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The Red Gate gallery at the forefront of an art revolution in China
Wallace is explaining that he first moved into this exceptional space – opening the first private contemporary art gallery in China – in 1991. It would stay the only gallery of its kind for another five years. Today, he says, there are at least 100. I ...

Top 50 Most Expensive Chinese Artists of 2014 at Auction
In March of that year, when Sotheby's established a dedicated department and held a special sale for Chinese contemporary art, the artist set a new auction record. His 1998 oil on canvas Bloodline Series: Comrade No. 120 soared past its presale ...

´Not of this moment´
At the Oct. 30 opening last year of an exhibit of contemporary Chinese art, he looked frail but enthusiastic as he greeted visiting artists from China. The exhibit was curated by Wang Chunchen, the Broad´s adjunct curator from Beijing, but it was right ...

Interview With Yan Pei Ming
"No Comment" is the title for the opening of the exhibition of Chinese artist, Yan Pei Ming, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Málaga (CAC, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo). Yan Pei Ming (b. 1960, Shanghai) grew up during the Maoist Great Proletarian ...

Museum & Gallery Listings for April 3-9
Japan Society: 'Life of Cats: Selections From the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection' (through June 7) Cats were brought to Japan from China in the mid-sixth century. .... Museum of Modern Art: 'Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection ...

Hong Kong sampling mixes surreal, political in CoCA show
Po Fung Chan's series, “Chinese Dream of Train,” features both video and photography as he explores the notion of “machines guiding our movements and limiting our actions.” To that end, he festoons himself in kinetic art — handsomely crafted pieces ...

'Not of this moment'
Time caught up with Rush only two and a half years after landing his dream job as director of a spectacular new contemporary art museum. Rush died Friday, at 65, after a twoyear battle with pancreatic cancer. A former Jesuit priest and TV actor, Rush ...

Arts Etc. — April 3, 2015
On view until April 6th is “Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art” which looks at how Chinese artists today view their tradition. Re-working traditional aesthetics in conceptual ways, artists use new forms and media – such as ...

The distinctive Oriental Pearl Tower dominates the Shanghai skyline. Picture ...
The distinctive Oriental Pearl Tower dominates the Shanghai skyline. Picture ...

Things to do in and around Greenwich
Dr. Susan Bissell is the guest speaker at the next Retired Menís Association luncheon, set for 10:30 a.m. April 8 at the First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place. Biissell, UNICEF Chief of Child Protection, will be speaking on UNICEFís release of ...

A Time When the World Seemed Larger
You don't get the same sense of poetic aptness or suitability from “Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s” at the Montclair Art Museum. Organized by the museum's curator of contemporary art, Alexandra Schwartz, the exhibition of about 60 works by 45 ...

6 reporters outline their perfect Indy weekends
First, I'll browse the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art's eclectic gallery (1043 Virginia Ave., indymoca.org). Then I'll head over to Funkyard (1114 E. Prospect St., funkyardindy.com) for some more art-ogling while sipping espresso ...

Vast collection of Swatch watches up for auction in Hong Kong
The past two months have been so satisfying, seeing the collection go around the world. “I didn't expect so much interest in it.” Sotheby's head of watches, Sharon Chan, says that “serious luxury watch collectors” are also fans of Swatch. “Each watch ...

Michael Craig-Martin
The city is full of amazing contemporary art, because there are many sophisticated collectors — so a lot of the work is in private hands, but then there's a range of museums. The Nasher .... There's something like 1,000 museums being built in China ...

The Top 50 Most Expensive Chinese Artists Of 2014 At Auction
In March of that year, when Sotheby's established a dedicated department and held a special sale for Chinese contemporary art, the artist set a new auction record. His 1998 oil on canvas Bloodline Series: Comrade No. 120 soared past its presale ...

Art of Papercutting Opens Window into China and Chicago
It's not like contemporary Chinese art, like the Cruelty Movement, the very political art, the Pop Art that came out, the need to express political and social themes. Paper cuts don't have that element, they're totally neutral. Chinese collectors are ...

