The (potential) politics of art: China’s soft power push


The New York Times ran an article in June 2012 on Chinese museums and their recent push to host exhibitions of international artwork. We take a closer look at China’s soft power push.

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Rich swap stocks for art: Investment, passion or a bit of both?


A recent Deloitte and ArtTactic study concludes that the wealthy are allocating more funds into art, driving up art prices to record levels. What is driving this trend and is it sustainable, or even true?

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What is ahead for contemporary Asian art, 2012 and beyond? Part II


The past decade has seen galleries expand, both in their reach and roles. Just how are they responding to the challenges of a globalised world? We explore in the second post in our 2012 and beyond art trend series.

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Questioning “Made in China” – Interview Avant-Garde Beijing Artist: Huang Rui


CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART Father of contemporary Chinese art, Huang Rui is a Beijing artist who dares to think and act differently in a society that demands conformity. Prominent founder of the historically momentous 1979 Stars Group as well as the famous … Continue reading

Third Guangzhou Triennial reviews and highlights – South China Morning Post, Shanghai Eye


TRIENNIAL GUANGZHOU CHINA Art highlights, Chinese censorship and a list of Asian artists and curators. Farewell to Post Colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China: 6 September to 16 November 2008 Hong Kong based art critic John … Continue reading