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Shenzhen's new V&A-approved culture centre to showcase city's artistic side
Shenzhen is a border town, tech hub, factory floor and somewhere Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has labelled a “generic city”: malleable enough to change its form with the times. This Pearl River Delta megalopolis is China's richest city, having grown ...

Art is Making a City Work in China, so Why Can't it do so in the United States?
Also, despite the management company's belief that the area could grow by attracting more galleries and building its own nonprofit museum, the contemporary art world is seeing its activities shift to both temporary art fairs—such as the three Art ...

Mana Contemporary Takes Over Wynwood and Miami Art Week
Since then, Mana's early complex of century-old brick warehouse and factory buildings has morphed into a sprawling visual arts campus known as the Mana Contemporary Art Center. At the same time, his organization has blossomed into a flourishing ...

Staten Island is 'suddenly' cool: 28 reasons our borough deserves more credit
Victoria Priola | vpriola@siadvance.com. Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. It's hard to encapsulate the beauty of Snug Harbor through a camera lens via one photo, so you might just have to go and visit it yourself. Snug Harbor Cultural ...

It's 'Playtime' at Fort Mason and there's video
Video works by artist Isaac Julien, above, include “Emerald City/Capital,” part of his major work “Playtime,” top, “Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves),” featuring Chinese actress Maggie Cheung as the ... more. Photo: Graeme Robertson. It's 'Playtime' at ...

Wuzhen: Where modernity meets heritage
Located in Tongxiang city in Zhejiang province, Wuzhen is best-known for being the venue of the World Internet Conference, which has been held annually since 2014. This year's conference will take place from Sunday to Tuesday. Organized by the Zhejiang ...

An exhibition brings together iconic works of art to tell India's story in relation to the world
This was also when the Chinese and Ottoman empires were at their zenith, and the points of contact are seen through Chinese scrolls, armour, and the blue-white chinaware used at Mughal tables. In the 'Quest for Freedom' section, we see the dynamics of ...

Liverpool hosts months-long festival of Chinese art, culture - Ecns.cn
The British city of Liverpool is to host a nine-month long festival of the best of Chinese contemporary art and culture in 2018 to mark the city's 10th anniversary as the 2008 European Capital of Culture. A taster of a year of events was announced by ...

'Confabulations' impart modern themes on old art forms
You might think “Confabulations of Millenia” is an ostentatiously fancy title for a show of art about craft. You would be right. And that's precisely why it's an apt title. “Confabulations” is a particularly worthy show about the intersection of ...

Auction Preview: Contemporary Art - Evening Sale at Christie's Paris, Dec 5
Signed in Chinese, signed and dated 'SANYU 10.30' (lower right), oil on canvas, 74 x 61 cm. (29 1/8 x 24 in.) Painted in 1930. Estimate: EUR 700,000 - EUR 900,000 (US$ 837,736 – US$ 1,077,089). - Andy Warhol (1928-1987) – Santa Claus (from Myths ...

Italian products focus of Hong Kong Business of Design Week
Business of Design Week will offer a glimpse of several major projects that will transform Hong Kong's artistic and cultural scene. On December 7, Swiss architect Jacques Herzog will talk about his work on the upcoming M+ Museum and the Old Bailey ...

The Bass
Mika Rottenberg (b. 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works in New York. Rottenberg's work has been exhibited internationally at: Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo, the Venice Biennale, the ...

Asian art gets a champion in Paris
Contemporary art collectors for over 30 years, Paris-based Dominique and Sylvain Levy have focused on Chinese contemporary art since 2005 to create the DSL collection. Levy says: “We have been patronising Asia Now since the beginning. Firstly because ...

Art Industry News: Damien Hirst Loves That You Hated His Over-the-Top Venice Show + More Must-Read Stories
V&A Helps Open a Design Society in Shenzhen – The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and China Merchants Shekou have joined forces to open the $200 million Design Society in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The venue, which has four galleries ...

Fine art to topple fine wine in 2017 luxury investment league
There is also the status element. They like to show off to their friends and say: 'I bought the most expensive painting.'” Other assets in Knight Frank's luxury index include cars (up 7% so far this year), watches (up 5%), coins (up 4%). The poorest ...

Evelyn Chan became ill, but discovered the art of telling stories in miniature
The timber floors of the house hid a secret – a sealed crawlspace filled with antique treasures, like 1940s china. The discovery of these treasures seeded a love for art, and a particular fondness for antiques and the vintage style that Chan now uses ...

USC Pacific Asia Museum Grand Reopening This Week Inspires Free Admission
Also, museum admission will now be free every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., the Museum announced. In January, the Pacific Asia Museum will also present a schedule of free public programs in conjunction with the special exhibition “Winds from Fusang ...

Art Basel 17, Miami Beach – what is it and how can you attend?
The show is one of three contemporary art shows that fall under the Art Basel brand. The other two are in Basel, Switzerland and Hong Kong, China. The shows exist to celebrate contemporary art from both new artists and established names. Art Basel is a ...

Metropolitan Museum Defends Balthus Painting After Petition Demands Its Removal
Art can often offer insights into difficult realities and, as such, merits vigorous defense.” In a year that's already seen major controversies about the political implications of what works museums seek to display (the Whitney Museum faced an uproar ...

