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Room for more ambitious works
But the founder of the China Art Foundation, that facilitates art exchange between China and the West, has showcased contemporary Chinese art in London for over 20 years. The new 358 sqm gallery at Dempsey isn't so much an expansion as it is an ...

Chinese Artists Redraw Boundaries in 'Tales of Our Time'
Credit Sun Xun, The Robert H.N. Family Foundation Collection; David Heald, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Now a new show, “Tales of Our Time,” presents contemporary art from China. Though it, too, makes some doubtful implications about geography ...

Painting from famed Bloodline series to be auctioned
Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang, 58, is well known for his Bloodline series from the mid-1990s. An oil painting from the series, Bloodline: Big Family No 2, will be auctioned by Council Auctions in Beijing on Dec 6. The painting is typical ...

Southeast Asia Is a Mirrored World at the 2016 Singapore Biennale
“But it's a start, and contemporary art is a part of that wave… ... Ho says the site-specific work is an “interactive, mirrored terrarium,” with the artificial flora being of the variety typically seen Chinese paintings—scholar's rocks, bamboo, plum ...

Cheeky Chinese artist critiques society with nudity
The artist has taken more than 700 photos capturing his nude exercises on streets in China and sometimes abroad -– a body of work unmatched in the contemporary art world. But the locations he chooses -– sites of government abuses, protests and disaster ...

CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland
Following the successful 2015 debut in China, CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland programme will move into Phase Two at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum in December 2016. Curated by Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee in ...

Political Art: Cheeky Chinese artist critiques society with nudity ...
Political Art: Cheeky Chinese artist critiques society with nudity ...

Cheeky Chinese artist critiques society with nudity
The artist has taken more than 700 photos capturing his nude exercises on streets in China and sometimes abroad – a body of work unmatched in the contemporary art world. But the locations he chooses – sites of government abuses, protests and disasters ...

The billionaire embodying the rise of Chinese retail
'We're at the beginning of a new era when Chinese enjoy Western things, yes, but are also beginning to create their own contemporary art, culture, fashion. When you have money and wealth, you want to feel a certain pride of your own contemporary ...

Coop Himmelb(l)au completes Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen
Vienna-based firm Coop Himmelb(l)au has completed the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) as part of the master plan for the Futian Cultural District in Shenzhen, a major city in Guangdong Province, China. The complex merges ...

This Luxury Watch Brand Looks to Contemporary Art for Inspiration
A second theater-like space shows a compelling 3-D animated film, "Time Spy," featuring images of traditional Chinese themes like the deeply symbolic five elements: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. The film was created with thousands of woodblock ...

Henan to host the country's first biennale on ceramics
It is not easy to transform it into contemporary art," Wang Huangsheng, a member of the biennale's art committee, says at the Beijing event. When it comes to ceramics in China, people either associate it with antique ware or Jingdezhen, in East China's ...

Boom in foreign institutional links in art, culture - University World ...
Boom in foreign institutional links in art, culture - University World ...

British contemporary artist Helen Marten wins Turner Prize
British contemporary artist Helen Marten on Monday night was named as the 2016 winner of the prestigious Turner Prize. The Turner is one of Britain's top visual arts competitions for contemporary art for artists aged 50 or under. The art competition is ...

Contemporary Chinese art on show in Brussels
The international tour exhibition, Art and Peace, features a variety of contemporary Chinese art forms, including paintings, oils, woodcuts, watercolors and sculptures, interpreting perceptions of "art and peace" in the eyes of Chinese artists. The two ...

Contemporary Chinese art on show in Brussels
The international tour exhibition, Art and Peace, features a variety of contemporary Chinese art forms, including paintings, oils, woodcuts, watercolors and sculptures, interpreting perceptions of "art and peace" in the eyes of Chinese artists. The two ...

Iconic The Peninsula Beijing reopens with style and luxury
Curated by Michael Suh, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing (MoCA Beijing), the hotel's collection of original Chinese paintings, sculptures, installations and photography is combined with its Art Residency program, which nurtures ...

