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Cai Guo-Qiang Curates Chinese Contemporary Show in Doha
Curated by Cai Guo-Qiang and organized by Qatar Museums, “What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China” will showcase the work of 15 artists and art collectives from Mainland China. As global market interest in contemporary Chinese art continues to ...

Cai Guo-Qiang Curates Chinese Contemporary Show in Doha
Curated by Cai Guo-Qiang and organized by Qatar Museums, “What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China” will showcase the work of 15 artists and art collectives from Mainland China. As global market interest in contemporary Chinese art continues to ...

Hong Kong's Wucius Wong delivers riposte to 'derivative' Chinese contemporary artists
Wong is not the first to say that this particular facet of contemporary Chinese art is overrated and overpriced, but his reaction is unusually strong for Hong Kong, where the mainstream art world does more or less accept that the post-1989 artists ...

M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art
M+, Hong Kong's new museum for 20th and 21st century visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, presents M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, at ArtisTree in Taikoo Place from February 23 to April 5, 2016, with the ...

China in focus at new Qatar exhibition 'What about the art?'
“In response to the lack of detailed consideration given to contemporary Chinese artists' artistic value and originality, the exhibition confronts the contemporary art world with the questions: What about the art itself? How do these Chinese artists ...

Contemporary art exhibition from China opens
... the most significant contemporary Chinese artists to Doha, we are continuing to deliver our promise at Qatar Museums to inspire, educate and excite the local community about the role and value of contemporary art from around the world and encourage ...

Contemporary art exhibition from China opens
... the most significant contemporary Chinese artists to Doha, we are continuing to deliver our promise at Qatar Museums to inspire, educate and excite the local community about the role and value of contemporary art from around the world and encourage ...

INTERVIEW: Dr Uli Sigg On Contemporary Chinese Art And The M+ Museum
In the world of Chinese contemporary art collecting, Dr Uli Sigg is The Don. The Swiss septuagenarian developed a fascination for art in China during his time there in the 1980s and 1990s, holding various key business positions, culminating in a role ...

Cai Guo-Qiang lights up Doha show with alternative look at Chinese art
Cai hopes that the show, entitled What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China (14 March-16 July), will be a corrective to the standard framework in which Chinese art is presented. “The world has been paying attention to contemporary Chinese art for ...

Cai Guo-Qiang lights up Doha show with alternative look at Chinese art
Cai hopes that the show, entitled What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China (until 16 July), will be a corrective to the standard framework in which Chinese art is presented. “The world has been paying attention to contemporary Chinese art for ...

The Art of Kung Fu: From Hong Kong to Africa and Back
Currently showing at Hanart TZ, one of the city's finest galleries dealing in Chinese contemporary art, is "Kung Fu in Africa," an exhibition of 32 colorful, hand-painted martial arts movie posters, which were produced by enterprising artists in Ghana ...

Political art
IN NORTH KOREA, there is no such thing as contemporary art. In a country with controlled human rights, ... Once he arrived in China, Mr Sun took a bus to Laos, travelled to Thailand, and then took a flight to South Korea in 2002. He settled in Gongju ...

All That Korean Art Is There for a Reason
One afternoon in December, the Arts of Korea Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was abuzz, as dignitaries from the South Korean government inspected the display, while members of the press watched. Then, Oh Seung-je, the director of the Korean ...

A Sprawling Show of Artists as Social Critics
Stalwarts from the American contemporary art scene include Nick Cave, Hank Willis Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Jeff Sonhouse — as well as an entire gallery devoted to female artists, bringing together the work of Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, and Kara ...

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A Progress Report on the National Museum of Qatar
But it is still unclear where all of the Western contemporary art the sheikha has purchased — making her among the biggest buyers in the art market — will end up. On Sunday evening she attended an opening for a show on contemporary art from China, ...

Jo Brand's Sport Relief Challenge, TV review: Watching the comedian's walk was almost as painful as doing it
I think that Jo Brand's Sport Relief Challenge is supposed, as Jo herself proclaims proudly at the beginning, to get "middle-aged women off their bums" and do some exercise. Jo, stoic and dignified throughout, took the content description of her as ...

