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Mapping the World as She Imagines It: Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
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 | Arts
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 | Arts
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 ...

'Earth-Shattering' Art Discovery In Honolulu

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Museum of Art has discovered two paintings from late 16th-century Korea in its collection, including one that's been ca...

Sam Erenberg: Geography of the Imagination

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
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 | Arts
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 | Arts
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 | Arts
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 | Arts

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 | Arts

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 | Arts

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 | Arts
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 | Arts

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 | Arts
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 | Religion

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 | Arts
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 | Arts

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 | Arts

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

www.cnngo.com | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

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 | Arts
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 | Arts

(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 | Arts

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 ...

PHOTOS: Warhol Would Be Proud: Hong Kong Art Auction Nets $227 Million

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) The Asian market was on every enthusiast’s radar this past week, following a series of highly successful Christies auctions sp...

The Forgotten Garden: Wang Huaiqing's Chinese Art In Seattle

Robert Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Ayers

The majority of Chinese artists who are squabbled over by blue chip dealers have one thing in common: The history between Mao's cultural revolution and present-day China's as a touchstone in their art's imagery.

AUCTION NEWS: Round-Up Of Christie's Record Auctions In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The art market has spoken: the first half of 2010 has been a success for Christie's. Worldwide sales have been up 46% compared to the same period last...