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Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art
"The First Monday in May," directed by Andrew Rossi, chronicles the yearlong preparations for the show, "China: Through the Looking Glass," and the gala that accompanied it — an annual evening for the Met's Costume Institute that has become, under the ...

Sloughing off the skin
SLOUGHING OFF THE SKIN: A gay version of popular Chinese folk tale “Madame White Snake” graces the rooftop of Tadu Contemporary Art. Photo/Wattawut Ponmanee. SLOUGHING OFF THE SKIN: A gay version of popular Chinese folk tale “Madame ...

What Mori Art Museum can teach China about showing contemporary art
An Asian collector makes an astronomical bid for an important modern Western painting auctioned by Christie's, securing a work that had never been in Asian hands. It is also the most money paid for the artist's work. No, this wasn't last November when ...

Beijing Blossom Buds and Bentu at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris
In Mandarin, Bentu means “native soil.” At the ambitious program of contemporary Chinese art at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, curators chose “Bentu” as the title of the section co-presented with Beijing's Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art ...

Art against the system
The radical expression that made him the talk of the town in the Chinese contemporary art world are not seen in his current solo exhibition at Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art, in Seoul. Rather, the works that span the 17 years of his career are moderate ...

Art New York Springs to Life on Pier 94
A few decades later, fueled by their adventuresome spirit and revolutionary approaches to contemporary art, New York City permanently replaced Paris as the capital of the art world. Following the ... Saul Steinberg was an American cartoonist and ...

Iris Van Herpen Is Revolutionizing the Look and Tech of Fashion
It may be worth noting that the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shanghai and the OCT Art & Design Gallery in Shenzhen, China, have been showcasing van Herpen's work in a traveling exhibit called “The Future of Fashion Is Now.” Sometimes van ...

Q&A: Michael Plummer & Jeff Rabin, Co-Directors, Spring Masters
To avoid situations like the one you referred to at Christie's, Spring Masters' Vetting Committee members look just as closely at provenance as they do at authenticity in sensitive areas such as Classical Antiquities and Chinese Works of Art. Besides ...

Activities to stimulate thinking
Art Loft, founded by artist and early childhood educator Wong Seet Fun more than a decade ago, lets children experiment with Chinese ink and teaches them how to do a storyboard. Parents can also sign up for Art Loft workshops to learn ... "As a child's ...

Famous New York Buildings Stranded In The Middle Of Nowhere Somehow Make More Sense
Sometime in the near future, eleven of New York City's most famous landmarks have gone missing. Soon, they start to turn up in the some of the most desolate locations on the planet — perched high in a red rock mountain range, buried in a white sand ...

Roundup: Pop artist Marisol dies, museums show mostly men, parsing the Pershing Square redesign proposals
In happier news: The Getty Conservation Institute's new show, about the Mogao Grottoes, near Dunhuang, in China, highlights a place where Roman, Persian, Indian and Chinese cultures intersected. — Photographer Thom Pierce has a hauntingly beautiful ...

Norton Museum will close for a month for construction
About half the galleries will be open during construction. Highlights from all five areas of the collection — American, Chinese, contemporary art, European art and photography — will be on view in the east galleries while work is underway on the west ...

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE with Ann McCoy
And then you take it to the last fifty years and you think of China during the Cultural Revolution where there were all those self-criticism struggle sessions with people with the wrong class origin, or who made non-revolutionary statements, who were ...

QIU XIAOFEI Double Pendulum
When an Asian artist paints like this, there is an ongoing question, which doesn't go away: just how much influence has the Chinese painter received from Western sources? Such a dated question has been repeated in criticism to the point of absurdity ...

QIU JIONGJIONG with Kang Kang
Born in 1977 to a family of Sichuan Opera performers, Qiu Jiongjiong quit his hometown and formal education at a young age to “bum in Beijing” and made his name as a self-taught painter of eccentric, visceral portraits. Since 2006, with the support ...

Paris After the Terror
Its exhibit of contemporary Chinese art was a revelation. After years of remodeling and political bickering, the Picasso Museum finally reopened, creating larger, dramatic new exhibit spaces for this longtime favorite established in a once declining ...

The Kung-Fu Series by Zhong Chen at Singapore's REDSEA Gallery
Singapore's REDSEA Gallery is going Down Under this spring with a new exhibition of work from Chinese-Australian artist Zhong Chen. “The Kung-Fu Series by Zhong Chen” explores how Chinese cultural touchstones, like the iconic martial art, are diluted ...

