Public art turns profit? New models for cultural investment


The Atlantic Cities ran an article in May 2012 on the financial sustainability of public art projects. The piece highlights two major Los Angeles artworks that brought tangible monetary gains.

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New uses for Chinese ink: Jennifer Wen Ma paints hanging garden in Beijing


Jennifer Wen Ma, a Beijing-born New York-based artist, alters the traditional impressions of ink artwork with her latest installation Hanging Garden in Ink.

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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

Japanese Paramodel artists combine Vietnamese, Japanese toys in new work


Japanese “art unit” Paramodel recently wrapped up their exhibition at the Japanese Foundation Centre in Hanoi, entitled “the plastic model of paramodel is paramodel”.

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Islamic tradition reworked by 10 Jameel Prize finalists – artwork and artists


The 10 finalists for the 2011 Jameel Prize have been announced. To qualify for this V&A-administered prize, all artists must seek influence from Islamic art.

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