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Zhao Zhao Is Now Represented by Roberts & Tilton
Roberts & Tilton gallery in Los Angeles announced today that it now represents the Chinese artist Zhao Zhao. He will have his second show with the gallery in spring 2018. Zhao's multifaceted practice takes the rapidly changing socio-political landscape ...

Yu Yang: At Home with Chinese Ink Painting
Xu Bing and Bada Shanren [in the Ming and early Qing – 1644-1911 – dynasties] were forerunners of modern Chinese ink painting – without them, the development of contemporary art would not have happened – a bit like [Western artists] Marcel Duchamp ...

Joan Cohen photos at Beijing's Today Art Museum window to early contemporary Chinese art
The Today Art Museum in Beijing is providing visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the early development of contemporary Chinese art history with its newest exhibition: Joan Lebold Cohen's Moments in China. A US photographer, Joan Cohen was ...

Art Industry News: Inside Christie's Emergency Turnaround Operation + More Must-Read Stories
Tiananmen Square Museum Reopens in Hong Kong – As Hong Kong prepares to welcome Chinese president Xi Jinping for celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China, a museum dedicated to the June 4th student ... St ...

The 1:54 Fair Surveys the Multicultural — and Multifaceted — State of Contemporary Art in Africa
“1:54 has created a space for us to have our own dance, our own swagger, to bring who we are.” African contemporary art is a term that artists and curators employ despite misgivings. Africa is, after all, a continent comprising 54 countries (hence the ...

This month's unmissable international art events
Among the 13 Asian art dealers presenting works from India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia, don't miss Carlo Cristi, Galerie Lamy and Jacques How Choong. Highlights ... Drawing on the Frieze Masters model, Acquavella, Hauser & Wirth and Lévy Gorvy ...

Sandra Gering Inc. presents New Exhibit by Jennifer Wen Ma 5/11
Jennifer Wen Ma creates delicate, ephemeral installations out of paper, ink, glass and light, fusing aspects of Chinese and European art history with a distinctly contemporary approach. ... NY, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Qatar Museums ...

Healing wounds in Chinatown through art
On Saturday, all that work will culminate in a grand opening that kicks off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. Classic and contemporary Chinese art performances will follow, from opera to beatboxing to a concert by Boston-born singer-songwriter ...

DanceWatch Weekly: Dance for occasional sun
Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland will be hosting a month-long celebration of the month with performances every Saturday and Sunday by local cultural organizations and dance troupes representing India, Nepal, Thailand, China, Indonesia, ... In ...

How to unhear and unsee: reflections on Ren Hang's photography
The backstreets of Ren's alma mater, which has since changed its name from the old-fashioned and communist-sounding Beijing Broadcasting Institute to the more fashionable Communication University of China, is aptly called “dirty street” (zangjie ...

Shanghai, through art of sight and sound
Curated by James Giroudon and specially produced by the Grame, the national center for musical creation in Lyon, the exhibition is also part of the China-wide Festival Croisements 2017 supported by the French Institute in Lyon and Wallonie-Bruxelles ...

GQ Editors Share Their Job Interview Horror Stories
I skated through my on-campus interview talking about my Mandarin skills and enthusiasm for Chinese contemporary art. (I was a Chinese major and the enthusiasm was real, but the only art background I had was art history 101. I had petitioned to get out ...

Designs become the must-have collectibles as art prices soar
Could design be the next new hot collectible? As prices in the contemporary art market continue to soar, it appears that some collectors have already started to snap up chairs, tables and ceramics by mid-century master craftsmen and designers. The ...

Beijing: Flights, hotels, and what to do in the Chinese capital
For a taste of Beijing's thriving art scene, 798 Art District is a cultural hub which includes a contemporary art centre, photo gallery, film exhibitions and a collection of quirky cafes and restaurants. For an assortment of trinkets from arts, crafts ...

Susan Sarandon, Courtney Love visit Prada show
The festivities moved across town later to the Fondazione Prada contemporary art complex for the opening of the show by the Italian artist and filmmaker Francesco Vezzoli. Prada cruise fashions were a play on lightness and industrial architecture, with ...

The Marengo Gallery
The gallery manager will be hosting an exhibit walkthrough on Saturday, May 13th at 1pm. She will give a brief overview of the trajectory of contemporary Chinese art and then give information about the artists in the exhibit and their paintings ...

