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From Studio to Factory: Is Overproduction the Greatest Threat to the Market for Contemporary Art?
Zhang's studio is large, but the factory-like aspect of his practice is by no means unique in China. Other artists, mainly in Beijing, have similarly large studios, often in former factories, leading to accusations of formulaic mass production. Zhang ...

Art Industry News: Far-Right Pundit Milo Yiannopoulos's Art Criticism Career Ends Before It Begins + More Must-Read ...
Art Industry News: Far-Right Pundit Milo Yiannopoulos's Art Criticism Career Ends Before It Begins + More Must-Read ...

Let the Art Marathon Begin: Here's a Comprehensive List of All the Biennials and Triennials in 2018
Artistic director Apinan Poshyananda is organizing on the theme “Beyond Bliss,” which will feature interpretations of joy and happiness, but also touch on sociopolitical and environmental issues that can lead to a distinct lack of bliss. In an effort ...

'Hans van Dijk Archive' at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
"Hans van Dijk Archive” includes materials covering over 480 Chinese artists, documents on New Amsterdam Art Consultancy (NAAC) and China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW) activities, more than 50 titles of art journals and magazines, over 1,300 art ...

'Forty Years of Chinese Sculpture' exhibition debuts in Shenzhen
According to Sheng Wei, one of the exhibition's two curators, the project aims to review the art of Chinese sculpture over the past four decades as part of celebrations surrounding the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up. As the pioneer ...

FRONT Triennial Aims to Change Cleveland's Brand With Art
FRONT is modeled on the biennial and triennial tradition of contemporary art shows in Europe. Bidwell said staging an international art event every two or three years allows time to work out the complex logistics, fundraise and keep it fresh. The name ...

Art Industry News: Justin Bieber Has Revealed Himself to Be a Painter Now Too + More Must-Read Stories
Winner of Norway's Biggest Art Prize Announced – The 2017 Lorck Schive Kunstpris went to Vibeke Tandberg, who also received a cash prize of about $62,000. She convinced the jury with a work using recycled pool tables that addresses “conditions for ...

Betty Woodman, Maker of Audacious Ceramics, Dies at 87
... series include Tang Chinese pots, Islamic ceramics, and Persian decorative works. With their abstracted patterns and their curvaceous forms, these works literally mash together elements of art history and create something new in the process. The ...

Peter Haynes' top five Canberra art exhibitions for 2017
The Canberra visual arts scene in 2017 once again could be characterised by a superfluity of exhibitions but a superfluity that was exemplified by richness, depth and an accompanying thematic and aesthetic diversity that made the visitor experience ...

Why Shenzhen needs to be on your 2018 China travel list
Farther east, the city is set to welcome a futuristic Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition, though the opening date has yet to be announced. Of course, we can't discuss art in Shenzhen without mentioning the famous Dafen Oil Painting ...

Fei Dawei Archive at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
He curated several large-scale contemporary Chinese art exhibitions overseas, including “Chine Demain pour Hier” in 1990; “Exceptional Passage” at the Fukuoka Art Museum in 1991; and “The Monk and the Demon” at the Lyon Contemporary Art Museum in 2004 ...

The irresistible rise and rise of robots and 3D printing in architecture
The "cloud" at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen, China. Photo: Coop Himmelblau. For the past two years Snooks and his team have been developing polymers that are suitable for the construction industry; passing building ...

A New Contemporary Art Museum in South Africa Aims to Represent ...
A New Contemporary Art Museum in South Africa Aims to Represent ...

Florida's Artistic Haven
During this time, the museum remains open to the public. It holds a collection of American, European and Chinese art and photography and contemporary art. The expansion will restore the East-West symmetry of the museum's original architectural plan. A ...

News Analysis: Challenges facing Italy wine exports after record high level
"Wine promotional efforts not only need to be increased and coordinated across the sector, but also combined with other kinds of promotions, tying it to contemporary art, to fashion, to design, to high-end food, to any area where Italy is recognized as ...

The Frame® | Audio: How artists from Mexico influenced a closed-off ...
The Frame® | Audio: How artists from Mexico influenced a closed-off ...

Icons of the sky
The dog stands resolutely on the jetty, the ever-present welcoming guard. She's ostensibly here to oversee the delivery of the mail to Marlow Creek, but it's really because the postie always slips her a biscuit. The Hawkesbury River mail run is a ...

