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Singapore Contemporary Art Show to launch in January 2016
Many of the exhibited artists are accomplished in China, but have only occasionally been seen overseas. Singapore Contemporary will showcase these ground-breaking Chinese gallery exhibits that focus on works from some of the most talked about and ...

Soap Factory to Present 'Shaping the Qualitative Phase of Contemporary ...
Soap Factory to Present 'Shaping the Qualitative Phase of Contemporary ...

Manchester show is a taster of what's to come at Hong Kong's vast M+ museum
Sigg—who initially worked in business in Beijing before becoming the Swiss ambassador there—has built one of the largest and most comprehensive holdings of Chinese contemporary art, after realising in the 1990s that both private and institutional ...

Warhol's $1 Bill Fetches $32.6 Million as Bacon's Pope Flops
... of the Velazquez after my tampering with it,” Bacon says in an interview that is part of a promotional video on Sotheby's website. The video comes with Chinese subtitles. Purchases of contemporary art by Chinese collectors were up 45 percent ...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei pays tribute to pop art idol Andy Warhol in National ...
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei pays tribute to pop art idol Andy Warhol in National ...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei pays tribute to pop art idol Andy Warhol in National ...
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei pays tribute to pop art idol Andy Warhol in National ...

Ai to ring in summer of pop
It was the 1980s, New York, and Ai Weiwei was living around the corner from the Factory, Andy Warhol's studio. The young Chinese artist was intrigued: he admired Warhol, both for his work and his attitude to art. The two never met, but Ai felt a debt ...

Documenting history
Having amassed what is now widely considered to be the world's most comprehensive collection of Chinese contemporary art, in 2012 Mr Sigg gave the greater part of it—donating almost 1,500 works and selling 47 more—to the M+ museum of visual culture, ...

Young Chinese artists have a lot to say
The curator of "My Generation" is Barbara Pollack, an arts journalist, college instructor and leading authority on Chinese contemporary art. "China is emerging as a superpower," Pollack said during a recent visit to OCMA to help kick off the exhibit ...

How the National Gallery of Victoria snagged Andy Warhol-Ai Weiwei double bill
You hear their names together – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Mentioned in the one sentence, it immediately makes complete sense. Pairing one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, who introduced pop art to the world and anticipated celebrity ...

studio pei zhu completes minsheng contemporary art museum
in china, the country's largest public contemporary art space has opened inside a renovated electronics factory dating from the 1980s. designed by studio pei zhu, the minsheng contemporary art museum exists in contrast to standardized 'white cube ...

Art preview: CURRENT, Shanghai Himalayas Museum
“There has never been anything like this in depth and scale in terms of showing of Scottish contemporary art in China, it's very much the first of its kind,” says Sophia Hao, curator of Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design ...

Contemporary art fair ArtInternational announces participating galleries
The contemporary art fair recently announced its participating galleries. From China to Spain and Italy to Bulgaria, 83 galleries from 24 countries will attend the three-day fair under the management of Dyala Nusseibeh and artistic directorship of ...

China relaxes de facto ban on showing Ai Weiwei's art
Shortly before this, Ai's name and work were removed at the last minute by museum officials from the China Contemporary Art Awards retrospective at Shanghai's state-owned Power Station of Art. In February 2011, UCCA postponed, then cancelled, a solo ...

Chinese artists under the spotlight at Venice Biennale
China is among the 89 countries represented at the 56th edition of one of the leading events of contemporary art in the world. The China Pavilion is themed Other Future. Five artists, very distinct in their art language, explore present and future ...

Gallery: See Modern China Through the Lenses of Contemporary Artists
A lot of contemporary Chinese art since the mid 1990s has focused on the shifting urban landscape. China's social and physical evolution seemed like a common theme in our collection. Personally I've been thinking a lot about the evolution of Chinese ...

Is China Trying to Co-opt Ai Weiwei?
The first show, held jointly at Galleria Continua and Tang Contemporary Art, presents a poetic rumination on history and place that centers on a Ming Dynasty ancestral hall. Another titled AB Blood Type, at Magician Space, focuses on ordinary forms ...

