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Ten art galleries to visit outside of London this summer
Opened in 1964, Ikon has a reptutation for showing some of the world's best contemporary art. This summer's main exhibition is by Francis Alÿs, the Belgian artist whose recent films, paintings and drawings explore the turbulent conditions in the Middle ...

5 Beijing Art Spaces Providing Alternatives to the White Cube
But, away from the epicenter of Beijing's contemporary art scene made up by 798 and nearby Caochangdi, a diverse series of alternative spaces have been cropping up for well over a decade. Many of these spaces, such as the pioneering Arrow Factory, are ...

Toronto to host 'Emergence' contemporary Chinese art exhibition
The exhibition aims to fill the gap in Western understandings of Chinese contemporary art by showcasing the latest trends and developments of new art forms in China, said curator Zhang Siyong. On the sideline of the exhibition, an art forum will be ...

塑胶狮 (Su Jiao Shi): Yong Fei Guan recycles the image of Chinese guardian lions into contemporary art
Traditionally, Chinese guardian lions represent yin and yang; one is male and one is female; and it's good luck to rub their tongues. In Chinese culture, the lion sculptures flank gates and major entranceways. The pair of hot pink plastic lions that ...

Come for the food, stay for the art
Numerous choices of delicious Cantonese food, a shopping paradise and well-known theme parks may trigger you to return to the vibrant island in the South China Sea. During my recent trip to Hong Kong, I found that the contemporary art scene provides ...

Lorraine Kiang Malingue in Conversation
Edouard Malingue Gallery has gained substantial influence in the Chinese contemporary art world, especially since it opened its Shanghai space in November 2016. How would you introduce the history of the gallery? We started the gallery in 2010 in Hong ...

Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi creates poster for Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau's concert tour
Worlds collided and cultural boundaries flattened this week when the Chinese superstar singer and actor Andy Lau Tak Wah unveiled the poster of his much-awaited concert series. It features a portrait of Lau by Zeng Fanzhi, arguably the most successful ...

Asia Pacific Triennial Announces Artists Participating in 2018 Edition
... in the triennial are Chinese contemporary artist Qiu Zhijie, who will create a massive ink painting, Map of Utopia, at the Gallery of Modern Art. The artist will draw from historical and political narratives, Chinese traditions, philosophy, and ...

Trade War? Trade More, Say the Hip Western Art Dealers Popping Up at Condo Shanghai
“There has been much discussion about the Chinese contemporary art world as if it exists as a completely separate entity,” she says. But while the scene has its own history, artists, and discourse, galleries in China have followed a similar trajectory ...

My search for urban art in the streets of Hong Kong
Pejac hand-painted the dragon, then used a blowtorch to create the heart; the image, entitled 'Tagger,' symbolizes the domestication of this mythical animal, considered a symbol of strength and power in Chinese culture. But street art isn't the only ...

Art listings
“Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang.” Through Sept. 3. “The Dancing Sowei: Performing ... Marin Museum of Contemporary Art “Color Works.” Group exhibition. Through Sept. 16. “Teen Poster ...

The Jewish Museum Receives Barnett Newman's Art Collection, and Rosa Parks's House Goes Up for Auction
In addition, the Foundation has donated $10 million for the endowment of the Jewish Museum's first contemporary art curatorial position, for care of the new collection, and for future institutional use. The gift includes works by Adolph Gottlieb, John ...

Celebrating 'Turning Point' of Chinese art
“Turning Point — 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art” is a new exhibition featuring around 100 of China's most influential artists after 1978. Following a chronological approach, the works on show are divided into four chapters: “1978-1984,” “1985 ...

Stan Godwyn's 28-day China Itinerary
Take an arts tour, visiting the M50 art district, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Shanghai Museum of Fabric and Costume Design. In the afternoon, we have arranged a tour of the architecture of the French Concession. The next day, spend a free ...

Guy Rubin's 19-day China and Hong Kong Itinerary
On your third day in town, tour the Zhujiajiao Water Town neighborhood, Yu Garden, and the Old City. On your last full day, take a tour in a vintage motorcycle sidecar, as a Chinese art expert teaches you about the city's contemporary art scene. Stay ...

Q&A With Hadrien de Montferrand Founder, HdM Gallery
I am also quite bewildered to see how much Contemporary Chinese art is unknown in the West. I believe because of my experience of 13 years in the market in China, that I have a strong card to play. I have the authority to talk about the range of ...

