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Wallpaper’s guide to Beijing art districts

Posted on July 23, 2009

BEIJING ART DISTRICTS CHINA Bringing with it cheap flights and artists focused once again on art-making rather than art-marketing, the recession is a great time to plan art jaunts and studio visits.  If you are interested in exploring the art scene in Beijing, check out  Wallpaper ‘s brief guide which includes an introduction to the Beijing art scene and a map image with links to information […]

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Changes in Tokyo’s art scene 2008 – new fair, art district, art guides

Posted on January 6, 2009

ART JAPAN     Tokyo Art Beat, a rare source of information in English about what is happening on the Japanese art scene, has produced a review of art events and news in Tokyo in 2008. Here is a summary of some of the changes. Last year for art fair Art@Agnes Art@Agnes, a compact art fair with just […]

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Caochangdi, Beijing’s newest art if Anish Kapoor designed an art quarter in his spare time

Posted on August 17, 2008

ARTS DISTRICT BEIJING CHINA Now Caochang-di is not yet on the radar of hotels and cab drivers, but it is quite extraordinary. In effect, it’s a gallery quarter where the most interesting buildings have been designed by Ai Weiwei, one of the two or three most important Chinese artists. It’s as if Anish Kapoor had […]

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Fotan art district grows in Hong Kong’s industrial area

Posted on July 24, 2008

Forty five minutes from Central on the MTR brings you to a bleak warehouse area housing industrial storage and artist studios close to the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Don’t be misled by the lack of galleries and coffee houses lining the street, there are more than 70 artists in studios in seven or so mid-rise blocks. Without […]

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Beijing art districts in Orientations magazine June 2008

Posted on July 18, 2008

MAGAZINE ARTICLE CHINESE ART DISTRICTS BEIJING Look out for this piece in Orientations Magazine June 2008. Article “In and Around Beijing’s `SoHo’ Art Districts: A Conversation with Frank Uytterhaegen and Pascale Geulleaume” by Julie Segraves, Executive Director of the Asian Art Coordinating Council. The Chinese contemporary art scene has become a global force with an […]

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Larger sites for art dealers in new art district Pasong Tamo, Philippines

Posted on July 2, 2008

PHILIPPINES GALLERY SHOW to August 2008 While Manila’s Finale Art File gallery will be closing two of its venues – Makati LaO and Megamall – by September, it will be opening a new warehouse space in the quickly developing new art gulch of Pasong Tamo on the edges of Makati. It will join Slab, also […]

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Caochangdi as alternative art district in Beijing

Posted on June 1, 2008

CHINA As Beijing’s art district 798 struggles against cultural demolition, Meg Maggio, who has been working in China as a curator and art writer for 20 years, said she decided not to set up her Pekin Fine Arts gallery in 798 because of the rents and its changing face. “It is starting to feel like […]

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Art Radar speaks with Para/Site curator, director Fominaya on November auction event

Posted on October 19, 2010

ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER HONG KONG CURATOR INTERVIEW Para/Site Art Space, a non-profit organisation located in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, will hold its annual Para/Site Fundraising Auction in early November this year. It will take place in the Kee Club, who also support the event, and is one of the most important fund-generators for the space. Para/Site is devoted […]

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Hong Kong Street Art Series: Above Second imports new energies and aesthetics to local art scene

Posted on October 14, 2010

HONG KONG STREET ART URBAN ART SERIES In this first feature in our Hong Kong Street Art Series, Art Radar Asia will introduce you to one of the newest art spaces in Hong Kong to show street and urban art, Above Second. In this post, co-owners Jasper Wong and May Wong discuss the importance of […]

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Globalisation of contemporary art market evident in growth of art fairs – The Economist

Posted on August 17, 2010

ART FAIRS ECONOMY A recent article in the Economist comments on the globalisation of art and how art fairs accelerate the transnational exposure of artists, something that could become necessary for artists if they want to attract the attention of serious collectors and art investors. Importantly, it also identifies the current international art fair hot spots. […]

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