Exhibition showcases diversity of Hong Kong's contemporary art
While many, when they hear about a Hong Kong art exhibition, might assume the art would “just be Chinese,” a curator in Seattle is out to show the city, and the country, that the city's art scene is diverse and constantly evolving. David Francis, past ...

Children's art show goes interactive in Singapore
Created by Vincent Twardzik Ching, it is part of Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas, a contemporary art exhibition for children staged at the Singapore Art Museum until July 19. The Canadian-born artist was inspired by the exhibition poster featuring a ...

Remembering Michael Rush, the founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad ...
Remembering Michael Rush, the founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad ...

de Sarthe Gallery Unveils New Space in Beijing
Prior to the opening of the show, BLOUIN ARTINFO caught up with Vincent de Sarthe, director of de Sarthe Beijing, to discuss Zhou's solo exhibition as well as the current state of the contemporary art scene in the Chinese capital. Zhou Wendou has lived ...

Sotheby's Hong Kong Rakes in $110 Million from Modern and Contemporary ...
Sotheby's Hong Kong Rakes in $110 Million from Modern and Contemporary ...

Contradictory Patterns and Decorative Illusions
“The Tempest” (2014) with its main motif of an eighteenth-century Chinese World map manages to be both cosmic and autobiographical. There's a white landmass surrounded by gray ocean waves, gnarly tributaries with sailers and ships at sea, and soldiers ...

Jennifer Wen Ma's Dystopian Opera To Debut at Spoleto Festival
In May, Paradise Interrupted—an opera conceived, directed, and designed by Chinese artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composed by Huang Ruo, which is still in development, will have its world premiere in its completed form at Spoleto, one of the world's ...

Sinosphere | Q. and A.: Cao Fei on Art, Motherhood and Walking the Political ...
Sinosphere | Q. and A.: Cao Fei on Art, Motherhood and Walking the Political ...

Romanee-Conti, Swatch, Vase Earn Sotheby's $357 Million
All of the wine lots sold, bidding for Chinese ceramics was enthusiastic while jewelry and contemporary Chinese art sales were tepid. Demand for top Burgundies was also strong at the single-owner wine sale led by a six-bottle offering of Romanee-Conti ...

East Asian influx slowly changes East Lansing
The local arts community has opened its arms to the Chinese with several events to explore their culture. Last fall, a contemporary Chinese art exhibit was shown at the Broad Art Museum on campus. And numerous events are scheduled during the next 18 ...

LA's Expanding Gallery Scene Has No Center and No Rules — and That's a ...
LA's Expanding Gallery Scene Has No Center and No Rules — and That's a ...

U of Mn's Weisman Art Museum gets dubious third place award
Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, ranked No. 5, is a public ... That omission is ridiculous considering that the three institutions together have more than 250,000 top notch works of art spanning world history and culture from archaic Chinese ...

Pier 4 development attracts Chinese insurance co. money
The companies plan to build a 13-story, 373,000-square-foot office building and a nine-story luxury condo building on Pier 4, next to the Institute of Contemporary Art. “Last year was a very strong year for foreign investment, nearly half of the ...

Britain's Top 50 Galleries You Should Know (and Visit)
Although markedly fewer in number, there are key galleries to be found far from ‎Piccadilly Circus—in Dublin, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. The sheer breadth of the gallery offerings in the UK has given the country a leading edge in modern and contemporary ...

Growing appeal of young Chinese contemporary artists
The Asian and Western 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale will feature highlights from both leading Asian artists and Western masters, showcasing exceptional skill as well as outstanding originality, at the same time demonstrating the growing ...

Art History Students Close Their Books and Make Art
An art professor and an art history professor recently collaborated to run a hands-on workshop for students in the class, From Mao to Now: Contemporary Chinese Art. Peggy Wang, assistant professor of art history and Asian studies, worked with Jackie ...

At OCMA: a history of attempting to build -- but at what cost?
In the meantime, this summer OCMA will import an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art titled "My Generation" from the Tampa Museum of Art — a show that has received limited critical attention outside of Florida. Wells says the board remains ...

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library exhibit celebrates 2014 San Diego Art Prize ...
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library exhibit celebrates 2014 San Diego Art Prize ...

