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121 magnificent things to do in London this May
May 14: Fu Manchu Late-night dim sum and cocktail bar under the Clapham railway arches, themed on fictional Chinese master criminal Fu Manchu. May 15: Sesame A new all-day Mediterranean restaurant from one of the co-founders of Ottolenghi ... May 21–23 ...

Christian Lacroix's Creative Director Sacha Walckhoff's Paris Home Is An ...
Christian Lacroix's Creative Director Sacha Walckhoff's Paris Home Is An ...

New Whitney Museum's inaugural show 'America Is Hard to See'
... platforms that seem to have floated away from the High Line, I kept thinking what it might have been like if Piano had modelled his design, not on a loft or a mall, but on Álvaro Siza's exquisite Galician Contemporary Art Centre in Santiago de ...

A Diaspora at the New Museum
... which has lately mounted a small-scale comeback at New York museums, sculpture, video installation and performance, sound and light, dance, and an online talk show, “Touching the Art,” Casey Jane Ellison's web series covering contemporary art ...

Vancouver developer pursued by Interpol for corruption in China
As China continues its hunt for corrupt officials who have fled the country, a suspect has been identified on the other side of the Pacific: a prominent property developer in Vancouver. The suspect is Michael Ching Mo Yeung, president and CEO of Mo ...

Pablo Bronstein is a rebel with a pencil
A view of Pablo Bronstein's "Minton China Factory" and the meticulously-designed wallpaper that surrounds it in "We Live in Mannerist Times," an installation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through Aug. 23. (2015, ink and watercolor on paper in ...

With new chief, MFA may see novel changes
The AGO's show, titled “Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time,” is not the kind of exhibition Boston audiences have come to the MFA expecting to see over the past 20 years — and you could say the same about recent AGO exhibitions devoted to Chinese ...

Demystifying The Art World In 'Playing To The Gallery'
The book is called "Playing To The Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art In Its Struggle To Be Understood." It's based on a popular lecture series ... So that's why Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, has sort of been such a headliner. His work is sort of ...

Berlin's Gallery Weekend: a heady maze of former warehouses and power plants
For two decades it has been the contemporary art metropolis of Europe, where the damp crumbling warehouses, disused garages and empty luxury flats are inhabited by an estimated 20,000 artists and creatives. It is this artistic ecosystem of Berlin, a ...

Las Cruces Academy is challenging advanced students
LAS CRUCES >> Thursday morning, a group children stood against a classroom wall at Las Cruces Academy, 1755 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla, and sang songs in Chinese. Their teacher, Mei Dai, sang along with them. Dai, a native of Nanjing, won a ... Ellen ...

Uli Sigg Collection of Contemporary Chinese Art Debuts in the UK at the Whitworth
“Four Decades of Chinese Art," set to open on July 1, will tackle the conditions of art making and freedom of expression in China, exploring subversive artistic practices ranging from the No Name Group, which began in the late 1960s, to the ...

Has Car Culture Crashed?
Mobilities expert Mimi Sheller, PhD, recently returned from California, where she spoke on a public panel hosted by Zócalo/Metro at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art about the shift in car culture, moderated by Mike Floyd, editor-in-chief of ...

Is Christie's Abandoning the Impressionism and Modern Art Market?
Getting the works for the auction has been a team effort, according to the house, but it's billed as being conceptualized by postwar and contemporary art specialist Loic Gouzer, who has fronted headline-grabbing sales before, notably a May 2014 sale ...

From a New Cultural Revolution in China, "Xingyi Hu: Unidentified"
It is commonly popular for people to use VPNs to traverse the world of the internet beyond the Chinese government's firewall. Philip Tinari, Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, coined the term "On/Off" to refer to this ...

Off to the Venice Art Biennale 2015
Because this will be the first time, after five decades, that the Philippines is participating in the Venice Biennale which is considered the “Olympics of contemporary art” and “the breeding ground for world-renowned artists.” Because this will be the ...

Rouen Contemporary Art Exhibition held in Ningbo
The exhibits are in various forms and styles, including photography, painting, synthesis materials and Chinese ink drawing, combining dream-like and subconscious content, abstract lines, and natural and harmonious Chinese painting features. The works ...

