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38th Annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, Aug. 30-Sept. 2
With countless international exhibitors drawn from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, England, China and Japan, the Baltimore Show attracts tens of thousands of patrons including knowledgeable collectors, museum curators, dealers, decorators and ...

Solid Abstraction: Bringing Cuban Abstract Art into the 21st Century
Solid Abstraction: Strategies of Disobedience in Cuban Art includes works by ten Cuban artists living on and away from the island. All of them work with abstraction as both a trope and a strategy in their art. Presented at the Miami Beinnale space in ...

The tentacles of power
Its modern and contemporary art sale on Monday includes five works by Paul Gauguin offered by the descendants of the Favre-Tessier family, early friends of the artist. At the core of the group is an 1877 painting of Gauguin's childhood friend and ...

Chengdu IFS brings Sichuan artists to Paris for Parcours Saint-Germain debut
Founded in 2000, Parcours Saint-Germain is an annual art event bringing contemporary art installations to a neighborhood of cultural heritage and modern charm, aiming to inspire thought and strengthen the relationship between the public and art. Under ...

A Consumer Class Wields New Power in North Korea
As a novelist and art critic, I was drawn to North Korea after exploring the contemporary art scene in neighboring China, lured by the chance to explore an isolated society where everyday life is shrouded in propaganda. Eventually I enrolled in ...

How to be a smart buyer of 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 ...

Zao Wou-Ki dominates Hong Kong auctions
The paintings of the Chinese-French Modern master Zao Wou-Ki dominated the Modern and contemporary art sales at Christie's and Phillip's in Hong Kong's this week, fueled in part by the opening today of his solo exhibition L'espace est Silence (until 6 ...

Zao Wou-Ki dominates Hong Kong auctions | The Art Newspaper
The paintings of the Chinese-French Modern master Zao Wou-Ki dominated the Modern and contemporary art sales at Christie's and Phillip's in Hong Kong's ...

The Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum Is a Brutalist's Dream
Shanghai-based architecture practice Atelier Deshaus recently completed the construction of the new Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum in the Zhejiang province of China. The concrete institution spans approximately 2,450-square-meters with a total of ...

Three Decades Distilled into 180 Portraits
Liu Wei is a towering figure in Chinese contemporary art, a leader among the first wave of Chinese artists to have their work recognized in the west. Emerging in the early 1990s with the Cynical Realism movement, Liu Wei responded to the dashed hopes ...

From Jeff Koons's Wilting 'Tulip' in Paris to the Downfall of an Art-World Grifter: The Best and Worst of the Art ...
From Jeff Koons's Wilting 'Tulip' in Paris to the Downfall of an Art-World Grifter: The Best and Worst of the Art ...

Leandro Erlich, Construction of Reality.
Titled Construction of Reality (in Chinese “xū.gòu”—a combination of xū, meaning illusion, and gòu, meaning construction) this exhibition unfolds the complex duality that characterizes Leandro Erlich's artistic approach: by way of investigating the ...

Relational Undercurrents Comes to New York
Following its run at MOLAA, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago opens tonight at the Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University. In celebration, here's an encore of our article on the show, which appeared this past ...

Serpentine Gallery London's Beijing pavilion and the architect ...
Serpentine Gallery London's Beijing pavilion and the architect ...

Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan
Among the commissioned artworks for the biennale needs to be underlined a publication, Nomadology in China, edited by a Taiwanese philosopher Yang Kailin and Chinese philosopher Lu Xinghua, which brings together texts by 10 Chinese authors on the ...

Art and music events in central Illinois: June 3, 2018
Contemporary Art Center exhibits, Claire Ashley mixed media sculptures, “Rad, Bad and Madly Plaid,” and Nichole Gronvold Roller paintings, “Obscure Space,” through June 22, CAC, 305 SW Water St. Ashley's exhibit is in Gallery 3R and Gronvold Roller's ...

Chengdu IFS brings Sichuan artists to Paris for Parcours Saint-Germain debut
Founded in 2000, Parcours Saint-Germain is an annual art event bringing contemporary art installations to a neighborhood of cultural heritage and modern charm, aiming to inspire thought and strengthen the relationship between the public and art ...

10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In June
In late March, an enormous exhibition of her work opened at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing (it runs until June 17) and now White Cube is about to host a solo show in Hong Kong featuring series of new abstract paintings that continue ...

