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Event 'Experience China in Finland 2017' kicks off in Helsinki ...
Event 'Experience China in Finland 2017' kicks off in Helsinki ...

He Wei at Yang Gallery, Hong Kong
Wei has displayed work at Primo Marella in Milan, Jianyi Zhai Gallery in Beijing, Arsenale di Venezia in Venice, Rugu Zhai Gallery in Beijing, EX3 Contemporary Art Center in Florence, The Second Anhui Oil Art Exhibition in Anhui, China and the ...

'Slavs and Tatars' Exhibit in Iran
'Slavs and Tatars' is an art collective, a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The group's work is centered on three activities: exhibitions, books ...

New Focus For Arts Council As Longtime Program Chief Departs
... involve lots of creative collaborating.” Hesse said she will be teaching a class at Albertus Magnus College on art space managemen and continue her curation at Hamden's Whitney Center and at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, where she now serves ...

Exhibition scrutinizes cultural, linguistic transformation in a vast geography
A frequented art venue in Istanbul, SALT Galata is currently hosting an exhibition of the art collective Slavs and Tatars, who focus on cultural and linguistic transformations in the vast geography from Berlin to Chinese Wall. Collated from the survey ...

Double Fly Art Center at De Sarthe Gallery, Beijing
Double Fly uses the title of “Art Center” to organize and produce projects that are seemingly related to contemporary art. The group assembles again to use their own bodies as the point of departure for their creativity. The group calls themselves ...

Lowrider street art merges with museum works at LA exhibit
A website that hosted an "Abduction 101" forum linked to a 28-year-old suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois bills itself as the most popular sexual fetish internet networking. .... But placed right alongside ...

When Pasadena was a contemporary-art hub, Walter Hopps was the reason: Larry Wilson
Given that the locus of contemporary art in Southern California is now entirely on the Westside of Los Angeles, it's hard to believe that it was once here in art-stodgy Pasadena. ... the art scene was hopping was the surreal energy brought to it by one ...

Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing
In 2008, the National Art Museum of China presented for the first time the work of Richter with a series of paintings from 1963 to 2007. Today, the Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing invites the public to continue the discovery of this ... The Fondation ...

The Largest Contemporary Art Fair In The Fall, The Asia ... - AsiaOne
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - July 5, 2017 - The popular Asia Contemporary Art Show returns this fall with its 11th successful edition from ...

Zhao Bandi's 'China Party' at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art will soon be hosting a solo exhibition by Zhao Bandi titled "China Party" from August 5 through October 22, 2017. The exhibition will showcase a collection of more than a dozen works and projects by Zhao Bandi, from ...

What To Do In Jerusalem This Summer
The Ai Weiwei show is yet another signal that Jerusalem intends to challenge the dominance of Tel Aviv when it comes to contemporary art. Foodies and musicians have been marveling at Jerusalem's cultural renaissance for years; now the art cognoscenti ...

Two Southeast Asian exhibitions open in Tokyo
A total of 86 artists and groups of artists are exhibiting at "Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now" across two museums -- the National Art Center, Tokyo, and the Mori Art Museum. The exhibition is being held to commemorate the ...

Filipino art in groundbreaking project at five Sydney galleries
Dr Yu believes this is because Chinese and Japanese art has attained the cultural status and monetary value of “fine art”, while America |never promoted the art of its former colony in the way that, say, France promoted Vietnamese art. When Dr Yu ...

Five Sydney galleries host landmark Filipino art project | Daily ...
Five Sydney galleries host landmark Filipino art project | Daily ...

Michael Xufu Huang: Rising Art World Curator From Beijing
Claim to Fame He is a founder of M Woods, a contemporary art museum in Beijing that focuses on internet-minded works from artists like He Xiangyu and Olafur Eliasson. With his ... “A lot of people in China know him as a brand,” Mr. Huang said. “The ...

Christian Boros, the art collector who lives in a Nazi-era bunker
Christian Boros opens the door, looking slightly bleary-eyed. Behind him, his home is in disarray. After a party for 400 people, with champagne and music into the early hours, the normally immaculate flat has its furniture pushed into corners and ...

