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2016 arts fast forward: Visual art
There's a sense of optimism, and just about anything seems possible in 2016, whether the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego finally moving forward on an expansion project that would allow it to consistently show its permanent collection or the San ...

Nostalgia and Surrealism Infuse Works of Chinese Animation Artist
He shuttles between Chongqing and Beijing, the commercial center of China's art world where he shows up at gallery exhibits, does deals and still paints in a studio in the 798 complex, the contemporary art area. There, in the entrance to his studio ...

Local collectors start to splurge on Western art
Canton Treasure Auction has put forward a special section of “oil painting, sculpture and prints” during its contemporary art auction. According to the head of its oil painting department, oil painting collecting is a trend we will see in the future ...

A Year of Highs and Corrections in the Art Market
Then, in November at Christie's, the billionaire Chinese collector Liu Yiqian offered a winning bid of $170.4 million for Modigliani's 1917 “Nu couché.” These dizzying and highly publicized auction peaks created a ... While the best of artists like ...

Staggered terraces cover roof of Beijing art museum by Praxis d'Architecture
This art museum by Chinese firm Praxis d'Architecture features textured tiled walls, protruding windows and stepping roof terraces that overlook a lake near Beijing (+ slideshow). Spring Art Museum by Praxis d'Architecture Photograph by Jin Fengzhe ...

2016 travel highlights: Rio, Indy 500, German beer, Shanghai Disney
The Met Breuer, a modern and contemporary art space for the Metropolitan Museum, opens March 18 in New York City. The landmark ... Shanghai Disney Resort opens in China in spring 2016 with the tallest, grandest castle of any Disney park. Other Disney ...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create refugee memorial on Lesbos, Greece
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei announced plans on Friday to create a memorial on the Greek island of Lesbos to the plight of refugees, many of whom have lost their lives trying to reach Europe. “A lot of people have lost their lives under the waves ...

'House of Morgan': a Chinese mogul, an anti-capitalist artist and an icon of ...
'House of Morgan': a Chinese mogul, an anti-capitalist artist and an icon of ...

Everything is Permitted: Artist-Run Spaces of Mexico City in the 1990s
Smith's work, roughly 10.5 x 20.5 feet, is made entirely of orange plastic items made in China and purchased in Mexico City street markets, including toilet seats, spray bottles, salad spinners, and rafts. Orange became ubiquitous .... According to its ...

'House of Morgan': a Chinese mogul, an anti-capitalist artist and an icon of ...
'House of Morgan': a Chinese mogul, an anti-capitalist artist and an icon of ...

Animated by nostalgia
For his next venture, Zhang plans to leave the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and take the helm of a Beijing gallery, the Kylin Center of Contemporary Art. There, he said, he will show art from around the world and send Chinese art abroad. But most of all ...

a dizzying year in the art market
While the best of artists like Bacon, Basquiat, Richter and Warhol might be at short supply at auction, Schwartzman said there was still a tremendous amount of dealer activity in postwar and contemporary art in the under-$US2 million range. But it is ...

The Custodians
“If there's a show in, say, China, do we need to ship these objects, or can they just be reprinted there? If they can be reprinted and not shipped, .... To treat conservation as it has traditionally been treated—as the behind-the-scenes work of ...

galleries keep kids engaged
In Adelaide, Aboriginal storytelling and dance performances are running alongside the Art Gallery of South Australia's indigenous contemporary art survey Tarnanthi. Treasure Ships, an exploration of the maritime journeys taken by spice traders, at ...

In Europe as in Africa, tired countries draft in their leaders from abroad
Zinsou has already put some money where his mouth is, financing through his foundation the first museum of contemporary art on the continent outside South Africa. ... The former head of the African Union, Jean Ping, was half Chinese. There is a certain ...

Hotel 'super suites' take luxury accommodations to the next level
The original interiors of Hong Kong-based Fu, with its tasteful onyx, hand-tufted rugs and collection of specially commissioned contemporary art, were reinstated at the end of the guest's stay. Meanwhile, other cities are catching on to the trend: New ...