Review: Digital Matters – The Earth Behind the Screen
It has become a trend in contemporary art installations to respond to society's increasing dependence on technology and the internet. Yet, in the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art's latest exhibit, it goes to the very source of the issue, focusing on ...

USC Pacific Asia Museum will reopen Friday after year-long closure
She said “Winds From Fusang” is the first time a museum exhibition addresses “artistic context between Mexico and China in the 20th century.” "Many believe the Western influence since the 'opening of China' in the late 1980s is the motivating force of ...

Hong Kong Belt-Road: Experimental Art X Multicultural Exchange X City-to-City Conference
The series features twelve masters and young artists of traditional and contemporary art forms from cities mostly located along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st century Maritime Silk Road (Belt & Road regions): they are performers and ...

Art 'Baseliando' Miami Beach events: Saturday
During the second day of Art Basel Miami Beach, event organizers aim to entertain the contemporary art lovers on Saturday at stores, hotels and nightclubs in South Beach and Miami. Here is a list of events: More Art Headlines. Art 'Baseliando' Miami ...

The Best Art of 2017
BEING THERE “Third Space,” at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama, is technically an installation of contemporary art from the collection. But it's more than that: It's at least partly a nuanced look at what it means to be black in America, and ...

Dynastic domain
The installment of 12 bronze-cast animal heads on stanchions took three days for a crane to lift and place the art pieces in the north courtyard of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Each nearly 10 feet tall, the animal heads represent the Chinese ...

Carole Feuerman's Most Iconic Monumental Sculpture Shines at Art Miami
ART MIAMI, in its 28th year, maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a must-see destination for important works of art. Survival of Serena is a stunning, lifelike sculpture ...

Lumen Matrix - International Digital Art Exhibition | the Beijinger
The Lumen Prize, a global award and tour for digital art will open its first show in Beijing on November 25 at Today Art Museum. The exhibition will showcase more than 20 artworks including still image, installations, and VR works. Alongside award ...

December features music, dance, art, film at Connecticut College
Among the 45 artists selected for the exhibition, 20 are non-Chinese and 25 are from China, including internationally renowned artists such as Xu Bing, Wang Dongling, Ding Yi, and Ye Yongqing. This exhibition is organized by the Chu-Griffis Asian Art ...

An hour with Platinum Asset Management's Kerr Neilson
At a recent dinner at Quay Restaurant in Sydney, to launch the 2017 Conexus Financial Absolute Returns Conference, Platinum Asset Management co-founder and chief executive Kerr Neilson was interviewed by Conexus chief executive Colin Tate. In the wide ...

Art exhibition listings
This is the first year for Myanmar's Bo Nyan collection and Mandalay Way Fine Arts; they are offering modern and contemporary works, including the luscious paintings of Win Pe Myint. Also debuting at the fair is China-based Youpin Space (佑品空間 ...

Art listings
“In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art — Allison Smith and Christina Zetterlund.” Through July 3. “Kutiman: Offgrid Offline.” Through July 3. “Lamp of the Covenant.” Dave Lane, sculpture installation. Ongoing. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Tues.; 11 a.m.-8 ...

An artful life
Hughes is credited with introducing Australians, including White Rabbit Gallery founder Judith Neilson, to contemporary Chinese art before it was a global phenomenon, as well as to art from Africa, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. But his greatest ...

Vale Ray Hughes, legendary art dealer
For more than 45 years the larger-than-life dealer was a key figure on the Australian art scene, opening his first gallery in Brisbane in 1969, when contemporary art was still, in Hughes' word, something best looked at in private. He expanded into ...

Leading artists mourn Sydney's legendary art dealer Ray Hughes ...
Leading artists mourn Sydney's legendary art dealer Ray Hughes ...

In Memory of George Wong
Whilst Mr. Wong was a champion of the private-sector in Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taipei he also remembered rural residents with special needs. He took on multiple roles, as the Chief Consultant of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and ...

$450m Leonardo painting 'acquired' for Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Jean Nouvel-designed museum, which is currently displaying a loaned Leonardo painting, is founded on principles of universalism, showing works spanning all cultures and religions — including a Yemeni Torah and a Buddha figurine. The little known ...

Mexican's mural atop Hong Kong Island's highest mountain draws attention to 'cocaine of the sea'
Recently unveiled next to the Peak Tram station near the summit of Hong Kong Island's highest mountain, a large mural piques the curiosity of the city's professionals, bystanders and tourists who walk by. The striking six-metre-high work shows two fish ...

Stronger is worth seeing for her alone.
Cleverer and more fun than it sounds. At first Glance, The Dinner (with Richard Gere and a miscast Steve Coogan as feuding brothers) seems to be about hitherto blameless lives being suddenly derailed by a random act of violent misfortune. Instead, it ...

How Nautica's David Chu gave up retirement and created a hugely popular Beijing event space
The brand was not well known in China until Chu hit on the idea of creating Jensen Hus, a Beijing showroom-restaurant-event space, located in a faux-imperial villa, a venue that underscored the brand's exclusivity while, at the same time, bringing in a ...

Ray Hughes dead at 72: Art loses some of its colour
But Hughes also had an eye for art from beyond the narrow confines of the contemporary art world. He loved showing work from Africa; at one point he exhibited rugs from Afghanistan in which tribal weavers had incorporated motifs that had been forced ...



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