Ashen faces, groans as Chinese art bombs – Sotheby’s Autumn 2012 Contemporary Asian Art auction


Despite a good percent of sold lots, Sotheby’s Autumn 2012 Contemporary Asian Art auction was severely disappointing in terms of value.

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Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang wins Japan’s Praemium Imperiale


Internationally renowned for his gunpowder work, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is the first Chinese artist to win the prestigious Japanese award: the Praemium Imperiale global arts prize.

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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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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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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