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China at the Biennale
The Venice Biennale – the massive international contemporary art show held in Venice each odd year – is often called "the world´s most important art exhibition." Its prestige draws artists, collectors, critics – and close to 400,000 assorted visitors ...

Artist Jamie McCartney: How The Great Wall of Vagina is a stand against 'body ...
Artist Jamie McCartney: How The Great Wall of Vagina is a stand against 'body ...

A Ghost in the Family
McGee, who is Chinese and Irish, grew up in South San Francisco, where his father worked at an auto-body shop, and started writing graffiti under the name Twist when he was a teen-ager. Even now that he is nearly fifty, and has shown at the .... It was ...

How art market could be made a profit-generating machine
The closure of such a celebrated fixture of the New York art scene underscores the fact that - despite the unprecedented avalanche of money blanketing the contemporary art world (something that is also seen here) - it's surprisingly difficult for ...

The State Department reportedly ignored its own experts and watered down a ...
The State Department reportedly ignored its own experts and watered down a ...

Last Chance To See Contemporary Art In Asian Art Museum's 28 Chinese
See it for just $5 on Thursday nights! There are just two opportunities left to do this: This Thursday, Aug 6, hang with the Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble Asian American Orchestra for an evening that's part conversation and part musical show-and-tell ...

German show spotlights contemporary Chinese sculptors
... connection between the East and West, past and present. New Figuration — Narrative Sculptures is a part of the ongoing art event China 8, which introduces the look of Chinese contemporary art with nine exhibitions in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan ...

Instagram Takes on Growing Role in the Art Market
Instagram adopters like the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (with 127,000 followers), the American artist and toy designer Gary Baseman (84,700) and the French “photograffeur” JR (627,000) all keep fans up to date with regularly shared images of new work ...

New museum dedicated to contemporary Chinese and Islamic art
The museum aims at promoting contemporary art and will concentrate its programming on Chinese and Islamic contemporary art. The choice of location is understandable because the region has always been a cultural crossroads, especially at the time of the ...

The perils of jargon: a plea to speak in plain English
"Jargon may have its place in pop music and contemporary art, where it can at least pretend to give meaning and gravitas to something fundamentally lightweight". Jargon may have its place in pop ... Only yesterday the headmaster of Bohunt – the ...

Developer unveils Pier 4 condo design
A half-acre plaza with a sculptural water feature and tables and chairs for performances and dining would be situated between the condo building and the adjacent Institute of Contemporary Art. ... China's two largest insurers — were joining as co ...

New $32M arts centre for Sydney
In 2009 she opened the White Rabbit Gallery in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale – an unlikely location for the largest collection of post-2000 contemporary Chinese art outside of China. This week she gets the green light to expand her inner city ...

Para/Site gallery's new exhibition explores Hong Kong's identity
While fireworks are legal in China, they are banned in Hong Kong except when officially organised to celebrate events such as the Lunar New Year and handover anniversaries. Chung's installation offers viewers a "new ... Lam, who won the Hong Kong Art ...

Things to do and see in Marin County, Aug. 6 through 13, 2015
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art: 500 Palm Drive and 781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato; 415-506-0137; www.marinmoca.org. Through Aug. ... Through August: “China Camp: A Photographic Journey,” solo exhibition by Osher Levi. 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ...

Langham Hospitality Group introduces Cordis, Hong Kong
The recently renovated Cordis, Hong Kong has 664 rooms and suites offering views of scenic vistas, with spacious marble bathrooms outfitted with oversized bathtubs. Stunning works of over 1,500 pieces of contemporary Chinese art valued at over HKD$35 ...

Museum & Gallery Listings for Aug. 7-13
7) Designed to illustrate the influence of Chinese culture on Western fashion, this visually extravagant exhibition fills both the basement-level Anna Wintour Costume Center and the Chinese galleries on the second floor, and claims a repurposed ...

Surreal Photographs of Chinese Amusement Parks in Hibernation
Walter Guadagnini, chair in history of contemporary art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, writes in an introduction: “It is the collapse of meaning, as well as of any possible identity, that opens the way, in the end, to a vision of the most ...

Art show openings, 8/7/2015
"A New Fine Line: Contemporary Ink Painting from China" exhibit by nine contemporary Chinese artists using "gongbi" technique through Oct. 24. Reception: ... Annual Contemporary Art Survey featuring local and national artists through Oct. 10. Reception ...

