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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How Chinese performance artist Fang Lu uses food as artistic medium – Asia Art Archive interview


In an interview with Asia Art Archive (AAA) published in a recent newsletter, Chinese artist Fang Lu explains how she uses food as an artistic medium in her performance art.

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What is ahead for contemporary Asian art, 2012 and beyond? Part II


The past decade has seen galleries expand, both in their reach and roles. Just how are they responding to the challenges of a globalised world? We explore in the second post in our 2012 and beyond art trend series.

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New works by Xu Zhen’s MadeIn Company all about action


MadeIn artist collective held a solo exhibition of its new works titled Action of Consciousness which explored the concept of action.

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Yang Fudong’s video installations a contemporary form of Chinese hand scrolls


Yang Fudong sheds some light on his unique aesthetic through on explanation of the video works now on show at Spring Workshop and Osage in Hong Kong.

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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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Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping’s once-banned ‘Bat Project’ gets first European showing


Work by Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping is being shown for the first time in Europe at a solo exhibition organised by UK-based Nottingham Contemporary.

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Archimuse immersive art history lessons for kids: Dress up included


It can be tough to engage today’s tech-dependent children in “real world” art history education but it seems that French company Archimuse has found a solution.

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