Why Do We Only Discover Artists When They Die?
Instead (as he wrote to friend and avant-garde composer John Cage in 1950), Kelly believed that “We must make our art like the Egyptians, the Chinese & the African and the Island primitives–with their relation to life. It should meet the eye direct ...

Predictions for 2016: Rethinking Private and Public
One of the more interesting trends in the Asian context is a rethinking of the notion of private and public, specifically, as seen in the growth of private museums. In Beijing, I recently visited the M Woods Museum opened by Lin Han in the city's new ...

No. 2 story of the year - Departures: Changes in the leadership landscape
In his letter, Spore highlighted achievements that occurred during his tenure in office, including the creation of the Lake Gaston water pipeline, Town Center, redevelopment of the resort area, expansion of the Virginia Aquarium and the Museum of ...

Less is More with ST. AGNI
Work Uniform: Mikala Tai. Take a look inside the wardrobe of 4A Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art's brand new director. ArtDesignThe Journal · Why We Love Furniture by Henry Wilson. From his studio in Sydney's Darlinghurst, Henry Wilson designs ...

Sensational summer exhibitions at gallery
On display until February 7, this exhibition offers new ways of thinking about ink art as a multifaceted and dynamic form of visual expression that is being embraced and reinterpreted by increasing numbers of contemporary artists in mainland China ...

High bids but low growth in big-name art market
Jussi Pylkkanen, president of Christie's auction house, takes a bid for Pacasso's Les Femmes d'Alger. Getty Images. by Scott Reyburn. Looking back at the headlines, 2015 was a momentous year for the art market. In May, Picasso's 1955 painting Les ...

Wuzhen water town plans global art show
As a well-known tourist site in East China's Zhejiang province, Wuzhen is often in the headlines - either for the World Internet Conference or for its theater festival. But now, the water town is embracing contemporary art by holding its first ...

Interview with MoMA director on contemporary Chinese art
Interview with MoMA director on contemporary Chinese art. 1. 2016-01-05 14:38chinadaily.com.cn Editor: Feng Shuang. The Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan in New York City is often cited as the most influential museum of modern art in the ...

Top Art Events in Asia for Early 2016
The first few months of 2016 are a busy season for the art market calendar in Asia, with key contemporary art fairs in Singapore and New Delhi in January, followed by Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Dubai on the not-so-distant horizon coming up in March ...

The international view: last year's achievements and plans for 2016
In 2015 we have seen a large increase in the number of Chinese tourists going to Norway, both as groups and individually, and not only during the summer season. I also value highly the close ties being built up between the many polar researchers from ...

Seattle's art-world status is rising, brick by tiny brick
The Seattle Asian Art Museum is one of two in the country first chosen to collect Lego bricks for Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei's art project, after the Danish company refused to sell him the plastic pieces for “political works.” ... Jeffrey ...

Facebook Accused of Censoring Photo of Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
The Guardian's Lyn Gardner reports that artist Ellie Harrison—a lecturer in contemporary art practices at Dundee University—has sparked a public furor over her grant from the Scottish government, estimated at around $22,000, that will allow her to ...

Richard Prince Sued for Copyright Infringement (Again), Rhizome Awarded $600K ...
Richard Prince Sued for Copyright Infringement (Again), Rhizome Awarded $600K ...

Exhibit to feature works by former CCAD president
A collection of his paintings will be on exhibit at CCAD's Contemporary Art Space starting Jan. 8. ... The exhibit, titled "Another World," will feature three galleries of Griffith's latest work in the Contemporary Art Space, formerly the Canzani ...

Chinese New Year 2016: Swing Into The Year Of The Monkey
2016's New Year festivities, heralding the Chinese Year of the Monkey, will take place citywide and additionally mark the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art. A leader in Chinese visual culture, CCFCA will look back over three ...

Eastern promise: Fondation Louis Vuitton celebrates Chinese art and culture
China's prolific contemporary art world is so complex, however, that even a show of this magnitude – and featuring renowned artists such as Hao Liang, Qiu Zhijie, Liu Wei and Xu Qu – cannot provide more than the smallest glimpse of what is currently ...

