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Christie's CEO says auctioneer will maintain strong China presence despite global restructuring and job cuts
In a few short months, he's cut 250 jobs, pulled down the shutters at the auctioneers' sale room in South Kensington, London, after 42 years, scaled back operations in Amsterdam, cancelled June sales of post-war and contemporary art in London and ...

Art Industry News: MoMA Reveals Its Long-Anticipated Building Revamp + More Must-Read Stories
... ignited the culture wars in the 1980s is back. It will be shown at the artist Andres Serrano's exhibition at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston, Texas, for the first time during the Trump administration (June 3–October 8). ... Ai ...

BMW Art Car reloaded: Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei takes the series into the 21st Century by going digital
... reality as a multimedia installation resonates with the rapid development and huge transformation of China over the past decades, such as globalization, urbanization and digitalization, which drives the flourishing development of contemporary art ...

MoMA reveals final plans for $400m expansion
SFMOMA appoints first curator of contemporary art | The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has appointed Eungie Joo as its first curator of contemporary art. ... Joo, who recently directed the 5th Anyang Public Art Project in China, takes up the role ...

ART SEEN: New curator to continue supporting artist-led outdoor art at UBC
She replaces Keith Wallace who is editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. (Yishu is the first English-language journal to focus on Chinese contemporary art and culture.) Cole is also the founder of Other Sights for Artists' Projects, a ...

Finlandia University Gallery to feature UP artist
His work is in collections both nationally and internationally including the Ceramics Associata in Cluj, Romania, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania, the Great China Museum in Jingdezhen, China, the World Ceramic Exposition Center in ...

BMW official partner of Art Basel in Basel 2017
The panel will feature Cao Fei, creator of the 18th BMW Art Car, Davidoff resident Yan Xing and Philip Tinari, Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, who will come together at UBS Forum to discuss the topic “Art & China: Is ...

The Biggest-Selling Artist at Auction Is a Name You May Not Know
Dealers and auctioneers in international contemporary art are hoping that Chinese collectors will develop an understanding and a taste for the names that dominate the market in the West. Over the past five years, the Hong Kong edition of the Art Basel ...

Art Industry News: Wonder Woman Works at the Louvre Now + More ...
Art Industry News: Wonder Woman Works at the Louvre Now + More ...

Geng Jianyi, Hao Jingban and An Exhibition about Exhibitions Win ...
Geng Jianyi, Hao Jingban and An Exhibition about Exhibitions Win ...

From Shore To Shore makes a meal of Chinese community's stories
From Shore To Shore emerged partly from her "other life", teaching creative writing at the University of Bolton, where she was approached in 2010 to run a course for Chinese writers from the Chinese Centre for Contemporary Art in Manchester. "The ...

PARTY SKILLS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD Claims Venue at Manchester International Festival
... Fashion and Dance with industry partnerships with organisations incluging the BBC, ITV, HOME, The Lowry, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Asian Media Awards and The Network - Edinburgh International TV Festival ...

The Peninsula Beijing is a Hotel, Magically Remade
Beijing is a much different place than it was when the Palace Hotel opened in 1989. Since that pivotal year—marked most notably by the tragic events in Tiananmen Square—the Chinese capital's booming population has been outstripped only by its furious ...

Art microcosm
Almost 70 of them have been nominated over the past 17 years, thereby putting together a comprehensive repertory of a whole generation of contemporary art," exhibition curator Alfred Pacquement said in the statement. In 3D film and ... But there are ...

Chinese Art through the Ages – Shanghai Art Museum
The Shanghai Art Museum also serves as the site for the Shanghai Biennale, one of the most high-profile and exquisite contemporary art exhibitions in China. Thus, if you are a lover of artistic endeavours, especially contemporary artworks, make sure to ...

A Modern Art Pioneer Down in New Orleans
A pair of alligators cruises diagonally from one side of the muddy bank to the other, right in front of the artist George Dunbar's house — a literal stone's throw away from his porch. “If you live here, you can really see it,” he says, referring to ...

BMW releases 18th Art Car designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei
According to Cao, the first Chinese BMW Art Car artist in their 42-year history, the new Art Car is quite different from past cars, and it is made up of three parts - a special made video in which a walker travels "from villages to cities, from past to ...

