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Stage and Screen
Left: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore director Ute Meta Bauer and artist Joan Jonas. Right: Dealer Lorraine Malingue and Asia Art Archive's Claire Hsu. ... Even later, the cosmopolitan Russian dealer Irina Stark and I listened to Hou Hanru's ...

Arts markets under the hammer as rich investors cool off
This week — as both houses kick off a winter round of impressionist, modern and contemporary art sales in London — collectors will find thinner auction catalogues and smaller estimates for art for the first time in years. The priciest piece up for ...

E-Moderne exhibits fresh look at Chinese contemporary art
A modest 900 square feet, tucked in a relatively remote block at 116 Arch St., the gallery was launched by Hong Kong native Edward Fong in 2014. Fong, a former WPP advertising executive, took an early retirement at 53 with the expectation that he'd ...

FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris: The Highlights, Part 2
Comprising 12 bronze animal heads symbolizing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once ornamented the fountain clock of Yuanming Yuan – an 18th-century imperial retreat in Beijing designed by two European Jesuits serving in the court of Emperor ...

Artist-bakers: meet the art grads who swapped paintbrushes for pastry
They use their shop – formerly a Chinese takeaway – in an open-ended way, often hosting workshops: "We wanted it to be almost like our artist studio, so other people can come and be creative here as well," says Sam. In February next ... Working with ...

Controversial Photo of Ai Weiwei Posing as Drowned Refugee Boy Draws Ire
Contemporary Chinese art star Ai Wei Wei has again grabbed attention, albeit this time with a questionable decision: to pose as the washed up body of deceased three-year old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi, who drowned after his boat capsized in the ...

Ai Wei Wei: Propaganda Tool or Beached Whale?
His saintly posture guilt-trips the West while his former incarcerator uses him as a propaganda tool and as the brand leader for the export-only Chinese contemporary art market. There are words to describe a person who shows up at places where the ...

Sotheby's to Present Origo Collection of Contemporary Ink in Hong Kong
As such, this sale presents a rare and exciting opportunity for both collectors familiar with the field of contemporary art in China and those around the world who are newly introduced to this vibrant medium.” The Origo Collection will go on auction in ...

Swiss collector to display Chinese art
Swiss collector Uli Sigg will hold his largest display of contemporary Chinese art in Bern, Deng Zhangyu reports. With the world's largest known collection of contemporary Chinese art in his possession, Swiss collector Uli Sigg is ready to hold his ...

Art Forgery Scandal: NYC jury hears details of counterfeit painting worth over $8 million
'Untitled' by Mark Rothko is on display during a preview of Sotheby's contemporary art evening sale in New York, May 2, 2014. Sotheby's is to hold it's contemporary art evening sale on May 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand 'MANDATORY MENTION ...

8 New Destination Hotels for 2016
A city venture from the Royal Portfolio, a hospitality group with three other high-end properties in South Africa's countryside including La Residence in Franschhoek, this boutique hotel on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront is being built in the grain ...

Japan's bullet train has made this well-preserved city more accessible than ever
Down the hill from Kenrokuen and the castle is the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, which has no interest in such dated phenomena as cubism or abstract expressionism. Opened in 2004, the museum emphasizes interactive and site-specific work, ...

artnet Asks: Massimo De Carlo on Transcontinental Dealing
This March, Massimo De Carlo gallery will open a new space in Hong Kong, located in the historic Pedder Building. Founded in 1987, this Milan-based gallery is celebrating nearly 30 years of operation. The opening of their new venue follows the ...

Audemars Piguet Commissions Major Work by Sun Xun for Art Basel in Miami Beach
Maxwell Hearn, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013 survey of Chinese contemporary art—in which Sun's work was included—described him as “one of the youngest and most prolific video artists active in China today" in the catalogue essay for ...

Great Art Reduced to Origins in What about Africa?
A bubble and a subsequent burst like the market for contemporary Chinese art experienced a couple of years ago, is unlikely to happen to African art. There simply aren't enough artists to sustain it. And the artists achieving the quality and output ...

Event TV: Louis Vuitton champions Chinese art in Paris
This exhibition marks the first stage of the label's year-long focus on the Chinese contemporary art scene, meanwhile the second, also launched on 27 January, comprises an art collection. The collection showcases the work of 11 artists from the ...