Art Basel Hong Kong opening hours: March 21–26, 10am–7pm daily
1982) newly-commissioned experimental film Duilian* which interprets the life and writings of Chinese revolutionary poet Qiu Jin (1875–1907) and her intimate friend, calligrapher Wu Zhiying (1868–1934), the exhibition Duilian is the culmination of the ...

Four must-see free exhibitions that coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong 2016
In China, what's considered land art comes from a very different context, she says, and the show aims to convince viewers that not all Chinese contemporary art is derived from the West. “Land here is an administrative concept since nobody owns land ...

A New Hong Kong Museum Confronts the Difficult History of Chinese Contemporary Art (Part 1)
HONG KONG — The M+ Sigg Collection, thought to be the most thorough and important collection of contemporary Chinese art in the world, consists of 1,510 art objects produced by 375 artists spanning 1974 to 2010. The collection was donated, as well as ...

Modern Chinese ink art goes beyond calligraphy
It is one of the paradoxes of contemporary art in Asia that those artists who work in the most traditional of media may also rank among the most radical. Those working in ink are a case in point. While traditional Chinese painting — like calligraphy ...

Tefaf in Maastricht: Oysters, and the art of hunting
The private view on the first day of the European Fine Art Fair at Maastrict (Tefaf) is the morning of the plutocrats. For two hours, dealers are allowed to invite their 10 best clients to have a look around in the company of people like themselves. If ...

What can we learn from contemporary Chinese art?
This narrative is a familiar one: China's incredible economic rise has sparked global interest in its contemporary art. Collectors, academics, historians and curious minds want to know what the artists of a nation in constant transition can create that ...

Spring Arts: Top visual art picks
... transience and global identity should resonate against the backdrop of downtown's changing skyline. Now through July 4. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd., downtown. $10. ... Don't miss an installation from Hugo ...

Sydney Biennale review – contemporary art meets sci-fi in wide-reaching show
Either as a pop cultural reference point or the conceptual link between the speculative practices of contemporary art and science fiction, this trend has seen dozens, if not hundreds, of international and Australian artists creating sci-fi-inflected ...

2016 Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art Weaving & We
... Culture and China Academy of Art (CAA), and jointly organized by Zhejiang Art Museum and Varbanov Tapestry Institute of CAA. The exhibition will be showed in Zhejiang Art Museum, China National Silk Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA, ...

Top 5 Art-Filled Hotels in China
Just last month the State Council in China issued a directive that may see an end to abstract architecture and mean no colorful more hotels like architect Kengo Kuma's splendid The Opposite House in Beijing. But that doesn't mean that the trend for ...

Art extravaganza: Exhibitors in Hong Kong look at ways to profit in gloomy economic times
The marquee event is indisputably Art Basel, which, along with the Asia Contemporary Art Show and Art Central, draws a mix of local industry players and overseas heavyweights to the city. ... But the China boom did not continue. Art sales have declined ...

Hong Kong retrospective for Shahzia Sikander, subverter of art's conventions
The Asia Society in Hong Kong is staging a major retrospective of the art of Shahzia Sikander, one of the most versatile visual artists working today and recipient of the society's award for significant contribution to contemporary art last year ...

Redraw lines of art education
Students from top-rated art colleges complain that the curriculum is not in sync with the contemporary art scenario. “We have to remember that an academy of arts is on the one hand a space for promoting discourse and on the other it plays a role in ...

“Digging a Hole in China” Unearths Contemporary Chinese Land Art at OCAT Shenzhen
With their latest exhibition, “Digging a Hole in China,” OCAT Shenzhen investigates the differences between Land Art and artists working with land in China in the 21st century. In the West, particularly in the United States, Land Art grew in the 1960s ...

10-foot-tall animal heads are coming to the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Twelve bronze animal heads, representing the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, will adorn the Rings Fountain at Milk Street in Wharf District Parks from late April to late October 2016. The Zodiac Heads series, by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, is on a global ...

New film on Uli Sigg's life takes Chinese art collector back in time
When he returned to China as Switzerland's ambassador in 1995, accompanied by his wife, Rita, they set about collecting Chinese contemporary art in breadth and depth. Being an ambassador “gave him diplomatic immunity” to meet artists, Schindhelm says, ...

Guggenheim ramps up its Chinese art collecting with new commissions
New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is building up its collection of Chinese contemporary art. Richard Armstrong, the director of the Guggenheim, is due to announce in Hong Kong this week that the institution will commission new works by seven ...