Chinese Artist Cao Fei's BMW Art Car
When it comes to the incredible speed of development in China, the other side of the coin is corruption, pollution, social disparity, wild urbanization and more—themes not only tackled by daily news, but explored by Cao Fei and many other Chinese ...

Two alumni featured in Venice Biennale 2017
Shill earned an MFA in interdisciplinary media arts practices from CU Boulder in 2012 and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at the Yi Tong Bai Tong Gallery, Shang Hai, China; The Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs ...

Contemporary Art Sensation Takashi Murakami Comes to Chicago ...
Contemporary Art Sensation Takashi Murakami Comes to Chicago ...

Ai Weiwei, Li Shurui among Chinese artists set for Tbilisi exhibition
He was awarded the 2008 Chinese Contemporary Art Awards Lifetime Achievement and 2013 Appraisers Association Award for Excellence in the Arts. Weiwei has also taught at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he was appointed as visiting professor in ...

How millennials (and actually, everyone) want to shop
Why is it relevant that a store employee has opinions on contemporary Chinese art, the death of Alexander McQueen, and the best location to go for cocktails in the vicinity? Their knowledge is relevant because &Other Stories is creating an ethos that ...

A Small Artist-Oriented Museum on LA's Miracle Mile
... sculptures by Betye Saar, artists' books, photography and videos from Iran, objects created by U.S. army veterans, ceramic objects by a Japanese-born American artist that were made in China, quilts made by men and crafts pieces on the theme of ...

Art news daily
First place on the index, however, went to the National Museum of China in Beijing, which was visited by over 7.5 million people in 2016. Banksy recalls election print offer | Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send free prints to ... to close | Los ...

Sobey Art Award reveals female-dominated short list for $50K prize
The $50,000 prize — one of Canada's top prizes for contemporary art — is given out each year to a contemporary artist under the age of 40. One nominee is selected in five different regions of the country, with the finalists whittled down from an ...

Art for all ages and sizes at Children's Biennale in Singapore
Children are taken so seriously as art audiences that there is now a biennale – the art world's favourite format for high-profile, highbrow contemporary art showcases – dedicated to them. The first Children's Biennale in Singapore, which opened on May ...

frieze
... En Liang Khong assesses the enduring influence of China's classical landscape tradition on the country's contemporary art; and Evan Moffitt considers the films of Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, which probe race and gender in Brazilian ...

In Continuing Selloff, UCCA Founder Guy Ullens Unloads 54 More Brand-New Chinese Artworks
The Belgian mega-collector Guy Ullens and his wife Myriam have sold 32 works from their extensive holdings of Chinese contemporary art for nearly $4 million, with plans to sell 22 more pieces privately over the next 10 days. But not everyone is pleased ...

Savvy travelers are flocking to Hong Kong's cutting-edge art scene
In March, approximately 80,000 art lovers descended upon the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for Art Basel, the leading international contemporary art show that returned for its fifth run in Hong Kong. (Art Basel also takes place in Basel ...

Contemporary Istanbul makes Istanbul an art bridge between east and west
CI brings together leading contemporary art galleries from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in recent decades. Reflecting the role of Istanbul as ...

10th ART|JOG: Provokes changing perspectives
The paintings come off as eerie — and that's exactly how artist Agus Suwage visualizes today's “Changing Perspective,” the theme of this year's ART|JOG festival, a month-long contemporary art exhibition in Yogyakarta. Read also: ART|JOG|10 celebrates ...

Tour Sarah and Austin Harrelson's Miami Beach Home
“My theory of design is very subtle,” Austin says, literally pointing out several low-key embellishments lest they go unnoticed—outdoor hardscaping hewn from Florida coral stone; quarter-sawn oak floors; Chinese sea-grass rugs painted to look like ...

Tbilisi to Host Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Conceptual Artists
The exhibition is happening for the first time in the Caucasus, an excellent opportunity to experience the best of Chinese contemporary art without leaving Georgia. “If they want to see good art, they have to come and see the exhibition. Some of these ...

Is There a Market for Western Art in China?
Though recent sales in Asia have tested the appetite for Modern and Contemporary art from the West, there continues to be a lot of discussion around the region's appetite for Old Master and Impressionist works. While no major house has announced plans ...