[Video] "Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence" at Fondation Louis Vuitton
For an overview of China's diverse and exciting contemporary art scene right now, head to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which has just opened “Bentu, Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation,” an important exhibition that brings ...

[Video] "Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence" at Fondation Louis Vuitton
For an overview of China's diverse and exciting contemporary art scene right now, head to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which has just opened “Bentu, Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation,” an important exhibition that brings ...

Maastricht Art Fair Widens Its Reach, to New York
In March 2013, the fair announced that it would collaborate with Sotheby's to hold an event in China, provisionally titled Tefaf Beijing 2014. Nine months later, Tefaf tersely ... Tefaf|New York|Spring, scheduled for May 4 to May 9, 2017, will coincide ...

[Video] "Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence" at Fondation Louis Vuitton
For an overview of China's diverse and exciting contemporary art scene right now, head to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which has just opened “Bentu, Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation,” an important exhibition that brings ...

From the Anxiety of Participation to the Process of De-Internationalization
The current domestic Chinese market for contemporary art consists of a relatively steady pool of private collectors supported by a significant amount of government resources. Some collectors have even opened museums of their own, and in some cases, ...

Meet the Met
A new discovery was Gallery 219, the Chinese Treasury, one of a small cluster of galleries in a remote third-floor corner of the Asian Art section. The treasury contains intimate works of the late Ming and Qing dynasties in such materials as jade ...

Chinese celebrations herald new and exciting partnership
“It's always been a huge celebration, but this year also marks the 30th anniversary of the The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, and we have many prestigious artists, curators and academics who have come to the organisation, and wanted a high ...

Art Book Fair returns for its fourth year
Created to showcase the works of independent publishers and artists in a bazaar set-up, this event is set to attract the most creative vendors and enthusiasts to The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Last year the event, the West ...

The Top Things to Do in Hong Kong
There were many who believed Hong Kong would never be the same after the handover in 1997: that its shambolic, ever-so-louche spirit would wither under China's fist; that some essence would be lost in translation. While it's true that much of the ...

Spare Times for Feb. 5-11
The 72,000-square-foot exhibition space will also host live performances that showcase contemporary Chinese Art. Saturday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Javits Center North, 11th Avenue, between 39th and 40th Streets, ...

Fast-motion China by a generation of younger committed artists at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
The Fondation Louis Vuitton hosts the first exhibition devoted to Chinese art in France in ten years. Co-organized with the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) of Beijing, the exhibition showcases twelve artists in their thirties. The works of ...

Things to Do in Connecticut, Feb. 6 Through Feb. 14
Shen Yun Performing Arts, classical Chinese dance and music. Feb. 13 at 2:30 and ..... Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street. 203-438-4519 ...

Big name Dutch art fair follows flush collectors to New York
AMSTERDAM Feb 5 One of the world's largest art fairs is venturing away from its Dutch home base for the first time as economic weakness in Europe and emerging Chinese and Russian markets leave New York an increasingly important source of wealthy ...

The Highs and Lows of Africa's Art Market Bonanza
Where one door closes another one opens up. Currently this rosy cliché partly describes the fortunes of the African art market. In the wake of reports that recent auctions sputtered in New York, London and Moscow, one region seems to defy the gloomy ...

Inklings of a Chill in the Art Market
Sotheby's and Christie's, which both reported slightly lower sales in 2015 last month, faced their first major stress test of the year this past week with the February sales of Impressionist and modern works in London, followed by their contemporary ...

Pump Up The Volume With Swizz Beatz And Jeffrey Deitch
Kasseem Dean aka Swizz Beatz is jet lagged from a recent trip to China. He's back home in New York City and has no time to rest, because there is ... Deitch recalls when he was the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, how Dean ...

Israeli Artists Decry 'Self-censorship' at Tel Aviv Museum After Weiwei Show Nixed
Israeli artists responded harshly to Wednesday's report in Haaretz that the Tel Aviv Museum had canceled a planned exhibit by photographer Miki Kratsman and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, apparently due to political considerations. ... The director of Umm ...

Adelaide Festival Centre Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with Special Double Bill
Adelaide Festival Centre Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with Special Double Bill The Adelaide Festival Centre is set for double happiness this Chinese New Year with Treasures of the Nation and Stories of Life, a stunning double-bill of Chinese music ...

