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Global art sales plummet, but China rises as 'art superpower ...
Global art sales plummet, but China rises as 'art superpower ...

'I'm surprised to see how well Ming furniture works with modern art'
Li, who played basketball for China, left her homeland for Paris in 1996, where she became the only Chinese model on the runways. She then turned her focus to modern and contemporary art, both Chinese and Western, and was described in a recent W ...

China regains title as world's largest art market | gbtimes.com
French company Artprice has released its annual report on Monday saying that China has regained its title as the world's largest art market in 2016, despite a ...

Dark Matters: Subtlety in black and white on display at White Rabbit Gallery
White Rabbit is Sydney's home of contemporary Chinese art, displaying the enormous collection of its owner Judith Neilson. White Rabbit's exhibitions are usually alive with the colour of post-2000 Chinese art. But works in The Dark Matters, while still ...

Dark Matters: Subtlety in black and white on display at White Rabbit Gallery
White Rabbit is Sydney's home of contemporary Chinese art, displaying the enormous collection of its owner Judith Neilson. White Rabbit's exhibitions are usually alive with the colour of post-2000 Chinese art. But works in The Dark Matters, while still ...

After 33 years of making the Chazen 'a resource for all students,' Russell Panczenko will retire
Two years ago, Panczenko curated a show called “Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art.” It offered a rare glimpse into artist studios in Beijing in the late 2010s, facilitated by Panczenko's own personal relationship ...

China leads global art market despite world gloom
Chinese artist Zhang Daqian attained the highest price, ahead of Pablo Picasso and other Chinese artists Qi Baishi and Wu Guanzhong. Hong Kong has become an unmissable destination on the contemporary art map as auctions are held increasingly ...

Auction Preview: Auctionata's Post-War & Contemporary Art, Mar 8, Online
The auction brings together varied work of art from post war to contemporary art. Featured in this sale are renowned artists including classics like CoBrA member Asger Jorn, the Italian Piero Dorazio and the German Klaus Fußmann. Amongst the highlights ...

As Klimt Painting Sells for $59 Million, Auction Houses Cross Their Fingers
This result, together with other strong prices achieved at the Impressionist and modern sale at Christie's the previous evening, seemed to signal a strengthening of the international art market. High-end auctions of contemporary art will be tested in ...

How to profit from the Chinese art market and bag some cutting edge paintings while you're at it
The Hong Kong-based Art Futures Group (AFG; artfuturesgroup.com) is a contemporary Chinese art brokering service whose primary aim isn't about finding decorative pieces to hang on your wall but providing you with an investment that should appreciate in ...

Groundbreaking, cutting edge, traditional art at hub of galleries
The brothers are known for pushing political boundaries of artistic expression in Communist China, and the statue on La Brea is no exception. The statue is titled “Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head ... The Rhineland-based art ...

Badiucao: Challenging China With Political Cartoons
Like this incident I experienced at a Confucius Institute in Adelaide, it was an artist from China who was giving her understanding of Chinese contemporary art. At the end there was a Q&A and I was asking about Ai Weiwei — cause back then his passport ...

Colby Museum Presents Work Of Chinese Master
No Limits was co-curated by Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professor of Art, and Research Associate Melissa Walt with collaboration by Michelle Yun, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Asia Society. Zao was the first Chinese ...

Colby Museum Presents Work Of Chinese Master
Walt, a scholar of modern and contemporary Chinese art, instigated the collaboration in 2009 with Weitz, a historian of ancient Chinese art. Multiple research trips to China, Europe, Hong Kong, and Taiwan gave rise to the exhibit, which includes works ...

The Missing Front Line
Today, the Chinese government is the largest employer in contemporary art, exercising near-total control over the allocation of resources, exhibition opportunities, and platforms. The government manages and oversees the creation and output of ...

e-flux journal
Carol Yinghua Lu considers the mother tongue of Chinese contemporary art by sketching its prehistory in the decades since the end of the Cultural Revolution. Meanwhile, in “Assemblism,” Jonas Staal draws on the work of Judith Butler to develop a vision ...

Chinese artists in the frame
He opened Red Gate Gallery, the first private contemporary art gallery in China, in 1991 in the historic Southeast Corner Tower at Dongbianmen, one of the few Ming dynasty towers to survive the destruction of the Beijing city wall. While the only ...

