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Gabriel Orozco's “Tokyo Strokes” at White Cube Hong Kong
... wide range of techniques as practiced in the complex traditions of Chinese and Japanese painting. He has been living in Tokyo since he went there to have his show, “Gabriel Orozco: Inner Cycles,” that opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in ...

Looking Back at Art's First Reality Show Ten Years Later
Considered the first unscripted contemporary art show, Artstar made its debut on June 1, 2006. It only lasted one season. A contestant-driven premise without clear winners or losers, Artstar failed to gather the requisite dramatic ... Work of Art ...

Museums and art galleries: June 2-8
All shows are free unless otherwise noted. Museums. Art League Houston: "Array," interactive sound and video installation by {exurb}, Alex Trimino's "Totemic Love" and Johan Barrios' "Intervalo," through June 18; 1953 Montrose; 713-523-9530, ...

Book Review|Andrew Solomon's 'Far and Away,' and More
Attending Sotheby's groundbreaking auction of contemporary art in Moscow, where the works of former outcasts fetch six-figure sums, he notes with amusement the hype and hysteria surrounding artists once ostracized by the Communist regime. “Elton John's ...

Montgomery County community calendar, June 2-9, 2016
A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection The chair of Maryland State Arts Council and founder of the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards and the Bethesda Trawick Painting Awards shares a selection of Best in Show ...

Capital Life: What's on in Canberra's arts scene from June 3
Two years since featuring in Nancy Sever's grand opening exhibition, Tim Johnson is back with a series of new works that characteristically "embrace the spiritual iconography of a range of cultures", and draw on Aboriginal dot painting, Buddhist ...

Take a Peek at Museum MACAN, Indonesia's First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum
The plans for Indonesia's first contemporary and modern art museum, which has been in the works since at least 2013, have taken shape. Museum MACAN, or the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (the name comes from an Indonesian ...

The Collection
“What worries me is if 'outside' parties take too big a role in the definition of Indonesian art, and 'compel' a monopolar [American/Western] or bipolar [West+ China] understanding of contemporary art — which should be multi-polar in my eyes. Foreign ...

Christie's Hong Kong spring auction sales fall 13pc; Chinese works of art fare poorly
Hong Kong gallerist and collector Johnson Chang Tsong-zung put 30 pieces of Chinese contemporary art up for sale with Christie's and most found buyers, including Zeng Fanzhi's Meat No. 3 (Nativity), which sold for HK$30.4 million, including fees. Among ...

Indian artist heads up new biennial in northwest China
An ambitious new biennial featuring works by Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor is due to launch in northwest China later this year at the Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan (Moca Yinchuan). The curator of the inaugural edition, entitled For an Image, Faster ...

Bleisure in Shenzhen: Art district oasis in Chinese megacity
Murals adorn walls and the sides of buildings; paintings and sculptures are on display at galleries; and big exhibitions are held at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, or OCAT. (The current show, "Digging a Hole in China," runs until June 26 and features ...

100 years of the Cleveland Museum of Art (vintage photos)
The grande dame of Cleveland is turning 100. On Monday, June 6, the Cleveland Museum of Art is having its centennial birthday - and you're invited to the party. CMA will celebrate with a member's party Monday, the exact anniversary of the opening - and ...

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: What is architecture actually for?
Read: Abandoned marvels in China's largest ghost town. However, from an architectural perspective it is not enough to ... Read: MoMA's Glenn Lowry on how contemporary art can change the world. Our parents' homes have gone up quite a lot in value since ...

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
In addition to establishing a studio in Beijing, China, Wiley has spent time in Africa, France, Israel, Jamaica, Haiti, and other countries. Portraits of women from the “An Economy of Grace” series include “The Two Sisters,” which was lent to the ...

Slovenian and Chinese contemporary art on show in Maribor - STA
Maribor, 3 June - An exhibition of Slovenian and Chinese contemporary art, dubbed The Earth Is Flat, will open at the Maribor Art Gallery (UGM) on Friday. Works, mostly paintings, of four Slovenian and four Chinese artists will be on display until 14 ...

Slovenian and Chinese contemporary art on show in Maribor - STA
Maribor, 3 June - An exhibition of Slovenian and Chinese contemporary art, dubbed The Earth Is Flat, will open at the Maribor Art Gallery (UGM) on Friday. Works, mostly paintings, of four Slovenian and four Chinese artists will be on display until 14 ...

