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Deep into art
Dunhuang - Song of Living Beings consists of four parts: eight replica grottoes; a "dialogue" between contemporary Chinese artists and Dunhuang's murals, painted sculptures, silk paintings and manuscripts; Essence of the Ancient Silk Road featuring the ...

Jennifer Rubell's Art Basel Breakfasts Are Feasts for the Soul
At the time, the two were already legendary art collectors amassing what would become one of the world's most envied caches of contemporary art. "They met Keith Haring when he was working at the Mudd Club," Jennifer says, referring to the well-known ...

Nihao, Shanghai! Shanghai Project inaugural event
The Shanghai Project is a hybridized international arts festival that brings together mixed teams of culture and arts practitioners from both Shanghai and abroad and from various fields—including contemporary art, film, literature, architecture ...

Focus on the Philippines: Amy Vachal gives NSYNC hit a twist on The Voice
The 34-year-old, who paints, sculpts and creates multimedia art, will receive a prize of 300,000 Chinese yuan (Dh172,000) to continue developing her practice. “Taniguchi solidly positions her work, without any compromise, into the context of Asia and ...

Vermont Artists Head to Miami Art Fair
She asserts, "Everybody who we're taking absolutely has the quality of work that should be at a contemporary art fair." Another major booster of Vermont's arts profile is Jill Badolato, director of social responsibility at ... Campbell, Costantino, Fry ...

Ranu Mukherjee Unearths Buried Histories in 'Extracted' Trilogy
On the second floor of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, in what is usually a gallery filled with Chinese paintings, local artist Ranu Mukherjee's exhibition Extracted blends historical research with a contemporary multimedia practice in a welcome ...

Mega Guide To Art Basel Miami Beach 2015: Wednesday
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 opens today for VIPs, media and collectors. Last year the fair attracted 73,000 visitors to the Miami Beach Convention Center and this year's 14th edition looks to be even bigger and better, with 267 galleries from 32 ...

Biennale Jogja shows Indonesian and Nigerian art as activism
From its beginnings in 1988, the Biennale Jogja in Yogyakarta has punched above its weight to become Indonesia's most international contemporary art event. And for the past three editions, as well as showcasing a range of Indonesian visual artists, ...

Christie's $335 Million Hong Kong Sale Is 16% Below Estimate
Christie's sold HK$2.6 billion ($335 million) at its six-day Autumn sales in Hong Kong that ended Wednesday night, 16 percent below what the auction house had estimated it would earn, as Chinese buyers held back on purchases of contemporary art, ...

Bonhams Makes Two New Key Asia Appointments
She also previously worked with the International Center of Photography (ICP) and a private Chinese art collection in New York. Ryo Wakabayashi joins Bonhams as Senior Specialist – Modern & Contemporary Art, Asia, based in the Tokyo office with ...

The team at Oscar Hunt, one of Melbourne's most distinguished tailors, unveils ...
The team at Oscar Hunt, one of Melbourne's most distinguished tailors, unveils ...

Interest, prices for Southeast Asian art soar: Sotheby's
"Which is unlike, for example, Chinese artists who have similar backgrounds and experiences." Koh Seow Chuan, an architect and avid art ... "I started my art collecting by collecting Western contemporary art. This was only natural for me as I was ...

Mainland Chinese economic slowdown dents Hong Kong's autumn art sales
The total take for Asian 20th century and contemporary art was HK$730 million, with Chinese modern master Sanyu's Vase of Chrysanthemums on a Yellow Table being the top lot. It sold for HK$46 million. Another Sanyu painting, also on chrysanthemums, ...

Art Basel's Miami Beach director breaks down his VIP week
If there were such a thing as art fair royalty, Noah Horowitz might snag the crown. The 36-year-old curator spent four years as executive director of NYC's contemporary- art focused Armory Show, after helming the online VIP Art Fair. This summer he was ...

The Chinese Man Collecting Air Pollution to Make a Brick Is One of Many ...
The Chinese Man Collecting Air Pollution to Make a Brick Is One of Many ...

Interest, prices for Southeast Asian art soar -Sotheby's
"Which is unlike, for example, Chinese artists who have similar backgrounds and experiences." At the 1996 auction, Sotheby's achieved S$3.77 ... "I started my art collecting by collecting Western contemporary art. This was only natural for me as I was ...

