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Asian art veterans to head David Zwirner's first Asian gallery ...
Asian art veterans to head David Zwirner's first Asian gallery ...

Britain's preeminent Chinese auction house presents museum worthy exhibition for Asian Art in London
China meets Britain with the celebrated auction house Duton's third edition of their Appreciation of China presentation to take place in Mayfair, London from 5th – 8th November, a highlight of the 20th Anniversary of Asian Art in London. Asian Art in ...

New exhibition at the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum looks at the evolution of Chinese artist Fang Lijun's art career
Visitors walk through the Art History of Fang Lijun exhibition at the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum. Photo: Xu Liuliu/GT. Fang Lijun is a name that can't be ignored when discussing China's contemporary art history. As one of the important figures in New ...

Hyundai Motor Opens Motorstudio Beijing
The FINANCIAL -- Hyundai Motor has opened a new Hyundai Motorstudio brand experience center in Beijing, China. Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing serves as a platform for the company to explore new ideas that bring together advanced technology, contemporary ...

Hyundai Motor Opens Motorstudio Beijing
Hyundai Motor plans to further promote and support young and upcoming contemporary Chinese art curators with the 'Hyundai Blue Prize' project. This initiative aims to discover art prospects and assist them by providing mentoring, production support and ...

K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong Makes Shifts to Staff
May Xue, the former CEO of Beijing's Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, has been appointed director of education and institutional relations. Venus Lau will join the foundation as artistic director, a role she previously held at Shenzhen's OCT ...

Art Industry News: David Zwirner Hires Shanghai Dynamos to Lead Its First Gallery in China + More Must-Read Stories
Xu is founder of Leo Xu Projects, a contemporary art gallery in Shanghai that he will be closing to join Zwirner's ranks. Yum is moving over from Christie's postwar and contemporary art department in New York. (South China Morning Post). Phillips Nabs ...

Institute of Fine Arts Presents chin(A)frica at the Duke House
chin(A)frica: an interface juxtaposes contemporary art practices from China and Africa in order to explore contested issues like identity and race by incorporating a geopolitical context not directly mediated by the West, nor dictated by its colonial ...

The Art of Survival: On Santiago Zabala's “Why Only Art Can Save Us”
I got a chance to discuss these ideas with Zabala a little over a year ago, at what seemed like an unlikely place for a conversation about Heideggerian aesthetics: the newly instituted Museum of Contemporary Art in Yinchuan, China. It was an ...

Luo to present on China's art underworlds
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Wenhong Luo, a visiting scholar in Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities, will present “Studying China's Art Underworlds” at noon on Nov. 7 in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus. Luo is an assistant curator at the ...

New York Nonprofit Eyebeam Moves to Bushwick - artforum.com ...
New York Nonprofit Eyebeam Moves to Bushwick - artforum.com ...

Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
Nonetheless, national exhibitions still retain enough public appeal to justify their continued existence. In this context, Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now is surprisingly thoughtful, in part because it does not hew too ...

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World
Zhang Peili's iconic piece, Uncertain Pleasure II (1996), ironically anticipates today's highly mediated experience of viewing, as well as the challenges of giving a coherent framework to the chaotic history of contemporary Chinese art. Co-curated by ...

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World
Zhang Peili's iconic piece, Uncertain Pleasure II (1996), ironically anticipates today's highly mediated experience of viewing, as well as the challenges of giving a coherent framework to the chaotic history of contemporary Chinese art. Co-curated by ...

Artist Ng examines Chinese culture with firsthand perspective at Lederer Gallery
The project features a bowl of rice superimposed over various backgrounds. His most prominent piece features a bowl of rice in front of Andy Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup Can. “When you see Campbell's Soup, you see contemporary art. You see 'Art ...

6 Indians on contemporary art's global power list
... recognition has been long overdue. “Look at the way China has got representation in art. When the crash in 2008 happened, their art market was even worse off than ours. But today it has jumped many fold. But it is very good that we are getting much ...

541 Art Space
Established in 2015 by the Nan Hai Media group, 541 Art Space is an up and coming gallery dedicated to promoting artistic and cultural dialogue between Australia and China. From exhibitions displaying established and international artists, to shows of ...

