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Chinese Dali Dreamstone Exhibition

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Ronald Tiersky

Through a Chinese friend, I had the luck to discover the remarkable "Dali Dreamstone" exhibition this week at TK Asian Antiquities in New York City.

3 Art Forms to Launch Your Collection

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Hannah McWilliams

The most difficult part of owning a collection is acquiring it. You may inherently know what genre, medium or period you like, but transitioning from art appreciator to property owner is not without its challenges.

On the Edge: Art Central Rocks Hong Kong

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.13.2015 | Home
Carla Escoda

Art Central has kicked off in Hong Kong, a day ahead of Art Basel - positioning itself not as a rival but as a satellite showcase for less established artists, as well as some of the giants of global contemporary art.

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

Mapping the World as She Imagines It: Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.03.2014 | Home
Carla Escoda

For this non-traditional, mixed use space -- delightfully situated at the heart of a busy Oakland mall -- Naungayan Eggleton has flattened her work and moved away from her customary monochromatic palette, producing vertical panels whose saturated colors and sheens leap off the walls.

A Day at the Met

China Hands | Posted 06.07.2014 | Home
China Hands

Today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds one of the largest collection of Asian art in the Western world, with over 35,000 objects that date back to the third millennium B.C.

Straddling the Globe with a Balancing Act

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Kisa Lala

Tallur L.N. Unicode, 2011, Bronze, coins and concrete At an oddly chaotic prize ceremony during the 2013 Delhi Art fair, with crowds jammed around an...

Sam Erenberg: Geography of the Imagination

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.13.2014 | Home
Shana Nys Dambrot

Sam Erenberg's career in art has often brought him into contact with challenging materials and immutable forces. There are some kinds of art-making mediums, the mastery of which consists of giving up trying to master them.

Piano's Light Touch at the Kimbell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Home
J. Michael Welton

It may be safe to say -- whether you favor the site of Renzo Piano's new pavilion or not - that Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum has never looked as good as it does today.

15 Everyday Objects Extraordinary Artists Use From the Simple to Subversive

Austin Considine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Home
Austin Considine

A new crop of contemporary South Asian artists is using everyday objects in ways that feel arresting and subversive. The effect: you feel a cunning contradiction of chills and excitement mingling.

Indian Summer: Top 7 South Asian Exhibitions This Month

Austin Considine | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home
Austin Considine

Traveling this summer? Hot on the heels of a major South Asian Modern and Contemporary art auction in London last month, several South Asian artists r...

First Major Modern Iranian Art Exhibition In U.S. To Launch In New York

Posted 03.10.2013 | Home

In "Argo," we see a mob of angry Iranians storming the embassy during the 1979 revolution, and in "Reading Lolita in Tehran," the protagonist returns ...

Remixed Prints From Modern Japan

Posted 03.10.2013 | Home

The classic example of Japanese art may be "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai, where a dangerous swell rises above two helpless boats...

Sotheby's In Decline?

Posted 03.01.2013 | Home

Sotheby's, the auction house that sold Edvard Munch's "The Scream" for a record-breaking $120 million, reported a $7.6% drop in profits last year, acc...

Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
G. Roger Denson

Shouldn't the most authoritative of our cultural institutions, certainly those renown globally, be so sensitive as to represent the history of international art with the like mindedness of diplomats to mitigating the injuries historically wrought by political and cultural colonizations?

Art Basel Hong Kong Is Really Happening

Posted 11.15.2013 | Home

Hong Kong's biggest art fair, Art HK, received an official Swiss makeover this year, courtesy of glitzy global brand, Art Basel. The Hong Kong outpost...

Minjung Kim: Predestination

John Seed | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home
John Seed

"The endless cycle of idea and action, endless invention, endless experiment, brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness." - T. S. Eliot ...

PHOTOS: Sikh Art: Reflections Of A Unique Spiritual, Secular Identity

Asian Art Museum | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home

While Sikh art largely celebrates the unique spiritual and secular identity of the Sikh people, it also reflects the artistic diversity of the Punjab ...

Spectral Imprints, Abraaj Capital Art, Art Dubai 2012

James Scarborough | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
James Scarborough

Perhaps the real value of Spectral Imprints lies in reminding us of those moments when contemporary art does acknowledges art of the past.

Art Stage Singapore Doesn't Look To The West

Vernissage TV | Heinrich Schmidt | Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

Art Stage Singapore is an international art fair held annually in -- you guessed it -- Singapore. The second edition of Art Stage Singapore takes plac...

India Plans Two Major Art Museums

The Art Newspaper | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home

BIHAR. India's sub-standard state museum infrastructure is set to be enhanced by plans for a new museum in Bihar, east India, scheduled to open in 201...

Frank Gehry In Hong Kong | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry's first building in Hong Kong is almost complete. Dubbed OPUS HONG KONG, the 12-story r...

Melissa Chiu's Diplomatic Coup Brings Buddhist/Pakistani Art To The Asia Society

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home
Melody Breyer-Grell

The Asia Society is in the process of sharing Buddhist art from as seemingly unlikely a terrain as Pakistan, a country where Buddhism predated many other of the area's religions.

Tokyo Art Fair Returns: A Sign Of Japan's Recovery?

Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

(Via Mutual Art) Better late than never, they say, and this couldn’t be more true with regards to Tokyo’s premier art fair, triumphantly openin...

"49 Days": Zhang Huan at Blum and Poe

Posted 09.07.2011 | Home

Zhang Huan's "49 Days," currently showing at Blum & Poe Los Angeles, presents a series of the renowned Chinese artist's new brick sculptures. Central ...