Rockbund Art Museum
Since its establishment in 2013, the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award has become a well-respected contemporary art award in Asia. It continuously reflects on current topics and explores the future of art in Greater China and Southeast Asia. “The HUGO BOSS ...

Leader: Austerity's cruel pantomime
China's vigorous growth has lent itself to magical thinking, but for a beleaguered Theresa May heading into G20 negotiations, a realistic understanding of what role Chinese investment may play in a post-Brexit Britain should be a top priority. ... Just ...

Could China be the new best friend for a post-Brexit Britain?
Even as tourists make a beeline to them when they visit London, there's a real role for these institutions in advising China's own museums. Just take a look at Shanghai's Power Station of Art, a contemporary art museum managed for the public in an ...

Tank Shanghai / Qiao Space
Through exhibitions with no fixed time frame, Qiao Space aims to present works from outstanding contemporary artists, both international and those active within China. Combined with his private collection, Mr Qiao looks to share the magic of ...

Thomas Campbell on why he stepped down from the Met
Campbell announced his resignation at the end of February amid growing concern over the institution's financial management, criticism of a $600m planned David Chipperfield-designed wing for Modern and contemporary art and speculation about his .... We ...

Art Movements
The work, which has been dated to China's Ming dynasty, is thought to have been displayed at a county government temple. Romanian artist Mihai Topescu has been working with fellow artists and volunteers to paint ... According to the museum, over half ...

Grand Rapids, Michigan's Unknown Artist Enclave
And the multi-use Urban Institute of Contemporary Art features a constant flow of rotating exhibits as well as art film screenings and art events. Need further evidence? Visit the Frederik Meir Gardens and Sculpture Garden before Augusts 21 to see ...

Britain's best outdoor sculpture parks
As Frieze Sculpture is unveiled in Regent's Park this week, we round up the best places to appreciate al fresco contemporary art across the UK. ... Also make sure you see the unique grouping of the latest in contemporary sculpture from China. Open ...

The community spirit at Baltic is celebrated with an inaugural Artists Award
Perhaps this neighbourly spirit stems from Baltic's Gateshead location, where it monopolises the contemporary art scene in the area, puncturing the grey skyline like a great temple of culture. More likely, it's down to how the place is run. Since she ...

Two Southeast Asian exhibitions open in Tokyo
A total of 86 artists and groups of artists are exhibiting at "Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now" across two museums -- the National Art Center, Tokyo, and the Mori Art Museum. The exhibition is being held to commemorate the ...

Beer with a Painter: Emily Cheng
She has also been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong; the Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines; Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe; Byron Cohen ...

Filipino artists in Venice: Always moving around, in perpetual search
The 2017 exhibit ensures that the country's return to the centerstage of contemporary art in 2015—after a 51-year hiatus—will not be shortlived. This is only the third time that the country has had a presence at the Biennale since its inception in ...

Gender and genocide: breaking the silence over the rape of Srebrenica's women
China's vigorous growth has lent itself to magical thinking, but for a beleaguered Theresa May heading into G20 negotiations, a realistic understanding of what role Chinese investment may play in a post-Brexit Britain should be a top priority. ... Just ...

Julien's Auctions Names Tim Luke Executive Director of Contemporary and Street Art Auctions
To have the opportunity to expand the collecting genre of street art and contemporary art at auction from collections internationally is an exciting challenge," stated Luke, who hits the ground running with an Artsy www.artsy.com online auction closing ...

Painter gives ancient thangka art a contemporary look - China.org.cn
For thousands of years, thangka paintings-a traditional Tibetan Buddhist art-have been placed at temples. Now, painter Orgyan Chopel is giving this sacred ...

'Xiao Xian ink works' at National Art Museum of China, Beijing
National Art Museum of China, Beijing will soon be hosting a solo exhibition featuring the works of Xiao Xian from July 27 through August 6, 2017. Xiao Xian was one of the most famous contemporary Chinese women's calligrapher. Xiao Xian's contribution ...

Can Art Help Combat Climate Change? A Q&A With Shanghai Project Co-Founder Yongwoo Lee
Well, if you look at the history of contemporary art in China that starts right after the Cultural Revolution, it's remarkable—you see political Pop that appeared in 1978-9, which was a real, substantial avant-garde movement in China's contemporary ...