Demand is high for contemporary African art
“The buyers have a deep appreciation of the market and fortunately we have not seen speculators enter, as happened in Chinese contemporary art,” says Giles Peppiatt, director of Modern and contemporary African art at Bonhams. Bonhams launched an ...

Photographic Narratives: "Revealing Pictures" at Princeton University Art Museum
“His starting point for collecting was Chinese contemporary art,” Bussard says of Olofson. “He had been an East Asian studies student here at Princeton. He started following contemporary Chinese art in the late 1990s, and a lot of that work involved ...

The Largest Asia Week New York Ever Organized Entices With A Diversity of Rare Treasures Spanning Far Eastern ...
The Largest Asia Week New York Ever Organized Entices With A Diversity of Rare Treasures Spanning Far Eastern ...

Comme des Garçons: The Shape of Things to Come
The designer's show for autumn/winter 2017-18 was yet another proof that Kawakubo's work goes beyond the definition of fashion as we know it, blurring the divide between contemporary art and ready-to-wear in order to reflect on notions of identity, ...

Contemporary art taking off in Philippines as galleries host more visitors and collectors take a global view
At the opening of Art Fair Philippines in Manila last month, a young sound artist named Jon Romero was using an overseas visitor to conduct electricity between metal sheets. Each time Romero tapped on the visitor's arm, the electrical charge created a ...

'I'm surprised to see how well Ming furniture works with modern art'
Li, who played basketball for China, left her homeland for Paris in 1996, where she became the only Chinese model on the runways. She then turned her focus to modern and contemporary art, both Chinese and Western. She was described in a W Magazine ...

Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art of the 80s and 90s
From the 1980s, Wen Pulin recorded a number of exhibitions, art phenomena and creative practices, which cannot be left out of the history of contemporary Chinese art. In this exhibition, the archives are opened up so that some neglected or misread ...

Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art of the 80s and 90s ...
Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art of the 80s and 90s ...

The Artist Rejecting East-West and Old-New Dichotomies
Two decades later, he was living in New York, sharpening his understanding of contemporary art in the West. In 2008, he returned to China to take up the position of vice president at his alma mater, the state-run China Central Academy of Fine Arts. It ...

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
The exhibition continues the Center's long-term research into new directions in China's contemporary art scene as well as the institutional tradition of mounting a large-scale group exhibition once every four years begun with Breaking Forecast: 8 Key ...

Asia Week to see Chinese ink art on display in NY
Calligrapher Qiu Zhenzhong and painter Shen Jinbo will show 32 pieces at the gallery of Contemporary Art and Editions, where the art show will be held over March 25-April 15. Titled Formation & Movement, the joint exhibition will focus on the beauty of ...

'Mix Things Up': Art and Life at the Met
My own “Ink Art” featured contemporary Chinese artworks in our traditional Chinese galleries. Mr. Cotter's ... And then there is last year's opening of Met Breuer, reflecting a bold commitment by Mr. Campbell to modern and contemporary art. The Met has ...

KAWS: Bridging the Gap Between Luxury and China's Aspiring Youth
As recent as January, Sotheby's “Boundless: Contemporary Art” auction in Hong Kong saw the sales of several of his pieces, which spanned from paintings to sculptures, beat estimates. It was in 2015 that KAWS first officially hit the mainland, taking a ...

Asia Week to see Chinese ink art on display in NY
Calligrapher Qiu Zhenzhong and painter Shen Jinbo will show 32 pieces at the gallery of Contemporary Art and Editions, where the art show will be held over March 25-April 15. Titled Formation & Movement, the joint exhibition will focus on the beauty of ...

Asian art week kicks off with largest lineup
Thirteen galleries have been added to the roster this year, and US galleries like J.J. Lally & Co, Kaikodo LLC, China 2000 Fine Art will feature ancient and contemporary Chinese art. Christie's, Sotheby's, Bonham's, Doyle and iGavel will be holding ...

Why Shanghai, China Is the Place to Be for Contemporary Art
My Uber pulled up to a hulking gray factory building with a towering chimney. “This is a museum?” my driver asked wryly, articulating my own unspoken curiosity. The choice of the Power Station of Art, China's first state-run contemporary art museum ...

