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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Disappointment at home, success abroad for Ai Weiwei – news round up


Although Ai Weiwei’s appeal against his tax evasion conviction was denied, resulting in the shuttering of his design company, he will still represent Germany in the 2013 Venice Biennale.

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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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Political spectre looms over Ai Weiwei Taiwan exhibition – round up


“Ai Weiwei absent” wrapped up at TFAM on 29 January 2012 after a three-month-long run. Art Radar takes a look at its reception and the political questions surrounding the show.

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10 Xu Bing prints among auctionable items in Bonhams 2011 autumn sale – event alert


Bonhams Fine Chinese Paintings and Modern Asian Art Autumn Auction features work by contemporary artist Xu Bing and living artists Zhu Ming and Liu Kuo-sun.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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How Saatchi and his YBAs influenced leading Asian artists – The Observer


In an Observer article, writer Ben Lewis reveals the influence that Charles Saatchi-and his Young British Artists had on the emerging Asian art scene.

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