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Sotheby's Hong Kong Sees 9 Record Breaking Sales for Asian Artists  
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4/7/14 Posted 4/7/14

Zhang Xiaogang, Bloodline: Big Family No. 3, via Sotheby's A slowing economy does not seem to be stalling demand in China’s growing art market. Sotheby’s Hong Kong closed Saturday with record auction sales totaling $86 million, breaking nine records for Asian artists and bringing the auction house to some $140 million in sales in the first three days of its spring auctions. Included in Saturday’s sales was Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang’s Bloodline: Big Fami... [more]

Monet’s Next Big Exhibition Will Be In a Chinese Shopping Mall  
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2/28/14 Posted 2/28/14

K11 Art Mall in Shanghai As New York looks to contemporary China - the focus of this year's Armory Show - China's looking to early 20th century Paris. Mainland China is about to see its first large-scale exhibition of works by Claude Monet. And they’ll find it… in a mall. The Chinese art foundation K11 announced they’ll be bringing some 40 original Monet paintings to the Shanghai K11 Art Mall in early March to be exhibited among its luxury stores such as Burberry and Va... [more]

Calling for Used Pillow Donations: Osage Gallery  
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12/14/13 Posted 12/14/13

(Excerpt from 'Osage calling for old pillow donations for artwork The Wall' posted on Mask9. Found here http://www.mask9.com/node/140144) Osage Gallery is a curatorially-driven art gallery devoted to the exhibition and promotion of Asian contemporary visual arts. collection timefrom now till 20.12.2013daily 10.30-19.00 collection pointosage hong kong4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, Hing Yip Street,Kwun Tong Osage Gallery is now calling for donations of used pillows, with or without pillo... [more]

Valerie Honnart: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/26/13

Valerie HonnartPainting, Mixed Media Lives/works in: Beijing, China.Website: http://www.valeriehonnart.comTo purchase contact: Valerie Honnart "The Art of Valerie Honnart can only be understood from the perspective of cross cultural influences combining her home country with China and Italy where she lived. From China she remains fascinated by landscapes, martial arts, and life energy control through breathing. She combines the use of inks and pigments in a sophisticated proces... [more]

20131120140009-4 Watchlist Artist: Liao Fei  
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Liao Fei at Vanguard Gallery 11/20/13 Posted 11/20/13

Surface、material and motion are what Liao Fei keeps a watchful eye on recently. Exploring the unknown world, for Liao Fei, acts as a momentous reason why he does creation. And the multifarious world today seems exactly to offer him infinite possibilities. Niklas Luhmann, the German sociologist, pointed out that Europe after 17th century was a functional differentiation society. And today, the continuous and progressional increase of society complexity, powerfully drives functional differentiat... [more]

Kwan Sheung Chi wins 2013 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART  
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11/2/13 Posted 11/2/13

Source: Email The HUGO BOSS ASIA ART, a new biennale award initiated by HUGO BOSS and Rockbund Art Museum, takes special focus on contemporary art in Asia. The 2013 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART - Award for Emerging Chinese Artists has been awarded to Kwan Sheung Chi, announced Larys Frogier, Director of the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, together with Gareth Incledon, Managing Director of HUGO BOSS China Retail Co., Ltd. Kwan Sheung Chi (born 1980 in Hong Kong) is the inaugural artist to receive... [more]

20130705143837-highrespekinfinearts Watchlist Artist: Fang Lu  
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Fang Lu at Pékin Fine Arts (Hong Kong) @ Union Industrial Building 7/5/13 Posted 7/5/13

Pékin Fine Arts is proud to present Lover and Artist, the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of work by Beijing-based artist Fang Lu (b. 1981, Guangzhou). The exhibition continues Fang’s collaboration with the gallery following her participation in last year’s Wong Chuk Hang Roof Video Party, a group exhibit of 16 video artists’ works curated by Carol Yinghua Lu. As the title suggests, Fang’s latest exhibition explores the surprising symmetries that exist between an individual possessed by amor... [more]

20130524145358-hiroshi_mori_memories-1_l Watchlist Artist: Hiroshi Mori  
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Hiroshi Mori at Art Experience Gallery 5/24/13 Posted 5/24/13

Art Experience Gallery is delighted to present to you “Glim mer ing Light Solo Exhibition of Hiroshi Mori”, the very first solo exhibition of Hiroshi Mori in Hong Kong, from 18 May 2013 to 29 June 2013. The glittering gold base tone, splendid colors and patterns perform ed in the glamorous stage define the modern version of the classic scene The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Bible. The work depicts the Christian stor y of Archangel Gabriel, the messenger of God, was sent to... [more]

