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Largest art museum in the world to be built in south China – Shanghai Eye

Posted by artradar on October 3, 2008


NEW ART MUSEUM CHINA

Shenzhen officials announced they are building “the world’s largest art museum” reports Shanghai Eye. Spokesperson for the project, Wang Xiao Ming, said work will begin in March 2009, with a budget directly from the government of up to 2 billion yuan, (several hundred million pounds), for construction costs of 80,000 m2 of space. Around 38,000 m2 will be dedicated to contemporary art, the remainder being split between urban planning, design and other related areas.

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New Chinese art auction intelligence report in English free to download – Artron

Posted by artradar on September 25, 2008


CHINESE ART MARKET INTELLIGENCE

In July 2008, Chinese art portal Artron published its first 50 plus page industry report Artworks Auction Market of China: Spring 2008. The report is available in English and will be updated quarterly. Analysis is based on statistics drawn from the Artron Chinese Art Database which has data on 60,000 artists, 212 auction companies and 8,000 exhibtions to date with back data from 1970 to be added.

Artron likens itself to a boat moving constantly on the waves of the Chinese art market ocean and refers to four of China’s top contemporary artists -Yue Min Jun, Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Wang Guangyi – as ‘The Four Heavenly Kings’ but between the picturesque metaphors there are some useful snippets of data and analysis:

  • there are approximately 250 known auction houses operating in China in an increasingly competitive environment in which consolidation is expected
  • Yue Min Jun’s art is the most expensive based on Artron’s price per sq metre index
  • China’s top five auction houses account for approximately 50% of auction sales
  • 15 year old Guardian is dominant amongst local auction houses but 2 year old Beijing Poly is now second and growing fast
  • a list of top 20 local auction houses
  • trends by auction category

The report is available for download http://index.artron.net/indexhtml-reporten.php

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Meet Chinese art scene leading lights: new art course in Shanghai autumn 2008

Posted by artradar on September 23, 2008


COURSE CHINESE ART autumn 2008

Two newly developed courses on contemporary Chinese art covering its history, development, markets and latest trends are to be held this autumn in Shanghai.

Course 1: October 21 2008 8 weeks Tuesdays 7pm (for Shanghai residents)

Course 2: November 14-16 2008 3 days 10am – 4pm (for non-residents)

Presented by the Asia Art Forum and designed for art professionals, collectors and enthusiasts, lectures will be given in English by respected members of the contemporary Chinese art community. The lectures will be supplemented by private gallery visits and specially organised social events which will give participants opportunities for priviledged meetings with prominent gallerists, artists and critics.

Lecturers include Philip Tinari, an important writer curator and China advisor to Art Basel and renowned art critic Zhao Chuan who writes regularly for the international press and is author of Shanghai Abstract Story (2006).

For more information contact info@asiaartforum

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