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Serpentine Galleries and WF CENTRAL Announce First International Serpentine Pavilion in Beijing
Eminent Chinese architectural practice JIAKUN Architects, led by renowned architect Liu Jiakun, has responded to the brief of designing a world-class temporary Pavilion that takes into consideration both the historical and social context of Beijing and ...

The age of ambivalence
... Latin-American contemporary art. According to Gong Yan, the director of PSA, the museum's academic committee believes that Medina's background has enhanced his observational and critical abilities. Gong said that the Mexican curator and his team ...

Serpentine Launches Inaugural Beijing Pavilion Collaboration With JIAKUN Architects
Liu Jiakun has lectured at MIT, the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the Bauhaus in Dessau and many leading Chinese universities. Bridging two sites and multiple worlds in the heart of London's Kensington Gardens, the ...

Trenton programs spotlight African art, American soul food
The Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park presents “Africa Now! Contemporary Art by African Women,” an exhibit of painting and sculpture by four African women: Ritah Nabuyungo and Lilane Nabulime from Uganda, Durhiwe Rushemeza from Rwanda, and Mercy ...

Shanghai Biennale 2018 to focus on the 'ambivalence of the present age'
The biennial “provides a framework to explore the role of contemporary art as a means by which the struggles and anxieties of many different latitudes are reflected and turned into subjective experience, training the contemporary subject in the ...

Datebook: Medieval art about outcasts, the wares of a hairdresser ...
Datebook: Medieval art about outcasts, the wares of a hairdresser ...

PFAC launches Art of Asia on Saturday
Transposition: Asian Cultures — A variety of media, including ink and oil paintings by six prominent Chinese artists. The pieces aim to promote cross-cultural understanding and awareness through art and travel. Art of India: Charlene DeSouza — Pieces ...

Art and Museums in NYC This Week
After a surgical renovation to its grand pile on Fifth Avenue, the Jewish Museum has reopened its third-floor galleries with a rethought and refreshed display of its permanent collection, which intermingles modern and contemporary art, by Jews and ...

Christie's Leads Global Art Market
The Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sale achieved £134,076,500, the highest figure for an evening sale in the category in Europe. The fashion crowd gathered for the September pre-sale exhibition of the Collection of Audrey Hepburn, and launching ...

Indian art's strong international presence
In mid 2016, The Met Breuer launched its modern and contemporary art programme with a retrospective of modernist artist Nasreen Mohamedi, while across the Atlantic, Tate Modern in London honoured Khakhar. Closer home, calendar events like the upcoming ...

Creativity in the digital age: how has the internet affected the art world?
In 1989, New York artist Gretchen Bender deconstructed the American flag. She divided the flag's red and white stripes by large blocks of black paint. While some herald its importance for the comment it made on a divided country, it was also of note ...

State of the Culture, IV: Why the 'Art World' as We Know It Is Ending
The notion that context determines meaning is one of the most fundamental lessons of post-'60s contemporary art. What happens when you can no longer control context? One of the things that happens is that we probably have to rethink the whole space, as ...

Auction Preview: Winter Modern & Contemporary Fine Art Sale at Great Dane Auctions, Philadelphia, Feb 15
The sale at Great Dane Auctions is will be featuring an attractive collection of contemporary art of work. Top lots of the sale: - Jean-Michel Basquiat – Hollywood Africans in front of the Chinese Theater with Footprints of Movie Stars. Year: 1983 ...

'Circles and Circuits' at CAAM Explores Chinese-Caribbean Art of 20th Century
California African American Museum is hosting an exhibition titled “Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora” — a show that examines the works of the Chinese-Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century. The exhibit ...

Cover your bases: Visiting the Palm Beaches for Astros spring training
There's also the Norton Museum of Art, which has 7,000 pieces of photography as well as American, European, Chinese and contemporary art. Dining: Choose from hundreds of restaurants in Palm Beach County's 39 municipalities. For waterfront dining, try ...

Cheer & Loathing: Gerben Schermer vs. the Holland Animation Film Festival
Both festivals at that time also had a special graphic appeal, that specially Gerben's HAFF with the always new featured avant-garde poster artwork, brought to the edge. Gerben was also one of the first thinking and programming expanded animation. He ...

Ralph Lemon brings his visionary art to Delaware Valley
He is the recipient of two “Bessie” Awards (1986, 2005), two Foundation for Contemporary Art Awards (1986, 2012), two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (2004, 2009), a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2004 Bellagio Study Center Fellowship and ...

