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China Returns As Global Art Market Leader For Second Time
These sales of Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art represent the marketing spearhead of the major auction houses and, so far this year, they have presented far fewer exceptional pieces on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York ...

Belarusian art exhibition opens in China's Chongqing
The plein air was organized in accordance with the plan of action of the Year of Culture which is running in Belarus, and in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations, and in accordance ...

Cody Choi and Lee Wan to Represent Korea at the 2017 Venice Biennale
Sotheby's has disclosed that Chen Dongsheng, founder of Chinese auction house China Guardian and chairman and chief executive of Taikang Life Insurance, has become the largest shareholder in the auction house, Chris Buckley of the New York Times ...

Robert Rauschenberg returns to China
The centrepiece of the Rauschenberg in China exhibition on show at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing is “The ¼ Mile or 2 Furlong Piece”, a monumental work created between 1981 and 1998. Comprising individual panels, three-dimensional ...

The Gentrification of Beijing's Hutongs Is Evident in Music
Here we'll dig a bit deeper into the phenomenon, examining how gentrification in Beijing's hutong takes on a distinct local shape, for better and for worse, perhaps as the front line of a transformation in urban Chinese culture. We begin with an ...

Kenny Schachter Looks for Good News in Ibiza
I don't holiday well. I get occasional anxiety attacks and elevated blood pressure when the sun shines too brightly and the inbox slows to a crawl. You'd be remiss not to feel at least some level of apprehension for the general state of things with ...

Remembering When 'Melrose Place' Became a Conceptual Art Project: Mel Chin's GALA Committee Returns This Fall
In one scene, Kimberly holds a Chinese takeout box, which has written on it, in Chinese characters, the words “Human Rights” and “Turmoil and Chaos,” a nod to the different interpretations among the West and China of the Tiananmen Square protests. Chin ...

Preserving the past
... in the mid-1960s as the photographic slide library, the VRC on the second floor of Borland Building maintains a digital collection of arts and architecture images ranging in subject from ancient Chinese pottery to the most recent works of ...

Chinese Auction House Founder is Now Sotheby's Largest Shareholder
Sotheby's has disclosed that Chen Dongsheng, founder of Chinese auction house China Guardian and chairman and chief executive of Taikang Life Insurance, has become the largest shareholder in the auction house, Chris Buckley of the New York Times ...

This startup raising $2 million offers people interest-free loans so they can buy art
“Everything we've been doing is about increasing engagement with contemporary art,” Becker says. “Art can be an intimidating ... The US currently dominates the global art market with an 8% lead on China, which holds 30% of the pie. “To get into the US ...

Mary Boone Sues Art Advisor Over Sale of KAWS Works - artforum ...
Mary Boone Sues Art Advisor Over Sale of KAWS Works - artforum ...

LA's Institute of Contemporary Art Appoints Jamillah James as Curator
Sotheby's has disclosed that Chen Dongsheng, founder of Chinese auction house China Guardian and chairman and chief executive of Taikang Life Insurance, has become the largest shareholder in the auction house, Chris Buckley of the New York Times ...

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office shows how diplomatic soft power works on the ground in Vancouver
When former prime minister Pierre Trudeau's government established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 1970, it pushed the island nation of Taiwan (Republic of China) to the diplomatic sidelines. That's because the ... The ...

Christie's Staff Exodus Continues With Contemporary Art's Hotz
“I have had a wonderful four-year run at Christie's, where we have built a leading global postwar and contemporary art department and achieved significant growth,” Hotz said in an e-mail. “It's now time for me to help build and develop other ...

Chinese tycoon's company now Sotheby's biggest shareholder
He has described auctioneering as a patriotic cause to protect China's heritage, but he also supports contemporary art. He has been an advocate of market forces, but established himself in businesses - art sales and insurance - that required keeping ...

With Indonesian art in global spotlight, new public museum to make ...
With Indonesian art in global spotlight, new public museum to make ...

Most prominent cases in China by lawyers now in custody
FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei speaks during a press conference at the exhibition 'translocation - transformation' at the Museum of contemporary art in Vienna, Austria. Trials started this week of Chinese ...

Art Stage Jakarta to present the best of Indonesian contemporary art
The art fair that has helped Singapore become an international hub for contemporary art is coming to Jakarta – bringing outstanding Indonesian and foreign collections together under one roof. Held from Friday until Sunday at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta ...