Interview: Elisabetta Cipriani on Ai Weiwei's First Foray Into Jewelry
The outspoken Chinese artist is the latest big name to collaborate with Cipriani, on a list that includes designers Atelier Van Lieshout, Japanese sculptor and installation artist Tatsuo Miyajima, kinetic artist Rebecca Horn, and iconoclastic Belgian ...

Johnson Chang: The Breaking Dawn
Offered in the Spring 2016 Hong Kong Auctions, a collection of 31 works from The Collection of Johnson Chang offers a unique cultural perspective on the prevailing artistic ideologies of these two pivotal decades in Chinese Contemporary Art, and ...

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Brought about by the Tiananmen Square protest in China (June), Perestroika in the Soviet Union (August), and the breakdown of the Berlin War in Germany (November), the end of the Cold War transformed the values of international society. Korean society ...

The art of Chinese cuisine in the heart of Western Sydney
Award-winning restaurant chain Chefs Gallery has opened up its fifth outlet, bringing its signature combination of modern Chinese cuisine and contemporary Chinese art to the heart of Sydney's west. Located on the ground floor of Westfield Parramatta ...

The Complicated Beauty of Njideka Akunyili Crosby
It happened a decade ago when Ai Weiwei emerged as a political tour de force in China by undermining his totalitarian regime with scathing rebukes via social media. Njideka Akunyili Crosby is also ... In her first year, Ms. Crosby's studio practice saw ...

Culture scene: Museums and galleries
Asia Society Texas Center: "We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art," group show, through July 3; and "Yuriko Yamaguchi," through Aug. 21; $5; 1370 Southmore; 713-496-9901, asiasociety.org. Blaffer Art Museum: "Annual Student Exhibition ...

Emmanuel Perrotin Opens New Gallery in Seoul
“The Korean scene is quite different from other Asian countries like Japan, China, and Taiwan — the market for Western contemporary art here is quite mature, whereas interest in this category in China and Hong Kong seems to me to only be about five ...

Oliver Herring's performance art, staged for the camera at Emerson
“These pieces work on multiple levels,” said the Brooklyn-based artist, who has presented “Areas for Action” around the world, most recently in China. “It's a hybrid between painting, sculpture, performance, and photography.” The photos and the videos ...

Artist Cai Guo-qiang raises questions in new exhibition
Cai was in Beijing in April to talk about the exhibition he has organized for the Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq in Doha-What About the Art?: Contemporary Art from China. The exhibition, running through July 16, examines ideas in Chinese modern art ...

New photos of the beautiful BMW VISION NEXT 100
... the Board of BMW AG, speaking to the Chinese media at the start of today's press conference in Beijing. The exhibition “Iconic Impulses. The BMW Group Future Experience” will run from 6 to 15 May 2015 at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA ...

BOE, Consumers, Credit Suisse, Robin Hood: Week Ahead May 7-14
No time set. -ECONOMY: China trade balance, imports, exports (April). ... 17,” a large blue-and-green painting by the American abstract impressionist Mark Rothko, will be offered at Christie's Postwar and Contemporary Art Auction. Rarely shown, the ...

Exhibit Listings: May 6 to 12, 2016
Life Was Her Art, Chinese paintings and Annamese pottery by Ana Maria Carmona Cusick. Opens May 8 with a reception 2 to 5 p.m. at the Maslow Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 .... Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales, a ...

Inside Frieze New York, The Mega-Richs Art Supermarket
The only queue to see any art at the crowded 'VIP' opening day of Frieze New York—the contemporary art fair running till May 8 featuring art, sculpture, and installations costing a lot of money from all over the world—was to see Gabriel, a 15-year ...

Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art
“The First Monday in May,” directed by Andrew Rossi, chronicles the yearlong preparations for the show, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” and the gala that accompanied it — an annual evening for the Met's Costume Institute that has become, under the ...

Art connections to help build understanding of Asia
“The curators will develop deep knowledge of the contemporary art scenes of Korea and China and their relevance for New Zealand audiences. They'll be able to pass on that knowledge once they're back, enabling more art from Asia to be shown in New ...

Contemporary African art still in favour
After two or three years, this might dissipate, like the interest in Chinese art last year." Sentiment ... Cape Town's Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa executive director Mark Coetzee does not believe that African art is only the flavour of the ...

