Most groundbreaking contemporary art from East? Three top art experts say no


Last week Art Radar outlined in an article the arguments presented for the motion by three of the speakers involved in “The Most Groundbreaking Contemporary Art is from the East” debate. This week we outline the arguments against the motion as presented by art professionals Sarah Kent, Kenny Schachterand Richard Wentworth.

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Miao Xiaochun pushes limits of digital art – an Art Radar interview


Chinese digital artist and photographer Miao Xiaochun held his first solo-show at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany from 15 August to 3 October this year. The show was entitled “Macromania” and showcased a selection of his work from the past ten years. Art Radar had a chance to catch up with him in his studio in Beijing to discuss his latest works, his artistic process and his views on the art market.

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Mid auction season Hong Kong art market update: Sotheby’s sale round-up


The seven day Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn 2010 sales series was a revealing and record-breaking event. Most artworks sold for well above estimates, mainland Chinese buyers outnumbered those from Hong Kong and Asian art sales eclipsed those of Western art. Art Radar trowels the media to find and summarise the best reports on the sales.

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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

Lee Ufan-dedicated museum opens on Japanese island – The Japan Times


JAPANESE KOREAN ARTIST MUSEUM OPENINGS MODERNISM An article by The Japan Times covers the opening of a brand new art museum in Japan dedicated to the Korean-born artist Lee Ufan. The article features an extensive interview in which the artist … Continue reading

Korean art hit and miss at Seoul Auction Hong Kong: New York Times


SEOUL AUCTION HOUSE RESULTS A recent article by The New York Times explains the market trends of recent Hong Kong newcomer, Seoul Auction’s two highly successful auctions held in 2009:  Korean collectors continue to acquire Western contemporary artists, Chinese artists … Continue reading

Conflicting views about Chinese impact on art market


CHINA ART MARKET TRENDS ART COLLECTORS A recent article published on English.news.cn by the Xinhua News Agency has highlighted the emergence of Chinese mainland buyers of high-priced modern and contemporary Western art. The article reports that top art dealers and auctioneers … Continue reading