Art Miami Continues to Grow and Flower
Opening night was certainly the most festive and exciting evening that I had experienced in many moons over the Atlantic, complete with an illustrious and fashionable crowd whose refined apparel was clearly influenced by contemporary art designs ...

Mu Xin Art Museum Opens in Wuzhen, China
A biennale-like international contemporary art exhibition is also being planned for spring 2016. Perhaps only time will tell if Wuzhen has the potential to become a year-round attraction for both general tourists and art and culture enthusiasts, in ...

Ai Weiwei's Forever bicycles installed at National Gallery of Victoria for ...
Ai Weiwei's Forever bicycles installed at National Gallery of Victoria for ...

Hard-working translators get their due
“In French, the word for translation also means to cross from one side of the river to the other,” Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, the French Ambassador to China, said of the importance of interpretation at the award ceremony. “And the translators are ...

Galax arts school celebrates opens a heritage woodworking shop
Together, Pollins said the hope is that the pottery, needle crafts, woodworking and contemporary art programs - among other artisan activities at the school - will develop a rich creative economy based on the community's existing cultural assets and ...

Making the K-Pop Band: Can a Non-Korean K-Pop Group Succeed?
Born and raised in Seoul, Bora Kim was interested in researching the global commercial success of K-pop, short for "Korean pop," a music genre made popular in South Korea since the early 1990s that incorporates singing with highly choreographed dance ...

Phil Romano hopes to leave indelible mark — for more than burgers and pasta
It looked like a Chinese finger puzzle,” Romano says, putting his index fingers together and then out. No one wanted it, Schatz told Romano. The University of Texas Health Science Center was about to cut off funding. ... His 7,500-square-foot home ...

Q&A: Noah Horowitz, Director Americas, Art Basel Miami Beach
As a result, there is a real opportunity to deepen our knowledge of the artists and artistic movements that exist outside of the conventional cannon and broaden our perspective on what defines contemporary art today. In my new role, I look forward to ...

From Patagonia to Miami Beach, the Week in Photos
People hike on the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on Nov. 30, 2015, in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is the third largest ice field in the world. The ...

Woman stabbed at Art Basel, witnesses thought it was art
One woman stabbed another during a fight at world-famous Art Basel Miami Beach, causing at least one patron to think he was watching performance art. Miami Beach Detective Kathleen Prieto told the Miami Herald the suspect stabbed the victim's arms and ...

'Cultural Corridor' Proposed for Northern Berkshires
The project, intended to draw more visitors to the northern Berkshires and to help the economy of North Adams in particular, would include a new contemporary art museum, the renovation of a 1938 movie palace and the building of what Mr. Krens calls a ...

Conceptual Plans Unveiled for Heritage State Park Model Railroad Museum
The unveiling of the concept plan for the museum also included more information on Krens' proposed for-profit Global Contemporary Art Museum that would be located on airport land next to Stop & Shop. Krens and his team are currently in negotiations for ...

Dine Out Maine: At Portland's Tempo Dulu, exotic flavors with a side of pampering
The walls of the exquisitely decorated space are covered with eye-catching works of contemporary art that make the warmly lighted rooms look more like prestigious galleries than prosaic dining rooms. Sounds all around are low and muted, including the ...

World's 20 best waterfront cities and their top attractions
Don't miss: The new Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (mucem.org) and inelegantly named contemporary art museum FRAC PACA (fracpaca.org) are top notch. There are restaurants and bars in the restored 19th-century buildings of ...

Art Basel Miami 2015: Aron Belka Wins Bombay Sapphire Artisan Competition
... closing party inside the W Miami Beach, which he hosted with Israel, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bettina Korek and the magazine's owner Marc Lotenberg, one had to ask what the chronicler of excess thought of the contemporary art world compared to the ...

Picasso Mania in Paris
Picasso-Mania-in-Paris1 Visitors have until the 29th February 2016 to visit the Picasso.mania exhibition at Paris' Grand Palais, which focuses on the master's legacy and his influence on contemporary art. Picasso.mania draws special attention to the ...

Art Stage Singapore founder brings message of art's growing reach to Manila
It draws attention to contemporary art's significance in the development of cities and the population's way of living as well as the artist's role as seismographs of society's pulse in Southeast Asia. Discussions will see contemporary art moved outside ...