Former Warner Music Group head to marry Chinese model this weekend in the Hamptons
Lyor Cohen, the former head of Warner Music Group who helped to launch the careers of Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, among others, will marry former Chinese model Xin Li. The ceremony will take place at Cohen's Hamptons hideaway, a ...

Museum sketches bright future for art in Indonesia
Businessman Haryanto Adikoesoemo is determined to change that: next year he will open the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN). “The Indonesian art (scene) now is one of the biggest and the best in Southeast Asia ...

Why Impressionist and Modern Works Are Losing Ground at the Top End of the Auction Market
After two years of astronomical, double-digit growth, the post-war and contemporary art auction market took a bit of a tumble in 2015, contracting 14%, in comparison to a 7% contraction of the art market as a whole. According to the 2016 TEFAF Art ...

'Singin' in the Rain: Ho Bee Land Avoids Singapore's Property Market Slump
In the mid-1990s Chua was one of the first local developers to move overseas, building an impressive business that now spans Singapore, China, Australia and London. He listed Ho Bee Land in 1999, and his 74% stake constitutes the bulk of his estimated ...

A place to treasure
The main house of the Bangkok Folk's Museum is a two-storey teak wood house with a hip roof (panya in Thai) paved with red kite-shaped tiles. It is the work of Chinese workers. The house was built in 1937 with a budget of 2,400 baht according to a ...

US think tank on contemporary Chinese art
However, he noted that Chinese contemporary art is still lacking exposure in the world's arena. There is a tendency to catagorize and label these art while in fact there is much variation and diversity both in form and content. New York based Chinese ...

Dining options rolling in for Detroit sushi fans
The first half of the year was marked by the high-profile openings of northern Thai-inspired Katoi in Corktown and the contemporary Chinese-American Peterboro in the Cass Corridor. It also saw the weekends-only Flowers of Vietnam supper club pop up in ...

Newly transformed space unveiled with solo exhibitions by Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg and Pascale Marthine ...
Newly transformed space unveiled with solo exhibitions by Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg and Pascale Marthine ...

Zeng show a time-travel retrospective
Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art will present a scaled and comprehensive exhibition of famed Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi, 52. Blue by Zeng Fanzhi. [Photo / China Daily]. Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours, to open on Sept 19, will engage the audience ...

Thai artist Piyarat Piyapongwiwat talks life on the margins
We have no arts council, and the ministry of culture doesn't support contemporary art very much. They support only the kinds of artworks ... My dad is Chinese-Laotian, and my mum is a mix between two ethnic minority groups. I grew up in an education ...

48 Hours in Hong Kong: hotels, restaurants and places to visit | 48 ...
48 Hours in Hong Kong: hotels, restaurants and places to visit | 48 ...

Blackstone billionaire J. Tomilson Hill builds his own art gallery – for all of us
Would the value of the contemporary Chinese art he bought increase, for example? "I don't really care," he says. Nor is Hill interested in putting his name on a building, he insists, though he has the means to do so. (Last year Forbes estimated his net ...

Anna Mecugni Joins Tulane's Newcomb Art Museum as Curator and Coordinator of Academic Programming
Newcomb Art Museum has appointed Anna Mecugni, exhibition assistant for contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as curator and coordinator of academic programming. “I am thrilled to envision stimulating new ways that Tulane's students, ...

Reimagining the Garden Multidisciplinary artist Jennifer Wen Ma creates stunning world in “Paradise Interrupted”
This monochromatic world is inhabited by The Woman (Qian Yi, who the New York Times calls “China's reigning opera princess”) who, garbed in simple, flowing white and a 3-D printed headdress, awakens from a vivid, rapturous dream of pleasure. ... These ...

This Week's Top Local Design News and Shopping Events
... and ethnographic art and furnishings this Sunday at 10 a.m. The 555 items include textiles and rugs from all over the globe, a 63-inch black and gold Buddha, 19th century Chinese sculptures, contemporary teak carvings, and traditional African ...

Cleveland Triennial to Launch in 2018
The first edition of FRONT International: Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art, titled “An American City,” will take place between July 7 and September 20, 2018. Fred Bidwell, former interim director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, will head the ...

