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The Art of the Trade Deal: Chinese Paintings and Antiquities Caught in US-China Fight
WASHINGTON—Next to major industrial components and everyday consumer products, 12th-century Chinese vases may not seem like a major component of the U.S.-China trading relationship. But Chinese antiquities, along with more contemporary Chinese ...

The Art of Virtual Reality
These include Laurie Anderson's story-centric The Chalkroom, which debuted at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in 2017, and Jon Rafman's apocalyptic View of Harbor—in which an incoming tsunami sweeps viewers out to sea—at the ...

Opening exhibit at Cress Gallery pulls in contemporary works from past shows
The photographs of Gao Lei, of Beijing, China, were a part of the Cress' 2010 group exhibition of contemporary Chinese art titled "Le Deluge Après Mao: China's Surging Creative Tide." The subjects of these sensitive, large-format black-and-white ...

Chinese antiquities in trade war
But Chinese antiquities, along with more contemporary Chinese art, have become ensnared in the brewing trade dispute between the world's two largest economies, rattling dealers, collectors and curators in the specialised art market. The US has already ...

Upcoming festival to turn Bangkok into heart of contemporary arts
The Bangkok Art Biennale will be the country's first large-scale event featuring contemporary art made possible with public and private collaboration. A total of 75 groups and individuals from 33 countries will showcase their artworks and performances ...

After 30 years in fashion, Chinese designer Han Feng revels in freedom to do her own thing
She collects Chinese contemporary art, and opened the Han Feng Art Space at Amanyangyun, the new Aman Resort in Shanghai, where she has two spaces – one for her personal art collection, the other for a commercial selection she curates. (Her clothes ...

Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art to open ...
Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art to open ...

Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art to open 'Guggenheimian' second museum
Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art today announced plans to open a second museum, UCCA Dune, in Hebei Province's Beidaihe District this fall. The 930 sq. m. space designed by Li Hu and Huang Wenjing of Open Architecture is a strategic ...

Rolling with the punches: how the art market bounced back
Hirst's sale, mawkishly (or perhaps ironically) titled Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, totalled £111.4m over two days, and became an emblem of the decadent pre-recession contemporary art market. Then came the sober years—global art and antiques ...

Why Phillips is putting ceramics in the limelight during Frieze
Next month, Phillips will conduct the first sale devoted to international contemporary artists working with ceramics, during the Frieze contemporary art fair in London. Henry Highley, head of contemporary art evening sales at ... Artists already ...

Auction Preview: 20th Century & Contemporary Art at Christie's, Shanghai, Sept 21
Auction at Christie's, ​Shanghai will be featuring an exquisite collection of contemporary artworks and paintings. Top lots of the sale: - Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji, 1920-2013): 13.02.92. Signed in Chinese; signed 'ZAO' (lower right). Oil on canvas. 200 x ...

“Art and China after 1989” at the Guggenheim, Bilbao, enters final month
“Art and China after 1989,” is the largest exhibition focussed on Chinese contemporary art during the most transformative period in the country's recent history. The exhibition explores the period from 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square protests ...

Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art to Open New Seaside Museum
The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing has announced that it will open a new museum along the coast of the Bohai Sea in Hebei province's Beidaihe District, a popular resort town located on the outskirts of Qinhuangdao in northeast ...

Art Industry News: Brazil's National Museum Fears 90 Percent of Its Collection Has Been Destroyed + Other Stories
UCCA to Open Museum in the Hamptons of China – Beijing's prominent Ullens Center for Contemporary Art has announced plans to open a second location. Called UCCA Dune, the gallery is a partnership with a real estate company developing the coastal ...

Celebrate Pakistan at USC Pacific Asia Museum
In its brief history, the museum has organized and presented a number of groundbreaking exhibitions, including the first North American exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art after the Revolution and the first exhibition of Aboriginal art in the ...

Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)
This fall, the 13th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) expands to a full season in New York (September 5–November 2, 2018) with 30+ leading museums and galleries presenting cutting-edge exhibitions and public programs citywide. The platform ...

Macau | Applications open for Macao-China Pavilion at world's oldest biennale
Macau (MNA) – The Macao Museum of Art (MAM), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), is calling for submission of proposals for the Macao-China Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition. Applications for the ...