See a red Ferrari crash into pieces at 14th Factory art exhibition
A collection of 14 old warehouses on three acres near Chinatown are being transformed into a massive international art exhibit as artist from China, Japan, Europe and USA get together for a show that explores the roles of factories in society. It opens ...

KAWS: Bridging the Gap Between Luxury and China's Aspiring Youth
As recently as January, Sotheby's “Boundless: Contemporary Art” auction in Hong Kong saw several of his paintings and sculptures surpass estimates. It was in 2015 that KAWS first officially hit the mainland, taking a Hong Kong installation called ...

An ink-wash feel of Hudec's masterpieces
After 1985, “contemporary art” irreversibly became the driving force behind Chinese art. Young ink-wash artists tried to experiment with their works or fused them into installations at a time when the 85 New Wave movement was ripe and avant-garde art ...

KAWS: Serving up a taste of luxury for China's aspiring millennials
In January, Sotheby's Boundless: Contemporary Art auction in Hong Kong saw the sale of several of his pieces — from paintings to sculptures — beating bidding estimates. In 2015 KAWS officially hit the mainland, debuting CLEAN SLATE, a Hong Kong ...

After finding forgeries of his work across Orange County, artist wages court fight against Newport billionaire
Many have plaques with no attribution — a red flag for sure, he said — or a Chinese name. “There aren't too many artists in China doing contemporary art,” Wakefield said. At least one of the imitation versions of “Untitled” features a plaque calling ...

Expressway To Your Eye: Suki Chan's Lucida
All images: Suki Chan, Lucida & Lucida II at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, 2017. Image by Chelsie Southern. Suki Chan's Lucida is a journey. A journey, not just literally, on a projected screen, guiding the viewer through the ...

A visual feast
Making new discoveries appears to be a resonating theme for the 10th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, rolling out the red carpet for collectors and enthusiasts alike at the Conrad hotel in Hong Kong. From March 17 to 20, the show will be the ...

Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum
Surveying Post-sense Sensibility, one of the most important artistic movements in the history of Chinese contemporary art involving a handful of artists active at the time of happening with a significant impact extending beyond the year 2000, the ...

NY to see China's art traditions updated
Calligrapher Qiu Zhenzhong and painter Shen Jinbo will show 32 pieces at Contemporary Art and Editions from March 25 to April 15. Titled “Formation & Movement”, the joint exhibition will focus on the beauty of ink paintings and the skills needed to ...

California artist wages court fight against billionaire developer over forged art
“There aren't too many artists in China doing contemporary art,” Wakefield said. At least one of the imitation versions of “Untitled” features a plaque calling it “Human Nature's Many Faces.” The original “Untitled” did change locations, though it's ...

Exploring Hong Kong history through its food
Hidden in a fancy basement location, Mott 32 (Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Central; +852 2885 8688) serves up contemporary art, high-quality cocktails, and Chinese food using premium ingredients. Head to Ho Lee Fook ...

Asia Week broadens its horizons with 50 exhibitors
According to Eric Zetterquist, a New York dealer in Tang and Song Dynasty ceramics for more than 25 years and a participant in Asia Week since its inception: “The days of the new Chinese rich spending like wildfire are over. Both the dealers and the ...

Will Mao Go Back to China? - finews.asia
In a rare foray South Sotheby's spring auction series swung through Singapore recently to show a selection of works that included a stunning Andy Warhol work ...

From history to contemporary art
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Dedicated to bringing Chinese culture and history into contemporary Chinese design, well-known jewelry designer Dickson Yewn (翁狄森) and porcelain artist Heinrich Wang (王俠軍) recently held a double-solo exhibition at 333 Gallery ...

Beatrice Hsieh gets top French cultural honor
Benoît Guidée, director of the Bureau Français, bestowed the award on Hsieh on behalf of the French Ministry of Culture during a ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (台北當代藝術館) on March 8. Speaking at the ceremony, Hsieh credited ...

Chiayi Int'l Art Doc Film Festival kicks off - The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan --“This edition of the festival is by no means an old wine in a new bottle,” filmmaker Huang Ming-chuan (黃明川) said from the outset. Huang is ...

You're Invited: Private Viewing and Reception
The exhibition continues the UCCA's long-term research into new directions in China's contemporary art scene as well as the institutional tradition of mounting a large-scale group exhibition once every four years, beginning with "Breaking Forecase: 8 ...



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