Habits of 7 top collectors – Wall Street Journal


A recent article published in The Wall Street Journal gives us a rare peek into the minds and habits of seven top collectors and the strategies that they are employing.

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Thai installation artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s relational aesthetic – Studio Banana TV video interview


Thai installation artist Rirkrit Tiravanija appears in another great video interview by Studio Banana TV in which the internationally known artist talks on social intentions.

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Rubin Museum breaks tradition to show the first Tibetan art show in New York – New York Times


TIBETAN CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK MUSEUM SHOWS Until October 18, Rubin Museum, usually New York’s home for traditional art of the Himalayas, will run the first Tibetan contemporary art show in the city. Titled “Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond“, this … Continue reading

Writer Steven Pettifor talks about the old and the new in Thai contemporary art – Art Radar interview


THAI ART BOOK WRITER INTERVIEW Thailand has long had a small but very vibrant contemporary art scene. Compared with its recently-flourishing neighbours, however, contemporary Thai art hasn’t been getting much attention. Little has been written about it. Back in 2003, … Continue reading

Chinese performance, installation artist Zhang Huan's first show in Moscow – Moscow Times


CHINESE ART SHOW RUSSIA Zhang Huan Paintings and Sculptures to January 17 2009 Diehl and Gallery One German gallery owner Volker Diehl has brought one of China’s leading artists to Moscow for his first personal exhibition. Zhang Huan who was recently signed … Continue reading

Contemporary Tibetan art moves away from its religious origins


TIBETAN ART TRENDS In 2003, thirteen Tibetans and two Chinese living inside Tibet formed the Gendun Choephel Artists Guild, an organization of artists that hosted monthly rotating exhibits. They dismissed the general perception among Chinese of Tibetans as simply “ethnic,” … Continue reading