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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Boom in Chinese art has roots in traditional passion for collecting

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by PATRICK LECOMTE

    ... Patrick Lecomte Patrick Lecomte says rising wealth in China is not the only reason for record prices at auctions Boom in Chinese art has its roots in traditional passion for collecting In recent years, Hong Kong has become the theatre of an epic drama that comes back twice a year and lasts for a few days only: the seasonal auctions of Chinese ceramics and works of art. What makes ...

  2. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 08:14pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Chinese clients in our sales globally up 46 per cent [from] the same period last year.” Many of these Chinese clients were not limiting their purchases to Asian-themed art, Murphy added. “Asian ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Buyers in mainland China accounted for 24 per cent of global auctioneer Christie's profit for the first half of 2014 A new class of art aficionados ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    SCMP charity art auction features work by major Chinese artists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:49am by ISABELLA CHEUK

    ... of fractals that so obsessed M.C. Escher, while simultaneously evoking the lyrical landscape of traditional Chinese scrolls. Chui Pui-chee, another master of traditional Chinese art forms, decides ... Fanzhi will lead a charity art auction organised by the South China Morning Post this autumn. Snow, which has an estimated value of between HK$1 million and HK$1.6 million, will go under ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - WORLD RENOWNED

    The respect for artists is higher in China, says Liu Kuo-sung, pioneer of Chinese modern art

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:41am by Tracey Furniss

    ... Tracey Furniss Icon of Chinese art takes lead from abstract artists who were 700 years ahead of the West Father inspired by Song heroes At age 82, Liu Kuo-sung, known as the father of Chinese modern ink paintings and pioneer of Chinese modern art, has no intention of hanging up his brushes anytime soon. "I paint every day at night," says the artist as we sit with his ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - DE SARTHE

    De Sarthe gallery revives French connection with Chinese artists

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:24am by Nazvi Careem

    ... in the early 20th century between Paris-influenced Chinese artists and their Western abstract counterparts. The Ice House Street gallery in Central was keen to show how Western art shaped these Chinese ... Pascal de Sarthe. "The show will highlight the influence of Western art in their artworks and the rupture with the centuries-old Chinese tradition these pioneers of modern Chinese painting ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ENDURANCE ARTIST

    Morgan Wong highlights urgency of Hong Kong returning to Chinese rule

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:51am by BONNIE E. ENGEL

    ... Bonnie E. Engel Wong highlights urgency of the situation city faces Part of the attraction of art fairs is encountering the unexpected. The "Encounters" segment of Art Basel Hong ... 'Chinese reunification'," Wong says. "My response is a passive-aggressive stance." He went on to explain that the National Education scheme has been critiqued as patriotic ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art Basel Hong Kong showed film and fine art coming together

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Art Basel in Hong Kong showed that the boundaries of film and fine art are blurring. And it's a trend we can expect to see more of, writes Mathew Scott Out of the box Ran ... the attention of critics in Cannes and provided an example of how traditional borders between what we know as "cinema" and what we call "art" are increasingly being blurred. Artists ...

  8. News - China Insider - TELEVISION

    After 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad', US network dreams up Chinese-inspired drama series

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:17pm by Chris Luo

    ... to the West' US television network AMC has announced it is making a martial arts drama inspired by the famous classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. The series, which is tentatively titled  Badlands ... credited for several movies with Chinese martial arts elements, including the Jackie Chan action-comedy Shanghai Noon  and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which stars Jet Li. Also joining ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY: Lorin Maazel 1930-2014

    Legendary conductor Lorin Maazel had a peerless affinity with Chinese musicians

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Local music lovers mourn death of 84-year-old legendary conductor, which leaves three-year 'Lorin Maazel Fest' project incomplete Maestro had affinity with Chinese ... the next two rounds of the "Lorin Maazel Fest", his first collaboration with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, unfinished. But his affinity with Chinese musicians and audiences will remain ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Modern Western art curator Paul Moorhouse tells how he was won over by contemporary Chinese works

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh Western art expert Paul Moorhouse has been won over by contemporary Chinese works, writesFionnuala McHugh Journey to the East Paul Moorhouse is a curator at London's ... Chinese art. The tale of how he got there shows how abstract notions can end up becoming concrete reality in the fevered art world of the 21st-century. "I was sitting in my office one day ...




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