Fall Preview: The Most Promising Museum Shows and Biennials Around the World
But even before the digital age, the Chinese artist was attempting to get a sense of his home country's place in the world today with his map works, drawn in ink and often featuring hyper-globalized versions of Asia. (“Whitney Biennial 1993” and ...

The Middle House
Behind the entry, the ceiling drops to a more intimate, single-story height, with a sense of home reinforced through a fireplace, contemporary wing chairs, Chinese benches, bone-colored upholstery, and silk area rugs—all a soft and welcome divergence ...

Tariff on Chinese art stymies sellers, museums
But what happens if the artworks get imported to the U.S. for a temporary time for exhibitions, and some private collectors or the artists decide to sell it in the U.S.?" Graham added that for modern and contemporary Chinese art, "I know many of them ...

As culture tops Chinese tourists' reasons for visiting Paris, French art looks for a home in China
Also in Shanghai, from April 25 to July 29, the Paris-based Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain exhibited 100 key works from its 1,500-strong collection at the state-run Power Station of Art, and Askinazi believes that the Chinese contemporary ...

Strategies for internationalisation of China's theatre education
Internationalisation is an important means of artistic innovation, through which we are able to observe the world in a wider range, and communicate with contemporary art on an equal footing while inheriting traditions. Chinese theatre academies and ...

Scratch-and-sniff roast duck, opium – Hong Kong's London Design Biennale contribution
The collective, nominated this year for the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art, trains ordinary people to take pictures and create 3D models of Yazidi sites that have been destroyed, both as proof of the crimes committed and a way to help ...

Recap: Guangzhou's Singularity Festival Showcases Vibrant Independent Art from Across China
A plethora of great Southern Chinese artists, predominantly from Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, were in attendance, displaying their independent works of art. Contemporary art gets a lot of play in Guangzhou, while illustrators and animators tend ...

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Automatic Directives, No Silver Lining, Chinese Paintings
The Art of the Trade Deal: Chinese Paintings and Antiquities Caught in U.S.-China Fight: Chinese antiquities, along with more contemporary Chinese art, have become ensnared in the brewing trade dispute between the world's two largest economies ...

Mini supermarket containing just packaging up for auction
He was the youngest Chinese artist to participate in the Venice Biennale and showed at the Guggenheim's major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art last year. Yuki Terase, Sotheby's head of contemporary art, Asia, said: “We want to show the world a ...

Visitors appreciate Chinese art works in Madrid, Spain
Visitors appreciate art works at the Exposition of Chinese Contemporary Art: Art and Peace, in Chinese Cultural Centre in Madrid, Spain, Sept. 5, 2018. The exposition is held from Sept. 5 to 9. (Xinhua/Guo Qiuda) ...

Fall Arts Preview: Family entertainment picks
Pandas What is it about the panda, more than any other wild animal, that makes this creature so beloved? This IMAX film explores the preservation of the species through the story of Qian Qian, a cub born in captivity, and a scientist in China who ...

Five Singular Art Galleries in Australia
It also draws on the wider world of contemporary art. At present, the sixth ... Representing almost two decades of collecting by founder Judith Neilson, White Rabbit Gallery is devoted exclusively to Chinese works created after 2000. Spread over four ...

Beijing contemporary art expo closes
... to get a closer look at the latest forms of contemporary art from artists worldwide, the exhibition was created in collaboration with galleries, art collectors, media and companies with an aim to build a combined platform for the development of ...

In the galleries: The American character, as molded by 11 female artists
... well as a white porcelain Buddha who laughs as children climb on him. The latter appears traditional, but the climbers are girls rather than boys, as is customary of such figures in China. ... a native Washingtonian of Ethiopian lineage, responds ...

New Expertly Curated Travel Packages Offer Insider Art Experiences In Suzhou
Remote Lands exposes China's mystical heritage through classic and contemporary art on a 10-night tour of Beijing, Suzhou, and Shenzhen. During two nights in Suzhou, travelers take in the serenity of the UNESCO-listed Humble Administrator's Garden, ...

Sun Xun review: Fall into an alternative world
It may be a legacy of those heroic efforts Chairman Mao demanded at the time of the Great Leap Forward, or perhaps it's mainly down to pressure of competition, but the Chinese art scene has the most stupendous work ethic. Go to any exhibition at the ...