Top 10 Exhibitions in Asia in May 2016
A leading figure of the so-called Post-Sense Sensibility generation of Chinese artists who came to prominence in the late 1990s, Liu Wei is known for a hard-edged abstract idiom and formalist vocabulary that take center stage at this ambitious ...

Big art auctions open in NYC next week
The impressionist, modern and contemporary art auctions are being held over one week, instead of two, to accommodate the increasing number of collectors traveling from far-flung locations. Christie's starts off the auction week on Sunday with a themed ...

Photography Friday: Rong Rong and Inri
This pivotal place in the history of contemporary art in China was the residence of various avant-garde artists imbued in performance art, such as Zhang Huan, Li Guomin, and Ma Liuming. Belonging to this artistic community, Rong Rong documented many of ...

Beyond global art activism
On Wednesday, the artist and activist Atena Farghadani was released from prison in Iran. She was incarcerated about a year ago for creating a political cartoon advocating for reproductive rights and against members of the government. It was her second ...

Désiré Feuerle: "In my museum, visitors enter a different world."
In the 1990s, Feuerle had been one of the first collectors to combine contemporary art and antiques in his Cologne Gallery (1990-1998), running several exhibitions that stirred a sensation, among them "Eduardo Chillida and the Chinese neck rests of ...

Big art auctions open in New York City next week
"We've really gone out looking for individual works which are going to be appealing to the top level of collectors," said Brett Gorvy, head of Christie's post-war and contemporary art. Pre-sale estimates have been kept at a realistic level, but the ...

Is the Art World in for a Spring Sales Slump?
Will there be shouting when the semi-annual parade of high estimated (and perhaps actual) prices for Impressionist and Modern, postwar and Contemporary art begins at New York's major auction houses this week? All eyes are on potential weaknesses in the ...

Berkeley and the new SFMOMA — partners in art and public engagement
When the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opens its doors to the public next week, it will be the largest modern and contemporary art museum in the United States and the largest museum in Northern California. As impressive as these ...

Hou Hanru, Chinese-born artistic director of Rome's MAXXI museum
Reputed among colleagues for his talent in pinpointing the next big thing in contemporary art — Jonathan Monk and Douglas Gordon are two artists that Hou exhibited before they were “discovered” — as a curator he has brought a more international scope ...

ArtsBeat | Huang Yong Ping Brings 'Empires' of Globalization to Paris
PARIS — The Chinese-French conceptual artist Huang Yong Ping is known for fusing complex multicultural allusions into forms that are easy to recognize but hard to interpret. His latest ... “When you are inside the Grand Palais, you will not have a ...

New work by artist Molly Hatch at The Dianich Gallery
BRATTLEBORO >> The Dianich Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Brattleboro, is be exhibiting new work from Massachusetts artist Molly Hatch. The show will run through ... three dimensional painting. To bridge past work with the formation of this new ...

Welcome to 'Xijing'
After a retrospective of Xijing at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul in Korea in 2015, the artists joined again at the Kanazawa museum to take the city-state to another level. Chen of China was unable to attend the opening due to health ...

BOE Decision, U.S. Economy, Credit Suisse: Week Ahead May 9-14
17,” a large blue-and-green painting by the American abstract impressionist Mark Rothko, will be offered at Christie's Postwar and Contemporary Art Auction. ... -ECONOMY: NFIB U.S. small-business optimism index (April), U.S. wholesale inventories ...

Du Zhenjun's Collages: A Critical Voice Against Globalization
Contemporary art has not given us as yet many interesting works criticizing capitalist globalization. This is ... One such case of radical challenge to accepted values is the collage series “Babel World”, by the distinguished Chinese artist Du Zhenjun ...

Dying Village Gets the Hipster Treatment
Graffiti exhibits, fixed-gear bike performances, and a steady stream of lattes. No, this isn't the Lower East Side, but a 730-year-old village in China's deep rural south that is seeking to reignite its sense of community as city-bound migration drains ...

Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art
"The First Monday in May," directed by Andrew Rossi, chronicles the yearlong preparations for the show, "China: Through the Looking Glass," and the gala that accompanied it - an annual evening for the Met's Costume Institute that has become, under the ...

New Paris museum for art collection of luxury goods mogul Francois Pinault to open in 2018
“I am delighted – this is a great day for the city,” Hidalgo says, pointing out that the new museum is also only a few hundred metres from the Pompidou Centre, which houses Europe's biggest contemporary art collection. She also praises Pinault and his ...



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