Museum & Gallery Listings for April 10-16
Japan Society: 'Life of Cats: Selections From the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection' (through June 7) Cats were brought to Japan from China in the mid-sixth century. .... Museum of Modern Art: 'Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection ...

Macau luxury watch expo axed as China's anti-graft campaign drives VIPs away
China Guardian, which specialises in antiques and art, saw its sales drop 27 per cent to HK$253 million. Mark Saunderson, director of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, said it was likely the anti-graft drive was behind the falling sales, with buyers more ...

LACMA sees the big picture as Academy Museum moves in next door
As interim director at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, director at the Modern Art Oxford Museum in Britain and curator at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art from its opening in 1983 to 1997, Brougher organized exhibitions on ...

Qi Baishi overtakes Zhang Daqian to become best-selling Chinese artist
Ancient calligraphy and paintings are particularly favored by male billionaires or older collectors, followed by contemporary art, according to the list. The sales of the top 100 best-selling Chinese artists alive and dead in 2014 totaled 24.2 billion ...

Visitor figures 2014: the world goes dotty over Yayoi Kusama
06 Feb 2014, Shanghai, China --- (140206) -- SHANGHAI, Feb. 6, 2014 (Xinhua) -- People visit the Yayoi Kusama Solo Exhibition at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, east China, Feb. 5, 2014. Yayoi Kusama, born in Nagano of Japan ...

Africa is the new China, so it must be time for a dedicated art fund
An art fund that aims to establish itself as the “pre-eminent” investment vehicle in Africa for African art was launched in Cape Town in March. The Scheryn Art Collectors Fund, which will invest in artists fr om Africa and its diaspora, has been set up ...

Eli Klein on Riding the Wave of China's Contemporary Art Scene
Around 10 years ago, when Chinese art was still mostly dusty filler for antiquities auctions, Klein sensed that the mainland's contemporary art scene could be huge—and dominated by him, because of his ability to straddle East and West. He was right ...

Shanghai 2015 Spring Auctions
... 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale will feature highlights from both leading Asian artists and Western masters, showcasing exceptional skill as well as outstanding originality, at the same time demonstrating the growing appeal of young ...

Global art festivals and the artists who remain starving
The art festivals look like celebrations, where people are all excited to look at an array of visual gymnastics – from the traditional to contemporary art from, from low to high art, from minimalist to complex installations, with prices ranging from ...

Robert Amos: Gallery exhibits a variety of delights
In the Asian lounge are a superb few pieces of antique Chinese cloisonné. The Asian Gallery this time is given over to Marimekko, With Love (until May 3). That's a show about 1960s-style ... Overseeing curatorial responsibilities is Michelle Jacques ...

Childhood dream transforms into lifelong career goal
He worked at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston South Carolina, the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina, before moving to Des Moines where he has worked at the Art Center for 15 years ...

Salem arts news and events (April 10 edition)
Salem arts. Get listed. To publish notice of your event in a timely manner, items should be received 14 days before the Friday publication date in which your item is to be printed. To get listed, email salem@wickedlocal.com; mail Salem Gazette, 75 ...

“Remote” communities: Art is the answer
Comment | Visiting the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the north west of South Australia in recent weeks, Nick Mitzevich kept asking himself how he'd feel if someone told him where he could or couldn't live. Since the late ...

Beware the risks before investing in the booming art market
For instance, Cameron Contemporary Art's (CCA) exhibition between April 25 to May 25 in Brighton and Hove will showcase works by modern British masters as well as collectable contemporary gallery artists. ... On May 14, the auction house will be ...

China Painter Cui Sets Record With $30 Million Landscape Work
“There is certainly an interest in creating a public price level for his artworks, and this appears to be at a price level not really for experienced collectors,” said Johnson Chang, who has been dealing in contemporary Chinese art for 30 years. “This ...

Kenyan pavilion official defends choice of Chinese artists at Venice Biennale
Poponi rejected the criticism leveled by some press against the decision to feature six Chinese nationals out of eight artists in the East African country's pavilion at one of the leading exhibitions of contemporary art in the world. The same happened ...



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