Bringing out the best
There are only a couple of weeks left to see Peter Doig's first solo exhibition in China, organised by Francis Outred, Christie's European head of postwar and contemporary art, at the private Faurschou Foundation in the 798 district in Beijing (until ...

Chen Xiaoyu draws from Western abstract art and Eastern thought to explore the sublime
How do you hope to shape China's contemporary art scene? There are not many women artists in China. It's really hard for young women artists, really hard. The environment, the situation for the arts in China is getting better, but being an artist is ...

Art as an investment
The organisers invited artists from Nepal and abroad—from Asian countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and China, among others, where the art practices are better than in Nepal—to the Camp where the artists engaged in discussion about ...

Busy month of exhibitions and fashion gala
Two exhibitions of traditional Chinese dresses and outfits were held at the same time as the Asian Fashion Federation China Conference at Yuang E-fashion Town last week. The Maritime Silk Road Exhibition was held at Hangzhou Garment Culture Museum ...

New play at Pasadena Playhouse grips tightly onto the Constitution
“Hold These Truths,” a new play that opened on June 4, at the Pasadena Playhouse, is the inspirational, true story of a civil rights hero who took his fight all the way to the Supreme Court. It's a 90-minute one-act, one-man show that mesmerizes from ...

Bankers Drawn by $3 Billion of Art Follow Wealthy to Basel Fair
... bankers may bump into billionaire money manager Steve Cohen or Russia's Roman Abramovich, who have attended in the past. At the fair last year, Liu Yiqian, Chinese taxi driver turned billionaire, bought a 36-foot-wide work by Gerhard Richter ...

Goodluck Hope: Island property in the heart of East London
The Line, London's first contemporary art walk, will feature works from such esteemed artists as Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst, and the English National Ballet and London Film School are relocating to adjacent London City Island in 2018. Other ...

Former Christie's Rainmaker Brett Gorvy on How He's Creating a New Power Center in the Gallery World
For nearly a quarter century, Brett Gorvy toiled in these mountains, first as a contemporary art specialist for Christie's in London and then, as newer art began to outstrip the classics in market power, as the auction house's head of postwar and ...

Free Download: Special Annecy Edition of Animation World Magazine Now Available!
Annecy's celebration of China centers around a major month-long art exhibition presented at the Château d'Annecy Musée lacs et montagnes, with classic film materials from the famed Shanghai Animation Film Studio on display alongside a number of ...

At Art Basel, Advisors Fish for Whales
The modern and contemporary art at Basel is worth more than 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) according to insurer AXA Art. Who shops for art at the fair? Billionaires Steve Cohen has attended in the past, and last year Chinese billionaire. Liu Yiqian ...

18-story apartment project planned next to VCU's Institute for ...
18-story apartment project planned next to VCU's Institute for ...

The Future Of That Lenin-Mao Sculpture On La Brea Hangs In Limbo
For the Gao Brothers, however, who are unable to return such a politically charged piece to their native China, this task has been especially challenging. "Through the use of satire, the Gao Brothers ... It is impossible to send the sculpture back to ...

Biology meets technology in contemporary art exhibition
Featured artists include Art Orienté Objet (France); Michaela Gleave (Australia); Ian Haig (Australia); Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr (Australia); Nadège Philippe-Janon (Australia); Thomas Thwaites (UK) and Lu Yang (China). New Alchemists, which runs from ...

Exhibition showcases evolution of Western art
The featured styles comprise realism, impressionism, symbolism, cubism and surrealism. The paintings are from the collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Saint-Etienne Metropole. The institution has one of France's largest ...

The Hidden Beauty of Chinese Art: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the HKSAR
Wang is well-known in the Chinese contemporary art community for the hybridisation of Eastern and Western influences. The style of historical Chinese propaganda while incorporating Western brand giants such as Chanel and Coca-Cola as a commentary ...

Photographer Lisa Ross's latest exhibit is inspired by the power of Sufi shrines in China
It contains extended captions for many of the images, as well as essays by Beth Citron, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Rubin Museum of Art; Rahile Dawut, an Uyghur folklorist who accompanied Ross on several trips, and Alexandre Papas, ...



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