West still determines views and value of Asian contemporary art, editor says
Today, even though Asian contemporary art is getting more attention and recognition, collections and exhibitions of this genre are still few and far between, especially when compared with how Western contemporary art is collected and shown in the ...

Franklin Street Works Hosts Screening of 'The F Word'
He made his directorial debut with The Rising Tide (2008), a feature-length documentary exploring the explosive Chinese contemporary art scene. Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010), his second feature, examines the lives and works of Iranian female artists ...

Shanghai hosts Peruvian Amazon contemporary art exhibition
“The land where God hasn't finished Creation—Contemporary art of the Peruvian Amazon,” is the name of the Peruvian art exhibition currently underway in Shanghai, China. The exposition shares art originating from some of the most obscure corners of ...

Tal R, Ni Youyu Explore Tensions Between Traditional and Contemporary Art in Berlin
... and contemporary art, images from popular magazines, porn and personal photographs. What some people would deem “garbage,” Tal R presents as a complex web of highbrow and popular references, a product of postmodernism. Chinese artist Ni Youyu ...

The Globalization of Chinese Contemporary Art
Asia's premier art fair opens to the public tomorrow in Hong Kong. Art Basel features more than 200 galleries displaying work from four-thousand artists. Viewers will get a taste of the highlights in Chinese contemporary art, a segment that's been hard ...

Rejuvenating China's Contemporary Art Scene
Larys Frogier, director of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai, discusses China's contemporary art scene with Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg). Most Recent Videos. China Inc. Seeks Yuan Hedging Help · The Globalization ...

China's private art museums: Architectural wonders or empty vanity projects?
... the motivations behind their construction. "In many cases architecture comes first and art comes second," says Jeffrey Johnson, architect and director of Columbia University's China Megacities Lab. READ: Inside China's largest contemporary art ...

Guggenheim Names New Site-Specific Commissions for Chinese Art Initiative This Fall
The exhibition, which is not yet titled, is slated to open November 4, and will show a sweeping view of the current contemporary art scene in China. Hou Hanru, consulting curator for the foundation, and by Xiaoyi Weng, the foundation's co-curator of ...

A New Hong Kong Museum Exposes China's Censored Memories (Part 2)
These styles also cemented what Chinese contemporary art would look like for years to come in the consciousness of the international art market, an image that is still difficult to shake off. These trends had first appeared in the 1989 Chinese Avant ...

Art Basel in Asia Is Showcase for Market Anxiety
HONG KONG—Art Basel in Asia, one of the world's largest art fairs, is bracing for the effects of a slowing Chinese economy that has made buyers more cautious and galleries less willing to take risks. As the three-day art fair gets under way for public ...

Interview: Cai Guo-Qiang takes stock of Chinese art now
Cai Guo-Qiang: The world has been paying attention to contemporary Chinese art for quite a while, but often from the perspective of the cultural context or socio-political issues the art presents, or by [looking at] its record auction results. What I ...

Art Basel Hong Kong Is a Study in Contrasts
Fred Scholle's Galerie Du Monde was one of the first in Hong Kong to exhibit contemporary Chinese art when it opened more than 40 years ago. The gallery specializes in nurturing and promoting artistic talent from the mainland. So Scholle is well-placed ...

9 Billionaire Art Museums
If there's anything one-percenters love collecting more than real estate, it's fine art. While some selfishly choose to stash their treasures behind steel doors, others opt to share their precious troves with the masses (though for a small fee, of ...

Contrasting Realities in Middle East Art and Culture
One was the opening of a sprawling exhibition of Chinese contemporary art curated by Cai Guo-Qiang, called “What About the Art?” Among the works on display was “Freedom” (2009), an installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu consisting of a huge fire hose ...

Hailed in Her Youth, an Artist's Work Matures With Her
HONG KONG — Tracey Emin, whose confrontational and confessional works made her one of the most recognizable figures in the world of British contemporary art, opened her first solo exhibit in greater China on Monday. “I Cried Because I Love You” is ...

Five Years After His Arrest, a Chinese Artist Continues to Tell the Truth
... the Beijing International Airport, another Chinese artist by the name of Guo Gai was arrested, along with a handful of people, by the Chinese government at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art. Guo, who is also a musician, photographer, and ...



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