26 November 2014

Sean Scully: Work Still Evolving In Breakthrough Mid-Life Retrospective In Shanghai

To come all the way to China to see the mid-life retrospective of one of best-known living abstract painters in the world is quite a level of commitment and as a result you must have already prejudged that this is going to be a positive review. Sean Scully is no stranger to the British and […]

27 October 2014


Chinese Filmmaker First To Stand Trial Over Constitution Documentary

The trial of Chinese filmmaker Shen Yongping is set to begin on 4th November, making the filmmaker the first person to be prosecuted for documenting China’s constitutional history. The 33-year-old director has been held at Beijing’s Chaoyang District Detention Centre since late April – reports Reuters. Shen’s controversial film, titled ‘100 Years of Constitutional Governance’, […]

28 September 2014

British Museum Explores The Ming Dynasty Fifty Years That Changed China

The British Museum is hosting a new major exhibition which centres around the golden age of the Ming dynasty in Chinese history, which they claim to be fifty years that changed China. This exhibition aims to change the way the Western world has viewed Chinese history, focusing on using the rare items on display in […]

23 August 2014


Royal Academy of Arts Partners With China To Create Artist-in-residence Exchange

The Royal Academy of Arts has partnered with Arts in Heritage Research, Hong Kong (AHR) and The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) to establish a three-year artist-in-residence exchange programme for emerging artists. Rotating across the UK, Hong Kong and China, the Royal Academy Schools in London is the first host of the […]

2 August 2014


Fake Jeff Koons Stainless Steel Balloon Dogs Flood In From China

Now anyone can buy a Jeff Koons ‘style’ balloon dog in stainless steel polished to perfection. A Chinese company, VLA Sculpture is selling balloon dog sculptures online at a fraction of the cost of the originals.           A leading Chinese e-commerce portal is currently showing off the spec of their Jeff Koons range in a […]

20 March 2012


China Steals Global Art Market Dominance From USA

China is now the world’s biggest market for art and antiques, ending the USA’s decades of domination Hailed by the finders, as ‘perhaps one of the most fundamental and important changes in the last 50 years’, this historic moment – indicating the wider general movements in the global economy as a whole – has been […]

12 March 2012


Hans Ulrich Obrist Looks Into Chinese Future

Chinese edition of ‘The Future Will Be…’ edited by New Hans Ulrich Obrist to coincide with ART HK 12 Internationally celebrated curator Hans Ulrich Obrist is often asked about the future of art. His answer is always that we have to listen to artists. Since 2005, Obrist has expanded this narrative to ask not only […]

12 March 2012


Dissident Chinese Artist Gu Dexin Gets Major Retrospective

Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art presents major retrospective of key contemporary Chinese artist A major retrospective for one of China’s most original artistic voices Gu Dexin – featuring more than 150 artworks and spanning three decades of the artist’s vast output – is set to open at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (March […]

28 February 2012


Roy Lichtenstein Does David Hockney Chinese Style

Gagosian Gallery in New York to present an exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein’s Landscapes in the Chinese Style Throughout his prodigious career Lichtenstein mined antecedent imagery, taking inspiration from a diverse array of sources, from comic strips and advertising slogans to classical architecture and the art of the European Modernists. Captivated by traditional Chinese painting, in particular […]

13 January 2012


Minister Under Fire For Refusing Ai Weiwei

Danish culture minister fails to meet Ai Weiwei during trip to China for fear of alienating Chinese government Danish culture minister Uffe Elbaek is under fire in his own country for neglecting to meet dissident artist Ai Weiwei during his recent trip to China – even though he met with several artists! The purpose of the […]

15 November 2011


Ai Weiwei Posts $1.3m Tax Bond

The Chinese dissident artist has complied with the government and has made good a $1.3m (£820,000) bond in order to begin an appeal against a $2.5m tax bill. He said in a report to the BBC, “The tax bureau insisted I put the money into its bank account or face police prosecution”. Mr Ai’s representatives […]

27 April 2011


Ai Weiwei Incarceration Tate Modern Event

Tate Modern announced today that it is deeply concerned about the current disappearance of the artist Ai Weiwei. The organisation places artists at the very centre of its activities.  The Unilever Series, Sunflower Seeds is on display until 2 May. To mark its final weekend in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern will be holding a […]