French auction house Artcurial breaks records in debut Hong Kong sale


French auction house Artcurial affirms leadership position with record-breaking sales of comics in inaugural Hong Kong auction, held in collaboration with the Hong Kong-based auction house Spink.

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Chinese art collectives provide “ultimate freedom” – 3 artist groups profiled


Art Radar profiles collectives mentioned in art critic Karen Smith’s new book As Seen 2011: Notable Artworks by Chinese Artists, in which she approaches Chinese contemporary art trends.

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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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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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Para/Site’s “Taiping Tianguo”: Moving beyond the survey in Hong Kong


Running from 12 May to 12 August 2012, Para/Site Art Space’s exhibition “Taiping Tianguo” empowers the viewer to find or imagine the common threads between its artists.

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Innovation in residence: 10 years on top for Singapore Tyler Print Institute


Looking back on the Singapore Tyler Print Institute’s groundbreaking model for contemporary art making in its tenth anniversary year.

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Emerging replaces established: Chinese artists at 2012 Biennale of Sydney


A shift in the Biennale of Sydney Chinese artist selection mirrors the curatorial perspective of Australia’s influential White Rabbit Collection. Among the 101 artists on show, the eighteenth Biennale of Sydney, which opened to the public on 27 June 2012, … Continue reading

Chinese art market in free fall – June 2012 ArtTactic report


Does the plummet in Chinese auction sales bode a return to a 2008 crash market? ArtTactic have released a new report on a Chinese art market that is showing signs of slowdown.

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