Rare panoramic view of North Korean art scene – Asia Times book review


Asia Times Online journalist Michael Rank reviewed a book by renowned scholars of North Korean arts and culture that offers original research and rare perspectives on the enigmatic nation.

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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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Explore contemporary ink art: 5 top Art Radar posts


In this addition to our “Lists” series, Art Radar looks back at five of our top posts on the topic of contemporary ink art. What is the future of this centuries old art form?

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What is the future of contemporary ink painting? Asia Society panel discussion


The future of contemporary ink as a medium was explored by ink art experts in an Asia Society-organised panel discussion in May 2011. Lively audience time followed the talks.

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South Asian artists: 4 top posts from 2009 to 2011


In the third post of our ongoing ‘Lists’ series, we dig deep into our archives to bring you the best and brightest posts written by us on the topic of ‘South Asian artists’.

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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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International contemporary ink artists show with Chinese in Shenzhen


The traditional art of Chinese ink painting has so far received little attention in the international art market. This state of affairs may finally be changing.

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How is Chinese ink painting explored in contemporary art? RedBox Review in discussion with Liang Quan


CHINESE INK CHINESE ARTISTS ARTIST INTERVIEWS In a conversation with Chinese-based art blog RedBox Review the artist Liang Quan (b. 1948), living and working in Shenzhen, China, explains how ink painting is used in contemporary art and how this exploration … Continue reading