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AI can create art work, without the humanity
What was taking place on stage was the "China-US Culture Investment Forum," a half-day event hosted jointly by the Asia Society and the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation. Many experts from the fields of art and technology from China and the US shared ...

Heathrow adds another Asian destination to its 11 Chinese routes
In the past three years, the city has added a host of cultural destinations including 'Design Society', China's first museum devoted to design that was delivered in conjunction with London's V&A museum, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art ...

Zhou Chuan became the youngest artist in New York Times Square in 2018
His works have been collected by famous collectors and Hollywood film stars at home and abroad. Recently, he has participated in the International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Paris (France), Contemporary China and Paris Art Exhibition ...

In step with modern life
People will find a similar sentiment in Yin's recent presentation, Walking, Thinking, a beautiful, serene forest of 500 pairs of hanging shoes that occupy a whole exhibition hall at Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan in the Ningxia Hui autonomous ...

Is Bangkok Art and Culture Centre's funding cut politically motivated?
The Thai economy grew 4.5 per cent in the first half of 2018, the strongest pace in years. And Thailand seems keen to promote arts and culture. Four international contemporary-art events were launched this year and a number of major art galleries and ...

This Chinese supermarket of “emptiness” is a cousin to Banksy's self-shredding art
Younger collectors haven't been coming to auctions for some time, says Yuki Terase, Sotheby's head of contemporary art, Asia. “They would rather go to Basel or Frieze,” she said, referring to two prominent art fairs—Art Basel has shows in Basel ...

'Thomas C. Chung: ...It Was Like Seeing a Fallen Rainbow' at Galerie Pompom, Sydney
His work is included in public collections of The Swatch Group (Biel, Switzerland); Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Shanghai, China), National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow, Russia); Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art (Sofia, Bulgaria); Mongolian ...

Art Fair East East Of England's Biggest Art Event Returns To Norwich
Over 200 artists from all over the UK and further afield, will be taking part in the eastern region's largest and liveliest contemporary art fair at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich from 30 November to 2 December. ... Korteling said 'We aim to deliver the ...

Bangkok's first biennial is a blissed-out affair
Around half the exhibiting artists are from outside Thailand: there are major works from the Scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset, the Korean artist Lee Bul, the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, the Russian collective AES + F and the France-based Chinese ...

Hologram H10 by Pierre Le Riche at the Minsheng Museum, Beijing
South African artist Pierre Le Riche developed the installation for Cartier's Coloratura High-Jewelry in the largest public space for contemporary art in China, the Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum in Beijing, housed in a former factory converted by ...

Rock on to Grand Avenue: All Access
3, gives you a chance to sample some of the offerings of such cultural institutions and organizations as LA Opera, the LA Phil, Grand Performances, the Colburn School, The Broad and the Museum of Contemporary Art. There are too many to list, but I ...

Shows During Art Week (and Beyond): Shanghai Lowdown
She likens her large, gestural abstract paintings to automatic writing—streams of consciousness that forego the black ink that prevails in Chinese contemporary art in favour of a colourful palette of in ink, gouache, and acrylic. It's attractive work ...

Detroit Institute of Arts opening expanded Asian galleries
Works on display span thousands of years up to the present day in galleries of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Indian and Southeast Asian art, as well as a gallery for Buddhist art across Asia. Robert Jacobs says in a statement that their support for ...

The play as a living experience
Chinese legend has it that when Da Yu, or Yu the Great and founder of China's first dynasty, the Xia Dynasty (21st century-16th century BC), tamed rivers that flooded central and east China, he ordered a celebration feast on the mountain with singing ...

Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series to welcome Althea Murphy-Price
... throughout North America and abroad, including the Weston Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio; Howard Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland; Wellesley College in Boston, Massachusetts; Wade Wilson Art Gallery in Houston, Texas; Print Center in Philadelphia ...

Millennial artists in China – optimistic, globalist and revelling in freedom of the internet
For this latest book, which she began researching in 2013, Pollack wanted to explore what the future might be for Chinese contemporary art. She set out to interview young artists and chose those who had not lived through the Cultural Revolution and ...

Takashi Murakami is having his first solo show in mainland China
During a brief stint in New York in the 1990s, Murakami grappled with his place—and the position of Japanese or East Asian artists—among the contemporary art system, particularly New York's art world. This led to a creative decision to blur the line ...

“Cry Joy Park — Fold” by Ma Wen at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing ...
“Cry Joy Park — Fold” by Ma Wen at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing ...

