Realist painter Liu Xiaodong now represented by Lisson Gallery

In June 2012, Lisson Gallery announced that they will represent Chinese neo-realist painter Liu Xiaodong. Liu joins Ai Weiwei, who has been represented by the gallery since 2010.

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Steal a Banksy and keep it, guilt and prison free

There is a AUD15,000 Banksy lurking in a corridor of one of three of Melbourne’s Art Series Hotels and the company is offering its guests the opportunity to swipe it.

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3D digital art catalogues soon a reality – TED video demonstration

Mike Matas demonstrates the power of Apple’s Ipad applications using Al Gore’s The Choice app, while galleries begin to use the new digital format for art catalogues.

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VIP Art Fair announces gallery and artist line-up: We list Asian participants

The week-long VIP Art Fair is soon to debut its entirely online event and has released a list of participating galleries and artist highlights. Opening on Saturday 22 January, this unusual fair is free to browse through but offers special features to VIP ticket holders. We list the attending galleries and artist/artwork highlights as well as give readers an idea of what to expect if they participate.

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Global recognition for Korean contemporary art? Not quite

According to an article published in The Korea Times at the end of October this year, Korean contemporary art began to make its presence felt on the global art market in 1995. This was the year that the official Korean Pavilion appeared at Venice Biennale and the Gwangju Biennale debuted. The article states that since this time Korean art has been quietly rising through increasing promotion at international art fairs and major art exchanges with Western countries.

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e-artnow new art event announcement service surfaces

New art promotion website e-artnow is offering a free trial that lets art exhibitors or institutions send out a first announcement free of charge. The website, similar in style to e-flux, is a kind of information service that allows you publicise art auctions, conferences and the like through email announcements sent out to an email database. We discuss the merits of this new website and compare it with similar site e-flux and other related services.

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Fad or innovation? First ever entirely online art fair to launch next year

ART EVENTS PROMOTING CONTEMPORARY ART ART SALES ART FAIRS ONLINE Art Radar Asia was recently sent information on an event new to the art promotion circuit – VIP Art Fair is the first fair to be run entirely online. The event … Continue reading

4 tips on how to make your art tour memorable – a museum case study by Nina Simon

ART TOURS TIPS AND RESOURCES MUSEUMS TOUR GUIDES In a recent blog post, Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum, a book that talks about practical innovations to enhance community and visitor participation in the museum experience, looks at the simple yet effective model … Continue reading