Sharing the beauty of Latin American art
The 5th "Sharing the Beauty: Latin American Contemporary Art Exhibition" opened at the art gallery of the China Millennium Monument in Beijing. The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture of China, embassies of Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador ...

White Rabbit Collection
White Rabbit is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum, displaying a broad range of works by Chinese artists. The museum was established and funded by the Neilson Foundation. Since 2000, China has not just been busy proving that to get rich is ...

Can Chinese artists lead luxury brands into new territory? | Style ...
Can Chinese artists lead luxury brands into new territory? | Style ...

Classical play 'Art' to be staged in Beijing
Now, Beijing stage lovers will have the opportunity to watch the classical hit - played in English, with Chinese subtitles - at the Penghao Theater, in Beijing's hutong area, from May 11 to 14. The storyline of the play follows the friendship of three ...

Performance artist Tehching Hsieh to represent Taiwan at Venice Biennale
Relevant they may be, but why place him in an international showcase of contemporary art? Hsieh deserves to be better known, according to Heathfield. “His work didn't circulate at the time because of his marginality and semi-visibility. Also, the world ...

What to do in on May 10, 2017: See 'The Unsettled Lens' and 'After the Floating World' before they close at the ...
What to do in on May 10, 2017: See 'The Unsettled Lens' and 'After the Floating World' before they close at the ...

Cohen collection of British modern art to be auctioned here
Although just a fraction of Mr Cohen's total collection, it includes pieces by artists never offered before in Australia, including China's Zheng Fanzi and Fang Lijun, and India's Subodh Gupta, a by-product of Mr Cohen's plan to narrow his collecting ...

Auction houses to keep selling Western art at Hong Kong events - but should they move beyond big-ticket conservatism?
If big-ticket items are not fetching the prices expected, auctioneers can always try lower-priced works such as Portrait of Lady Jane Staunton with Her Son, Afterwards Sir George Thomas Staunton, Baronet, And A Chinese Attendant Holding a Chest of Tea ...

Africa, contemporary art's new hot-spot
BEFORE the first world war the most exciting artists were French; in the 1990s they were Chinese. Now the hot new place for contemporary art is Africa. Visitors to the opening of the Venice Biennale on May 13th can go to a Nigerian pavilion for the ...

Giving Chinese tourists a taste of home
The three-year-old Yee Li Lou in Jalan Meru promises diners not only good food but also a view of contemporary art pieces from the owner's personal collection. “We wanted to bring something different to Klang and apart from savouring good food, we ...

Summer Arts Preview
... the painter became a lightning rod for her depiction of the murdered Emmett Till's body in the Whitney Biennial. Her lusciously painterly, expressive canvases often feature mangled figures and brooding stories. July 26-Nov. 26. Institute of ...

Art Industry News: Anne Imhof's Rise to Stardom + More Must-Read Stories
A Sneak Peek at LA's new Marciano Museum – Here's a preview of Guess co-founders Paul and Maurice Marciano's contemporary art museum, which will open to the public on May 25 inside a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple. ... Chinese Investors Are Now ...

World's oldest contemporary art fair taps artistic angst amid rising nationalism
With nationalism on the rise, political engagement is central to the artistic dialogue at the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest contemporary art fair, opening Saturday. From the main show, "Viva Arte Viva," curated by Christine Macel, to 87 national ...

chinese pavilion showcases 'continuum generation by generation' at the venice art biennale
... the chinese pavilion at the 2017 venice art biennale presents 'continuum – generation by generation' – an exhibition focused on the theme of eternity and the profound essence of chinese wisdom. the showcase brings together contemporary art and folk ...

Feature: Art goes beyond national borders, says Chinese curator at Venice Art Biennial
The China Pavilion is one of 86 national pavilions at the 57th Art Biennale, which opens to the public on May 13 and runs through Nov. 26. Next year, the Continuum exhibit will travel to the Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai and the Times Art ...

HK billionaire George Wong showcases his art collection in Parkview Group's building
It's almost like the language of contemporary art. I try not to repeat what others have done and try to make a revolution,” he ... The eldest son of property tycoon C. S. Hwang and one of Hong Kong's richest men, Wong, who's in his 60s, owns a ...

Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition
This exhibition will allow visitors to experience the quality and intensity of contemporary art in the cultural city of Kyoto as well as come into contact with the passion and endeavors of artists from Japan, China and South Korea that pioneer new ...