Asian Art Takes Center Stage at Sotheby's and Christie's
Additionally, Christie's will hold a sale of South Asian modern and contemporary art, and a separate sale of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian works of art next week as well. Sotheby's Asia Week will be headlined by two unique collections, Chinese ...

New York's Asia Contemporary Art Week Launches with Expanded Program
Featuring more than 150 artists from China, India, Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Syria, and more, the thirteenth edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) kicked off on Wednesday, September 5, with an expanded program. Rather than one week of ...

Experimental theater experience to debut
US-based Chinese sound artist Ma Tingying will showcase her unique sound and performance installation in China this month, Chen Nan reports. About three years ago, New York-based Chinese artist Ma Tingying came ... This September, Ma's unique ...

'I didn't eat for a week': The passion and pain of collecting art
Albert, whose work has been collected by major public institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Art Gallery of NSW, says there is an intangible value to many of the artworks he has acquired. “At the end of the day, if you're ...

Minimalism, its history and impact on Asian art explained in Singapore exhibition
Its influence is so pervasive that when a lot of people think of contemporary art, they associate it with aspects of minimalism that are hard to understand, and are put off. An exhibition in Singapore hopes to change this perception. This winter ...

9 Contemporary Chinese Photographers To Watch
Contemporary Chinese photography is often associated with the nation's turbulent social and economic changes, as many photographers' works respond to the urbanisation and transformation of their hometowns, imbued with sentiments of loss and nostalgia ...

East meets West this fall at Crisp-Ellert Museum
Artist Jiha Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan and China and unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions ...

All-night festival brings contemporary art to neighborhoods of Riga
White Night, an overnight art festival, which is taking place in Riga for the 13th straight year, offers a rich program of activities, shows, exhibitions and performances in Riga, Latvia's capital city, this Saturday night, the local authority informed ...

Art of drawing on display in Intriguing Uncertainties at Parkview Museum
SINGAPORE - In a contemporary art scene where mixed media, video installations and performances are common, the new exhibition at the Parkview Museum goes back to the basics. Intriguing Uncertainties, which runs at the private museum till Jan 5, puts ...

The best American museum exhibits this fall
With summer vacation crowds thinning, fall is a great time to travel and American museums have a host of special exhibits planned. It's not just art, though there are great exhibits on American printmakers and French masters. Among these exhibits are ...

LarbitsSisters Win Inaugural New Media Interactive Art Prize
The Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and the Big House Contemporary Art Center in Wuhan, China, announced that the Brussels-based duo LarbitsSisters has won the first-ever NOVA New Media Interactive Art Prize. The annual $16,000 award ...

A New Frank Gehry-Designed Gallery Space Opens in LA
IT'S NOT QUITE the next installment of Star Wars, but Jeffrey Deitch's return to Los Angeles is, in art world terms, a blockbuster event. Five years ago, Deitch stepped down as director of the city's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), amid a swirl of ...

Mika Rottenberg review – Sneezing rabbits, dismal bingo and labour pains
The New York-based Argentinian/Israeli Mika Rottenberg is the first artist to show at the new Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art in south London. Rottenberg makes the most of the labyrinthine galleries, designed by the Turner prize-winning ...

Yasufumi Nakamori to Join Tate as Senior Curator of International Art
The Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and the Big House Contemporary Art Center in Wuhan, China, announced that the Brussels-based duo LarbitsSisters has won the first-ever NOVA New Media Interactive Art Prize. The annual $16,000 award ...

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Savvy Strategy to Welcome Chinese Travelers
This fall, the largest American survey of Chinese Contemporary Art ever presented comes to the Bay Area institution, “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World.” As part of that exhibition—but not solely tied to it— SFMoMA will roll out a multi ...

Sands of time
This diverse and complex world is a topic of discussion at the ongoing Yinchuan Biennale, being held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, in the capital of Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. The works of 92 artists from around the ...

Contemporary Vietnamese art finds a voice with gallerist Suzanne Lecht
The setting is immediately recognisable to any visitor to Hanoi: the park beside Hoan Kiem Lake in the centre of this ancient city. Two men in T-shirts and slippers sit reading on a bench, the bridge to Jade Island temple reflected in the water behind ...



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