Q&A With Hadrien de Montferrand Founder, HdM Gallery
I am also quite bewildered to see how much Contemporary Chinese art is unknown in the West. I believe because of my experience of 13 years in the market in China, that I have a strong card to play. I have the authority to talk about the range of ...

The empresses strike back: China's royal wives revealed
Designated a Unesco world heritage site, it serves as an encyclopaedia of historic courtly Chinese life. Loan exhibitions have been staged the world over, among them the magnificent China: The Three Emperors that came to the Royal Academy in London in ...

On the Wall
A landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in the contemporary art world. When Michael Jackson took the stage at the Motown 25 anniversary show at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in 1983, he gave a ...

The Gallery: Art Walk celebrates summer in Annapolis
Jo Fleming Contemporary Art presents “Foto Montage: Photography by Dimitri Fotos,” an exhibit of landscapes and surreal, digitally modified images by Dimitri Fotos, photographer, artist and native Annapolitan through Sept. 30. The gallery will unveil ...

Lecture on Ai Weiwei at Farnsworth
Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum will present a lecture by contemporary Chinese art scholar Taliesin Thomas titled Ai Weiwei: Global Artist, Borderless Humanist, Contemporary Emperor Thursday, Aug. 16. The talk, in conjunction with the ongoing Ai ...

Ai Weiwei's Beijing Studio Razed by Authorities
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei posted videos on Instagram showing Chinese authorities razing his former studio in Beijing. The demolition began Friday ... Caochangdi has become a destination for contemporary art in Beijing. Because of Ai Weiwei's presence, ...

Karl Marx exhibition in Beijing receives 2 mln visitors
... according to the National Museum of China where the exhibition was held. The exhibition, themed "The Power of Truth", features Marx's life, sinicized Marxism and Marxism-themed contemporary art. On display were more than 100 manuscripts by Marx, ...

Chen Zhou's “Blue Hole” at White Cube, Hong Kong
... National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2017); “After Us,” chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2017); “28 Chinese — Rubell Family Collection,” Rubell Gallery, Miami (2013); “ON|OFF: China's Young Artists in Concept and Practice,” UCCA, ...

Beijing Contemporary Expo 2018 to open
... Chinese art. During the media conference, the five different sections - story, future, value, energy and wonder - were discussed. In each section, representatives in art and culture expressed their experiences, visions and plans for contemporary ...

Forget billionaires, it's now museums that drive the fine art market
The new openings helped China remain in second place in terms of auction revenues at $2 billion, accounting for just under a quarter of the market, according to Artprice's twice-yearly market report. The United States led in auction sales in the first ...

White Cube Appoints Toby Kamps as Director of External Projects
Previously, Kamps worked in various curatorial roles at the Menil Collection in Houston; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Institute of Contemporary Art, in Portland; and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Founded by dealer Jay Jopling ...

Ai Weiwei's studio demolished in wave of destruction against Beijing's contemporary art community
Since Saturday, the longtime critic of the Chinese government has been posting videos showing clouds of dust caused by the sudden demolition of a studio he has been using since 2006. The latest one, posted today, clearly shows all the studio walls have ...

Promoting Rural Vitalization Through Modern Art
"We will attempt to convey the root of China's villages from these aspects through contemporary art," he said. He added that he hoped the Biennale will make the rural areas more beautiful and enrich local people's cultural lives. Gu Zhenqing, a curator ...

Chinese authorities demolish Ai Weiwei's studio
In 2011, Ai's former Shanghai studio was also demolished without warning. Later that year, he was arrested and imprisoned for 81 days, before being placed under house arrest by the Chinese government. Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art rediscovers ...

Authorities Raze Ai Weiwei's Beijing Studio
... an actual project entitled “Fairytale”—that would bring 1,001 Chinese citizens to Kassel, Germany, one-time home of the Brothers Grimm and site of Documenta 12, a quinquennial art exhibition designed to highlight the best of the contemporary art ...

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Names Larry Ossei-Mensah Senior Curator
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit announced today that Larry Ossei-Mensah will join the institution as its new Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator. The independent curator, cultural critic, and cofounder of ARTNOIR—a global collective of arts ...

Gagosian Names Han-I Wang Senior Director in Hong Kong
Wang comes to the powerhouse gallery from Christie's in Hong Kong, where she held the titles of vice president and specialist in its contemporary art department. Before that, she was at Christie's in New York, in the departments for Chinese paintings ...

