The western profile and marketability of contemporary Asian art has risen sharply in recent years, principally through the Japanese Gutai (‘concrete’) and Mona-ha (‘school of things’) and the Korean Dansaekhwa (‘monochrome painting’) schools, with their distinctive titles
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is having his first solo show in mainland China at Perrotin which will feature several new works created for the show that encompasses many of the themes and characters that have come to define his career.
Chinese artist thanks online community for offering to donate toy bricks for artwork following Lego’s refusal to supply them
A city in Zinjiang has a new public artwork that’s suspiciously similar to Kapoor’s Bean in Chicago – and the sculptor is incensed, though this is just the latest act of copycat culture in China. Are people in the west too precious about intellectual property rights?
British embassy officials say celebrated Chinese artist failed to declare his record on application – but supporters say he was never actually charged with a crime
This account, based on illicit interviews, reveals an artist weakened by incarceration, but a figurehead still for China’s vital cultural movement
When the artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei was arrested by the Chinese government in April and held in secret for 81 days, he became an international cause célèbre
Ai tells the Guardian that he is in good health and back with his family after more than two months in detention
Chinese authorities allow wife, Lu Qing, to visit artist and activist who had not been seen since arrest at Beijing airport on 3 April
Rent Collection Courtyard, 1974–1978 (original 1965), Test the Quantity of the Grains (Detail) In conjunction with China’s appearance as Guest… Read More
Robert Capa, American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France, June 6, 1944 © Estate of Cornell Capa.The exhibition… Read More
ShContemporary 08 – THE Asian Art Fair returns to the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 10th-13th
After a successful debut in 2007, ShContemporary returns to the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Center from September 10th – 13th. This… Read More