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Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 explores complexities of conflict
A marble surveillance camera by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei symbolises the erosion of human rights, while Shona Illingworth's 216 Westbound explores the media's role in building support for rights restrictions. Artists explore US torture at Abu Ghraib ...

Could stock market volatility hit New York's art auction sales in May?
The Tefaf New York art fair, which features modern and contemporary art and design, which will be held at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, from May 4 to 8. Photo: Kirsten Chilstrom. Until January, the stock market was on an almost-unbroken bull run ...

Excerpts From the Art Leaders Network Conference
Preoccupation With Contemporary Art. Jorge Coll. Chief executive, Colnaghi. I was reading some materials prepared for the panel this morning and noticed that in 2017 the highest-attended exhibition globally was ancient Buddhist sculptures in Tokyo ...

Controversial animal works removed from Guggenheim New York exhibition to go on show in Bilbao
Two of the three controversial works of Chinese contemporary art removed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York last year after pressure from animal rights activists are to go on show at the Guggenheim Bilbao. The Spanish outpost will be the ...

Controversial animal works pulled from Guggenheim New York will go on show in Bilbao
The Guggenheim Bilbao is planning to show two of the three controversial works of Chinese contemporary art that the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York removed last year after pressure from animal rights activists. The Spanish outpost will be the ...

Art installations at Blickling Estate explore books through contemporary art
... been banned, burned, redacted, drowned, neglected and superseded, with each linked to the theme of books under threat. The inspiration for the installations come from the 12,500 books in Blickling's own library. One of the installations is a ...

Doyle's May 9 Auction of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary Art to Feature a 1964 Work by Zao Wou-Ki
The sale will be offered in two sessions with Impressionist and Modern Art beginning at 11am and Post-War and Contemporary Art at 2pm. Highlighting the sale is 02.01.64, an abstract work by Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) from 1964 (est. $200,000-400,000). Zao ...

Dealers Test Chinese Art Market with New Fair in Rising Economic ...
Dealers Test Chinese Art Market with New Fair in Rising Economic ...

Focus on China in Cleveland
“China Focus,” one of a series of events for FRONT International, will be unveiled at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, on July 15. The eight Chinese artists are the Asian Dope Boys, Lin Ke, Cui Jie, Hao Jingban, Cheng Ran, Zhou Tao, Xu Zhen ...

Art in Bloom at MFA
Two such pairings were in the MFA's contemporary art galleries, where an exhibition entitled “Seeking Stillness” presents a collection of works conducive to contemplation. A gleaming tower of chrome-plated stainless steel by Chinese artist Zhan Wang ...

Light Night Liverpool 2018 area by area guide with map of events and venues
Road Gallery - To Become More - An immersive, multimedia installation by artist Robert Flynn. Road Gallery - Transformation of Narrative - An exhibition in the window space, featuring work by member artists in a variety of mediums. St George's Hall ...

Middlebury Announces 2018–19 Kellogg Fellows
Katherine Claman '19, an art history and Italian major, plans to work on a thesis exploring “representations of the African-American body in the museum in contemporary art, and how these representations work with or against notions of post-blackness ...

Nice, not Andy Warhol, was top for pop art, Le French May show suggests
It features 100 pieces that have come mostly from the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Mamac) in the French Riviera city, the adopted hometown of Henri Matisse, which conjures up visions of luxury yachtsbobbing on azure seas in Mediterranean ...

From Brussels to Bogotá: where will the Pompidou pop up next?
With outposts and partnerships either launched or pending in Metz, Málaga, Brussels, the Gulf, Shanghai and possibly Latin America, is the Centre Pompidou turning into a new Guggenheim, eager to extend its influence globally? Encouraged by the success ...

An Art-Filled London Townhouse That Defies Convention at Every Turn
Being designated a Grade II National Heritage building, protected by the guardians of English architecture, meant that very few modifications could be made to the structure. In compliance, she settled on what she describes as "cosmetic work—I ...

Brisk sales at inaugural edition of Art Chengdu in Sichuan
Much of China's art world headed west last week, to the inaugural edition of Art Chengdu International Contemporary Art Fair, held from 24 to 27 April in the Sichuan capital, and to concurrent events at Chengdu's permanent art spaces which created an ...

Brisk sales at inaugural edition of Art Chengdu in Sichuan
Much of China's art world headed west last week, to the inaugural edition of Art Chengdu International Contemporary Art Fair, held from 25 to 27 April in the Sichuan capital, and to concurrent events at Chengdu's permanent art spaces which created an ...

