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New wave of Chinese artists driving art market
The contemporary art market is booming with Chinese artists helping to push prices up by nearly a fifth in the past year, the world's biggest art index said Monday. Rocketing prices for living artists have for the first time become the motor of the ...

The best and most exciting Australian architectural attractions coming to a city near you
Made for philanthropist and art collector Judith Neilson, patron of some of Sydney's most innovative recent buildings, the complex has capacious lower-level storage for one of the world's most important contemporary Chinese art collections, and an ...

Painting by Chinese-French painter sold for a record $65 million
The contemporary art market is booming with Chinese artists helping to push prices up by nearly a fifth in the past year, the world's biggest art index said Monday. Rocketing prices for living artists have for the first time become the motor of the ...

Mother and son embroidery team weave the threads of history
To expand the Chinese market for embroidery products, Mr Zhang wants to embellish headphones, watches and phone shells with delicate embroidery, which is inspired by the craft of jin xiang yu – jade inlaid with gold. “In ancient China, craftsmen ...

Object lessons: from a Qianlong-era Chinese vase to a painting by the master of Nigerian Modernism
20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Phillips, London, 5 October. Estimate £2m-£3m. This oil painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter is one of more than 150 works from the estate of the TV and film rights negotiator and art collector ...

Object lessons: from a Qianlong-era Chinese vase to a painting by the master of Nigerian Modernism
20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Phillips, London, 5 October. Estimate £2m-£3m. This oil painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter is one of more than 150 works from the estate of the TV and film rights negotiator and art collector ...

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Ayas has worked at and with many institutions across the world, including in the Netherlands, China, United States, Italy, and Russia. Until recently, she was the director of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (2012-2017). bot ...

Jadeite Expert Samuel Kung On The Beauty Of Jade
“Through them I was able to have access to a lot of art pieces,” says Kung of the period during which he developed his love for contemporary art. “At the time, prices for Chinese contemporary art were quite attractive and so, from then on, I started ...

02 October 2018 - New wave of Chinese artists driving art market ...
02 October 2018 - New wave of Chinese artists driving art market ...

Take advantage of global engagement opportunities in October
Light Lecture: Considering Contemporary Chinese Art in a Global Context—6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 314 S Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. China's growing prominence on the world stage has had a profound effect on ...

The ARTnews Accord: Dominique Lévy and Cheyenne Westphal in Conversation
ARTnews convened with the two women over breakfast at the storied Three Kings Hotel in Basel, Switzerland, during the 49th edition of Art Basel, the world's most important fair for modern and contemporary art—and a significant barometer for the global ...

New wave of Chinese artists driving art market
PARIS: The contemporary art market is booming with Chinese artists helping to push prices up by nearly a fifth in the past year, the world's biggest art index said this week. Artprice said rocketing prices for living artists have for the first time ...

The Asia Contemporary Art Show Closes its 13th Edition with Record Sales and Lasting Relationship
Over four days, the Show welcomed more than 15,000 collectors and art enthusiasts (8% higher than the record-breaking attendance last Spring), with crowds swelled by visitors from China on National Day, with many taking the recently opened 20-minute ...

A Postmortem on Trump's Proposed Chinese Art Tariff
Off the record, some curators and dealers suspected that art collectors within the administration might have pressured the removal of the line item, like Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, former member of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art ...

Portrait of an Artist: Zhang Huan
Zhang Huan has been a giant in the contemporary art world since his appearance in the mid-1990s. Few other contemporary Chinese artists are part of more prestigious museum collections. At the time of writing, his work is part of four institutional ...

Choose your path in Sydney and New South Wales
You may also like to drop by White Rabbit Gallery, which houses a brilliant collection of contemporary Chinese art. Come and discover the Sydneysider way of life. Book AirAsia X flights starting from RM469 from now until Oct 28 and travel from Apr 1 to ...

Professor connects ancient Chinese landscapes, art objects to now
This fall she is teaching a new COLL 200 survey course on the history of Asian art that covers South, Southeast and East Asia, primarily from India to China, Korea and Japan, as well as a higher-level course on modern and contemporary Chinese art from ...

