12th Istanbul Biennial: women artists and emerging regions stand out


The 12th Istanbul Biennial was an unconventional show, but the work by women artists and artists from emerging regions such as the Middle East stand out as strong points.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Which Asian contemporary artists made Artprice auction revenue top 500?


Art Radar Asia has put together a list of this year’s biggest-selling Asian artists, compiled from the Artprice Annual Report (2009/2010). Out of the 500 international contemporary artists named by Artprice, 238 come from Asia. With artists like Yifei Chen (China), Anish Kapoor (India) and Takashi Murakami (Japan) topping the list, the results of this report are a testament to the continued growth of the Asian art market.

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Art so fresh it’s still wet at Contemporary Istanbul – video


VernissageTV has produced an insightful video on November’s Contemporary Istanbul 2010 where interviews with five gallery representatives are combined with shots of the fair hall. The video highlights, among other things, the growing sophistication of attending collectors and the freshness of the works being presented for sale. A new date for the fair is announced; next year the fair will coincide with the 12th International Istanbul Biennial.

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Turkish art another fad? The lowdown on this new market


TURKISH ART MARKET INTERVIEW In the week of Sotheby’s inaugural sale of Turkish art, Art Radar gets the lowdown on the Turkish art market from Anders Petterson, Managing Director of research company ArtTactic. Sotheby’s holds its inaugural sale of Turkish contemporary art  … Continue reading

Sothebys inaugural sale of contemporary Turkish art – video – 5 artists talk


TURKISH ART AUCTION Sotheby’s is holding its inaugural sale of Turkish art on 4 March 2009 in London. Check out the art and see 5 Turkish contemporary artists talking about their paintings, photographs and sculptures in the sale. Themes of … Continue reading