Bedazzled Weaponry and Mermaids for Unity: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Opens in New York
Top Posts. Estimated at $7 M. to $10 M., Yayoi Kusama Painting at Sotheby's Could Break Artist's Record · After Announcement That Olga Viso Will Step Down as Walker Director, Museum Professionals Largely Praise Handling of 'Scaffold' Controversy · Joan ...

Bath Museum of East Asian Art to reopen after burglary
Artist Zhang Yanzi with her sculpture 'Excess' at the Museum of East Asian Art where she is contributing to an exhibition of contemporary Chinese Art. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt. Staff at a museum in Bath have spoken of their heartbreak at the theft ...

Bold and beautiful
Picture: Philip Lee Harvey/Lonely Planet. St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow. Picture: Francesco Vaninetti/Getty Images Guggenheim Bilbao museum reflection The Guggenheim Bilbao museum on the Nervion river in Bilbao. Museum of contemporary art in Niteroi ...

Flannery's Huge Multi-Estate Antiques Auction!
... Chinese scrolls, Thangka scrolls, watercolors, Hindu worship curtain, Jean Pierre Capron (French 1921-1997) oil landscape, Lilian Mackendrick still life, Dominic Cretara o/c Murals, Leonard Petrillo oils, Over 50+ pieces of Indian architectural ...

China's national museum opens Karl Marx exhibition
BEIJING, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The National Museum of China on Saturday opened an exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth. "The Power of Truth" features Marx's life, sinicized Marxism and Marxism-themed contemporary art. On display ...

Brush strokes define identities
Artist Vasso Thoupou is providing an insight into what it is like to search for one's identity in her upcoming solo painting exhibition at Gloria Gallery in Nicosia as of Wednesday. In this latest collection under the name Searching for an Identity ...

China's National Museum opens exhibition on Karl Marx
The exhibition titled "The Power of Truth" features Marx's life, Chinese versions of Marxism and Marxism-themed contemporary art. On display are manuscripts by Marx, Engels, Lenin, documents, books, photos and 70 Marxism-themed art pieces. The ...

Dickson Yewn
While discontented for his own culture has been insincerely expressed by chinosiere chic, Yewn has began deploying his perceptions and insights stemmed from Taoism in his artistic conception, in the hope to realize a more vivid and lively impressionism ...

Madison artist and Jose Carlos Teixeira invokes empathy while exploring what it means to be different
His most recent project, a two-part film, “ON EXILE: Fragments in search of meaning” and “ON EXILE: Elsewhere within here,” has most recently been shown at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In it, Texeira explores the concepts of otherness and ...

Madison artist Jose Carlos Teixeira invokes empathy while exploring what it means to be different
His most recent project, a two-part film, “ON EXILE: Fragments in search of meaning” and “ON EXILE: Elsewhere within here,” has most recently been shown at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In it, Texeira explores the concepts of otherness and ...

Ai Weiwei's works come to Mardin
Born in 1957 and raised in China, Ai Weiwei creates statues, large-scale installations, videos, films and photographs. His works center round authenticity and transformation on value systems, which presents viewers with a perspective about current ...

US artist KAWS makes permanent mark in China
Brian Donnelly's beginnings were humble enough, having started out as a skater kid looking for street corners to tag. Now he is KAWS, a globally celebrated artist known for his distinctive toy-like figures and following of over a million on Instagram ...

Chester's Storyhouse appoints new chair of the board
... Member of the Nations &; Regions Group for London 2012; Chair of the London 2012 Torch Relay Steering Group (Northwest); Member of Sports Council England (Northwest); Chair of England's North Country and Trustee of Northwest Vision+Media. His ...

A decade after it debuted, Beijing's 798 Arts District is still a work in progress
SevenStar Group, a government-led consortium that owns the area's land and manages the factory workers' pension fund, joined forces with Baron Guy Ullens—a Belgian businessman, philanthropist, and art collector, who opened the first privately owned ...

Art in Bloom at MFA
Two such pairings were in the MFA's contemporary art galleries, where an exhibition entitled “Seeking Stillness” presents a collection of works conducive to contemplation. A gleaming tower of chrome-plated stainless steel by Chinese artist Zhan Wang ...

Top Collectors Reveal the Secrets of How to Invest in Art
Uli Sigg, 72, has amassed probably the world's most comprehensive collection of Chinese contemporary art, having bought more than 2,500 works since the late 1990s when he was the Swiss ambassador to China. When he started, China had only one commercial ...

Rare display of British landscape works in China
... museums of modern and contemporary art in the world, Tate Britain used to be called the National Gallery of British Art, with its comprehensive collection of artwork. Tate Britain received 7 million visitors in 2017, according to Daniel Slater ...