White Rabbit Gallery of Chinese Art Announces PARADI$E BITCH
Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery, the world-renowned museum of Chinese contemporary art, has announced that its next exhibition will be its most complex to date and will feature mainly new acquisitions, including several works not completed until Spring ...

White Rabbit Gallery of Chinese Art Announces PARADI$E BITCH
Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery, the world-renowned museum of Chinese contemporary art, has announced that its next exhibition will be its most complex to date and will feature mainly new acquisitions, including several works not completed until Spring ...

How political is the new generation of Chinese artists?
It showcases the brief but explosive history of contemporary Chinese art over the last 40 years as artists dealt with a repressive regime, an outdated academy system and a new engagement with the West in the "Olympic years". It also demonstrates that ...

Tehran is making up for lost time
Iran is the westernmost anchor of the physical axis being paved by the $50 billion Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), China's preferred means of dumping surplus building material on its neighbors and paving across them to reach the Middle ...

Tehran's 'Just do it' generation makes up for lost time
Iran is the westernmost anchor of the physical axis being paved by the $50 billion Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), China's preferred means of dumping surplus building material on its neighbors and paving across them to reach the Middle ...

China's Young Postmodern, Post-Mao Artists
Rather than making “in your face” political work, some artists use metaphorical imagery transmits nuanced criticisms within the relative safety net of China's burgeoning contemporary art scene. For that reason, many of the works in My Generation are ...

28 Chinese Cavort Amid the Treasures of the Asian Art Museum
More life-like sculptures -- this time of influential art theorist Joseph Beuys leaning over a bemused Mao Zedong, apparently intent on explaining an artwork to him -- are lifted from a larger installation by Li Zhanyang that satirizes the contemporary ...

Eli Klein on Why Chinese Contemporary Art is a Good Investment
Its primary goal is to nurture a connection between East and West by providing exposure to China's premium talent. At a very young age, Eli Klein has emerged as one of the preeminent dealers of Chinese contemporary art. As a child, he spent time in ...

Shanghai Art Fair SH Contemporary Cancelled
The BolognaFiere Shanghai International Contemporary Art Exhibition, a major annual art fair in Shanghai held in September, has apparently been called off this year, according to an email obtained by ARTINFO. Officials from the Italian-owned fair ...

They lent their art in San Francisco
“'28 Chinese' offers glimpses into the myriad conversations ongoing in China's art studios and galleries,” Harding said. “Just when you think you know Chinese contemporary art, you turn a corner and the next work proves you have only scratched the ...

Miao Ying, Net Art, and the “Chinternet's” Cultural Hybridity
... 'emancipated' global internet exist as a set of binary oppositions, characterised by the dichotomies of avant-garde artist versus the state and repression versus emancipation, a much exercised stereotype in writings on contemporary Chinese art ...

Miao Ying, Net Art, and Cultural Hybridity
... 'emancipated' global internet exist as a set of binary oppositions, characterised by the dichotomies of avant-garde artist versus the state and repression versus emancipation, a much exercised stereotype in writings on contemporary Chinese art ...

Ai Weiwei allowed to exhibit in China again after de facto ban apparently relaxed
The latest exhibition, “Ai Weiwei”, which is held across Galleria Continua and Tang Contemporary Art in Beijing's contemporary art district 789, makes no explicit comment about the Chinese government. It includes a reconstruction of an ancestral shrine ...

Summer Guest Etiquette, A Play About A Play, And Understanding Chinese Stocks
... “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.” Playwright Anne Washburn and actor Thomas Jay Ryan on “10 Out of 12,” a play about making a new play. Examining a radioactive dome in the Pacific, that's falling into disrepair. Understanding the Chinese ...

China Institute Announces Move to Larger Building in Lower Manhattan
The Orlando Museum of Art has announced the winner of its second annual Florida Prize in Contemporary Art: Farley Aguilar will go home with the twenty-thousand-dollar award, reports Matthew J. Palm for The Orlando Sentinel. One of ten Florida-based ...

Ai Weiwei Among Contemporary Chinese Artists Exhibiting At OVADA, Oxford
WASTELANDS presents the works of eight artists who all have links to China or are of Chinese descent. This group exhibition of contemporary Chinese Art includes installation, painting, sculpture and film, presented against the backdrop of OVADA's ...