Hong Kong companies split over whether to fund contentious art
But now, there are fears that the controversy around the Gormley exhibition may further discourage local companies from backing contemporary art projects. After all, sponsoring a classical music concert is a much safer way of adding an aura of ...

Andy Warhol's original insta art
Both are important figures in contemporary art, and the joint show is a perfect pairing, marking the place where Warhol's rendition of the 20th-century American dream gives way to Weiwei's vision of the 21st, or "Chinese", century. The Andy Warhol/Ai ...

Sleep Tight in Cultiver Linen
Work Uniform: Mikala Tai. Take a look inside the wardrobe of 4A Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art's brand new director. The KitX Flagship. Kit Willow has followed up the launch of her new label with a Paddington store. ArtDesignThe Journal · Better ...

Ramen Like You've Never Seen Before
Work Uniform: Mikala Tai. Take a look inside the wardrobe of 4A Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art's brand new director. The KitX Flagship. Kit Willow has followed up the launch of her new label with a Paddington store. ArtDesignThe Journal · Better ...

The world is our home. A poem on abstraction
A self-taught artist, Tang was not fully integrated in the national cannon, perhaps due to his Chinese descent and his explicit embracing of his origins, or the lack of tokenistic Thai forms in his art. To the guardians of the national canon, his ...

Strong sales & critical acclaim mark 14th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach
The artists presented reflected the show's international focus – from Emirati artist Hassan Sharif at Alexander Gray Associates (New York) and Chinese artist Zhang Ding at Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), to Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Galleria ...

The Most Head-Turning Outfits At Art Basel 2015
While the annual four-day festival is meant to showcase the best-of-the-best in modern and contemporary art, many attendees also use it as an opportunity to party and wear the most head-turning ensembles in the name of fine art. This year we spotted ...

Controversy, rows, unmade beds - and Scottish success: A brief guide to the ...
Controversy, rows, unmade beds - and Scottish success: A brief guide to the ...

Pirelli unveils 2016 calendar, created by Annie Leibovitz
Included in the calendar are: actress Yao Chen, the first Chinese UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador; Russian top model Natalia Vodianova, founder of the charity Naked Heart Russia; producer Kathleen Kennedy, the chairperson of Lucasfilm and an influential ...

Colin Fassnidge to Leave the Four in Hand
Work Uniform: Mikala Tai. Take a look inside the wardrobe of 4A Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art's brand new director. The KitX Flagship. Kit Willow has followed up the launch of her new label with a Paddington store. ArtDesignThe Journal · Better ...

How Art Basel helped transform Miami's art scene
They're here, but for sale, from Picasso masterpieces to a towering tree by Chinese sensation Ai Weiwei. There's supposedly $3 billion worth of art on display this year, and the show has spread ... JARED BOWEN: Two of those museums are the Institute of ...

Huang Yong Ping To Take Over Grand Palais for Monumenta 2016
... based in France since 1989, Huang was a founding member of the Xiamen Dada movement, whose canny artworks fused an irreverent absurdist streak with references to Eastern myth, philosophy, and religion at a time when Chinese contemporary art was ...

Cool Accessories Made for Summer Nights
Work Uniform: Mikala Tai. Take a look inside the wardrobe of 4A Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art's brand new director. The KitX Flagship. Kit Willow has followed up the launch of her new label with a Paddington store. ArtDesignThe Journal · Better ...

Grayson Perry's 'stealth bombs' at Museum of Contemporary Art
British artist Grayson Perry, speaking yesterday at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, described stumbling into a medium seen as traditional, craftsy, feminine, working class and perhaps a bit daggy — the perfect cover. “Early on I realised the Vice ...

In Singapore, a New Cultural Vision
“This is the first major attempt by an institution to put together a collection of modern and contemporary art from Southeast Asia,” said Claire Hsu, executive director of the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. “It hasn't been done before at this scale or ...

Active Buying at CRN Sale
The images, executed on pages from the International Herald Tribune of September 10, 1975, appear to have been part of a series, two of which were offered at Christie's postwar and contemporary art sale in November 2012; a third is in a London ...

Jewel purpose: when art shines
Launched this weekend during Art Basel Miami Beach and sold exclusively through luxury online retailer Stylebop, the project stemmed from Stylebop's co-founder Thorsten Eimuth and Herbert Kopp of Cada's mutual love of contemporary art. Kopp had little ...



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