How will Chinese New Year 2018 be celebrated in the UK? From ...
How will Chinese New Year 2018 be celebrated in the UK? From ...

How will Chinese New Year 2018 be celebrated in the UK? From London's parade to Newcastle and Manchester ...
How will Chinese New Year 2018 be celebrated in the UK? From London's parade to Newcastle and Manchester ...

Anonymous donor gifts $1.5 million for endowed African art studies chair
The U.S. did not get Chinese languages into schools or educate students on how to do business and interact in China. “Now, we're just behind again in Africa,” she said. She said people need to be studying Africa and becoming culturally literate, and ...

MGM China Announces Opening Events for MGM COTAI | Markets ...
MGM China Announces Opening Events for MGM COTAI | Markets ...

MGM China Announces Opening Events for MGM COTAI
It is also home to a unique art collection of over 300 pieces of contemporary art. The resort will become Macau's most creative culinary destination with never-before-seen-in-Macau dining concepts curated by world-renowned celebrity chefs. "MGM COTAI ...

Upcoming entertainment events in the Peoria area: Jan. 5, 2018
Call 673-5853 or visit JukeboxComedy.com. Mason City Limits, 114 E. Chestnut St., Mason City: Heywood Banks, Jan. 5-6. Call (217) 482-5233 or visit mclimits.com. Special events. Pimiteoui Trail Association Hike Jan. 7 on the Rock Island Trail Greenway ...

MMOCA show a conversation through State Street window
Standing inside the State Street Gallery of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the acclaimed Spanish artist repeatedly turns to the glass that is the only thing separating Madison's most famous street from the artwork he has brought here. Plensa ...

Review: The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market by Don Thompson
It was an astounding four-day period in November 2014, Don Thompson says, that made him realise the true depth of madness in the market for contemporary art. Successive auctions at Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips generated a jaw-dropping $1.66 ...

Faurschou Foundation
The fifth and final Virtual Reality artwork of the exhibition, Virtual Reality Art, is a new piece by Chinese painter, Yu Hong, premiered at Faurschou Foundation Beijing. In the piece, She's already Gone, the viewer is invited to follow the life of a ...

Why is China creating utopian “art cities” in its former wastelands?
Many of those individuals wish to keep China's traditional culture alive. “We have to bring culture back,” says Deng Chunru, the leader of nearby Niuhu Art Village. Deng, a member of the family that has governed the village for generations, handpicks ...

'The Biggest Taboo': An Interview with Qiu Zhijie
One of China's most influential artists is forty-eight-year-old Qiu Zhijie. A native of southern China's Fujian province, Qiu studied art in the eastern city of Hangzhou before moving to Beijing in 1994 to pursue a career as a contemporary artist. At ...

Lake District may lose Kurt Schwitter's barn to China
Lord Bragg, a supporter of the Merz Barn, has called it an “outstanding contribution to the understanding of contemporary art, not only in this country but in the world-art context”. He said: “To think that it will crumble away for the sake of a modest ...

Hong Kong's eccentric Frog King stays one jump ahead of the art-scene pack with madcap desire to spread happiness
In recent years, Kwok seems to have been swallowed up by Frog King, but I thought he might use the opportunity to re-emerge from the undergrowth. Amid the banana trees, bamboo and bougainvillea at the far end of the lane, however, a glittering figure ...

'The Biggest Taboo': An Interview with Qiu Zhijie | Pulitzer Center
One of China's most influential artists is forty-eight-year-old Qiu Zhijie. A native of southern China's Fujian province, Qiu studied art in the eastern city of Hangzhou before moving to Beijing in 1994 to pursue a career as a contemporary artist ...

Art Industry News: How David Zwirner Built a $500 Million-a-Year Business + More Must-Read Stories
... Sentenced After Moscow Protest – On the 100th anniversary of the Russian security service last month, Maria Alyokhina, a member of the activist group and band Pussy Riot, unfurled a sign reading “Happy Birthday, Executioners!” from the steps of its ...

Visiting the Twin Cities Before and After the Super Bowl By John Mariani
Minneapolis and St. Paul may be called Twin Cities populated by Minnesotans, but each has its own character. As a casual visitor last month it was not something I had time to discern on my own, but inquiries of the natives suggested that the latter is ...