Eastern hits: Sherman contemporary art stretches out in a public space
The work is an unmistakable reminder of the Tibetan monks who have undergone self-immolation in protest over the Chinese occupation of their homeland. The catalogue tells us there have been more than 130 of these incidents since 2009, although few ...

The Perfect Weekend in Beijing
It's possible to get a sense of both Beijing's history and its emerging counterculture in one weekend—sampling cutting-edge contemporary art, dining, and nightlife scenes in both the old hutong enclaves and newer districts. Stick to one neighborhood ...

Montreal: Canada's city for every kind of traveler
For an urban gallery offering everything from local graffiti pieces to pop art portraits, there's Station 16 (3523 Boul St-Laurent, Montreal; +1 514-849-8016) for a fix of cool contemporary art. The city of Montreal commissions artists to create street ...

Changing faces: critic and curator to broaden global appeal of Chinese ...
Changing faces: critic and curator to broaden global appeal of Chinese ...

Update: Fresh Paint in Havana, Lam in Brazil, Iconocracy in Spain, Cuban Video ...
Update: Fresh Paint in Havana, Lam in Brazil, Iconocracy in Spain, Cuban Video ...

Busting 6 big myths about Iran and business: CEO
This is particularly true in Tehran, a cosmopolitan city full of world-class restaurants, broad boulevards, contemporary art museums and galleries. We were at a fully stocked Mont Blanc store opening. There are large Apple Stores and Think Different ...

Art Basel Hires Armory Show Director to Run Its Miami Fair
And he has lent the show an international focus by selecting specific themes, like Chinese contemporary art in 2014. Higher-end galleries that had lost confidence in the fair have been returning, new galleries are eager to get in, and the volume of ...

An Exhibition at Fondation Bernardaud in France Explores Blue-and-White ...
An Exhibition at Fondation Bernardaud in France Explores Blue-and-White ...

8 daring art highlights from 60 years of Documenta
A sleepy German town has shaped the international contemporary art scene. Here are the some of the ... At the 2007 Documenta he organized a costly performance work titled "Fairytale," which brought 1,001 Chinese citizens to Kassel. Many of them ...

Young Chinese artists' Hong Kong show explores friendship
"The exhibition is less about each individual artist than the group as a whole. More importantly, it's about the possibilities that these works present to the viewer." Liu Wei believes the power of contemporary art lies in the various possibilities for ...

Soap Factory hosts immersive contemporary art from Beijing
While the title of the Soap Factory's latest exhibition, “Shaping the Qualitative Phase of Contemporary Chinese Art,” may sound academic, the photography and video works that make up the show are actually a visceral excursion into the trends coming out ...

Chinese State-Owned Luxury Hotelier NUO Taps Zeng Fanzhi As It Plans Global ...
Chinese State-Owned Luxury Hotelier NUO Taps Zeng Fanzhi As It Plans Global ...

Inauguration in Peking of the Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum
According to TEFAF Art Market Report 2014, which reviewed the Chinese market, China accounted for 24% of global art sales in 2013. The project of the Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum testifies, in fact, the recent development of China which becomes ...

K11 Art Foundation Announces Centre Pompidou Partnership
Paris's Centre Pompidou has signed a major three-year partnership agreement with K11 Art Foundation (KAF), the Hong Kong-based not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of Chinese contemporary art from greater China. Focused on ...

K11 Art Foundation Announces Centre Pompidou Partnership | BLOUIN ARTINFO
Paris's Centre Pompidou has signed a major three-year partnership agreement with K11 Art Foundation (KAF), the Hong Kong-based not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of Chinese contemporary art from greater China. Focused on ...

China discovers its self-taught artists
China's self-taught artists are gradually emerging from the margins. A new ten-day festival to promote Chinese alternative art took place in Beijing from late June until 5 July in Dashilar, a downtown Hutong lane neighborhood turned design district ...

Ultrarich Keep Contemporary Art Market Bustling
... wealthy contemporary art collectors are people who, by and large, have managed to detach themselves from the everyday concerns of national economies. Unlike Greek shopkeepers and Chinese small investors, art magnates like Dakis Joannou and Budi ...



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