City industries paved the way for art
After Shanghai opened its port in 1843, it rapidly adopted production technologies from the West, and factories sprung up all around the city dealing in textiles, iron and steel, tobacco, automobiles and shipbuilding. In the late 1990s, however ...

Roy Huang From FRESCO Will Be the Youngest and Only Chinese Speaker at Forbes Art Basel Conference
His private art collection, HRY Collection, focuses on post-war and contemporary art with works from Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jack Whitten, Takashi Murakami and more. His most recent acquisition is Virgil Abloh's JCDecaux, one of the very first ...

Curator Who Shaped a Global View of Contemporary Art Is Leaving His Post
Okwui Enwezor, the Nigerian curator and critic whose exhibitions laid the groundwork for a new global view of contemporary art, stepped down Monday from his position as artistic director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich. The museum stated that he was ...

Xu Zhen at Perrotin, Seoul
Perrotin Seoul is showcasing new works of Chinese artist Xu Zhen in a solo exhibition. Xu is the founder of art brand Xu Zhen®. Xu is famous for his photography, videos and installation work and through his long artistic career, the artist has ...

A week to remember: Leading the global Asian art market
In May 2018, we achieved our highest ever Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale total of over HK$1 billion, driven by a robust appetite for masterpieces. The top lot of the sale was Zao Wou-Ki's 14.12.59, which more than doubled its high ...

Best of the Best: Headline-Grabbing Lots that Raised the Bar on the Block
In addition to the Salvator Mundi, two other more recent lots have caught the attention of Robb Report for the spirited bidding they invited—Mark Bradford's Helter Skelter 1, previously owned by tennis ace John McEnroe, and an 18th-century Chinese ...

Kim Gordon, Gang Gang Dance & faUST Set to Perform at LA's Broad Museum Summer Happenings Series
Rounding out the four-part series is a July 28 celebration of German artist and Fluxus movement founder Joseph Beuys, featuring Krautrock group faUSt and Baltimore duo Matmos, and a celebration of contemporary Chinese art set for Aug. 25 featuring ...

Landscape into Eco Art: Articulations of Nature Since the '60s
Landscape painting, in China, as well as in Europe, reflects this city dweller's desire to escape the bustle of urban life. And then ... Mark Cheetham argues that politically responsible contemporary art needs to explicitly take account of ecological ...

Summer Arts Preview: Aerial Dance, Spellbinding Photography, Tattoo Art + More
They're showing their latest works together at Matrix 270, BAMPFA's series of rotating contemporary art exhibitions that highlight California talent. See new paintings (McCarthy) and ... Why: The beauty of China is timeless. Take a deeper look in this ...

Fox and Bones and other Boulder-area events for Wednesday, June 6, 2018
... discussing the exhibition, and illuminating the many unique processes and techniques used by Juarez to enhance our understanding of his multifaceted accomplishments; 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder; $8 ...

HK$3.11 billion Raised in Christie's Annual Hong Kong Spring Auctions
The Asian Contemporary Art Day Sale, also on May 27, saw sales amounting to HK$69,483,750 / $8,897,919, with the favorite lot being Yayoi Kusama's sculpture “Pumpkins,” which fetched HK$7,060,000 / US$904,086. A series of auctions of Chinese Paintings ...

What's next for Azerbaijan's flourishing art scene, plus the best Baku galleries
Housed in an unassuming 2000 sq m converted Soviet-era naval building, Yarat – meaning 'create' in Azeri – is a not-for-profit, non-governmental contemporary art organisation that was set up by young artist Aida Mahmudova in 2011. Mahmudova – a ...

Cool off at Dunedin Fine Art Center and view Restricted works at CAM
Triangulate: Co-curated by Nathan Beard, Kirk Ke Wang and Eivind Natvig, photographers examine contemporary human culture and relationships in the United States, China and Norway. Michael Massaro: Fait Accompli: Massaro addresses the plight of refugees ...

Web writers net big money in China
The overseas development largely originates from the rich content offering and a growing interest to know more about Chinese culture and contemporary art, Wang said. “But cultural uniqueness also poses a major challenge because foreign readers can ...

FRED SCOTT: Resurgent art market clocks up record prices
The US art market is still the largest, while new money and aggressive bidding from wealthy Chinese collectors are pushing up prices. The local and African contemporary art market performed particularly well during the first half of 2018. Strauss & Co ...