The Soft Power of Art
The United States is brilliant at this. In 2011, for example, the Chinese government sought to limit the availability of reality TV shows like Meet the Kardashians because the Communist Party saw them as fueling independent viewpoints — that is ...

Artist Yang Yongliang explores the yin and yang of the modern world
This is not only a personal adventure, it'd also be a breakthrough in the history of Chinese paintings. With VR on one hand, and filmmaking on the other, I'm getting myself ready for new possibilities in immersive cinema. CNN: Contemporary art is ...

Audemars Piguet Spotlights Contemporary Chinese Art at Art Basel Miami
In one of the latest marriages of Chinese contemporary art and luxury, a Swiss watchmaker has partnered with a renowned artist known for painting, woodcuts, and animation. Audemars Piguet has funded Chinese artist Sun Xun's large-scale installation, ...

A British gallery owner has some advice for HK youth
In 2010, he made a splash in a new sphere as he co-founded a contemporary art gallery — the 3812 Gallery in Sai Ying Pun — which mainly showcases and deals in contemporary Chinese art photographs and prints. Given that his new art business is all ...

Chinese Art Attracts New Buyers in Southeast Asia
Art maven Pearl Lam has her sights on Southeast Asia as the next hotspot for championing Chinese contemporary art: a genre that has been attracting growing attention on the international stage in recent years. Lam – an art collector and gallery owner ...

New Museum Adds Three New Members To Board of Trustees
Michael Xufu Huang is an art collector and a co-founder of M WOODS, an independent nonprofit art museum in Beijing that brings international contemporary art to the Chinese public. Housed in a former munitions factory in Beijing's 798 Art District, ...

Qatar's status grows as a cultural hub of world
At the level of cultural exchange QMA launched the 'Treasures of China' exhibition which started on September 27 and ends on January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) as part of Qatar China 2016 Year of Culture featuring 116 art pieces – some ...

Art History and Mutual Understanding Across Cultures: Reflections on a Fulbright Semester in China
... widely and delivered lectures throughout China on topics such as slavery and the art of resistance, art and the abolitionist movement, the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, art and the Civil Rights Movement, race and identity in ...

​Has the Trump rally spilled into the art world? - Austin Business ...
​Has the Trump rally spilled into the art world? - Austin Business ...

​Has the Trump rally spilled into the art world? - Charlotte Business ...
​Has the Trump rally spilled into the art world? - Charlotte Business ...

​Has the Trump rally spilled into the art world?
As I predicted in my article "How to tap into China's Wealth explosion? Buy Art!" nearly two years ago, Chinese art continues to be one sector that is not market-correlated and will only appreciate thanks to Trump tweets and policies that call ...

​Has the Trump rally spilled into the art world?
As I predicted in my article "How to tap into China's Wealth explosion? Buy Art!" nearly two years ago, Chinese art continues to be one sector that is not market-correlated and will only appreciate thanks to Trump tweets and policies that call ...

Essential Arts & Culture: China and Taiwan's music diplomacy, Ghost Ship fallout and Gary's Busey-isms
As the global diplomatic establishment goes Def Con Seven over the president-elect's phone call with Taiwan's leader, it turns out that both the China Philharmonic and the Taiwan Philharmonic have been performing in Southern California. Classical music ...

South Korea's monochrome painting movement is the art world's latest obsession
Describing this show as “strikingly memorable”, Jonathan Crockett, Phillips Asia's deputy chairman and head of 20th century and contemporary art, cites it as a personal favourite and one of the strongest presentations that year. According to Kee, much ...

Transcending words
This statement by Japanese author Haruki Murakami is especially true for New York-born artist, craftsman and sculptor, Joey Foster Ellis whose works in stop motion animation and contemporary art has gained laurels from the art community. ... I learnt ...

With Its Largest Roster of 51 World-Renowned Galleries, Asia Week ...
With Its Largest Roster of 51 World-Renowned Galleries, Asia Week ...

