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Yang Yongliang's best photograph: misty Chinese mountains succumb to the city
In China, landscape painting is less about describing the real physical world, and more about illustrating a mental state, a spirit – expressing your feelings in each ink stroke. Artists down the generations ... It is the same with contemporary art. It ...

Tour Homes Designed Around Art Collections
Paulo Bacchi, owner of Brazil-based furniture company Artefacto, combined two adjacent Fisher Island, Fla., condominiums to create a 5,000-square-foot condominium for his family and his contemporary art collection. “The whole idea is to really expose ...

Modern Sky Festival Connects Chinese & Western Rock in Central Park
“Young kids who come from the cities where we do our big festivals in China, when they get here, there's never anything cool representing contemporary Chinese art or music,” he says. Many of the bands who play Modern Sky here have played Modern Sky's ...

New Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Planned in Beirut
A new modern and contemporary art museum will be built in the Achrafieh district of Beirut, Lebanon, across from the National Museum. The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon, which is behind the project, has announced ...

Chinese buyers still likely to pay for Western art despite economic woes, say ...
Chinese buyers still likely to pay for Western art despite economic woes, say ...

State of the Art
... to drawing, photography and painting. There's not one tedious moment or reflection of artistic ennui in the place. These young artists defy censorship and political disapproval to give China and the world something rare in contemporary art – potent ...

aranda\lasch presents budidesa art park at the chicago architecture biennial
on the occasion of the inaugural chicago architecture biennial, aranda\lasch has unveiled plans for a contemporary arts complex in bali. designed for budi tek, a chinese-indonesian entrepreneur, 'budidesa art park' comprises a series of art gardens ...

Jack Ma turns from collecting to making art - for charity
On Sunday, Sotheby's Hong Kong will auction an oil painting called Paradise that is the work of Ma and Zeng Fanzhi, one of China's most acclaimed contemporary artists. Paradise, expected to sell for up to HK$2.5 million. The unfocused image of the ...

A Passion for Art on Show at Sotheby's Sale
Most eyes are likely to be on the Modern and Contemporary Art evening sale on Sunday as a barometer of Asian appetite for high-priced art during China's economic slowdown. More than $30 million in contemporary and modern art is expected to be sold in ...

'I Try to Talk Less': A Conversation with Ai Weiwei and Liao Yiwu
Chinese dissidents artist Ai Weiwei (left) and poet Liao Yiwu attend a panel discussion at the Berlin International Literature Festival on September 2, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Ai and Liao participated in a conversation about literature, contemporary ...

PS: Art collector Judith Neilsen's new house a piece of inhabitable sculpture
Judith Neilson is a Zimbabwe-born art collector and philanthropist who is the founding director of White Rabbit Gallery, which holds the largest collection of post-2000 contemporary Chinese art outside of China. Her portrait, by Jiawei Shen, hangs in ...

Hong Kong public spoilt for choice as the auction season opens
On Thursday, the Asia Contemporary Art Show opens at the Conrad, and for those with a taste for Chinese art, head to the Grand Hyatt today where there is a public preview of Chinese classical and contemporary works ahead of tomorrow's autumn sale ...

Displaying Fragments: Ten Years of OCAT (2005–2015)
It emphasizes research related to modern and contemporary art, and academic exchange on art history, theory, and criticism between China and abroad. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, OCAT Institute will organize a retrospective exhibition ...

Ink Remix connects past, present, future
Opening at the end of October is the anticipated exhibition Ink Remix: Contemporary Art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, on display from October 31 to February 7, 2016. In the West, ink art is often associated with traditional forms of ...

October in Hong Kong: Fine Art Asia and the Asia Contemporary Art Show
Fine Art Asia gets things started October 4 through 7 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with antiques, contemporary art, Chinese ink paintings, works from the Barbizon School, Impressionist and modern art, antique silver, fine jewelry ...

Art market holding up, early Hong Kong auction results show
Despite some concerns that China's economic slowdown would lend a subdued air to Hong Kong auction rooms this month, results from the first few days of sales suggest the art market remains fairly resilient. Sotheby's modern and contemporary Asian art ...

Joseph Becherer shares stand-out works among ArtPrize 2015 Final 20
The rough, spartan space contrasts brilliantly with the formal setting of a grand dining room table set with china as if anticipating a great feast. However, the incorporation of the viewer through the audio brings the ... Individually and collectively ...