Beyond Picasso: Jewellers Set Up Shop at London's Art Fairs
“We moved from Masterpiece to PAD to attract a contemporary art-buying crowd who are looking for great design and who have a strong spending capacity,” says Lee Siegelson. “These are clients who can buy any diamond they want, but they want to be ...

After a Controversial Performance in Italy, Artist Rainer Ganahl Is Staging His Political Fashion Shows in London ...
After a Controversial Performance in Italy, Artist Rainer Ganahl Is Staging His Political Fashion Shows in London ...

Sotheby's Autumn 2018 Hong Kong Sales Total $466.1 Million
... rose 15% on exceptional results for Modern and Contemporary Art, including a very rare 100% sold Contemporary Art Day sale," said Tad Smith, Sotheby's CEO, adding, "Both the number of buyers and aggregate spending, including from Mainland China, ...

How One Simple Question Changed This Woman's Career
She went on to get an M.A. in contemporary art, history, theory and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She became a lecturer at the school and worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the ... Additionally, theMART procured ...

US$65 million sale of Zao Wou-Ki painting in Hong Kong auctions does not mean market is booming
The art market might appear to be in rude health with sale last week of a painting for over half a billion Hong Kong dollars, but it depends on where you look. Zao Wou-Ki's Juin-Octobre 1985, a 10-metre-wide triptych, was the highlight of the first ...

US galleries, Chinese artists share rare trade war 'win' after being ...
US galleries, Chinese artists share rare trade war 'win' after being ...

Mega-galleries bank on Chinese art at Frieze
White Cube's stand also reflects what dealers describe as a resurgence in the popularity of Chinese contemporary art among Western collectors after a boom ten years ago. “Our focus is to introduce Liu Wei to the West,” says Georgie Wimbush, the gallery ...

Mega-galleries bank on Chinese art at Frieze
White Cube's stand also reflects what dealers describe as a resurgence in the popularity of Chinese contemporary art among Western collectors after a boom ten years ago. “Our focus is to introduce Liu Wei to the West,” says Georgie Wimbush, the gallery ...

Texas Contemporary Art Fair a shell of its former self
Several other intricate or labor-intensive things caught my eye: Cut-paper prints from Changzhou, China's QingYunGe Gallery; New Orleans' Chris Roberts-Antieu's embroidered paintings; next-gen David Hockney prints by Dean West from East Hampton's ...

How China's leading contemporary artist went from showing in letterboxes to international galleries He
Today, the 52-year-old is a leading figure in Chinese contemporary art and is often mentioned in the same breath as his peers Ai Weiwei and Xu Bing. A set of three photographs from his Tattoo Utopia series were sold at an auction in New York for around ...

Contemporary art market cools as confidence drops
The report suggests this drop is a reflection of broader concerns over economic and political uncertainty—Brexit and President Trump's trade war with China are cited as major factors—and of fears that the current art market boom is unsustainable. The ...

Chinese artist Xu Zhen's US$200000 'supermarket' makes a cynical dig at the commercialisation of creativity
On September 30, the “supermarket” was sold for HK$1.6 million during the contemporary art evening sale, before commissions, exceeding the top presale estimate of HK$1.5 million. It wasn't the actual display I'd just been to, though. The buyer bought ...

How Chinese contemporary sculptures took pride of place in art lover's Californian winery
The approach to the Donum Estate winery passes through some of the most striking scenery in the United States. Starting in San Francisco, it takes visitors over the Golden Gate Bridge, and along roads winding for miles between the hills of Napa Valley, ...

Meet the FOCers: Chinese Tourists Flock to Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Targeting the Chinese luxury traveler demographic with contemporary art is smart because those consumers have become much more attuned to the art of living artists recently, and they're generally excited by retailers that offer them unique and ...

The Insider's Guide to China's Best Luxury Hotels
Within this literal jewel-box of a building, you'll find a collection of avant-garde and contemporary art, which rotates every three months and typically focuses on emerging local artists. Art is really everywhere here, from the tiny apothecary boxes ...

Michael Kvium's “Art Me” at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Michael Kvium 's work is part of collections in institutions such as Espoo Museum of Modern Art (Espoo, Finland), Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum (Beijing, China), and ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Aarhus, Denmark), among others. “Art Me” runs through ...

