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Contemporary Chinese Art News 11/2009

First Solo Exhibition in the US for Xiao Se at Eli Klein Fine Art in NY (Art Daily)
Xiao Se, Magical Love, 2009. Oil on canvas, 230 x 200 cm. Photo: Courtesy Eli Klein Fine Art. NEW YORK, NY.- Eli Klein Fine Art will present the first solo exhibition in the United States of Xiao Se, a talented and unique new force in Chinese contemporary art.

UCOL Relaunches Wairarapa's Cookery Porgramme (
Carpentry Programme Coordinator Brett Tickner swapped his hammer for tongs at UCOL Wairarapa’s Cookery programme relaunch on Labour weekend. Brett was one of several volunteers who assisted celebrity chef Al Brown during his outdoor cooking demonstration at the Masterton campus.

Little company makes big difference for Samoa (
New Zealand owned travel company Mondo has shown that even a small organisation can make a big difference in people’s lives. Through its 14 retail stores nationwide, the company has collected 36 pallets of food, bedding, clothing and medical supplies to send to the Islands.

Evidence-Based Educational Thought Leadership (
The Cognition Education Trust announced its major new philanthropic initiative when it launched the Cognition Institute in Auckland on Saturday night.

Work of Chinese artist on display at museum of art (Zanesville Times Recorder)
ZANESVILLE -- Geese flying over the snowcapped mountains as the crystal blue water flows through the autumn forest is just one of the landscapes featured in the new Jianmin Dou: Chinese Master Painter artworks exhibit on display at the Zanesville Museum of Art through Dec. 6.

NEW YORK November 5, 2009 Jing Daily, the source for the most important and timely news about the business of luxury and culture in China, today announced the launch of its new website With insight and commentary gathered from the Chinese- and English-language blogosphere and top news sources around the world, Jing Daily offers up-to-date ...

Sperone Westwater (Teknemedia arte)
Sperone Westwater is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Liu Ye. This is the artist’s second solo show at Sperone Westwater in New York. For this new body of work, Liu Ye continues to engage the history of Modernism in Western art.

Science, nature & art in Govett-Brewster's summer (
Nature, science and uncertainty are explored in the summer season exhibitions at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

Peppers on the Point Offers Int'l Lauded Wine (
A five course degustation dinner matched with Unison Vineyard wines – it doesn’t get much better than that! Except when you get to experience it in the exclusive surrounds of Peppers on the Point, Rotorua’s exclusive lakeside luxury lodge.

Manukau Institute Hosts Hair Award Event (
Trainee hair fashionistas have the rare privilege of their hair design creations being judged by renowned specialists in the hair industry and celebrity hair stylist, Grant Bettjeman.

50 Metre Chocolate Log Guinness World Record (
The bakers at New World Whakatane will have an extra early start on Thursday morning – they have to prepare a 50 metre chocolate log. The giant cake will be sold off slice by slice in support of CanTeen.

Biennale Artist Awarded New York Residency (
Judy Millar, one of the New Zealand artists currently exhibiting at the 2009 Venice Biennale, has been awarded the Creative New Zealand Visual Arts Residency in New York.

Viticulturist Wins NZ Title (
Mission Estate’s Caine Thompson competed with eight other candidates on Friday night (6 November 2009) to win New Zealand's Young Horticulturist of the Year 2009.

YMCA Managers Ride For White Ribbon (
White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is the international day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women.

Great Ideas During Global Entrepreneurship Week (
The e-centre, the University’s business incubator unit at the Albany campus has organised Entrepreneurs Day on November 17, which offers a free 20-minute appointment with an expert for anyone with a business idea.

New Zealand scientist to research nuclear energy (
A Dunedin student with a view of a clean and safe nuclear-powered future has been recognised as one of the world’s top young scientists, and will complete a PhD at a leading American university thanks to his selection for a prestigious International ...

Christchurch City Gallery Exhibits Charlotte Jane (
From today, visitors to Christchurch Art Gallery will have a stunning visual reminder of the early settlers’ arrival in Canterbury onboard the Charlotte Jane.

Engineering students mix creativity and complexity (
Complex engineering problems and their solutions will be on display in an exhibition that caps four years of study for engineering students at the Wellington campus. Observe, Invent, Realise will be held at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday and showcases ...

Internet Law Seminar to Examine Contempt Issues (
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc), the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice are co-hosting a seminar next month for legal, media and Internet professionals to discuss issues around suppression orders, contempt of court and the Internet. The ...

Recycled raffia tops Cult-Couture awards (
A gorgeous, monumental gown of black raffia has seen Auckland designer Lindah Lepou take out the premier prize at the Villa Maria Cult-Couture 09 fashion awards.

Fantastic Year of Theatre and Film Mentoring (
The Emerging Arts Trust (EAT) is proud to announce the success of a productive and motivating Arts mentoring programme within the theatre and film sectors of Wellington.

A Painful Waxing and 1000k to Go (
When Martin Feeney’s cousin got breast cancer, he remembered his own bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma 19 years ago. He wanted to step up, especially to assist those practitioners that had helped him out.

Taupo Launches New Pedal-Powered Ambulance (
Taupo St John ambulance officer and ‘pedalmedic’, Tony More knows a thing or two about bikes.

Awards Continue for Parents Centre (
Following their recent success winning the Health & Well Being category at the Waitakere City Council - Infratil awards in last month, West Auckland Parents Centre has gone on to win the coverted Bigger & Better Award at the National Parents Centre AGM beating out 51 other centres for the title.

Swine Flu - Update 159 (
Although the number of new pandemic influenza cases in New Zealand is now low, the virus is still circulating and causing illness in our communities.

