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Making the most of arty Hong Kong: Art Basel and beyond
... the perfect location for China's burgeoning art investors, as well as established western investors with a taste for contemporary Chinese art. The fair was a hit, and in 2013 Art Basel bought out Art HK, propelling it to international prominence ...

NYC Museums to Visit for $12 or Less
Adolf Wölfli, Aloïse Corbaz and Henry Darger are included, but, according to Roberta Smith, the names of most of the other figures won't ring many bells. And that bodes well. 2 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan; 212-595-9533, folkartmuseum.org. • Bronx Museum ...

Changing China: photo show focuses on losers in Wenzhou's economic success story
We rendezvous in a modish contemporary art gallery surrounded by the freshly landscaped Bailuzhou Park, in the centre of Wenzhou. “Welcome, welcome,” he says, escorting me onto the veranda, where he's entertaining visiting artists and friends ...

Auction Preview: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale at Phillips, London, Mar 9
Signed and dated 'yue minjun 2005' lower right; further signed, titled and dated '"Back Garden" Yue Minjun 2005 [in Chinese]' on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 170.2 x 140.1 cm (67 x 55 1/8 in.). Painted in 2005. Estimate: £150,000 - 250,000 (US$ 208 ...

Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Shanghai's Yuz Museum in Collaboration Talks
The development is significant because Tek, a poultry magnate, philanthropist, and prodigious contemporary art collector who has long figured on the annual ARTnews Top 200 Collectors list, has been fighting pancreatic cancer for the past two years, and ...

Art: Tony Clark
Tony Clark's career as a painter is an artfully crafted paradox. Born in Canberra, he's lived overseas for much of his life and exhibited widely. In Melbourne, the Heide Museum of Modern Art hosted a retrospective in 1998. In 1992, he was included in ...

More About the Museum of Asian Art in San Francisco
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco holds over 18,000 works of Asian art in its permanent collection. Originally a part of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, the Asian Art Museum, as it's more properly called, moved to its current location in ...

Impressive displays of contemporary art at Muhlenberg College
From the museum's collection is a Chinese knock-off of George Washington's famous portrait by Gilbert Stuart that seems oddly contemporary. Produced between 1800 and 1805, it is attributed to an artist named Foeiqua, who was commissioned to paint ...

In Marrakech, New Art Fair and Museum Make Case for an Intriguing Future
Works from “Riad” were also on view elsewhere in town, at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), which had opened months earlier but celebrated its international opening during 1-54 to make for a sort of unofficial Marrakech Art ...

Chinese projects win international praise from fans of great buildings
Winners were selected from over 3,500 projects by readers of the world's most-visited architecture website. The award-winning projects were in 15 categories — housing, offices, best applied product, houses, commercial, educational, healthcare ...

Why the Indian contemporary art market is in the doldrums
The Indian art market collapsed in 2008, in the wake of the great financial crisis. A decade later, it has still not recovered. The size of the market in 2008 was around Rs 1,500 crore; in 2017, it was Rs 1,460 crore, down 6% over the previous year ...

An art-lovers guide to Sydney
The Museum of Contemporary Art is a must-visit gallery for any discerning art fan. Highlighting the best pieces of art that Australia art has to offer, the collection of 4000-plus works captures a wide range of art forms including painting, photography ...

Los Angeles County Museum of Art to collaborate with China's Yuz Museum: report
Last year, Paris' Centre Pompidou announced that it will open next year an outpost designed by David Chipperfield in the West Bund area, where the Yuz Museum is located. Yuz Museum was founded in 2014 by billionaire Indonesian-Chinese collector Budi ...

Meet the Dutch millionaires who are building their private museums
The 600 sq m 18th-century building he has rented and renovated will house about a third of his eclectic collection, which ranges from European old masters to contemporary Chinese works. He will also collaborate with other international institutions on ...

As China's Global Ambitions Grow, Artists Trouble its Borders
As China presses on with its Belt and Road Initiative, linking Eurasia, Oceania and Africa in an ambitious and controversial infrastructural project, 'Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics' at Shanghai's OCT Contemporary Art Terminal ...

LACMA and Shanghai's Yuz Museum to Collaborate on Programming
Yuz will follow the same pattern.” The museum's landlords, the West Bund Group, which has been transforming the city's waterfront area known as West Bund into a cultural hub, support Tek's ambitions. Collectors Guy and Miriam Ullens also went down the ...

Heather James Fine Art Announces New Gallery Openings in San Francisco and Santa Barbara Adding to Their ...
Heather James Fine Art Announces New Gallery Openings in San Francisco and Santa Barbara Adding to Their ...