Thinking outside the circle
An upcoming exposition aims to appeal to a new generation of art lovers as well as established collectors and industry insiders, Deng Zhangyu reports. With Shanghai stealing the spotlight in China's contemporary art scene with its new museums and art ...

China Gay力: The Best Upcoming Beijing's LGBTQ+ Events to Get You Out
One of the first exhibitions in Destination's fledgling Contemporary Art Culture Centre, Private Talent showcases a dozen Chinese artists who are involved in the city's queer community as curated by Pierre Alivon (pictured left above). Watch this space ...

Refusing to bend: Destruction of studio will boost Ai Weiwei's cause
Ai Weiwei has been celebrated in Vienna, praised in Paris, lauded in London, welcomed in Berlin and repeatedly feted in New York. Pittsburgh counts itself fortunate to have hosted his works in 2016, and he'll have not one or two but three exhibits in ...

Beauty Giant Shiseido Seen Likely to Post Gains on China Cosmetics Demand
The texture angle is something of a fresh idea in packaging and marketing beauty products, and a packed preview party was held at TOLOT, a contemporary art gallery in Tokyo earlier this month. In trading in advance of the earnings announcement, shares ...

Forget billionaires – museums dominate art market
The new openings helped China remain in second place in terms of auction revenues at $2 billion, accounting for just under a quarter of the market, according to Artprice's twice-yearly market report. The United States led in auction sales in the first ...

GZ 20: Twente memorable visual art exhibtions and artists from the last two decades
Art world luminary Klaus Kertess got to do only one major show during his brief stint as Joslyn's adjunct curator of contemporary art. But it was a doozy, bringing together paintings by five important contemporary artists loosely united by their use of ...

Beijing Contemporary Expo 2018 to open
With a focus on integrating the internal chronicles and the external communication concerning the values in contemporary Chinese art, the Beijing Contemporary Expo, in collaboration with various art galleries, institutions, collectors, media and brands ...

Business as usual at Chengdu MoCA, but for how long?
Chengdu's Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) has quashed swirling rumours of its institutional demise. The museum was considered a ... The uncertainty is symptomatic of the problems that plague China's proliferating art museums. Contained within a ...

Chengdu MoCA quashes rumours of demise but its problems are endemic in China's art museums
Chengdu's Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) has quashed swirling rumours of its institutional demise. The museum was considered a promising addition to the emerging Sichuan art scene when it was founded in 2011 by a state-owned investment ...

Pablo Escobar's Mexican Hideaway Is Now A Luxury Resort
Don't be surprised if you stumble across a Jeff Koons statue, a KAWS sculpture or a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting during your stay. Casa Malca has been designed to merge the world's greatest contemporary art with pure relaxation and bliss. It sits on ...

Art dealers fight back as US-China trade war poised to hit Chinese artworks and antiques
Contemporary art will also be affected, and America has a large number of collectors of Chinese art. Gallery owner Pascal de Sarthe told website Artsy last month that Chinese artists may be able to bypass this by working in the US in short-term ...

Resale Royalties Would Hurt Emerging Artists
And the situation will get worse if the United States passes a resale royalties law while other countries, especially China (by some measures the second largest contemporary art market in the world), do not. In that case, some—maybe many—high-priced ...

10 Stunning Coffee Table Books For Art Lovers
Glossy, beautiful, and essential for any living-room, coffee table books have long been a staple for chic home decor. Below, we've selected some of the top art-focused coffee table publications released this year, and we guarantee you'll be putting ...

Trump's Planned Duties on Chinese Art Panned by Dealers ...
Trump's Planned Duties on Chinese Art Panned by Dealers ...

China Guardian Optimistic at 25 Years Old
With the fast-paced economic development in China, Chinese buyers' horizons have also broadened as they become increasingly willing to travel the world, which helped them gain exposure to Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art and even Western art ...

Art Industry News: David Hockney Might Become the Most Expensive Artist Alive This Fall + Other Stories
US-China Trade War Will Hurt Asian Sales in New York – President Trump's planned 25 percent tariffs on Chinese paintings, sculptures, and antiques will discourage overseas collectors from selling in New York, US dealers fear. “What they propose as a ...

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Promotes Naomi Beckwith to Senior Curator
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has announced that Naomi Beckwith has been promoted to senior curator. The forty-two-year old museum professional has served as curator at the institution since 2011. During her tenure at the museum she ...



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