Chinese artist exhibits landscape paintings in HCM City
Yi said he hoped the exhibition would improve understanding between Vietnamese and Chinese artists and people, and introduce a beautiful Vietnam to the Chinese people. He is also showing paintings of China, which depict ancient villages and scenes of ...

Contemporary art exhibition begins in Washington
A Taiwanese contemporary art exhibition by Art Bank Taiwan opened yesterday at the Twin Oaks residence in Washington, which is owned by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO). The exhibition, titled “Meet Taiwan Contemporary Art ...

Electronics heaven
Favourite destination: Shenzhen, China. There is no other place in the world like it. It is where the majority of the electronics we use daily are manufactured and where the headquarters of technology giants, such as Tencent, which is behind messaging ...

The Pinto Museum and other new museums of Southeast Asia
... the National Palace Museum in Taipei forms part of Taiwan's claim that it is the “real China”, while the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts presents what it considers to be works exhibiting the “national character” of the country. In Southeast ...

Once Upon a Time in the West
“He looks nervous,” my companion whispered. Maybe he should be. The thing about power, after all, is that it tends to shift. Switching gears to censorship, both Pi Li and Hou Hanru spoke to the recent uproar over the Solomon R. Guggenheim's “Art and ...

Asian collectors buying more Western art and setting sights higher as concerns over fakes rise and tastes diversify
Last year, Christie's clients in Asia spent less on Asian art and artefacts than they did on non-Asian items for the first time, and generally preferred to invest in well-established artists at the top-end of the market, the auction house's annual ...

Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort Launches its Fourth Masters of Food & Wine Event
SANYA, China, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort hosted its fourth Masters of Food & Wine event on 2 and 3 February 2018, when invited guests gathered in Sunny Bay to explore a unique journey of art and flavors under the ...

Contemporary Chinese Art collection comes to St. George's Hall
The very best of Chinese contemporary art will be on display in Liverpool, just steps away from the most significant exhibition ever to come out of China. PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art will open to the public at St George's Hall on ...

Contemporary Chinese Art collection comes to St. George's Hall
The very best of Chinese contemporary art will be on display in Liverpool, just steps away from the most significant exhibition ever to come out of China and we went to get a sneak peak before anyone else, watch the video above for more. PRESENCE: A ...

Soft power and contemporary art: Vatican Museums director on fulfilling Pope Francis's vision
The principle underpins the historic initiative by which, in parallel exhibitions opening in March, around 40 Chinese works from the Vatican collections will be displayed in the Forbidden City in Beijing and 40 works from China will be shown in the ...

Art Industry News: UK Museum Says 'Just Kidding' and Puts Notorious Nymphs Back + More Must-Read Stories
More Money for the Haus der Kunst – After a string of scandals last year that included an investigation of staff members' Scientology affiliations (it's illegal in parts of Germany), sexual harassment scandals, and alleged financial troubles, the ...

Series of Workshops to Welcome Chinese New Year
The first workshop of the Chinese New Year Celebration displayed multi colored prints and lettering this past Saturday. Professors Kristine Harris and Shanshan Li shared the traditional meanings of contemporary art. Harris and Li educated the community ...

Art of Santiago Ribeiro in Times Square, New York, advances to Coimbra, Portugal with Surrealism Now in 2018
His work is represented in several private collections as well as in the contemporary art collection of the Machado de Castro National Museum and at the Bissaya Barreto Foundation in Coimbra, Portugal. He has devoted his life to painting and promoting ...

Artist puts modern stroke on ancient art of Chinese calligraphy
They believed that some day, I would benefit from this skill,” she said. Her talent and hard work have made her one of China's most promising calligraphers. At the age of 13, her work started appearing in exhibitions throughout China and overseas ...

India's art market grows, despite demonetisation
As is often the case with emerging art scenes that lack government funding, private initiatives such as the Kiran Nadar Museum, launched in 2010 by the prominent Delhi collector, have been instrumental in establishing a fine art infrastructure in India ...

Ai Weiwei to be honored by Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Anderson Ranch Arts Center will honor the prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei with its International Artist Award this summer, the nonprofit announced today. Ai will accept the prize at the Ranch's Annual Recognition Dinner on July 19 in ...