Five NZIPP Winners in '09 Kodak Gold Awards (
Five members of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) have taken multiple prizes in the prestigious Kodak Gold Awards—a competition honouring and promoting the importance and value of excellence in professional photography. ...

Pacific people encouraged on to school boards (
Pasifika parents are being encouraged to stand for school boards of trustees through two community fonos being held in Auckland this month. The fono are part of a joint initiative by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs called ...

'Pain thermometers' urged to combat injustices (
Social workers should draw on their experiences with clients in difficulty to highlight the serious need for policy change on issues such as housing, income support and mental health treatment, says social work and social policy researcher Associate ...

Government axes Manukau literacy programme (
The government has chosen not to invest in a new adult literacy and education programme developed by COMET and the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).

Key Mucosal Immune Response Mechanism Identified (
A key mechanism involved in immune surveillance in the intestinal system is described by a team of researchers at RIKEN and Yokohama City University. Their research will appear in Nature on 12 November and could provide new targets for oral vaccines for ...

University Celebrates New Fellows of Royal Society (
Six of the ten newly elected Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) are from The University of Auckland. "Fellowship of the Royal Society signifies national recognition of academic excellence and we are delighted that our researchers have ...

UCOL Utilizes Pavement for Poetry (
Visitors to Wanganui’s Saturday market are likely to notice something colourfully cultural underfoot.

Get More From Scoop (
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re in the middle of a an intense cinematically creative week in Wellington, with an excess of opportunities to participate.

Partnership With Early Childhood Council (
Ece Astute Enters Partnership With Early Childhood Council. The Early Childhood Council is the largest representative body of licensed early child care, daycare and education centres in New Zealand.

White Sox World Champs Buildup (
New Zealand’s women’s softball team, the White Sox, will compete in the Gilleys Shield, the Australian interstate championship, over the next three months, thanks to a strategically timed sponsorship from Bartercard New Zealand.

Kiwis to be among first to hear new UNICEF Anthem (
Wellington, 12 November 2009. – A New Zealand orchestra will be one of the first in the world to perform a new anthem dedicated to the world’s children.

OUSA seeks alternatives to Toga Parade (
The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) has confirmed its mid year decision to remove the Toga Parade from its Orientation programme. The decision was made after the April release of an independent report into this year’s event, conducted by ...

Bay of Islands Arts Festival 2010 (
Presenting Fourteen Fabulous acts- eleven New Zealand and four international at the 2010 Bay of Islands Arts Festival - 35º South.

Lopdell House Gallery: Robin Kewell Film Night (
A filming trip to North Borneo (Sabah) where mountains were climbed, rain forests explored, politics exposed, durian and mangostines devoured, traitors, t-shirts, pitcher plants, cockroaches, cartoons, cable cars and orchid poaching... once again cameraman Robin Kewell dips into his film archive to bring this talk alive.

Beenie Man: statement from the Big Day Out (
The Big Day Out Festival booked Jamaican Dancehall artist Beenie Man for the 2010 tour in the knowledge that the artist has a controversial past.

Conference supports striking polytech workers (
TEU’s first annual conference concluded this week unanimously voting support for its members in the six polytechnics currently in dispute with their employers.

Theater, Dance and Visual Arts Listings for Nov. 12 (Provo Daily Herald)

Theater, Dance and Visuals Arts Listings for Nov. 19 (Provo Daily Herald)

Bigger and Better than Ever-TEFAF Maastricht to be Held March 12-21, 2010 (Art Daily)
TEFAF Design. Photo: Bastiaan van Musscher. MAASTRICHT.- TEFAF Maastricht , the world’s most influential art and antiques fair, will have a record number of 260 exhibitors from 17 countries when the 23rd edition opens at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre) in the southern Netherlands from 12-21 March 2010. The European Fine Art Fair will reinforce its reputation for quality with ...

On the record (China Daily)
Artist Zhang Xiaogang says he's a person who lives in the past.

Stamp of approval (China Daily)
Twenty-one Chinese artists - including Zeng Fanzhi, Yue Minjun and Fang Lijun - have become the first group of appointed artists at the newly founded Contemporary Art Academy of China (CAAC).

Maps of historical Beijing courtyards get carpet treatment (China Economic Net)
Courtyard-map detail. (Photo:, courtesy of Instant Hutong) An exhibition featuring carpets with map stitchings that shed some light onto the status quo of Beijing's ever changing historical courtyards is open to the public at the Italian Institute of Culture and will conclude this Friday.

Maps of historical Beijing courtyards get carpet treatment (People's Daily)
&$ &$Courtyard-map detail. (Global Times Photo)&$ &$ An exhibition featuring carpets with map stitchings that shed some light onto the status quo of Beijing's ever changing historical courtyards is open to the public at the Italian Institute of Culture and will conclude this Friday. The show, Urban Carpet, was put together as part of the "Instant Hutong" project, and is comprised of eight wool ...

For Sale: Contemporary Art by Premier Talent to Benefit the LIVESTRONG(R) Global Cancer Campaign (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - 11/24/09) - STAGES, the global art exhibition produced by Nike and dedicated to raising awareness for the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign, will have its finale at the most important art show in the United States, Art Basel Miami Beach, Dec. 4-6, in Miami, Florida. STAGES features 14 works of art for sale by premier artistic talent including Cai Guo-Qiang, the Clayton ...

For Sale: Contemporary Art by Premier Talent to Benefit the LIVESTRONG(R) Global Cancer Campaign (Marketwire)
Nike's STAGES Exhibition Holds Its Finale at Art Basel Miami Beach, Dec. 4-6; Artists Inspired by Lance Armstrong and Works Reflect Themes of Cancer, Cycling and Pop Culture

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