Artists: Cheng Ran, Karel Koplimets, Lau Wai, Li Liao, Trevor Yeung, Zheng Bo
From January 16 to February 28, 2016, OCAT Shenzhen will present the group exhibition Adrift in OCAT Hall B. Turning its gaze upon the Pearl River Delta region and taking the sociological issue of population mobility as its foundation, this exhibition ...

Singapore Contemporary Art Show at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
The latest addition to Singapore's art scene sees the inaugural edition of Singapore Contemporary at held across a stunning 6,000-square-meter space at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The art fair opens with an exclusive VIP ...

VIDEO: Asha Kama on Carrying the Torch for Modern Bhutanese Art
Today, Kama leads the VAST Bhutan gallery space, a “Voluntary Artists' Studio in Thimphu.” Run as an NGO, the gallery space is now the focal point of modern Bhutanese contemporary art, a venue were aspiring artists gather to practice and hone their ...

LACMA names two UCLA students as curatorial fellowship recipients
Lichtenstein was an exponent of Pop Art during the '60s and '70s and had a strong interest in traditional Chinese ink painting and landscapes. In the mid-1990s, Lichtenstein created his own iteration of landscapes in his signature dot ... Walter cited ...

The Beautiful South: The best exhibitions to see in the South East of England ...
The Beautiful South: The best exhibitions to see in the South East of England ...

Saatchi Gallery to show its first all-female art exhibition
“We've always supported the work of women artists over the years, many of those have gone on to have key roles in the contemporary art world, but I think there's still a huge amount of work to be done,” said Nigel Hurst, the gallery's chief executive ...

Initial Designs Revealed for Thomas Krens's Massive New Museum in Northern ...
Initial Designs Revealed for Thomas Krens's Massive New Museum in Northern ...

Middletown: Zilkha Gallery reveals We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese ...
Middletown: Zilkha Gallery reveals We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese ...

TGIF: Happenings — what's coming up in Northeast Ohio starting Jan. 8
Cleveland Museum Of Art: 11150 East Blvd., presents “Imaging the Garden,” through March 6; “Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting,” through April 24; “Muhammad Shah's Royal Persian Tent Exhibition,” through June 26; “Shadows and Dreams: ...

Warriors and planets: Your guide to Chicago's museums in 2016
"China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors": Those who've seen the terra-cotta warriors in China come away awestruck, to judge by the email I received after writing about this show. That experience condensed into a museum exhibition, with 10 of ...

China's Ai Weiwei to display bamboo, kites in first French exhibition
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (centre) addresses journalists as Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas (right) looks on during a news conference about the artist's visit to the Greek island of Lesbos where about 500,000 refugees and migrants arrived last ...

Imagining Obama
Chinese artist Kirk Ke Wang's painting Black, White and Colors reflects on Obama as a mixed-race man using deep uninterrupted black and white hues to form the sides of his face, while Obama's facial features are low-resolution pixelated dots; the ...

Singapore artist Lee Wen in running for the Joseph Balestier Award for second ...
Singapore artist Lee Wen in running for the Joseph Balestier Award for second ...

52 Places to Go in 2016
... Café Opera in Bordeaux's Grand Théâtre. Other appetizing new entries include Franco-Chinese restaurant Dan, high-end minimalist Garopapilles and locavore Belle Campagne, in a rustic-chic townhouse in Bordeaux's picturesque Old Town. Charly Wilder ...

What to See at MoMA This Spring
For something a bit more current, museumgoers can visit Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection (now-April 10), a reinstallation of the museum's Contemporary Galleries featuring works by international artists created over the ...

Must-See Art Guide: Tokyo
While China celebrates its New Year on February 8, Japan observes the Gregorian calendar and follows its own set of traditions. All across the country businesses shut down and people return to ... “Time Present" at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art ...

Geopolitics and Contemporary Art, Part One: From Representation's Ruin to ...
Geopolitics and Contemporary Art, Part One: From Representation's Ruin to ...

Singapore artist Lee Wen one of three finalists for Joseph Balestier Award for ...
Singapore artist Lee Wen one of three finalists for Joseph Balestier Award for ...



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