'Ling Jian: Song of the Ancient Birds'
Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing presents the exhibition “Ling Jian: Song of the Ancient Birds” through December 17, 2016. The exhibition features Ling Jian's seven new paintings that embody a beautiful fusion of realist portraits of women and the images ...

Edition makes its China debut with new Sanya hotel
Also launched during the event was the Limited Edition shop, which displayed exclusive art pieces co-curated by the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing and Steven Giles of Base Project. Guests were also able to dine at one of the hotel's ...

Contemporary Hetian jade carving collections became bestsellersin Hong Kong autumn auction
The collections representedby "the Three Treasures of Qianlong in the Imperial Palace" were sold for high prices! Throughout 2016 autumn auction of the collections in China, the collections belong to a wide range of categories, coverpainting and ...

Why Do Art's Coolest Institutions Love K11 Art Foundation So Much?
... most genre-defining institutions, the New Museum. The first artist in residence will be the 35-year-old artist Cheng Ran. “We want to bring the best of contemporary art to China, but just as important is bringing the best Chinese artists to the ...

India set to test-launch Agni-V ballistic missile capable of reaching northern parts of China
Komu, who is a founder member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's biggest exhibition of contemporary art, refused to say anything about the controversy. “I am currently concentrating on the third edition of the biennale now on in Kochi. I don't want ...

Ian Schrager's latest luxury resort, on a tropical island off the south of China
Foregoing standard luxury stores, The EDITION's lifestyle shop and accompanying library contains delectable art and design item—and with the curation skills of UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art) Beijing there are plenty of works by Chinese ...

The Sanya EDITION Hotel - Cool Hunting
After allowing the magnitude of its open-air lobby to set in, one's first takeaway from the brand new Sanya EDITION Hotel is its scent profile. Even in the sea ...

Chinese artist reflects life on a collection of receipts
Liu, who arrived in Beijing in 2005 from nearby Shanxi province, feels he shares much in common with pre-modern Chinese artists who were inspired by their surroundings and lifestyle, and criticized the booming contemporary art scene in China as "out of ...

Chinese artist reflects life on a collection of receipts
Dec 14 (Reuters) - A Chinese artist hopes to reflect the impact of monetary transactions on people's lives in a new art exhibition with works made from everyday ...

Public funding for arts still skewed towards London, report says
For example, a big exhibition of contemporary Chinese art at the Whitworth in Manchester was staged to coincide with the launch of direct flights between Manchester and China. Investing in arts brings tangible benefits, the report says, highlighting ...

Adelaide Festival Centre Celebrates the Chinese New Year with BUTTERFLY LADIES BAND Concert and THE ...
Adelaide Festival Centre Celebrates the Chinese New Year with BUTTERFLY LADIES BAND Concert and THE ...

Shanghai's bid to be an arts capital
In October 2012, China opened the country's first state-run contemporary art museum, the Power Station of Art (PSA), in Shanghai's former industrial area now known as the West Bund. Like the Tate Modern in London, the PSA is a converted power plant ...

The Real Demand for Contemporary Art in China
... educating consumers that interpretation relies on them, a new emotional view on contemporary art is slowly being unlocked. For more information on the works of Veronika Helvoca and how such intricate images have taken her to the China Rendez-Vous ...

CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland (Phase Two)
... are presenting an exhibition “CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland (Phase Two).” It will stay open until mid-January. Divided into two parts — Rewind and >>FFWD, the exhibition aims to introduce contemporary art from Scotland to art lovers in ...

Create Spaces - Announcements - e-flux
A4 Contemporary Arts Center is a professional art space founded by Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Co., Ltd. in March 2008. During the eight-years of ...

Chinese foreign minister sends condolences
The attack took place in Ankara - at the Contemporary Art Gallery as the Russian Ambassador Adrei Karlov was delivering a speech - he was shot from behind by a lone gunman. We have chosen not to show the exact moment the shots were fired. The first ...

Raku: A traditional contemporary art form
It not only confirms that Chojiro used a technique that was based on Chinese susancai (three-color glazes), but also how passionately he could still express himself as an artist, reflecting the spirit of the Momoyama Period. In the culture of Japanese ...



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