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New roles for art collectors, organisations created by Cao Fei on Second Life – Uli Sigg is RMB City governor

Posted on January 30, 2009


  INTERVIEW CHINESE ARTIST CAO FEI Editor of Asia Art Archive’s Diaaalogue, Sue Acret spoke to Chinese artist Cao Fei about her Second Life project RMB City which was officially launched in January 2009. In this project which uses as a medium the online virtual world called Second Life, Cao Fei develops new roles for […]

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Posted in Anime, Cao Fei, Cartoon, China, Chinese, Collaborative, Collectors, Electronic art, Emerging artists, Fantasy art, Identity art, Individual, Interviews, New Media, Participatory, Social, Trends, Uli Sigg, Urban, Utopian art, Video, Virtual | Leave a Comment »

Emerging Chinese artist Cao Fei’s first solo museum exhibition in Germany

Posted on January 5, 2009


EMERGING CHINESE ARTIST SHOW to 15 February 2009 Born in Guangzhou in 1978, Cao Fei is one of the most important Chinese artists of her generation. Since the turn of the millennium, she has gained considerable attention from international curators such as Melissa Chiu of the Asia Society in New York and renowned Chinese art collectors […]

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Posted in Anime, Chinese, Electronic art, Emerging artists, Interactive art, Museum shows, Performance, Photography, Video, Virtual | 2 Comments »

Artist to watch Cao Fei

Posted on September 16, 2008


ARTIST TO WATCH As we scan the news every day, some new artists and new trends emerge out of the cloud of informaton bigger bolder and brighter than the rest. This is the first in an occasional series in which we beam in and take an in depth look at one artist or art trend. CAO FEI […]

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Posted in Acquisitions, Cao Fei, Cartoon, Chinese, Collectors, Manga, Market watch, New Media, Photography, Video, Virtual | 1 Comment »

Cao Fei explores new medium of virtual art at Serpentine, London July 2008 – June 2009

Posted on July 10, 2008


Source: Serpentine Gallery VIRTUAL ART SHOW BY CHINESE ARTIST IN LONDON Opens 26 July 2008 for one year. Beijing-based artist Cao Fei is creating RMB City, an online art community in the virtual world of Second Life. Institutions and collectors are invited to buy buildings in RMB City and programme events and activities in them. […]

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Top 20 Asian artists June 2010: Art Radar Asia’s most-searched artists

Posted on July 26, 2010


TOP ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS In January this year, we published the article, “Top 17 Asian artists 2009: Art Radar’s most-searched artists“, listing Art Radar Asia‘s most searched for artists to the end of 2009. This was so popular with our readers that we have decided to publish these results again. This list below highlights artists […]

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Top 17 Asian artists 2009: Art Radar’s most-searched artists

Posted on January 5, 2010


TOP ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS We have been up and running for over 18 months now and we receive over 25,000 page views a month. Our readers come to us in various ways: via links from other websites, from twitter, facebook and other social media, from our email newsletter, from word of mouth referrals and of […]

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Which museums are collecting Chinese contemporary art? New database just released

Posted on November 22, 2009


MUSEUM COLLECTIONS CHINESE ART The AW Asia gallery in New York has just released a valuable new resource for collectors and researchers intererested in Chinese contemporary art. Searchable by artist or museum its database, which is available online at no cost, lists Chinese artists held in permanent museum collections around the world. According to AW Asia, the “Chinese […]

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Liquidity propels prices, Chinese Political Pop is back – Sothebys Contemporary Asian Art Auction 2009 Hong Kong

Posted on October 16, 2009


SOTHEBY’S AUCTIONS HONG KONG CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART Although called a Contemporary Asian Art auction, this sale was dominated by Chinese artists which was a canny move by Sotheby’s given that mainland liquidity is driving prices of property in Hong Kong to record high prices of US$1,000 per square foot and sending Chinese stock markets soaring. According to […]

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Posted in Auctions, Business of art, Cai Guoqiang, Cao Fei, Cartoon, China, Chinese, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Artists, Japanese, Korean, Li Hui, Market watch, Photography, Sculpture, Takashi Murakami, Xu Bing, Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitaka Amano, Yue Minjun, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Huan, Zhang Xiaogang | Leave a Comment »

Lisa Reihana’s electronic Maori art at Anna Landa new media biennial 2009 Australia – video

Posted on July 9, 2009


NEW ZEALAND DIGITAL ART AUSTRALIA Combining ancestral culture and slow art with new media Mâori artist Lisa Reihana (born New Zealand 1964, lives  Auckland) has produced an intriguing and inspiring body of work collectively called Digital marae (2001,2008) which is now on show in Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of […]

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Chinese art to move to conventional venue says Chairman Venice Biennale

Posted on July 9, 2009


CHINESE ART AT THE VENICE BIENNALE This post gives an overview Chinese art on exhibit at the 53rd Venice Biennale until November 2009 with a blogs-eye round-up of images and reviews. We also take a look at how Chinese art has grown in prominence over the years and how proposals for the future, by the […]

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