But ...
Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten let individuality shine at Paris Fashion Week. But ...

For Yoshitomo Nara, Defining Art by Ethnicity is an 'Outdated Methodology'
Nanjo: Many contemporary Asian artists are often defined by their nationality — Cai Guoqiang is often described as a Chinese artist, although a lot of his early support came from his time living in Japan; Murakami is often defined by his Japanese ...

The Brands in Art Basel's Orbit
There will be also be a hand-painted BMW art car and a lounge space sponsored by Executive Jet Management China, a part of the private aviation company NetJets. Ruinart, the LVMH-owned Champagne company, will operate a bar, along with carts that ...

Blacklock: restaurant review
... the single-item restaurant. In London and elsewhere there are now places that do only fried chicken or steamed Chinese buns or, as with this week's restaurant, only chops. .... All this and an astonishing collection of contemporary art ...

LA's rising stars: Food, hikes, museums
A pack of new Los Angeles museums and attractions is in the works: The Broad museum opens its $140 million downtown building in September, featuring more than 2,000 works of contemporary art — including pieces by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Jasper ...

Top 30 places to visit in 2015
The​​ Langham Place Mongkok, housing a stellar collection of contemporary Chinese art, opened more than a decade ago. But the scene is moving south to ​​Wong Chuk Hang where the ​​Ovolo Southside, the city's first hotel warehouse conversion, ...

Where Art Meets the Board, Skaters and Shakers Mingle
Besides Mr. McCarthy and his family and Mr. Bodson's parents, Philippe and Antoinette Bodson, other guests at dinner included Ondine de Rothschild, Carole Radziwill, Meredith Ostrom and Guy Ullens, the billionaire founder of the Ullens Center for ...

Art You Can Own but Not Have
For postwar and contemporary art, returns for this period were 10.5%, and returns for Chinese art hit 14.9%. But art funds are prohibited from discussing their activity publicly because of strict restrictions on solicitation, says Enrique Liberman ...

The 2015 K11 Art Fest Presents Dual Artist Exhibition "Cinematheque"
So far in his career, Cheng Ran's works have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums both domestically and abroad, including "Inside China" (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014), "Lost: Time, Space, Tapestry" (Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, ...

Collectors & their collections: No. 14
Zhang Lan: I was familiar with works by [20th-century] artists such as Zhang Daqian and Li Keran from an early age, but am more interested in contemporary art that resonates with my values. I really admire the risk-taking spirit of certain artists and ...

Tire Dealer Scott Mueller Donates $20 Million to Cleveland…
Fine art collector Scott Mueller, a CEO of America's (supposedly) second-largest tire dealing company, has come out of the shadows as a major donor to the Cleveland Museum of Art, reports 19 Action News. His donations, which have amassed to $23.3 ...

Tourism chiefs bid to attract art lovers to Hollywood Road
... including works by Chinese artists such as Wu Guanzhong, Xu Beihong and Qi Baishi. Swiss bank UBS, a lead sponsor for Art Basel, has updated its contemporary art news app Planet Art to include news sources from Asia-Pacific news outlets before the ...

Treasures of The Magnes turned into a new book
Objects from China, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United States, Yemen and other places where Jews once lived or continue to live display a fascinating range of hybrid artistries ...

How New World heir Adrian Cheng combines his passion for art with ...
How New World heir Adrian Cheng combines his passion for art with ...

CAFA Professor & Printmaker in Residency: Contemporary Artist Yang
At about 16, I had to start facing developments of the future, because China was entering a new era where there were many universities as well as professional schools. If you were pursuing the arts, this now became a basis for going to university ...

After the White Cube
I draw these examples from London and New York, skipping over the museum boom underway in the Middle East, China and elsewhere. But all institutions that aim to encompass modern and contemporary art face similar problems, and not all of these are ...

Three pockets of Sydney it's worth knowing more about: BresicWhitney
The White Rabbit Gallery — Sydney's home for contemporary Chinese art. Upping the style ante, the Old Clare bows to the district's rather raunchy past, while thrusting it into a more glamorous future. Housed in the former Carlton & United Brewery ...

CAFA Professor & Printmaker in Residency: Contemporary Artist Yang Hongwei
It's been during this time that my way of thinking about the conception, production, as well as methodical intersections of contemporary art and tradition of printmaking, really deepened. My experience in terms of creating is thus always moving forward ...

Tracking Hong Kong's Rise as Asia's Art Hub
Other events this month include the inaugural Art Central, the Asia Contemporary Art Show and exhibitions by Adrian Cheng's K11 Art Foundation, among others. The city is also the ... What have you observed in young Chinese collectors? They definitely ...

World Art Market Passes €51 Billion Says 2015 TEFAF Art Market Report
In 2014 Postwar and contemporary art was the largest sector of the fine art market, representing 48 percent of all fine art sales by value. Auction sales of Postwar and contemporary art reached €5.9 billion, up 19 percent on 2013 and the highest total ...



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