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.
Although no stranger to blockbuster exhibitions, the Royal Academy’s current Ai Weiwei solo exhibition has proved so popular that the galleries will be opening round the clock for the final weekend. What can you expect?
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?