This Week: Art Basel Hong Kong  
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5/20/13 Posted 5/20/13

A Brand New Basel! All eyes are on Hong Kong as art fair juggernaut Art Basel tries its hand at its inaugural Asian art fair. On Wednesday May 22nd, our Special Edition: Art Basel Hong Kong brings you some tips on who to look for at the fair, with a special section devoted to the more immaterial side of art fairs: panels, talks and conversations. See you in Hong Kong! *ArtSlant's Special Editions cover worldwide art fairs, biennials and the art world. Make sure you... [more]

Art Basel | Hong Kong is coming up!  
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5/2/13 Posted 5/2/13

Art Basel premiers its first Art Basel | Hong Kong May 23rd. Will this be another enormous success? Mmm...probably. With Art Basel becoming the most successful art fair franchise in history, it's no surpise they are expanding into the burgeoning Asian art market. As Art Basel takes over Art HK, have your work seen during what will surely be another iteration of the world's most successful art fair. Our Special Editions are looked to by collectors and art professionals to get... [more]

20130409152652-17 Watchlist Artist: Gao Mingyan  
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GAO MINGYAN at Vanguard Gallery 4/9/13 Posted 4/9/13

The exhibition “Exercises of Living” will open on Mar.30th at Vanguard Gallery and last till May 10th. At the end of 2012, Gao Mingyan’s new project “What else could I do?” suddenly alter him from a pure artist to a person with dual identity of social worker and artist. By showing 5 works of video and installation in above-mentioned exhibition, Gao Mingyan put forward the universal problem “What else could I do?” to young artists and the young in other industries similar to him. After the ex... [more]

Art Basel announces details of the Encounters sector in Hong Kong  
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3/20/13 Posted 3/20/13

(Excerpt from 'ENCOUNTERS: 17 AMBITIOUS, LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS' posted on artbasel.com. Found here https://www.artbasel.com/-/media/ArtBasel/Documents/Press_Release_Hong_Kong/18_March_2013/Art_Basel_HK_Encounters_2013.pdf)   Encounters provides visitors with the opportunity to see works that transcend the traditional art fair stands and are present in prominent locations throughout the exhibition halls. Art Basel announced today the 17 artworks to be presented within the Encounters sector in Hong Kong... [more]

Hong Kong’s maritime museum to reopen  
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2/26/13 Posted 2/26/13

(Excerpt from 'Life on the South China Sea' posted by Alexandra Seno on The Art Newspaper on feb. 12, 2013. Found here http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Life-on-the-South-China-Sea/28349)   While M+, Hong Kong’s museum-in-the-making of contemporary visual culture, attracts international attention, a museum that tells the history of the port city’s rise to global importance is due to reopen on 26 February. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is moving to a three-storey pier in the city’s cen... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Yun Fan Shen  
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12/12/12 Posted 12/12/12

(Image: Yun Fan Shen, sp24, 2012, oil painting, 80 x 60 x 0 centimeters; ©Yun Fan Shen)   Yun Fan Shen (b. 1964, Beijing, China) I never learnt in art school about painting, and I studied by myself from books for 10 years.  In this summer of 2011, I began to learn painting in the famous Chinese painter He Daqiao Studio.  I really like the color expression. It fascinates me. Only at night time I get time to paint, although I'm very tired, but still very happy. I live and work in Beijing, China... [more]

YES, TAIWAN: 2012 Taiwan Biennial (Oct. 6, 2012–Jan. 6, 2013)  
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10/7/12 Posted 10/7/12

(Excerpt from 'Taiwan Biennial' posted on e-flux. Found on http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/yes-taiwan) YES, TAIWAN - 2012 Taiwan Biennial documents the richness of Taiwan's visual arts and serves as a platform of exchange of views and knowledge among all Taiwanese artists. The YES, TAIWAN – 2012 Taiwan Biennial officially opens on October 6 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. This year marks the third biennial for this exhibition with a central focus on the current state of artists and creative development in Taiwa... [more]

20120904160237-img_6721c Gu Yuan Museum exhibition get together in September with a foreigners ink paintings that attract the eyes  
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Derrick Fludd at Gu Yuan Museum September 1st, 2012 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Posted 9/4/12

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