All the Design Happenings This March
... and 400 brands for a four-day event in New York City that's been praised by David Rockwell as a way to see “what's going on in the world of design and what's emerging right now.” addesignshow.com; March 22–25. Art Basel Hong Kong. The major art ...

Resistance and feminism: what to expect from this year's Armory Show
It's that time of year again, when black-clad art enthusiasts descend upon New York's Armory Show, the labyrinth-like contemporary art fair at Piers 92 and 94 in midtown Manhattan. Kicking off 8 March, over 200 international art galleries will set up ...

How the Dana Schutz Controversy and Other Recent Protests Have Changed Museums Forever
“When I was younger, museums were these sacred spaces—you thought they had the last word on everything,” said Herb Tam, the curator of New York's Museum of Chinese in America. “Now, museums are so popular, so populist. They fit into our daily lives in ...

At DaDong in Midtown, Modern Art and Lame Duck
Inside the front door was a lobby where a host stood by herself behind a desk made out of a rock. I gave her the name and she gestured toward the elevators, sending me up to the dining room on the second floor. This space, designed by the hotel ...

Spinning Out of a Weekend of Dance
The Joffrey's Winning Works competition, which just wrapped up its eighth year with performances at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, is an annual competition designed to “recognize talented and emerging African, Latino, Asian, Arab and Native ...

China's newest art fair, in Sichuan, launched by ex-bodybuilder and art collector
Yu Youhan's Mao (2007) will be on show at the fair. Huang had help along the way. Between 2008 and 2015, he also worked for Minsheng Bank's museum arm. The private bank has one of China's biggest collections of art and he was there when it was building ...

Christie's Kicks Off London's Contemporary Auctions With a Solid £138 Million Sale, Led by Warhol
London's contemporary art sales may have successfully dodged Chinese New Year by moving back from February to March. But they have gone almost head to head with TEFAF Maastricht and New York's Armory Show. Nevertheless, optimism was up that Christie's ...

The Sleeper Awakes at Judith Neilson's White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney's Chippendale
White Rabbit, established by Neilson in 2009, displays regular exhibitions from her massive collection of Chinese contemporary art. Judith Neilson at White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale with The Deluge, Noah's Ark by artist Peng Hung-Chih. The work is ...

Photography Scholar and Artist Gu Zheung Visits Bates
His scholarly practice is around the history of Chinese photography and 20th-century avant-garde. He is the leading academic on Chinese documentary photography and also a well-known street photographer. In the late 1990s and in the 2000s, Chinese ...

Ai Weiwei: 'I'm impressed Qatar wants my show about refugees'
The exiled dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will bring an exhibition of works about the refugee crisis to Qatar this month, for his first show in the Gulf region. Ai had his first experience of the plight facing refugees while on the Greek island of ...

The Hirshhorn Museum Welcomes New Masters
The driving force behind back-to-back critically acclaimed exhibitions that dived full on into the politically and socially challenging questions of our times, Chiu—a native of Darwin, Australia, and a scholar of contemporary Chinese art—is the first ...

From 12th Century BC to 2017, Art in Startling Variety
MINNEAPOLIS “Power and Beauty in China's Last Dynasty: Concept and Design by Robert Wilson.” Yes, Mr. Wilson's credit is part of the title. That's how revered a theater artist he is. More than four decades after “Einstein on the Beach,” his masterpiece ...

Art events and exhibits starting March 8
Crozet. (434) 823-1486. Graves International Art: “Roy Lichtenstein & Company: Post-War and Contemporary Art” on display through October. “Masters of Contemporary Art,” an exhibit of works by Ells-worth Kelly, Salvador Dali, Georges Braque, Damien ...

The Secret Path to Appreciating North Korean Art
Chief among those products were salt, sugar, teas and spices, but that ancient network of trade routes also introduced Iranian, Indian and Chinese culture to countries dominated by Greek and Roman influences. Now, a tiny Gulf nation is emerging as a ...

Chinese sculptor's floating art finally rocks up at Australian festival
One of China's most celebrated contemporary artists, Zhan has exhibited extensively in the world's most prestigious museums and institutions, including the British Museum and the Saatchi Gallery in London, Art Basel Hong Kong, Metropolitan Museum of ...

Art Industry News: Tate Artist-in-Residence Quits Over Director's Comments on Women + More Must-Read Stories
Rockefeller Auction Expected to Hit $1 Billion – The estate of David Rockefeller is heading to what's expected to be a record-breaking auction at Christie's on May 8, with 1,500 lots that include rare Picassos, Monets, and Gauguins. The art collector ...