China appetite for pricey contemporary art 'suddenly evaporates'
Worldwide, $1.76 billion (1.57 billion euros) were raised from contemporary art sales, with more than a third -- $650 million -- generated in the United States, essentially in New York, "which is definitely the epicentre of the very high range" works ...

M+ Director Lars Nittve to Step Down
Lars Nittve will step down in January 2016 as director of Hong Kong's future M+ museum. The news has caught the art world by surprise. Earlier this year, Nittve told South China Morning Post that he intended to stay at the visual culture museum through ...

Sotheby's Sale of Modern & Contemporary Asian Art Evening in Hong Kong
The painting, an image of earth, was a collective effort created by Fanzhi and Ma, founder and president of the Chinese internet company Alibaba. The oil catapulted beyond its $HK2.5 million ($323,000) high estimate for a final take of $HK42,200,000 ...

Women in Tech Entrepreneurs: Elemoon's Jing Zhou Bridges Fashion and Tech
On the creative side, Jing worked in Shanghai's contemporary art world and managed international touring exhibitions in both China and Europe. In the startup arena, Jing has built and sold a mobile ad company, raising $4 million. Jing has been a ...

The lines that Ai Weiwei still cannot cross in China
One of the curators, Cui Cancan, is currently in Hong Kong for the opening of another solo show for the artist at Tang Contemporary Art's new gallery space in Central. Behind 16 wooden balls constructed using traditional Chinese carpentry and joinery ...

China appetite for pricey contemporary art 'suddenly evaporates'
PARIS - A cooling national economy has apparently decimated China's appetite for high-priced contemporary art, according to the latest figures from Artprice, an outfit which compiles art market data. The amount of money raised in auctions in China in ...

Artprice's 2014/15 Contemporary Art Market Report: +1800% Turnover in 15 Years
Global Contemporary art auction turnover decreased -12% in the 2014/15 period versus the previous 12-month period. However, this contraction was mainly due to a sharp adjustment of the Chinese Contemporary art market (-37%) which lost its leading ...

China appetite for pricey art evaporates
"Untitled (Blue Head) by Ravinder Reddy, left, and Damien Hirst's "Untitled Birthday Card," estimated value $380,000 - 535,000, two of the items on display ahead of the "Bear Witness" sale at Sotheby's auction house in London, March 4, 2015. AFP / Leon ...

China appetite for pricey art evaporates
"Untitled (Blue Head) by Ravinder Reddy, left, and Damien Hirst's "Untitled Birthday Card," estimated value $380,000 - 535,000, two of the items on display ahead of the "Bear Witness" sale at Sotheby's auction house in London, March 4, 2015. AFP / Leon ...

Phoenix Art Museum exhibit brings Ai Weiwei's politically charged art from China
... perspective on two centuries of cultural misunderstanding.” The lecture will be held in Whiteman Hall of the Phoenix Art Museum. Contact the reporter at csmannin@asu.edu. October 6th, 2015 | Tags: ai weiwei, chinese art, claudia brown, contemporary ...

Using Sculptures to Replicate the Human Experience
As China grows in importance within the contemporary art market, The Creators Project caught up with one of the country's most interesting exports. The Creators Project: So please tell us about your giant skull. Xu Wang: The Big Skull was commissioned ...

Jack Ma, Zeng Fanzhi's painting fetches US$4.6mn
Zeng made a name for himself in 2013 when his oil painting, titled the Last Supper, sold at a Sotheby's auction for HK$180 million (US$23 million), a record high for contemporary Chinese art. The auction of the oil painting is part of Ma's ...

Yale-China “fireside chat” highlights Chinese art
“Pull Left” is designed to bring Chinese contemporary art abroad, Tang explained, as well as draw global attention to the innovation happening within China's avant-garde arts scene. It features pieces from 15 emerging contemporary Chinese artists, who ...

More Art Basel Miami Beach
With last year's messy birth of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) — which acrimoniously broke away from the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami — Miami now has three major contemporary art museums in a city of 2.6 million. ... That staple ...

Arts beats stock crisis: why Hong Kong auctions draws new records despite ...
Arts beats stock crisis: why Hong Kong auctions draws new records despite ...

Who's the next big art-world star? New talent at Asia Contemporary Art Show
Hong Kong (CNN) The Asia Contemporary Art Show, now in its 7th edition, is an annual exhibition held in Hong Kong. It showcases artworks by emerging Asian artists and established international favorites. This year 2,000 artworks by 300 artists are up ...