Sotheby's Profit Falls 13% as Contemporary Art Sale Shifted
The decline “is largely due to a change in the timing of the summer evening sale of contemporary art in London, which was held in the third quarter in 2015 after being held in the second quarter in 2014, as well as unfavorable movements in foreign ...

Sotheby's reports 13% decrease in 2Q profit from contemporary art sale shift
Wang Jianlin, Asia's richest man and chairman of China's Dalian Wanda Group, bought a Claude Monet painting for $20.4 million at Sotheby's Impressionist and modern art sale on May 5. Chinese movie mogul Wang Zhongjun bought a Picasso for $29.9 ...

Revenue Down Slightly at Sotheby's, a House in Transition
While Sotheby's has typically been stronger than its rival Christie's in the area of Impressionist and Modern art, it has struggled to match Christie's in the booming sector of contemporary art. Mr. Smith announced a doubling of Sotheby's share ...

The world is her canvas
Incidentally, she's come to Delhi from Kolkata where she was attending the Curators Hub at Experimenter, the contemporary art gallery with one of the most cutting edge programmes in the country. Zain is representative of a globe-trotting set of young ...

Albright-Knox offers a thrilling look into the world of animated art
And elsewhere in the gallery – with oases of calm strategically scattered throughout – the apocalyptic visions continue: Chinese artist Zhang Xiaotao's 34-minute animation of a crumbling cities; Marco Brambilla's utterly engrossing 3-D animation of ...

Walking through the desert to where technology meets art
Gerrard's three-screen piece portrays a simulated maze-like desert landscape populated with the avatars of 38 Chinese factory workers, traversing the arid territory in different directions based on the algorithms used in GPS systems. The dynamic in ...

Fragmentary Travelogue: Adrián Villar Rojas at the Moderna Museet
The film's centerpiece is shaky iPhone footage secretly shot during the chaotic 24-hour construction of the Power Station of Art, mainland China's first state-run contemporary art museum, finished for the 2012 Shanghai Biennale. Apart from Villar Rojas ...

Nine-story tower planned for Anthony's Pier 4 site
A half-acre plaza with a sculptural water feature and tables and chairs for performances and dining would be situated between the condo building and the adjacent Institute of Contemporary Art. ... China's two largest insurers — were joining as co ...

Chinese Independent Film, Reborn?
On Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:28 p.m., Chinese art critic and curator of contemporary Chinese art Li Xianting posted a sobering message to his WeChat social media account. After days of back and forth negotiations with the police, he wrote, “Police and public ...

Greater China Club
Two red doors open into a modern dining room, with pooled ceiling lights, black marble paneling and contemporary Chinese art hanging on the walls. The amount of art in the small space could have been a tad encroaching, but the tone and styling is ...

Langham reveals first Cordis hotel
Following a recent renovation, the Cordis Hong Kong will officially debut on 26 August 2015, decorated with more than 1,500 pieces of contemporary Chinese art, valued at over HK$35 million (US$4.5m). The property will offer 664 rooms and suites, ...

There's a residual energy to Cai Guo-Qiang's explosive works
Okamoto's famous dictum, however, literally applies to the New-York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who is famous for using gunpowder explosions to distribute colors and other effects across his expansive canvases. Once based in Japan, Cai has an ...

Kahlil Joseph's Double Conscience: A Contemporary Spiritual
Kahlil Joseph's Double Conscience: A Contemporary Spiritual by China Adams ... “DOUBLE CONSCIENCE,” The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) presentation of Kahlil Joseph's video project m.A.A.d., 2014, is an elegant and tragic illustration ...

People » Kaitlyn Trigger: A Nerd After Our Own Hearts
Trigger spent much of her childhood in China, where her father was dispatched by the U.S. Information Agency, now part of the State Department, to teach rock guitar in the cultural diplomacy program. She went on to study Mandarin as an East Asian ...

Taiwan offered a plethora of Hong Kong's artistic goodies
Dubbed "Arts through Time", the month-long event from 10 September to October 11 will open with the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition that features works by eight artists reflecting their take on city life. "We have an open agenda ... The most ...