Cohen, Solow Among Sellers as $2.3 Billion Art at Auction
The work is among the top lots at semi-annual auctions of Impressionist, modern, postwar and contemporary art that start Tuesday. The sales will have many other hefty pricetags during a hectic two-week schedule. An estimated $2.3 billion of art will be ...

Discover The Top Chinese Art Collectors and What They Really Buy
Contemporary and/or classic Chinese works are popular with virtually all of them, such as pieces by Liu Wei, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong, Zhang Enli, Ai Weiwei, and Cao Fei, to name just a few. As a result of their growing wealth, Chinese contemporary art ...

Kenyan Artists Disavow 2015 Venice Biennale Pavilion Over Foreign Art
NAIROBI—. Fifty-three countries worldwide are proud to have pavilions at the upcoming 2015 Venice Biennale, considered by many the Olympics of the contemporary art world. ... It is not clear exactly how the pavilion came to be dominated by Chinese ...

Spring Sale: $2.3 Billion of Art
The art market is redefining sticker shock. Over the next two weeks, roughly $2.3 billion of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art will be offered for sale at the world's chief auction houses in New York. Two pieces, a Pablo Picasso that could ...

For China Show, the Met Goes Where the Money Is
Already this year, Sotheby's has reported a 19% increase in Chinese buyers based on recent sales of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in London, and sales of old masters paintings in New York. At Christie's, a spokeswoman said the number of ...

Led by $66M Van Gogh, Sotheby's $368 Million Impressionist and Modern Sale ...
Led by $66M Van Gogh, Sotheby's $368 Million Impressionist and Modern Sale ...

Fair performance
The night before, six million television viewers watched the opening ceremony, in which Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli and Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed in front of Milan's majestic Gothic cathedral. After years of ... Visiting the gleaming ...

Ai Weiwei can't travel, but his Zodiac Heads exhibit has found a home in ...
Ai Weiwei can't travel, but his Zodiac Heads exhibit has found a home in ...

A&E Guide: 54 things to do in May - Channel3000.com
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's Young at Art is a biennial celebration of the importance of art education and creativity, featuring work by students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in the Madison Metropolitan School District. ... Explore ...

Kenya disowns pavilion at Venice Biennale
When word reached Kenya in March that a group of mostly Chinese artists would be representing the East African nation at this year's Venice Biennale, the country's art world was up in arms. Local artists and critics ... But after pressure from local ...

Southeast Asia Loses Out to China Rally
A First-Hand Look at an Andy Warhol and a Jasper Johns Piece. 5/7/2015 3:46PM. Christie's Chairman of Post-War and Contemporary Art shows pieces for sale by Andy Warhol and Jasper John from the collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the estate of Nina ...

Museum & Gallery Listings for May 8-14
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 ...

Feature: How China revolutionizes its participation at Venice Biennial
VENICE, May 8 (Xinhua) -- By entrusting independent art NGO Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation to curate its national pavilion, China has revolutionized its participation at the Venice Biennial this year. Visitors will be surprised by the choice of ...

Head On exhibitions draw huge public support
One thinks of generations of peasants photographed in front of backdrops of Tiananmen Square while never leaving their village. In the oblique style so typical of contemporary Chinese art, Fan is quietly pointing out that in this age of prosperity most ...

Head On exhibitions draw huge public support
One thinks of generations of peasants photographed in front of backdrops of Tiananmen Square while never leaving their village. In the oblique style so typical of contemporary Chinese art, Fan is quietly pointing out that in this age of prosperity most ...

'I left Ireland because all my friends had left'
I left because all my friends had left. I left because my relationships had all been ended in airports. My body was in Ireland, but I was walking around with a tight map , divided into Brazil, Japan, England, Austria, Australia and China, in my chest ...

'Seven Deadly Sins,' Stone Rubbings Among Summer's Exhibits
Other museums in the league are the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield (Sloth), the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, N.Y. (Envy), the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, N.Y. (Lust), the Katonah (N.Y.) Museum of Art ...