Of malls and museums
Sonia Xie, deputy editor of the Art Newspaper China, elaborated on the benefits of these partnerships, explaining that they “improve and promote the tone and voice of the brand, as ordinary people consider museums and galleries to be distinguished ...

Global Group Founder Johnny Hon Fills Us In On His Diverse Businesses
The city's proximity to Mainland China makes it the perfect location for Chinese collectors to learn about and collect the works of Western artists as well as to connect international buyers with increasingly sought-after Chinese contemporary art. For ...

Waking up to Asia's growing role in art
One year after The National Art Center, Tokyo, and the Mori Art Museum presented the expansive “Sunshower: Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia 1980s to Now,” The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, (MOMAT) has unveiled “Awakenings: Art in ... Both ...

Art Industry News: Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich Makes a Major Donation to Holocaust Galleries + Other ...
Art Industry News: Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich Makes a Major Donation to Holocaust Galleries + Other ...

Art Market, Hoping the Good Times Keep Rolling, Prepares for NY Sales
This ebullience enticed heavyweight collectors like British billionaire Joe Lewis, Denver fund manager Tom Marsico and former Merrill Lynch chief executive John Thain to consign pieces into these fall sales of impressionist, modern and contemporary art ...

Su Xiaobai's “And there's nothing I can do” at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
TKG Foundation for Arts & Culture is showcasing “And there's nothing I can do,” a solo exhibition featuring works by Chinese abstract artist Su Xiaobai at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art. On view through November 28, 2018, the exhibition showcases 25 ...

An Insider's Guide to the Biggest Lots in New York's $1.8 Billion Fall 2018 Auction Season
Next week, the three major auction houses—Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips—will pack six sales of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art into five days. The evening auctions alone are expected to generate anywhere from $1.5 billion to $1.8 ...

Paris versus Shanghai: photo fairs old and new compared
Times have changed and, according to the Chinese collector Jenny Wang, whose Fosun Foundation collects contemporary art: “Five years ago, Chinese collectors didn't know much about photography; but now, partly thanks to this fair, they are broadening ...

Paris versus Shanghai: photo fairs old and new compared
Times have changed and, according to the Chinese collector Jenny Wang, whose Fosun Foundation collects contemporary art: “Five years ago, Chinese collectors didn't know much about photography; but now, partly thanks to this fair, they are broadening ...

How Three Works in SFMOMA's Survey of Chinese Art Got Blocked—in America
As curators at the Guggenheim agonized over the monumental task of compiling the survey of “global contemporary” Chinese art that will make its West Coast debut this month at SFMOMA, their attention was understandably and rightly focused on issues of ...

Shanghai's two rapidly expanding fairs—Art021 and West Bund Art and Design—are attracting dealers despite China's ...
Shanghai's two rapidly expanding fairs—Art021 and West Bund Art and Design—are attracting dealers despite China's ...

Shanghai's two rapidly expanding fairs—Art021 and West Bund Art and Design—are attracting dealers despite China's ...
Shanghai's two rapidly expanding fairs—Art021 and West Bund Art and Design—are attracting dealers despite China's ...

Will Travel For Art: 10 Global Exhibitions To See This Winter
In October, Beijing's Ullens Centre For Contemporary Art opened its first museum outside of the Chinese capital. Called UCCA Dune, this new outpost is located in a futuristic, purpose-built arts centre that's buried under a sand dune in the Beidaihe ...

ShanghART Founder Lorenz Helbling's Recommendations for Shows to See During Shanghai Art Week
Shanghai has emerged as one of Asia's liveliest hubs of contemporary art—a fact that is never more apparent than this time of year, as industry power players alight on the city for ART021 Shanghai and West Bund Art & Design. But you don't have to tell ...

Auction Preview: Modern & Contemporary Art at Bonhams, Hong Kong, Nov 26
What: Modern & Contemporary Art. Where: Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. When: 26 November, 04.00 PM HKT. Public Viewing: 18 Nov 2018 11:00 - 17:00 HKT; 19 Nov 2018 10:00 - 18:00 HKT; 20 Nov 2018 10:00 - 18:00 HKT; 21 ...

West Bund Art & Design Fair promoting a world-class field
So when Zhou Tiehai, one of China's best-known contemporary artists, was invited to open an international fair at West Bund five years ago, he hesitated. He said, “There was no atmosphere here.” At that time, it was a “cold winter” for the contemporary ...