John Gerrard: Power. Play
From June 9 to August 7, 2016, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents John Gerrard: Power.Play. In his works of the past 15 years, John Gerrard has pioneered the use of post-cinematic, virtual space through complex algorithms that ...

A sneak peek of Museum MACAN, Jakarta's first international modern and contemporary art museum
The museum has lined up Dr. Thomas J. Berghuis, the former curator of Chinese art at the Guggenheim in New York, to serve as the new museum's first director. “MET Studio's design will enable Museum MACAN to realize its function as an enduring artistic ...

What drives Asia's most powerful art collectors?
Collecting is no different — whether it be traditional Chinese works of art, Chinese contemporary art, or not from the Chinese perspective at all. Today's world is a globalized one. Cultural exchange is happening more and more, and there is no longer ...

Curator Yung Ma Joins Centre Pompidou in New Partnership with K11 Foundation
The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and Centre Pompidou have revealed that curator Yung Ma will join the Centre Pompidou in Paris as curator in the contemporary and prospective creation department. From June 13, Yung Ma will lead the Centre Pompidou's ...

Modern-day Medicis: behind the private art museum boom
Sherman, who opened her foundation in 2008 as a not-for-profit organisation championing research, education and exhibitions of contemporary art, has been a front-seat witness for more than a decade to the explosion in private art museums in China, ...

At a gallery near you
... Yong Ping Empires, Grand Palais, Paris – until June 18. Chinese-born French contemporary artist Huang Yong Ping, famous for his large-scale works, is the new guest of the month-long event. Architecture. Mona Hatoum, Tate Modern, London – until ...

Iggy Pop in England and Rauschenberg in China: Global Arts Guide
Performing arts pieces from Australia, Belgium, Greece and Japan will appear in this festival, set in venues across London including a dance theater and a cemetery. Performances in the international lineup include “Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker,” a ...

This Sunday: Richmond Children's Art Fair Presents Multicultural Music, Dance, and Crafts
Additionally, the fair will feature artwork from members of the Multicultural Children's Art Program (MCAP). The program provides weekly workshops led by Bay Area artists, which introduce young children to a variety of traditional and contemporary art ...

Ai Weiwei and Warhol, Together Again
In the 25 years since he abruptly left New York to tend to his ailing father in China, Mr. Ai has become a somebody. Wily provocateur, enemy of the state and media-savvy advocate for the disenfranchised, he is a darling of the global contemporary art ...

Curator's Picks: 5 Best Pieces from "Emperors' Treasures" in San Francisco
150 Chinese masterworks, many of which will make their North American debut, are being brought to the United States from Taipei's National Palace Museum. “Emperors' Treasures,” featuring valued objects from the collections of various Chinese rulers ...

Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol together again
In the 25 years since he abruptly left New York to tend to his ailing father in China, Ai has become a somebody. Wily provocateur, enemy of the state and media-savvy advocate for the disenfranchised, he is a darling of the global contemporary art world ...

16th China International Photographic Art Festival
Far from bowing to the tyranny of the international market, which too often tends to imprison local contemporary art in a hyper-manipulation of the photograph, the festival offers a program recounting the history of Chinese photography, from the ...

North Hills turns to Internet to offer summer school
Full-credit enrichment courses include health, language arts, mathematics, algebra I, literature, biology, physical education, contemporary art, computer applications, driver's education theory, SAT preparation and three foreign languages — Mandarin ...

That Has Been, and May Be Again
Wu Mo is an art critic, PhD candidate in the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and participant in Para Site's 2016 Workshops for Emerging Professionals. Para Site is Hong Kong's leading contemporary art centre and one of ...

One tonne bondage castle goes on display at Canberra's National Gallery of Australia
The impressive sculpture, which is made entirely of bondage material, is the brainchild of provocative Chinese conceptual artist Xu Zhen​. On loan from Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery, Zhen's work Play 201301 took around 20 people almost ... "Xu Zhen is ...

Sheung Wan: Get to Know Hong Kong's Coolest Neighborhood
Asia Art Archive boasts an extremely robust catalogue of contemporary art complete with past exhibition materials and an impressive array of art literature. Man Wa Lane, just steps from the MTR station, is full of stalls of Chinese “chop-makers”. They ...

Design for the One Percent
Rem Koolhaas's CCTV building in Beijing, one of the most celebrated buildings in recent years, is more than a technical wonder — it's a tool of propaganda for the Chinese state. Norman Foster had no qualms working with Kazakhstan's authoritarian ...