Rockbund Art Museum
The very unique proposals made by each of the artists demonstrate how fresh, meaningful and decisive their contributions to invigorate the contemporary art scenes in China and Asia are.” The diversity among emerging Asian artists is amply demonstrated ...

Modern masters meet at Museum MACAN, Indonesia's first ...
Modern masters meet at Museum MACAN, Indonesia's first ...

German video artist Hito Steyerl tops 'Power 100' list of 'ArtReview'
British art magazine ArtReview named German video artist Hito Steyerl the most influential person in the contemporary art world for the year 2017. The magazine ... The exhibition is a response to an eight-site show of Chinese art in Germany. (19.09 ...

Hong Kong's evolving art scene
There is currently not a single major modern or contemporary art museum open to the public, in a situation unlikely to be resolved before 2019. The Hong Kong Museum of Art is closed for a US$120 million (S$163 million) renovation, which will add glass ...

Why Christie's Put a Rare Leonardo da Vinci in a Contemporary ...
Why Christie's Put a Rare Leonardo da Vinci in a Contemporary ...

Contemporary Art Explores the Identities of Women
Consisting of four sections, the whole production was choreographed by Khan and Chinese artists Lou Menghan and Gao Chengming. Menghan, who choreographed the third section, explained what he was trying to express. "My piece is roughly translated ...

Art lies in the eye of the beholder
Indonesia's first international gallery of contemporary art opened on Saturday, bringing together works by Ai Weiwei, Mark Rothko and Indonesian masters, in a free-flowing modern space overlooking the Jakarta skyline. The Museum of ... FX Harsono ...

Sifang Art Museum
The exhibition, curated by Yutaka Sone, is his first institutional solo exhibition in China and will feature key works by the artist made between 2000 and 2017, as well as newly commissioned works/installations, collaborations, and performance ...

Chinese painter Cai Guo-Qiang exhibits his gunpowder drawings in Madrid
Chinese contemporary painter Cai Guo-Qiang has brought his drawings featured with the use of gunpowder to an exhibition at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the capital of Spain. "It's a special art, since gunpowder is a mixture of dust before the ...

China: The soul of Beijing
The 798 Art District - also known as Dashanzi - is a cultural hub of contemporary art galleries, street sculptures, restaurants and cafes. You could spend a whole day exploring the maze of streets here. Originally a vast complex of state-owned ...

Indonesia's grassroots scene gains major private museum
Museum Macan's inaugural exhibition, Art Turns, World Turns: Exploring the Collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (until 18 March 2018), includes 90 works by 70 artists, drawn from an 800-strong collection amassed over a ...

4 Korean figures on contemporary art power list
The M+ museum experienced some delays in construction and is now scheduled to be completed by 2019, but the museum's base Sigg collection has grown to over 6,000 pieces, making it the largest collection of modern and contemporary Chinese art in the ...

4 Korean figures on contemporary art power list
The M+ museum experienced some delays in construction and is now scheduled to be completed by 2019, but the museum's base Sigg collection has grown to over 6,000 pieces, making it the largest collection of modern and contemporary Chinese art in the ...

Pioneering Red Gate Gallery to Move From Dongbianmen Watchtower to 798; Farewell Exhibit Set for Nov 19
Widely known not only for being China's first private contemporary art gallery but also for its iconic perch at the 600-year-old Ming dynasty Dongbianmen Watchtower, Red Gate Gallery will soon be moving from that coveted location. The announcement was ...

The Artist Using Star Wars to Tell the Story of the Iraq War
The title of artist Michael Rakowitz's first major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) is Backstroke of the West. It's a mistranslation of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, used for a Chinese bootleg version of the film ...

A Brief History of the Color Pink
It's simultaneously fresh-faced and sophisticated, alien (the Chinese word for pink means “foreign color”) and internal (from our mouths to musculature), and at home in both high and low culture. In Japan, it serves as wistful symbol of the slain ...

Art021, West Bund fairs anchor Shanghai art week
Anchoring Shanghai's art week is Art021, a contemporary art fair that is now in its fifth edition. From Nov 8 through 12 (public days are Nov. 10-12), the fair will welcome 102 galleries ... Like Art021, West Bund Art & Design includes a public ...