Romain Bernini's “Expended Minds” at HdM Gallery, London
Founded in Beijing by Hadrien de Montferrand in 2009, HdM Gallery is a contemporary and modern art gallery with a special focus on Chinese contemporary art. Since its inception, the gallery has hosted solo shows of established Chinese artists including ...

10 things to know about poet and painter Chu Teh-Chun
The school's principle was Lin Fengmian (1900-1991), a visionary artist with an expansionist Pan-Asian aesthetic who wanted to reconcile Chinese traditional art with Western Modernism. It was here that Chu also met the artists Wu Guanzhong and Zao ...

Hong Kong Venue Pulls Out as Host of Events Featuring Exiled Chinese Writer
HONG KONG — A cultural venue run by a nonprofit organization with close ties to the Hong Kong government has abruptly canceled plans to host two events featuring an exiled Chinese writer, in what some saw as the latest sign of eroding freedoms in the ...

Art Industry News: Houston Museum Discovers It Has a Velázquez Painting Hiding in Plain Sight + Other Stories
Chinese Satirist's Talk Canceled at Hong Kong Arts Center – The new Tai Kwun arts centre in Hong Kong has canceled a talk by a British-based Chinese writer who is barred from mainland China. Ma Jing, who was due to speak at a prestigious literary ...

PC's Dr. Bing Huang on Asian Art Through VR Games
If you think about the art of our day, museums and galleries are important and the first thing that comes to mind, but I do not confine contemporary art to museums or other art institutions. I think that our contemporary art involves gaming, movies ...

Kerry James Marshall named most influential contemporary artist
The list reflects the ebbs and flows of artists' perceived careers. There is no place for Jeff Koons or Damien Hirst but new entries for the Chinese artist Cao Fei (41), the American conceptual artist Adrian Piper (49) and the British artist John ...

From former power plants to disused hangars: 8 awe-inspiring spaces to see art in Shanghai
These venues, some of which are housed in disused factories and manufacturing plants, see contemporary art co-existing and interacting with the city's industrial past. Artist Zhou Tiehai has been at the forefront of developments, having advised the ...

Kerry James Marshall is Done with Public Art After Chicago Attempted to Sell his Mural
Hong Kong art space Tai Kwun has cancelled two events with exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian.The director of the space Timothy Calnin has said in a statement that they did not want the venue to 'promote the political interests of any individual' after the ...

8 awe-inspiring spaces to see art in Shanghai
These venues, some of which are housed in disused factories and manufacturing plants, see contemporary art co-existing and interacting with the city's industrial past. ... Since opening in 2012, PSA has showcased the work of contemporary Chinese and ...

Despite China's Wavering Economy, Shanghai's Duo of Fairs Proves Worth the Trip for Star International Galleries
The convergence of big events makes the city a key stop on the global art circuit for Asian galleries and international mega-galleries alike—despite fears haunting the Chinese economy that include slowing growth, a weakening currency, a real estate ...

Chinese art collective encourages a collective mindset at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite
In its first Canadian exhibition, Chinese contemporary art collective Polit-Sheer-Form Office (PSFO) presents a five-piece set of exercise equipment specially designed for Vancouver residents. The installation, entitled Fitness for All, appears against ...

Fusion of Art Deco, antique and modern
For Felicie Corre-Le Blan, a spacious multi-floor lane house proves the ideal setting for an array of modern furniture, a well-curated collection of contemporary art and a few of her own designs she is proud to showcase for family and guests ...

New Director Expands MOCA's Board With Four Global Members
LOS ANGELES — In one of his first moves as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Klaus Biesenbach has expanded his board to include four new members: Adrian Cheng, Simon Mordant, Julia Stoschek and Marina Kellen French. The first three are ...

Contemporary art exhibition looks Beyond Ink
A Chinese ink painting exhibition kicked off on Sunday at the China Art Museum in Shanghai. The event, titled “Beyond Ink,” is the first grand exhibition organized by the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts since it established an Academy of Contemporary ...

The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou
This year, more than 60 art institutions, galleries and nearly 100 artists from China and other countries will participate in the Art Canton - Contemporary Art Fair, where visitors can expect a visual feast, which comprises a great number of artworks ...

LA MOCA Expands Board, Welcomes Five New Members
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles director Klaus Biesenbach, who took the helm of the institution only three weeks ago, is expanding the museum's board. The institution announced today that it ... Cheng is a member of the board of directors of ...



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