New works in Germany's art collection: interpreting the state of the country
Every year since 1970, Germany has been investing tax money in contemporary art. The yearly budget is currently around €400,000 ($500,000). An artist originally initiated the project. In 1970, Georg Meistermann, president of the German Artists ...

Highlights of the Sydney Biennale
1. Marco Fusinato's​ sound installation Constellations, 2015/2018 invites visitors to pick up a baseball bat and bash what looks like a plain white gallery wall. Inside the Carriageworks' installation are 16 microphones connected to a concert size ...

Art fair coup for Hong Kong fine- art photography couple who've been making nudes for seven years
Nic and Becky Gaunt are one of Hong Kong's most exciting photographic teams. After seven years in the city, they have made a name with their strong, edgy – and often erotic – images. Their hard work and determination to “do art for art's sake” is ...

Inside The Curated Mid-Levels Home Of Gallerists Calvin Hui And Mark Peaker
The exquisite home of Calvin Hui and Mark Peaker is a work of art in itself. From the heritage architecture that the two-storey structure embraces, the spatial planning of the interiors and the stunning presentation of artworks, period furnishings and ...

Laundering Picasso: British dealer among accused in $50m case
China's most celebrated artist, Zeng Fanzhi (born 1964), is now also represented worldwide by Hauser & Wirth gallery, which opens its first space in Asia this month. “We are very proud and excited, Zeng is the epicentre of Chinese contemporary art for ...

Art gallery Hauser & Wirth signs Zeng Fanzhi, one of China's most famous painters, ahead of its Hong Kong opening
The gallery and the foundation plan to develop an educational programme to promote art. “I have admired and loved Zeng's work for many years, and since we began visiting China more frequently, I came to know him personally,” he says. “We found that we ...

Hauser & Wirth Now Represents Zeng Fanzhi -ARTnews
Hauser & Wirth has added to its roster Zeng Fanzhi, who is widely regarded as one of China's most important contemporary artists. (Zeng is also currently represented by Gagosian Gallery and ShanghART Gallery, and a release notes that he will continue ...

Guggenheim Acquiring Controversial Xu Bing Work Pulled from Recent 'China' Show
The Guggenheim Museum in New York is in the process of acquiring one of the pieces it removed from its recent survey of Chinese contemporary art, just before the show's opening, after criticism erupted over the treatment of animals that were involved ...

At TEFAF Maastricht, Dealers Close Seven-Figure Sales at a Leisurely Pace
TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) Maastricht opened the doors to its 31st edition on Thursday morning with 275 dealers hailing from some 20 countries. An elegant, eager crowd spilled into the lofty halls of the city's convention center during the ...

How Zurich-West is emerging as the trendy art centre in Switzerland
Much of the contemporary art scene is focused around the former Löwenbräu brewery, which has been redeveloped and extended into a huge space for the arts. “As collectors in China continue to mature, there's growing interest in artists from abroad ...

American Alliance of Museums Accredits DePauw's Galleries & Collections
Spanning the history of art, the University's holdings are especially strong in Asian art (Japan, China, Korea, Tibet and Nepal); African art; pre- Columbian ceramics; American art of the 19th and 20th centuries; regional art from the late 19th and ...

Ai Weiwei slams federal government for 'shameful' attitude to refugees
"I'm lucky enough that I have both a Chinese and a western education and practise contemporary art, which led me to the edge of modern philosophy about how an individual can survive or how a modern state should function ... It's individual struggle ...

You can now buy Pablo Picasso and George Condo's art in Hong Kong this March
... of the artworks that will be available to buy at a Hong Kong selling exhibition from March 16. Photo: 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. More on this story. Chinese jewellery designer Ejing Zhang. Fashion · How ...

Art Industry News: Guggenheim Acquires Provocative Animal Artwork Removed From Its China Show + More Must ...
Art Industry News: Guggenheim Acquires Provocative Animal Artwork Removed From Its China Show + More Must ...

Wild for art
Hidden within industrial buildings in the New Territories is Fo Tan, another upandcoming art neighbourhood that is less known to visitors. Since 2000, it has been transformed from a predominantly industrial district into a vibrant artistic community ...

'Simplicité - Nature – Sensualité' at Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
A witness of its quiet birth, British historian of modern and contemporary Chinese art Michael Sullivan (1916-2013) has warned us against too much explanation and theoretic analyses to describe Wang Keping's sculpture. This exhibition is an exclusive ...

An Expert Guide To Investing In Art
Interest from Chinese buyers has helped to fuel the growth of the contemporary art market in recent years. Since the turn of the millennium, the contemporary segment has posted an astounding 1,490 percent increase in annual turnover and a 36 percent ...



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