Cai Guo-Qiang Shares His Thoughts On Ephemerality, Universality, and Getting ...
Cai Guo-Qiang Shares His Thoughts On Ephemerality, Universality, and Getting ...

Dynamic, brave Chinese artists at the Asian
Throughout, “28 Chinese” succeeds in not only conveying the range, dynamism and courageous conviction of the contemporary Chinese art scene, but will also inspire a viewer to dig further — beyond Zhang Huan's body-centric performance art, Chen ...

Guggenheim appointments reinforce commitment to Chinese contemporary art
The institution has appointed two new curators to expand its Chinese contemporary art programme. Hou Hanru, the artistic director of MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, has been hired as a consulting curator. Xiaoyu Weng, the ...

Guggenheim appointments reinforce commitment to Chinese contemporary art
The institution has appointed two new curators to expand its Chinese contemporary art programme. Hou Hanru, the artistic director of MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, has been hired as a consulting curator. Xiaoyu Weng, the ...

Expanding Contemporary Chinese Art Program, Guggenheim Hires Two New Curators
To expand its Chinese contemporary art programming, the Guggenheim's appointed two new curators, according to Julia Halperin in the Art Newspaper. Hou Hanru's being brought on as a consulting curator, and Xiaoyu Weng will serve as an associate ...

A Major Player in the Topsy-Turvy World of Chinese Art
Yet the Poly Culture Group, for which auctions make up most of its business, appears to be in an enviable position to ride out China's economic storm. While Sotheby's and Christie's have zeroed in on the top end of the Chinese contemporary art market ...

Dr. Dre Plans Compton Arts Center, Hasted Kraeutler Closes Amid Financial ...
Dr. Dre Plans Compton Arts Center, Hasted Kraeutler Closes Amid Financial ...

The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese Art from the 1970s to Now, Whitworth Art ...
The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese Art from the 1970s to Now, Whitworth Art ...

Review: Enrique Vila-Matas Plots His Own Awakening in 'The Illogic of Kassel'
But, one day, you receive an invitation to act as an installation piece at Documenta, the quinquennial contemporary-art exhibition in Kassel, Germany. You think, What would a writer like me do in a place like that? This happened to Enrique Vila-Matas, ...

yinchuan's museum of contemporary art reflects the flow of china's yellow river
forming part of a new cultural complex in northern china, local practice we architech anonymous (waa) has completed yinchuan's museum of contemporary art (MOCA). located next to the country's famous yellow river, the scheme has been designed to bring ...

Modern and Contemporary Art at Bonhams in HK This Fall
These dedicated sales follow Bonhams' appointment of several fresh talents throughout Greater China since the start of the year. Headed by Magnus Renfrew, Deputy Chairman and Director of Fine Arts, Asia, the new team includes Hong Kong-based ...

Langham Hospitality Group introduces Cordis, Hong Kong - the flagship hotel ...
Langham Hospitality Group introduces Cordis, Hong Kong - the flagship hotel ...

International Digest
The gift shop at Greece's Minoan Palace ruins museum at Knossos, Crete is under investigation for tax fraud by the country's authorities, according to Henri Neuendorf in Artnet. According to AFP, investigators, in one day alone, found 534 tax ...

Buy Art Fair 2015: Find out which artists and galleries will be exhibiting
BREESE LITTLE, Bureau, Copperfield, Division of Labour, domobaal, Grand Union, IMT Gallery, l'etrangére, OBJECT / A, PAPER, Platform A, S1 Artspace, Space in Between, The International 3, Vitrine, Drop City, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, ...

Bonny Zanardi: Works highlight California agriculture
In 2012 she was awarded an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. She lives in Sacramento and teaches drawing and sculpture at Sacramento City College. The exhibition of O'Connor's work ... with ...

Buffett's Last Hurrah
It sells around 3 times enterprise value, the latest worry being China's sputtering financial setting. Lot to be said for valuation discipline. After all, the market cut Twitter in half, and schmeissed Alibaba, 40%. But Facebook, up ... saw in Sotheby ...

Museum & Gallery Listings for Aug. 14-20
7) Designed to illustrate the influence of Chinese culture on Western fashion, this visually extravagant exhibition fills both the basement-level Anna Wintour Costume Center and the Chinese galleries on the second floor, and claims a repurposed ...



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