MACAN: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara
Berghuis is a well-known and respected name in the international arts scene, having previously served as curator of Chinese art in the famed Guggenheim Museum in New York. His touch and expertise will be extremely valuable in making MACAN Museum a ...

Katie Masopust's art begins a renewed interest in fiber arts
During my recent lecture tour on “Artistic Creativity and Expression” at five universities in northern China I encountered a fiber arts renaissance that has been growing during the past 25 years. The biennial “Lucerne to Beijing” international juried ...

North West Welcomes Year of the Monkey
2016 also marks the 30 year anniversary of the city's Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and will see the CFCCA collaborate with 30 prestigious artists, curators and academics who have contributed to the organisation, to produce an ambitious high ...

Monkey business starts the new year
The float, designed by Christopher Bartlett, features a “flaming monkey” covered in Lycra. The Adelaide Festival Centre's two Fringe events — a contemporary Chinese art exhibition Stories of Life and Chinese Music Orchestra's concert Treasures of the ...

Monkey business for Chinese New Year, as celebrations kick off this weekend
The Adelaide Festival Centre's two Fringe events — a contemporary Chinese art exhibition Stories of Life and Chinese Music Orchestra's concert Treasures of the Nation — also celebrate the Chinese New Year. For more information on those events visit ...

Platts backs its oil benchmark methodology
While much attention is paid to the fact that a large Chinese buyer chose to procure some of the cargoes available to the market in the public domain last month, it is important to remember that the benchmark represented the delivery of an array of ...

Russia Sends Artist to Psychiatric Clinic, Picasso Granddaughter Denies Double Dealing, and More
Here's a Look at the New Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles: “I would say that the model is in some way the Kunsthalle — the noncollecting art museum,” said Paul Schimmel, former chief curator of LA's Museum of Contemporary Art, who is partnering ...

Wellness Weekend at WIU's Horn Field Campus Set for Feb. 20-21; Register by Feb. 12
HFC is located south of Macomb on China Road. From South Johnson Street (past Macomb High School), turn right on China Road and follow the road one-quarter of a mile to the Horn Field Campus entrance. Parking is permitted on the HFC lot. Visit HFC ...

Goya and Magritte feature in Arab art show opening in Madrid
A large-scale work by the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who is organising his own show in Qatar, is one of the more than 160 works by 34 artists in the exhibition. They all come from the collection of Qatar Museums, which has collaborated with ... The ...

Singapore's Artistic Experiment
The cutting-edge Gillman Barracks development, which houses commercial galleries and Nanyang Technological University's Center for Contemporary Art, opened in 2012 to great fanfare. It has become the focal point of Singapore's art scene. But it is the ...

Morning Links: Art Brussels Edtion
In the 1950s, Roger Pilkington bought a collection of Chinese ceramics for what is being called “pocket change.” Now, his ceramics are expected to fetch $29 million at auction. [Shanghaiist]. Kurt Schwitters's three-dimensional collage, which ...

Breakfast recipes from scones to potato hash for Valentine's Day and beyond
Located near the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Oak Street Mansion offers luxury lodging amid an international art collection owned by the Roland and Marcia Sabates family. Their son, John, manages the Georgian revival-style “art hotel” where ...

Exhibits at Boca Museum show the many faces of Andy Warhol
“He wanted to reach the widest possible audience,” said Kathleen Goncharov, the museum's curator of contemporary art. The grandest of the exhibits are the more-than 100 ... There are 10 frames of Warhol's famous Campbell's soup images, 10 of former ...

The week ahead: Music, theater, art, and events
This Institute of Contemporary Art presentation aims to highlight the diversity of dance in Boston by showcasing four contemporary troupes representing distinctive styles: Daniel McCusker Dance Projects, Navarasa Dance Theater, Jean Appolon Expressions ...

Contemporary @Lunch explores art through documentary films
Rather than just sitting at a desk and eating lunch, the gallery is holding Contemporary Art @Lunch every second Tuesday of the month, a program that introduces people to contemporary art through documentary films. Gallery curator Mary Reid said the ...

"We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art" opens at Asia Society Texas Center on March 26
“We are thrilled to bring this next wave of contemporary artists from China to Houston, and introduce our visitors to what is happening today in major cities there. These artists challenge preconceptions of what Chinese contemporary art is understood ...



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