China appetite for art falls away
A cooling national economy has apparently decimated China's appetite for high-priced contemporary art, according to the latest figures from Artprice, an outfit which compiles art market data. The amount of money raised in auctions in China in the 12 ...

China appetite for pricey contemporary art 'evaporates'
A cooling national economy has apparently decimated China's appetite for high-priced contemporary art, according to the latest figures from Artprice, an outfit which compiles art market data. The amount of money raised in auctions in China in the 12 ...

Inside celebrity hairstylist Kim Robinson's moody, masculine Hong Kong home
Upstairs hallway (above) The wall sculptures are by Yu Fan and came from the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, in Beijing. The two Embryo chairs by Marc Newson for Cappellini were bought years ago. The canvasses in that room and in the adjacent art ...

Arts Etc. – October 10, 2015
New York's Guggenheim Museum has indicated that their interest is their growing contemporary Chinese art program is serious by hiring Jou Hanru and Xiaoyu Weng as new Curators of Contemporary Chinese Art. Singaporean curator and arts administrator ...

British Art Show 8 review – a long haul in art's touring caravan
Cally Spooner's disembodied exclamations are clearly meant to arrive abruptly wherever they are displayed, and in the next 14 months, that will include Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton. The British Art Show is the great caravan of contemporary art ...

Wealthy art investors unfazed by emerging market difficulties
... ahead of London's Frieze fair. As international collectors, dealers and enthusiasts descend on the capital for the showcase exhibition in Regent's Park, the sector's optimism has been tested by difficult conditions in emerging market economies ...

archstudio reshapes old factory into contemporary art museum in china
knowing that art can have the power to change reality, archstudio has transformed a decaying pharmaceutical factory in zi bo, china, into the great wall museum of fine art, a place dedicated to showcase contemporary works. the design concept is based ...

Studio interview: Strategy to promote contemporary art
The 'Frieze Art Fair' is also happening in October, almost concurrently with the China International Gallery Exposition. This suggests the Chinese art market - the second-largest art market in the world - is booming. Does that mean Chinese art ...

Old-Fashioned Chinese Brush Painting Goes Contemporary at CVA
Surely the biggest news for contemporary art in the twenty-first century is the ascendancy of Chinese contemporary art and its important place in the international mix. Amazingly, exhibition-goers in Denver have had a front-row seat for this rapid ...

Chinese President's Art Speech Released, Ai Weiwei Gets a Book Deal, and More
Chinese State Releases Xi Jinping Arts Speech: President Xi Jinping of China gave a speech on the role of the arts in Chinese society one year ago, but the full text of his remarks was not published until yesterday. ... many artists grew up connected ...

Exhibition of Indian contemporary art to be held in Beijing
Through the exhibition, an attempt has been made to bring China representative works of art of an experimental genre, while also analysing their deep rooted ethos, the statement said. "The exhibition includes thought-provoking and cutting edge works of ...

Contemporary Takes on China's Oldest Painting Technique
DENVER — Do viewers outside of China still expect contemporary Chinese art to “look” Chinese, and what does that even mean? The group exhibition A New Fine Line, on view at Metropolitan State University of Denver's Center for Visual Art, considers the ...

Xi Jinping's speech gives insight into China Communist Party machinations
... meaning works that advocate integrity, merit and compassion – in order to provide the public the best “food for thought”. The speech is detailed in its praise for traditional modes of art and critical of contemporary art, which he feels lacks ...

Sinosphere | Q. and A.: Zhang Gan on Managing the Chinese Art Market
Chinese artists saw Western art, which released a great deal of creative energy in the mainland. Contemporary artists in China started learning and imitating contemporary artists in the West. But I believe China's contemporary art is now developing its ...

A New Perspective on the Asian Art Scene in Paris: An Interview with Alexandra ...
A New Perspective on the Asian Art Scene in Paris: An Interview with Alexandra ...

The Influential Chinese Contemporary Artist You've Never Heard Of
Mr. Zhang became a revered role model among Chinese exiles struggling to recalibrate their artistic voices, said the Brooklyn Museum's contemporary-art curator, Eugenie Tsai. “He's incredibly influential, a master of bringing together aspects of art in ...

Chinese Bidding Boosts Christie's $55 Million Contemporary Evening Sale in London
Christie's postwar and contemporary art sale turned in a similar result to Sotheby's the evening before when it totaled £35.6 million ($55 million) against an estimate of £30.7 million to £42.6 million (N.B., sale prices include buyer's premium, while ...



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