'The Whole Way of Collecting Has Changed': Christie's Loïc Gouzer on the Regrettable Rise of the ADD-Addled Art ...
'The Whole Way of Collecting Has Changed': Christie's Loïc Gouzer on the Regrettable Rise of the ADD-Addled Art ...

'China Doll' screening and other Boulder-area events for Thursday, June 6, 2018
"China Doll" screening with Heather Weidner — Support the Boulder Climbing Community, a nonprofit organization that helps protect local climbing areas, at Neptune Mountaineering — beer, raffle and incredible company for an awesome cause ...

Botanist and vertical wall pioneer Patrick Blanc talks about the birth of his growing business and how to create a ...
Botanist and vertical wall pioneer Patrick Blanc talks about the birth of his growing business and how to create a ...

The Art Scene: 06.07.18
... prints draw upon Chinese landscape paintings and 18th-century Japanese prints. Twenty-five paintings by Asha Kama, Pema (Tintin) Tshering, Phurba Namgay, and Gyempo Wangchuk comprise one of the first exhibitions of Bhutanese contemporary art in ...

Summer Preview: The Most Promising Museum Shows and Biennials Around the World
This past March, following an outcry from animal rights activists, the Guggenheim Museum in New York removed from a survey exhibition of Chinese contemporary art documentation of Xu's controversial performance A Case Study of Transference (1994), ...

Mystery of millions
Increasing demands for liberalisation and constitutional rule, however, as in Russia, China and Persia in the same years, led to Diaz's resignation and departure for exile. He was one of the .... Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Until ...

Our Team
Having assembled major collections of American modernist painting and contemporary Chinese art, the Farbers turned to contemporary Cuban art in 2001. The Farber Collection is widely acknowledged as one of the premier collections of Cuban art in private ...

Our Team
Having assembled major collections of American modernist painting and contemporary Chinese art, the Farbers turned to contemporary Cuban art in 2001. The Farber Collection is widely acknowledged as one of the premier collections of Cuban art in private ...

Art Collectors Circle: aiming for cultural impact
In these days of multimillion-dollar art sales, billionaire collectors don't always get showered with praise. Their motives for adding art to their assets are often assumed to be to do with making a calculated investment or playing a high-stakes ...

Interstitial Gallery Curator Julia Greenway Decides to Leave Seattle for Good, and Will Close Her Innovative Art Space
Yes, the art fair is gaining attention, and that is no small accomplishment, but who is left now to push contemporary art forward and solidify Seattle's place in the future? Having been a strong advocate for tech-based art, whether it be ... After Wong ...

Update: Cuban Artists Invade Europe
Arrechea in Madrid. New drawings and sculptures by Alexandre Arrechea are on view in Higienópolis, running through next Friday, June 15, at Galería Casado Santapau. Garaicoa in London. London's Parasol Unit is hosting a major show by Carlos ...

Is an art collection really about art or is it mostly about money?
From the US, Maura Kehoe Collins – a New York-based art collections manager who speaks Mandarin Chinese – will explain how she examines her clients' collections, identifies any issues or problems, whether practical, physical or financial, and sorts ...

Google's Cultural Institute uses technology to bring art online for everyone
“China has been one of my strongest markets and many museums are working with us,” says Sood, who highlights the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing as one their earliest partners in the contemporary art field. Advanced technology is not only ...

Arts cooperation forum between China, CEEC opens
Krizbai Bela Dan, vice president of the Romanian Cultural Institute, said a common cultural forum must be established to promote dialogues among countries with different histories and cultures so as to respond to the challenges facing contemporary art ...

Art Industry News: Criminal Charges Mount Against Inhotim Founder Bernado Paz + More Must-Read Stories
Uli Sigg Joins UBS's New Collectors' Circle– The Swiss bank's secretive club of $50 million-plus collectors, many with private museums, includes Sigg, the Swiss businessman and collector of Chinese contemporary art, the FT reveals. UBS calls the circle ...

A Thangka Painter for the 21st Century
Rinzin was born in the mountains of Nepal in 1966, after his parents had fled Chinese-occupied Tibet. He grew ... Rinzin's artistic career is flourishing in the vibrant New York contemporary art world, where his paintings sell for as much as $100,000 ...

Exhibition puts youth art under spotlight(1
More than 380 art pieces created by young Chinese artists are showcased to reflect the new development and artistic characteristics of contemporary art among young people. Exhibits include Chinese painting, oil painting, printmaking, sculptures ...



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