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Contemporary Chinese photographic aesthetic captured at 3 top American museums

Posted on October 20, 2010


USA MUSEUM SHOWS CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY AW Asia, a private organisation that promotes the field of Chinese contemporary art through institutional loan and museum acquisitions, curatorial projects, publishing, and educational programs, has released a press release announcing that three major US institutions – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty […]

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Posted in Chinese, Photography, USA | 1 Comment »

How is Chinese ink painting explored in contemporary art? RedBox Review in discussion with Liang Quan

Posted on October 7, 2010


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 continues to follow the philosophy of traditional Chinese painting. Liang Quan is considered as one […]

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Posted in Artist Nationality, Calligraphy, China, Chinese, Classic/Contemporary, Collage, Drawing, Ink, Interviews, Landscape, Painting, Shenzhen, Styles, Themes and subjects, Trends | 1 Comment »

Young Chinese artist Li Hui lights up Netherlands: an Art Radar interview

Posted on September 28, 2010


CHINESE ARTIST SOLO EXHIBITION LIGHT ART NETHERLANDS Following his impressive solo exhibition last year in Mannheim, Germany, young Chinese artist Li Hui brings yet another surprise to the European art scene. In the pitch-dark exhibition space provided by The Centre of Artificial Light in Art in the Netherlands, Li Hui presents a spectacular display of four of his light […]

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Posted in Advisors, Artist Nationality, Chinese, Curators, Emerging artists, Events, Gallerists/dealers, Installation, Interviews, Laser, Li Hui, Light, Medium, Museum shows, Professionals, Sculpture, Spiritual, Styles, Themes and subjects, Venues, Z Artists | Leave a Comment »

Blog provides ground view of Chinese contemporary art – interview Katherine Don

Posted on September 28, 2010


INTERVIEW CHINA CONTEMPORARY ART ARTS WRITERS BLOGGING RedBox Review is one of the most prominent English-language blogs dedicated to Chinese contemporary art. In an interview with co-founder Katherine Don, Art Radar Asia gains some insight into the aims of this sort of online publication, the progressive nature of Chinese art and Don’s personal background. The […]

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Posted in Advisors, Art and internet, Business of art, Critic, From Art Radar, Interviews, Katherine Don, Multi category, Professionals, Research, Resources, Writers | 1 Comment »

MoMA Asia Art Archive collaborate, launch Chinese art projects with public programmes

Posted on September 8, 2010


CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART PUBLICATION Asia Art Archive (AAA) and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) celebrate the completion of two documentary projects that are essential to a deeper understanding of the history of contemporary Chinese art: AAA’s Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990 and MoMA’s publication of Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary […]

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Posted in Art spaces, Artist Nationality, Beijing, Books, China, Chinese, Conference, Events, Forums, Hong Kong, Museums, Professionals, Research, Resources, Reviews, Shanghai, Venues, Website | Leave a Comment »

Wilson Shieh revitalises ancient Chinese painting techniques – video

Posted on September 1, 2010


HONG KONG ARTISTS CHINESE INK PAINTING VIDEO Art Radar Asia brings you another video (length 5:22 minutes) from Internet channel ChooChooTV’s show [art]attack. This one features Wilson Shieh, one of the few full-time professional artists working in Hong Kong. Specialising in gong-bi, or fine-line, Shieh is admired for creatively merging traditional Chinese painting techniques with modern […]

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Posted in Artist Nationality, Hong Kong Artists, Ink, Medium, Painting, Videos, Wilson Shieh, Z Artists | Leave a Comment »

A testimonial for Chinese contemporary art – Art Radar speaks with Weng Ling

Posted on August 31, 2010


ART PROFESSIONALS CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART ART HISTORY Weng Ling has been an essential figure over the course of Chinese contemporary art history. Since graduating in art history from the Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in 1989, she has achieved much. In this Art Radar interview, Weng outlines the relationship, as she sees it, between […]

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Posted in Art spaces, Beijing, Business of art, China, Corporate collectors, Crossover art, Funding, Interviews, Multi category, Professionals, Profiles, Weng Ling | 7 Comments »

Wu Guanzhong, influential and non-conformist Chinese painter, dies at 91

Posted on July 14, 2010


CHINESE PAINTING MODERN CHINESE ART Modern Chinese master painter Wu Guanzhong passed away in late June this year, aged 91. Wu became known for using traditional Chinese ink brush techniques to produce an aesthetic that is distinctly influenced by western art, in both ink and oil mediums. In his last years, Wu donated many of his […]

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Posted in Artist Nationality, Chinese, Classic/Contemporary, Drawing, Galleries, Landscape, Medium, Nature, Oil, Painting | Leave a Comment »

Young Chinese artist Lu Yang brings anti-humanist elements to the Hong Kong art scene

Posted on June 30, 2010


CHINESE ART HONG KONG ART GALLERIES BIOLOGICAL ART Chinese artist Lu Yang has shocked and electrified the Hong Kong art scene with her recent solo new media exhibition, “A Torturous Vision“, held at Input/Output (I/O). Showcasing her latest music video work Dictator, Lu Yang takes the audience onto a mind-boggling journey that aesthetically explores the […]

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Posted in Art spaces, Artist Nationality, Bio (biological) art, Body, China, Chinese, Crossover art, Curators, Electronic art, Emerging artists, Events, From Art Radar, Gallerists/dealers, Gallery shows, Hong Kong, Installation, New Media, Professionals, Sound, Styles, Technology, Themes and subjects, Trends, Venues, Video | 2 Comments »

Gao Minglu’s maximalist exhibition blurs boundaries between traditional and contemporary Chinese art

Posted on June 25, 2010


CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART CHINESE AVANT-GARDE Contrasts Gallery Shanghai was the host of the recent exhibition “Mind Space: Maximalism in Contrasts” curated by distinguished art scholar and curator Gao Minglu. While visually the works in the exhibition referenced Western modern or conceptual art, the philosophical underpinnings were quite different. Artists Zhu Jinshi, Zhang Yu, Lei Hong and […]

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Posted in China, Chinese, Conceptual, Curators, Drawing, Events, Gallery shows, Groups and Movements, Ink, Painting, Professionals, Scholars, Shanghai, Venues | Leave a Comment »