Brands Like Nike and PepsiCo Are the New Art Patrons
But the phenomenon of brands positioning themselves as patrons of creative culture has accelerated in recent years, driven, it seems, by the rise of visual-centric social media and the merging of contemporary art with mainstream pop culture. ... More ...

Cool Hong Kong Hotels That Will Take Your Stay To New Heights
The hotel contains over 600 guest rooms and suites, an assortment of bars and restaurants ranging from Michelin-starred fine dining to an outdoor food truck experience, and a collection of more than 1,500 pieces of contemporary Chinese art. Should you ...

First Yangtze Nanjing Contemporary Art Fair Opens
“The city has nurtured several famous artists who have made outstanding contributions to the development of Chinese contemporary art. Nanjing also has many collectors engaged in contemporary art. Over the years Nanjing has become a mature and ...

Charming with cinema
The film made its international debut at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in the city on Sept 27. The Danish filmmaker says he hopes the film will be released in Chinese theaters as well. Adapted from Nobel Prizewinning writer Henrik Pontoppidan ...

ART/VISA Gives Access To Contemporary Art From Across The Globe
The idea is to connect art to collectors in different parts of the world—from China to Dubai, the US and Australia—and to start conversations that lead to growth in the art world. And, in addition to appealing to art savants, being an investor is the ...

Art Insider: Katherine Schaefer
There was a touch of drama in planning this show—we had to order a locker from China (and get a single unit rather than 10,000), get it to Hong Kong, then into Pedder Building and up to our space. It was a 10 tonne locker and there was no hoisting ...

Banksy buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded painting
“Banksy didn't destroy an artwork in the auction, he created one,” says Alex Branczik, Sotheby's head of contemporary art, Europe. Banksy himself posted an Instagram picture of shocked attendees watching the painting disintegrate last week, with the ...

Zhang Xiaogang and the Different Shapes of Class Ideology
Rising to prominence in the 1990s as a seminal figure in contemporary Chinese art, Zhang Xiaogang is best known for his ongoing 'Bloodline' portraiture series, which typically depict families drained of colour, with placid, emotionless faces, as well ...

Worshipping technology in a temple of art
“Mind Temple” features works by 20 artists from home and abroad, and dares visitors to enter into a metaphysical dialogue with the status quo. The exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art at People's Park also celebrates the 13th anniversary of ...

Exhibition commemorating reform and opening-up opens in National Art Museum
The exhibition consists of three parts, showcasing the diligence of Chinese people in the process of reform and opening-up and the massive achievements they have made, as well as the diversity of contemporary Chinese art. According to Wu Weishan, ...

Giant python disrupts meeting at south China bank after crashing through ceiling
The 1.5-metre-long intruder made an unexpected entrance to the bank in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region shortly before 8.15 on Friday (local time), with surveillance video footage showing the snake dramatically falling down on a group of ...

Wake-up call to climate change
Two artists at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in the UK explore climate change and social responsibility. After the hottest summer on record, climate change is now a global reality that cannot be ignored. Increasingly, people are asking what ...

This Entrepreneur Launched The First VR App Showcasing Contemporary Art Exhibits
In 2017, the global art market grew to become a $63.7 billion industry, with sales increasing by 12% from 2016. The United States currently stands as the largest international market, followed by China and the United Kingdom. Gallery sales accounted ...

Beijing's contemporary art hub goes from strength to strength
Neighbourhood #798 in Beijing is a district like no other. It is here that lovers of culture can take the pulse of modern art. Located in the north west of the Chinese capital)), the #798 Art Zone, with its 1950s Bauhaus-style architecture, is one of ...

Sackler Museum in Beijing turns 25 and plans expansion
“Science is a discipline pursued with passion; art is a passion pursued with discipline,” was his mantra as an obsessive collector who eventually focused on Chinese art. According to Jillian: “The result was the largest and most comprehensive ...

Chinese artist's paintings draw attention in New York
Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America magazine and an expert of Chinese contemporary art said, "These paintings might look like De Kooning or other postwar western artists. Some may question, is it still relevant with regard to the ongoing ...

Artistic development of Hubei retraced at Beijing exhibition
In the 1980s, those who graduated from the Hubei Academy of the Art in Wuhan were among the country's avant-garde group who shaped a contemporary art scene. I Come from the Yangtze, an exhibition now on at the National Art Museum of China through ...



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