Shanghai’s Birdhead combines poetry and photography for first London exhibition


CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART URBAN LIFE Paradise Row gallery in London is currently running a show of new work by Shanghai-based photography duo Birdhead. The exhibition, entitled, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again, London” will feature a site specific installation. It runs … Continue reading

Ai Weiwei transparent communicator: Interview Tate’s Juliet Bingham – Part I


Tate curator Juliet Bingham talks to Pippa Dennis on the challenges of curating Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds and the artist’s talent for social media.

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Online VIP Art Fair disappoints: Is damage fatal?


Guest writer Pippa Dennis on slow connections frustrating VIP Art Fair users, galleries demanding refunds, and global young collectors liking online medium.

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Great gifts: 7 books on Chinese contemporary art


The Chinese contemporary art market is booming! Sotheby’s record-breaking auctions in Hong Kong last month have proved that this is a market anyone working in or collecting Asian contemporary art can stand to know more about. To help, we’ve rounded up seven books we know will have you clued up in no time on the top artists working in China today. Fill your shelves or those of others with any of these essential books these holidays.

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Ai Weiwei fills Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with 100 million ceramic sunflower seeds


AI WEIWEI CHINESE ART TATE MODERN UNILEVER SERIES INSTALLATION SCULPTURE Ai Weiwei – artist, architectural designer, curator and social commentator – unveils his work for the prestigious Unilever Series for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall – Britain’s largest contemporary art commission. … Continue reading

Is Hong Kong a cultural desert? How can you become a better collector? Answers revealed at Asia Art Forum


ART PROFESSIONALS HONG KONG ART INDONESIAN ART ART COLLECTING Guest writer Bonnie E. Engel, a Hong Kong freelance journalist, presents Art Radar Asia readers with her perspective on the talks of two speakers at the this year’s Asia Art Forum, held … Continue reading

Asia Art Forum 2010 meets growing demand for art collector education in China – Jing Daily


CHINESE ART COLLECTING Jing Daily, an online news source covering “the business of culture” in China, spots a new trend: burgeoning demand for collector education. According to Jing Daily, Along with the growing interest in buying and collecting art in … Continue reading