Ask me another: Shanghai Biennale aims to pose life's big questions
The long-running biennale is joined this autumn by two new events in China: one at the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by an Indian artist, Bose Krishnamachari, and Shanghai Project, a hosted by the Himalayas Museum and directed by ...

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Selects OMA for Expansion Plans
Sir Solutions, on behalf of the Gilbert & George Centre, a charity created in 2010, states that the site will be “a nonprofit foundation for contemporary art that operates purely for the public benefit with the aim to promote the education of the ...

Gilbert & George to Open Nonprofit Space in East London
Sir Solutions, on behalf of the Gilbert & George Centre, a charity created in 2010, states that the site will be “a nonprofit foundation for contemporary art that operates purely for the public benefit with the aim to promote the education of the ...

Shanghai Biennale Announces Theme and Curators for 2016
As artforum.com reported earlier, two new art events in China will be up concurrently with the biennale: “For an Image, Faster Than Light,” at MoCA Yinchuan, and the Shanghai Project, titled “2116,” which will open at the Shanghai Himalayas Center ...

New Art In Old Setting, Old Ideas In New Art
World-famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a political prisoner in his own country, created a striking installation piece from porcelain called “Oil Spills,” a series of oversized thick, shiny globs that are positioned on the hardwood floor of the house ...

11 Art Prizes You Didn't Know About but Should
Many of the world's most prestigious or most lucrative art awards — the Turner Prize, the Hugo Boss Prize, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship — seem out of reach to all but a few. But there are a host of other prizes, both international and regional ...

A stroll through the Bowes Art & Architecture Library
... senior librarian at Bowes, said the collection's strengths reflect the curricula of the Art & Art History Department, which has consistently taught courses in photography, Chinese art, American art, Byzantine and Medieval art, and modern and ...

New luxury hotel features Philippine contemporary art
Hotel guests check in at the reception area on the third floor where three F&B outlets, namely, Brasserie on 3; China Blue by Jereme Leung; and C Lounge are also located. From this level, guests already have clear views of Manila Bay. Singapore-based ...

Centre Pompidou's chief US fundraiser awarded France's top honour for boosting acquisitions of American art
Meanwhile, the Pompidou is making in-roads into the contemporary art scene in China with the recent appointment of Yung Ma as curator in the contemporary and prospective creation department. Yung, who takes up the post for three years from 13 June, ...

Vaginal Calligraphy Artist in Brush With Government Association
Lan Qingwei, an art critic and the director of the Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, told Sixth Tone that Sun Ping is not alone in China in his exploration of nudity through performance art. But what makes him unusual, said Lan, is that there is ...

Museums and art galleries: June 9-15
All shows are free unless otherwise noted. Museums. Art League Houston: "Array," interactive sound and video installation by {exurb}, Alex Trimino's "Totemic Love" and Johan Barrios' "Intervalo," through June 18; 1953 Montrose; 713-523-9530, ...

Artist builds well of bananas around himself as part of CAFKA
Toronto artist Zhaoyi Kang built a well of bananas around himself Wednesday as part of an exhibit for CAFKA, the Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area. The performance piece by the Beijing-born artist uses ... "As a Canadian citizen but born in ...

Ceramic Vases that Contain All the Beauty and Ugliness of US History
... potter's wheel and mixing his own clay from dirt in an urban scrapyard, to creating a new genre of hip-hop-inflected political porcelain — the most radical might be that he is head over heels in love with something rather uncool in the ...

What to See at SCOPE Basel in 2016
SCOPE describes its Breeder Program as the "original incubator of emerging work," which returns for a 16th year to introduce new galleries to the international contemporary art market for the first time. Located only three blocks from ... This year the ...

Owl Club's 65th debutante ball honors 23 young women
Howard, daughter of Jeff and Gerri Gomez Howard, honed her ability to speak Mandarin during an immersion trip to China while a student at Kent Denver School. She has also interned at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, volunteered at Peaceful ...

Kahn Awards Will Jump-start Careers of Three CFA Grads
D'Aguiar is now writing a piece for traditional Chinese instruments, and the award will help fund his travel to Shanghai in September to attend rehearsals and performances by a conservatory ensemble. And later in the year, he and the ensemble will ...

Herzog & de Meuron on their Tate Modern extension and reimagining London's skyline
Jacques Herzog might be half of the architectural duo that has just completed the dazzling extension of Tate Modern – and any number of major art museums around the world, from the De Young in San Francisco to the near-perfect Goetz Collection in ...



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