Venice Biennale awards German artists 2 Golden Lions
MILAN -- Germany has swept the 57th Venice Biennale, winning top Golden Lion prizes for the best national pavilion and best artist in the main curated show on opening day of the six-month contemporary art fair, the world's oldest. Anne Imhof's bold ...

Religion Returns to China, America's First Drug Czar, Chuck Klosterman, Deborah Tannen On Female Friendships
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson on his new book The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao. Bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman revisits some of his best work. Alexandra Chasin, associate professor of ...

ART CANTON Becomes the Top Choice for Art Investors as More New-generation Middle Class in China Begin ...
ART CANTON Becomes the Top Choice for Art Investors as More New-generation Middle Class in China Begin ...

Katara showcases Arabic calligraphy by Chinese artists
The inaugural event of the exhibition was held in the presence of Chinese Ambassador Li Chen, General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara, Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, Chinese artists, media personnel, art enthusiasts, and VIP ...

Wu Jian'an, Wang Tianwen, Tang Nannan, Yao Huifen: Continuum ...
Wu Jian'an, Wang Tianwen, Tang Nannan, Yao Huifen: Continuum ...

Tech titan's favorite Chinese artwork up for auction
Ai Weiwei's reconsideration of these objects in the form of contemporary art is part of his exploration of the “fake” and the “copy” in relation to the original. It is also a national body of work that references the humiliation experienced by the ...

How Parkview Green raised the bar for Beijing's hospitality industry
The complex, which houses a shopping mall, boutique hotel and offices, is known in the expat community for its generous collections of artworks (here Salvador Dali's surreal works hang alongside Yue Minjun's signature Chinese contemporary art), fine ...

Why the Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen is the city of the future
"Shenzhen has changed so much that I don't even know how to describe it," says Venus Lau, the artistic director of the city's leading contemporary art space, OCAT (Overseas Chinese Town Contemporary Art Terminal), in Nanshan District. At 36, she's ...

Over 250 French gold artifacts exhibited in Macao
Curated by Anne Camilli from Le Musee a la Carte and Gilles Bonnevialle of Maecenae, it brought to public over 250 gold pieces of classic and contemporary art works, religious artifacts, vintage furniture pieces, precious watch and jewelry, and ...

A Basquiat Sells for 'Mind-Blowing' $110.5 Million at Auction
It was Mr. Maezawa, the 41-year-old founder of Contemporary Art Foundation, who last year set the previous auction high for Basquiat, paying $57.3 million for the artist's large 1982 painting of a horned devil at Christie's. Mr. Maezawa is also the ...

Africa, Contemporary Art's New Hot-spot
Before the first world war, the most exciting artists were French; in the '90s they were Chinese. Now the hot new place for contemporary art is Africa. Visitors to the opening of the Venice Biennale on May 13th can go to a Nigerian pavilion for the ...

Pearl Lam on becoming a powerhouse of China's art world
“Interest in contemporary art suddenly started to grow,” she says, “and even the government looked at it differently — though it was often about investment.” So it was time for her first Hong Kong gallery, in 2012, and for a name-change: the early ...

Contemporary art gets a conscience
IN A disused medieval rope factory in Venice a canvas swag and reels of coloured thread hang from the ceiling. Various visitors, mostly women, perch on stools around it, stitching on items they have taken from their pockets and their handbags. Others ...

Should historic architecture be retrofitted?
... Bordeaux Museum of Contemporary Art in France and the Belgian Comic Strip Center are all good examples to show that not all renovation of valuable ancient structures are questionable and destructive, according to Yan Haiming, researcher from ...

China's cities are trying to buy their way to cultural prestige, and it's really weird
There's also the Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, which last year launched with works by Damien Hirst and Ai Weiwei, amongst others. Meng Jinghui, the theatre festival's artistic director, said: “In terms of content and budget, they ...

Dissecting Boston XI: Vandal Art
The curators, as well as their corporate (Yahoo) and private Chinese founders, presented the argument that art isn't the platform on which to have politically charged conversations. Art is “all about harmless surface and shine" (Cooter NYT). ... While ...

Zhang Daqian art exhibition held in Macao
The seals and correspondences used by Zhang were also exhibited to reflect his philosophy of life and art. Zhang, born in 1899 in China's southwestern Sichuan province, was one of the most influential painters and calligraphers in Chinese contemporary ...



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