Chinese collectors no longer follow cues from West, says Wall Street Journal

A report published in The Wall Street Journal in October 2011 identifies new trends set by Chinese collectors and reveals how the auction market is responding to new demand.

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Words in Art: Wenda Gu on rewriting and retranslating traditional Chinese culture

As we near the end of our “Words in Art” series we look at how seminal Chinese artist Wenda Gu manipulates and reinvents the traditional calligraphy of his home country.

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Video artist Chen Chieh Jen’s diary for Taiwan society – Studio Banana TV interview

Most people in countries around the world move silently through their lives. Taiwanese video artist Chen Chieh Jen attempts to gives a voice to those less-represented.

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Street artist JR covers Shanghai with wrinkly faces – video

In 2010, huge wrinkly faces of elderly Shanghai residents began appearing in various parts of the city. Watch a video on this project created by artist JR.

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Sotheby’s Ullens Collection art auction preview: Zhang Xiaogang top highlight at 3.2 million

Art Radar attended the preview for the upcoming Sotheby’s Ullens Collection contemporary Chinese art auction and brings you the highlights.

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Video artists raise awareness about water conservation in China

Beijing’s second “Shan Shui” exhibition, “Shan Shui 2010: H2O”, showcased the works of such internationally acclaimed video and new media artists as Song Dong, Bill Viola, Wang Gongxin and Janaina Tschӓpe, all drawing attention to the subject of water either by using it as their subject or as material in their art.

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Contemporary Chinese photographic aesthetic captured at 3 top American museums

USA MUSEUM SHOWS CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY AW Asia, a private organisation that promotes the field of Chinese contemporary art through institutional loan and museum acquisitions, curatorial projects, publishing, and educational programs, has released a press release announcing that three major US institutions … Continue reading