Is that paint on the gallery rug? New show marks major shift at the Sackler.
Gone were the inhabitants of the downstairs gallery — the ancient Chinese bronzes and decorative arts in line with the Sackler's focus on Asian art. In their place would be “Peacock Room: REMIX,” which opens May 16. Waterston's installation, “Filthy ...

Works by local artists take center stage at MOCA exhibit in North Miami
That's a clear signal to what awaits inside, a forceful show that wants to address the difficulty of artistic independence and autonomous thought in today's contemporary art world, along with the politics behind the lone island that MOCA has become. As ...

Violence, politics expressed at Venice Biennale
We're in the Arsenale, for centuries the locus of Venice's immense naval power, and now the main venue for one half of the enormous group show at the heart of the Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious showcase for contemporary art. .... I liked ...

Hong Kong exhibit at Venice Biennale a sanctuary of calm
The Venice Biennale, the world's oldest and most prestigious international contemporary art show, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year, opens to the public on Saturday May 9. ‎ ‎This year, 136 artists from 53 countries are taking part in the ...

Chinese Movie Tycoon Buys Picasso for Nearly $30M
... the great interest shown by Asian art collectors, especially those who come from the Chinese mainland and Western Asia. The art collection favored by the Asian collectors range from home-grown art to pop art, impressionism, cubism, and contemporary ...

Art & Soul: SCAD Museum of Art offers thought-provoking exhibits by ...
Art & Soul: SCAD Museum of Art offers thought-provoking exhibits by ...

Artist envisions grandeur in ruins
DC Moore Gallery, New York. Darren Waterston's “Filthy Lucre” is shown at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. ... Gone were the inhabitants of the downstairs gallery — the ancient Chinese bronzes and decorative arts in ...

PHL Pavilion a 'must-see' at Venice Biennale, say int'l art groups
The theme in keepping with the exhibition's overall theme of "All The World's Futures," curated by Nigerian art critic and museum director Okwui Enwezor—the first African to curate the oldest contemporary art fair. The Philippine pavilion is curated ...

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. Papercuts don't have that element, they're totally neutral. Chinese collectors are ...

Venice Biennale Pavilions for Iraq, Ukraine and Syria Reflect Strife at Home
VENICE — When Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to the Islamic State in June, members of the Ruya Foundation, an Iraqi nonprofit that set up the country's pavilion at the last Venice Biennale, considered scrapping all plans for this year's ...

Picasso masterpiece expected to be the world's most expensive painting when ...
Picasso masterpiece expected to be the world's most expensive painting when ...

Unmasking Chris Burden: His art has always challenged the rules; for a while ...
Unmasking Chris Burden: His art has always challenged the rules; for a while ...

Photo gallery: All-Broward Scholar Athletes, 2014-15
LINETTE FLORES, University School. Sport(s): Softball, volleyball. GPA/SAT/ACT: 3.98/4.55 GPA, 1240/1840 SAT. Class rank: School does not rank. College: Nova Southeastern. Athletic honors: Two-time All-Broward softball first-team selection. Scholastic ...

Sotheby''s Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
President and Chief Executive Officer Tad Smith said, "Our Company delivered significant profit growth in the quarter as compared to last year through strong sales in Old Masters, Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary Art. These successes highlight ...

Asia Society Northern California Honors Visionaries in Contemporary Asian Art
... Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Britta Erickson, Artistic Director of Ink Studio in Beijing; Jay Xu, Director of the Asian Art Museum; and Michelle Yun, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Asia Society Museum in ...

Art Sales: Sotheby's stands alone
While the fashionable contemporary art set was swanning around Venice last week for the opening of the Biennale exhibition, Sotheby's had a “business as usual” notice hanging outside its York Avenue headquarters on the upper west side of Manhattan ...

Endless possibilities await Hong Kong artist at Venice showpiece
Tsang's moving-image installation, The Infinite Nothing, is Hong Kong's offering at the 56th edition of the biennale, a contemporary art exhibition held every two years in the Italian city. For the second time, the West Kowloon Cultural District's ...



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