Datebook: An all-American collection, art in a train station, genre-bending painting
“Me, Myself, I,” at China Art Objects. .... Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. A video installation by the German artist takes the viewer into a dystopia where the movements of workers are harvested to create ...

Event Watch | Art x Lux Conference: The Business of Creative Collaborations
From art exhibitions in shopping malls to five-star hotels offering residence programs, China has noticeably become a hub for the intersection of art and luxury. To help creatives across industries to better understand and build on this trend ...

Tunisia gets a taste of Chinese culture
Painting, bristle figurine, and art performances like regional operas and acrobatics are just some of the highlights at the Chinese Arts Festival currently being held in Tunisia. The event held at Sfax, the second largest city of Tunisia, gives locals ...

Art Stage Jakarta's 'Expose' exhibition: The gems of Indonesia's private collections
For the exhibition, Enin has selected three artworks from Deddy's collection. They are the sculpture Child Sailor by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang, the painting Serta Merta by acclaimed Indonesian artist I Nyoman Masriadi and Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo's ...

Sia in Budapest and Louise Bourgeois in Shanghai: Global Arts Guide
Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000 Minsheng Art Museum, through Sept. 4. More than 50 artists and groups are on view in this showcase of a wide range of Chinese art produced in the past 16 years. Artists include the videomaker Cao Fei, ...

The Met Announces Record Attendance Despite Layoffs
The new location, which houses modern and contemporary art, has seen 185,000 visitors since it opened in March. The Met has had its share of financial difficulties over the past year, though. The Met is operating at a $10 ... "China: Through the ...

Christie Visual Solutions Light Up Irish Artist John Gerrard's Digital Art Pieces In Chinese Exhibition
Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, is captivating visitors with spectacular projections of Irish artist John Gerrard's digital art pieces at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) with ...

Indonesian art scene welcomes new player as Art Stage Jakarta fair kicks off
JAKARTA: It was in 2007 when Art Stage Singapore fair founder Lorenzo Rudolf first took notice of Indonesia's burgeoning contemporary art scene. As then-director of the ShContemporary art fair in Shanghai, his curiosity was piqued after ... For ...

French Artist Thierry Dreyfus Sculpts Light For Fashion Shows, Art Installations And Major Monuments
... in visible waves for its reopening in 2005 – to which he returned in 2014 to direct the scenography together with the French architect Patrick Bouchain for the official celebration marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France ...

10 Things in Tokyo: August 2016
In addition to these two luminaries, works from the UBS Art Collection by prominent international artists including Nobuyoshi Araki, David Hockney, Susan Rothenberg, and Tsuyoshi Ozawa form “a world map of contemporary art.” Through September 4th ...

28 Chinese Women Artists Reveal the 'Fire Within' at Broad MSU
Dr Wang Chunchen has played a vital role in Chinese Contemporary art criticism, and believes that this exhibition will open a cross-cultural dialogue on “subjects both universal and specific to life in Chinese society […] represented by some of the ...

Filipino short film in Greece
Pipo will compete with other films from Greece, Spain, Denmark, Australia, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Armenia, China, Switzerland, Canada, Cyprus, France, Kosovo, Iran, Czech Republic, Ireland, Mexico and the United Kingdom under the categories Drama ...

UNIQLO Launches "A New Tokyo in Soho" on September 2
In May 2013, UNIQLO became a multi-year, corporate sponsor of MoMA, home to one of the world's greatest collections of modern and contemporary art. ... Today the company has a total of more than 1,700 stores in 17 markets worldwide including Japan ...

Sotheby's Jumps Most Since 2011 on Second-Quarter Profit Gain
The comparison of the current and prior year periods was also influenced by a change in the timing of the summer contemporary art sales in London, which were held in the second quarter of 2016 after occurring in the third quarter in 2015. Sotheby's ...

How Luxury Fashion Houses are Revitalizing Italy's Most Historic Cafés
Located in a former distillery on the city's outskirts, the contemporary art and cultural center was designed by starchitect Rem Koolhaas. In a corner of the main building is Bar Luce, styled by American filmmaker Wes Anderson; an art piece of sorts ...

Sotheby's gains despite weak art market
The quarter was boosted by the inclusion of its London summer Contemporary Art sales, which last year fell in the third quarter. Underscoring the “lumpiness”, Sotheby's said it expected the third quarter to be “quite weak, but the fourth quarter to be ...



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