What Leo Xu's Move to David Zwirner Says about the Chinese Art Market
Xu said he and his colleagues at Zwirner are working to determine which local artists they can bring onto their roster to help strengthen the gallery's presence in Asia and to further the appreciation for contemporary Chinese art internationally; the ...

10 Projects Chosen as Winners of 2017 AIA International Region Design Awards
Located on the industrial waterfront of Shenzhen Prince Bay, The Shekou Contemporary Art and Culture Center will be an international, culturally-based, mixed-use development to represent the future of China's philosophy on art and life. As a ...

Art markets with potential
China is not only a destination for Coles to expand her business. It is also the focus of talk in London's art circles over the past two months, sparked by two contemporary Chinese art exhibitions at her gallery: Zhongguo 2185 and Xuzhen Supermarket ...

Art markets with potential
China is not only a destination for Coles to expand her business. It is also the focus of talk in London's art circles over the past two months, sparked by two contemporary Chinese art exhibitions at her gallery: Zhongguo 2185 and Xuzhen Supermarket ...

The Artist as Visual DJ
For the exhibition “The Real Thing,” a groundbreaking show of Chinese contemporary art at the Tate Liverpool in 2007, he recreated the setting of his high-school painting class by assembling a collection of chairs and easels bearing blank canvases ...

Exhibition of contemporary Chinese artists opens in Baku (PHOTO)
Director of the Heydar Aliyev Center Anar Alakbarov said that the Center traditionally implements various projects, and the current project is devoted to contemporary Chinese art. Alakbarov said that the exhibition presents about 40 works by 20 artists ...

Leyla Aliyeva, Arzu Aliyeva attend Chinese contemporary art exhibition at Heydar Aliyev Center (PHOTO)
An exhibition of the Chinese contemporary artists entitled "Constellation" opened at the Heydar Aliyev Center Nov.6. Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony. The event featured ...

Heydar Aliyev Center hosts Chinese contemporary art exhibition [PHOTO]
An exhibition of the Chinese contemporary artists entitled "Constellation" has opened at the Heydar Aliyev Center. Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony. Addressing the event ...

Making Herstory: How 'The Dinner Party' Became the Most Famous Feminist Artwork of All Time
In 1976, she visited a china painting trade show in New Orleans and was shocked to find herself among no fewer than one million attendees. “That sparked something in Judy. The art world was saying 'no,' but there were lines out the door,” Hermo told ...

“The Phoenix Years” and the Rise of Chinese Contemporary Art
Moderated by East Asian culture and history professor, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a handful of students and alumni came for the presentation and talk on Chinese contemporary art and artists. Wasserstrom explained the purpose of the talk was to expand the ...

Towards a New Universalism
The reemergence of nationalism that had earlier been witnessed in such countries as China, Russia, and Turkey now reached the US. At the same time, globalized systems of exchange and information ... The reemergence of nationalist and sovereigntist ...

Chinese Frescos, Modern Paintings, Seals and Zisha Teapots Lead Gianguan's December 9 Sale.
Twentieth Century master Xu Beihong (1895-1953), one of the first to reflect a renewed China in his works of animals, is represented by “Two Racing Stallions, 1942, a work that may well be a metaphor to the competitiveness of nations. Signed, with one ...

The phenomenal rise of Chinese contemporary art
In this episode, CNN Style goes inside the Guggenheim's new exhibition "Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World." This is part of CNN Style's coverage of the show, highlighting the experimental and controversial works of more than 70 Chinese ...

The phenomenal rise of Chinese contemporary art
In this episode, CNN Style goes inside the Guggenheim's new exhibition "Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World." This is part of CNN Style's coverage of the show, highlighting the experimental and controversial works of more than 70 Chinese ...

Highlights from Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2017
Explore highlights from Christie's auctions that unite Asian 20th-century and contemporary art, Chinese works of art, paintings and works of art, jewels, watches, wine and handbags. Hong Kong autumn auctions include two new Christie's evening sales on ...

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Puts a $1 Billion Spotlight on Globalization—But Makes Some Glaring Historical Omissions
The delay to the Guggenheim partly explains why the Louvre Abu Dhabi features contemporary art far more prominently than originally planned. On an exterior wall, artist Jenny Holzer has created three monumental text pieces in stone. Her limestone ...



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