Government Art Collection criticised for gender bias
Recommended reading | In the Observer, Laura Cumming praises a 'momentous' exhibition of contemporary art from the Arab world at Nottingham Contemporary. On Quartz, Annie Malcolm visits Shenzhen (see above) and reports on the 'art villages' taking ...

LACMA and the Autry Museum announce new partnership to share their art
Last year, LACMA programmed an exhibition about Chinese ceramics at Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. The Autry, which is in Griffith Park, partnered with the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA for its photography exhibition ...

Paris Pompidou Centre seals Shanghai art gallery deal
The Pompidou said it would give an important place to contemporary Chinese art in the new gallery. The new franchise will be called the Centre Pompidou Shanghai (West Bund). The West Bund Museum is due to be completed at the end of 2018. It will be a ...

Kurt Schwitters's Merz Barn Could Be Heading from UK to China ...
Kurt Schwitters's Merz Barn Could Be Heading from UK to China ...

Pompidou art coming to city
The Pompidou Centre has been in talks with Chinese officials for over a decade. In 2016, it staged its first show in China called “Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou 1906-77.” The gallery has signed a protocol with the publicly owned West Bund Group ...

Morgan Wong
... Hong Kong–based artist, whose “Dash Series,” 2016, deals with the so-called nine-dash line (also known as the ten-dash line and the eleven-dash line), a vague and disputed geopolitical border used by China and Taiwan to claim a major part of the ...

ObEN raises $10M to build AI-powered copies of real people for hospitality and retail
ObEN's new funding comes from K11, a nonprofit organization created by entrepreneur Adrian Cheng that promotes contemporary Chinese art and helps incubate projects “for professional practices of promising young curators.” He said today that ObEN's PAI ...

The Pompidou Centre to open in Shanghai: Shanghaiist
Announced by French President Emmanuel Macron during his first state visit to China, the art gallery will operate a franchise at the West Bund Art Museum, set to be completed at the end of this year. The franchise will be called Centre Pompidou ...

France contract with China for 184 A320s to be finalised soon: Macron
BEIJING: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday (Jan 10) said a contract with China for 184 Airbus A320s would be finalised soon and that his country also had ambitions to sell A350 and A380 planes to China in coming weeks or months. "On the ...

News in Pics: Your daily dose of pictures from around the world
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference MLAs raise slogans inside the legislative assembly during the budget session. 11/20. Jammu & Kashmir National Conference MLAs raise slogans inside the legislative assembly during the budget session in Jammu. (PTI ...

Djokovic's return, Mil theatre fest and other news in pictures
French President Emmanuel Macron (centre L) and his wife Brigitte Macron (centre R) visit the Ullens Chinese Contemporary Art Centre in Beijing January 9, 2018. | Photo Credit: Reuters. French-Chinese business council meet was held in Beijing. French ...

Brigitte Macron stuns in red gown on art gallery trip with Emmanuel Macron in China
brigitte macron news pictures emmanuel china Getty Images. Brigitte Macron news: The French first lady stood out in red. Brigitte Macron, 64, joined Emmanuel Macron, 40, at the Ullens Chinese Contemporary Art Centre in Beijing. While most of the others ...

Art news daily
France finalises deal with China over Shanghai Pompidou satellite | France and China have formalised a partnership to establish a new Pompidou outpost in Shanghai, President Macron announced on Tuesday. According to Le Figaro (French language article ...

Penn Design's Kenneth Lum Named an Officer in the Order of Canada
Lum was recognized for “his contributions as contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited around the world and for his mentorship of emerging artists,” according to the announcement made by Governor General Julie Payette. “Of course, it is an ...

Pace Gallery to Open Second Hong Kong Space With Yoshitomo Nara Show During Art Basel
Hauser & Wirth signed on, as did Chinese outfit Pearl Lam Galleries, Bangkok's Tang Contemporary Art and Whitestone Gallery, which was founded in Tokyo in the 1960s. “The opening of its second gallery in Hong Kong will further strengthen Pace's ...

Interview: Breakthroughs made during Macron's visit to China: French expert
Expanding cooperation in e-commerce could to be the next step, after Chinese online retail giants JD.com and Alibaba announced during Macron's visit that they would sell more French products on their platforms and create logistic centers in France ...

January features ballet, opera music and multimedia art 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 ...



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