School of Art and Design hosts 13 Chinese university students
... week studying under School of Art and Design Assistant Professor Perrin Stamatis and Instructor Johnathon Strube working on a poster project as though they were promoting an exhibit on contemporary Chinese culture at the Museum of Contemporary Art ...

Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection on View at University of Michigan Museum of Art
Borusan Contemporary is a multi‐platform program of exhibitions, events, educational activities, new commissions, and site-specific installations rooted in Borusan Contemporary Art Collection in Istanbul, Turkey. These activities are defined by their ...

Meow! Wellesley summer art exhibit focuses on cats
The elegantly figured cat goddess Bastet of ancient Egyptian art; the powerful Ming Dynasty Chinese guardian lions; the mischievous fish-stealing cats of 17th-century Dutch painting; the sensuously rendered cats of 19th-century Impressionism; the ...

Mute Museums? Not If You're Chinese
In Rebecca Catching's recent article for Sixth Tone, she made the cogent argument that China's cultural institutions lack the narrative charm and the interpretive information required for audiences to adequately engage with the treasures on display ...

Ai Weiwei Depicts the Brutality of Authoritarianism in an Unusual Medium–Legos
It was the artist Ai Weiwei's own experience as a prisoner of conscience—detained and jailed by the Chinese government for 81 days in 2011—that led him to share the images and stories of 176 other activists and advocates of free speech. “Trace” was ...

The boom in biennials
In the century since Venice, Italy, hosted the first international “biennale” of art, more than 200 more such events have been inaugurated around the world, in an irregular calendar of biennales and triennales. Only now is Bangkok getting one – or in ...

In Good News, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Set A New Attendance Record
The Breuer, which exhibits modern and contemporary art, opened in March 2016. That museum, housed in the former ... The most popular show, “Age of Empires,” featured a massive trove of ancient Chinese archaeological finds. The second most frequented ...

Africa's art scene is set to take Asia's place in the spotlight
This could change in the coming years, however, as Cape Town gets ready for the grand opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in September, the first of its kind in the region. The museum, founded by collector Jochen Zeitz with the ...

Art Industry News: Unreleased Michael Jackson Album Hits the Auction Block + More Must-Read Stories
(South China Morning Post). Beyond Alberto Giacometti's Bronzes – Olivia McEwan reviews the 250-work Tate Modern retrospective of the Swiss sculptor, highlighting many of his experiments with materials other than his signature bronze, including plaster ...

Out-of-Town Galleries Arrive, Bearing Art
Some contemporary art galleries close, but others keep opening. Wherever young unknown artists ... It exudes the requisite intellectual cool, shiny metal and small screens, at least among the seven young Chinese artists upstairs. On the much larger ...

Arts | 'Ballade – Animamix Contemporary Art' opens
The exhibition features 46 art pieces including anime, videos, installations, sculptures, oil paintings and large-scale live paintings created by 17 artists and art groups from mainland China, Korea, Japan and Macau. It showcases a variety of artworks ...

Museum Summit puts Hong Kong on world map
“In recent years, mainland China has opened between 200 and 300 new museums annually. Macau will also see interesting developments. The whole landscape in this part of the world is changing dramatically.” ... While the M+ building is not scheduled to ...

Interview: US Broad Museum to share contemporary art with the world
"We want to share our contemporary art collection with the widest possible audience," Mr. Broad told Xinhua Tuesday, who has donated 2,000 works of art of their private collection to the museum together with his wife, including the famous Infinity ...

Mute Museums? Not If You're Chinese
In addition to the poor visitation rates of many private institutions, there is the lack of professional support: The most significant private contemporary art institutions in Shanghai don't even employ curators, let alone content interpreters, and ...

Parisian artist seduced by aesthetic of Shanghai
The pair has collected creations from Chinese artist such as Zhang Ruyi and Gao Lei. “To me, art and photography are the two keys to create a warm, inviting home.” And it's the mixture of old and contemporary art brings the interior back to life. The ...

Review: Ray Hughes' Africa - a bold art collection from a colourful character
Hughes is known for his groundbreaking exhibitions of Chinese art, but he was the only Australian dealer to get involved with contemporary art from west Africa. He made his first trip to the region in 1992. Two more were to follow, in which he visited ...



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