Contemporary art fair sets up camp in downtown Chengdu
At the end of April, two large tents costing 3 million yuan ($470,000) were set up in the heart of Chengdu's commercial center to create a bespoke venue where artists, art lovers, dealers and collectors gathered for the first major contemporary art ...

Art Industry News: Have Cell Phones Ruined Art Museums for Everyone? + More Must-Read Stories
Rockwell Leads Sotheby's American Art Sale – The spring sale of American art at Sotheby's on May 23 will be led by 13 Norman Rockwell works from various periods of his career, including the Berkshire Museum's Blacksmith's Boy – Heel and Toe, which ...

The Important, Proud Tradition of Pasadena's Most Important Arts Supporting Organization Continues, with Last ...
The Important, Proud Tradition of Pasadena's Most Important Arts Supporting Organization Continues, with Last ...

Power and Beauty in China as Seen Through the Designs of Robert Wilson
China, Qing dynasty, (1644–1911) Manchu Emperor's Ceremonial Twelve-symbol jifu Court Robe, 1723–1735, Silk tapestry (kesi) (image courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art). MINNEAPOLIS — For an exhibition highlighting the Great Qing, Power and ...

Pulled From Rockefeller Walls, Picasso, Matisse and Monet Fetch Big Prices
Although the demand for Impressionists has paled in comparison to the craze over contemporary art, the Rockefeller's holdings in this category nevertheless attracted several bidders. Monet's “Nymphéas en Fleur” (“Water Lilies in ... Christie's was also ...

Rare display of British landscape works in China
The exhibition is part of a series of special events held by Shanghai Museum this year to showcase “outstanding artworks from all over the world”, Li Zhongmou, its deputy director, adds. The Tate network consists of four galleries: Tate Modern, Tate ...

How to make money in the art market: top collectors reveal their secrets
Uli Sigg, 72, has amassed probably the world's most comprehensive collection of Chinese contemporary art, having bought more than 2,500 works since the late 1990s, when he was the Swiss ambassador to China. When he started, China had only one ...

Hong Kong Palace Museum to cast its net wide for exhibits, says its chairman, Bernard Chan
A collaborative agreement with the Palace Museum in Beijing's Forbidden City, repository of Chinese imperial treasures, meant most of the exhibits displayed at the Hong Kong museum would be on loan from there, Chan told the Post. But an independent ...

The 5 Best Cities in the World With Up-and-Coming Art Scenes
When it comes to cities birthing some of the most innovative and interesting contemporary art around the globe, historical hotbeds of artistic innovation like New York, London and Paris may immediately spring to mind. Even newer kids .... Galleries ...

The 51 Artists, Curators, Directors and Dealers Changing the Art World in 2018
... represents some of the biggest names in art in the last 50 years hailing from Asia and beyond. Additionally, she co-founded the China Art Foundation, the mission of which is to foster a more global awareness and understanding of contemporary ...

Christie's Rockefeller Auction Becomes the Most Valuable Single-Owner Private Sale in American History
The 2,000 or so pieces in the collection will be auctioned over a four-day in-person and online event; they span Impressionist and Post-Impressionist American and European paintings, antique furniture, Asian works of art, European ceramics, Chinese ...

Top Collectors Reveal The Secrets Of How To Invest In Art
Uli Sigg, 72, has amassed probably the world's most comprehensive collection of Chinese contemporary art, having bought more than 2,500 works since the late 1990s when he was the Swiss ambassador to China. When he started, China had only one ...

The art lover's guide to travelling the world
The birthplace of the Dada Movement and home of Le Corbusier's final architectural masterpiece before his death in 1967, Zurich truly sits at the forefront of contemporary art. 2018 will also mark 20 years of the Contemporary Art Fair Zurich and is ...

Woman Of Hope: Daphne King-Yao of Alisan Fine Arts
Back then, there were collectors of Chinese classical paintings and porcelain, but people didn't really appreciate Chinese contemporary art. It was a big educational process for us. Personally, I've been really fortunate because my mother laid a good ...

How not to paint yourself into an art market corner
Uli Sigg, 72, has amassed probably the world's most comprehensive collection of Chinese contemporary art, having bought more than 2,500 works since the late 1990s when he was the Swiss ambassador to China. When he started, China had only one ...

The Art Lover's Guide To Travelling The World
Cape Town has always been ahead of the game when it comes to art and culture, but it's been catapulted onto the world stage thanks to the recent opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), the largest collection of contemporary ...



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