Dhaka Art Summit: art that's charged with a powerful current
“The sweat of my tired body/ has become the moisture of the city, and in this moisture, I'll survive./ I live forever.” Those lines, written by M.D. Sharif Uddin, a Singapore-based, Bangladeshi-born construction-worker and poet, could be a battle cry ...

Mori Building and teamlab collaborate in groundbreaking museum in Tokyo
It aims to explore a new relationship between humans and the world through art. Works from teamLab are in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco ...

MGM to finally open Cotai resort on Tuesday
MGM China will finally open its repeatedly delayed casino-hotel resort in Cotai on Tuesday, in time for Chinese New Year. This comes after the company delayed the opening at least five times since the company broke ground for the Cotai property in 2014 ...

TAGSS tour of galleries in Boston exposes students to variety of contemporary art
When wading through the multitude of commercial contemporary art galleries in Boston, even knowing which area of the city to go to can be difficult. Thankfully, the Tufts Art Gallery Student Society (TAGSS) provided the solution to this problem on ...

Vivisection of the Screen: Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor's somniloquies and Caniba
While there is an increasing tendency in contemporary moving-image arts to tackle the issue of how images mediate the world, the recent works of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor invite viewers to pay attention to what cannot be mediated by ...

Led by MCA, Chicago museums set attendance records in 2017
Attendance records also came at the Chicago Botanic Garden and at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The MCA's 371,000 visitors were the most ever and came in the 50th anniversary year of the institution just east of Michigan Avenue. “Takashi Murakami ...

State Legacy moves to Shenzhen from Manchester
Art exhibition in Shenzhen "State Legacy: Research in the Visualization of Political History," is being staged at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Overseas Chinese Town, Nanshan District of south China's Shenzhen following a two-month show in ...

Italian aristocrat uses contemporary art as diplomacy in Shanghai show
“The great thing about contemporary art is that you can talk to artists directly, and art deals with politics and social issues of today,” she says. Sandretto Re Rebaudengo's collection includes more than 1,000 pieces from artists such as Anish Kapoor ...

Hong Kong Celebrates Arts Month with World-Class Events and Distinctive Arts Happenings in the Neighbourhoods
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 February 2018 - March is the best time to explore Hong Kong in an artsy way. From the entire month of March this year, Hong Kong's flourishing arts scene will come to fruition with an inspirational spectrum of arts ...

Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao
Style & character. 8 / 10. The property's real estate-mogul owner wanted to reflect a relaxed residential vibe and, to this end, spaces are filled with jaunty Danish-inspired custom furnishings, hardwood floors and an abundance of colourful ...

Review: When a Landscape (and Memory) Is All You Have
“I wish that I had been born in Korea,” the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi is said to have wept, “so that I could see the Diamond Mountains in person!” This month's visitors to Pyeongchang will not be able to see them either. Mount Kumgang, just 90 ...

Art and Museums in NYC This Week
'SCENES FROM THE COLLECTION' at the Jewish Museum. After a surgical renovation to its grand pile on Fifth Avenue, the Jewish Museum has reopened its third-floor galleries with a rethought, refreshed display of its permanent collection, which ...

Art Movements
Artist Robert Cenedella filed a federal class-action lawsuit against a number of museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the New Museum. In an 18-page court filing, Cenedella ...

Dhaka Art Summit 2018: The most unusual 'must-see' on the global art circuit
The time span coincides almost exactly with China's Cultural Revolution, in which the only permissible art was political propaganda. There's no way to summarise the bewildering quantity of work spread out over four floors of the Shilpakala Academy ...

Upcoming entertainment events in the Peoria area: Feb. 9, 2018
16, Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., members/$5; non-members/$8. Music. Live at the Five Spot, Full Flavor, Feb. 9; John Miller & the Romaniacs, Feb. 16; 5:30-7:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., members/$8; non-members/$12 ...

The Political Scientist Giving the Art World Something to Think About
This doesn't exactly encourage the study of his art — or having his prints on your wall. The last set of Hogarth's six “Marriage A-la-Mode” engravings to appear at auction failed to sell last May at Weschler's of Washington D.C. against a low estimate ...

Around Town: OKCMOA unveils contemporary art
In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center (predecessor to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art) purchased the 154-piece collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, transforming Oklahoma City's collection of contemporary art. On Feb. 17, OKCMOA will celebrate ...



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