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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Growing interest in contemporary Asian art spurs Christie's new sale

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:21pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... of interest in contemporary Asian art over the past few years has spawned a new auction platform aimed at committed art investors as well as those looking to begin a collection. Christie's first "Asia+" auction on Saturday promises to add a new dimension to the art landscape. Focused on 20th-century and contemporary Asian art, the sale will be significantly different from the regular big ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Beijing museum director sketches future of Chinese contemporary art

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by DORETTA LAU'

    ... Doretta Lau Beijing-based Philip Tinari has quietly aided the boom in Chinese contemporary art, writes Doretta Lau See how it grows A few weeks before the opening of the Armory Show, New York's largest art fair which ran from March 6-9, the director of Beijing museum Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Philip Tinari, stopped off in Hong Kong. He was curating "Armory ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ART

    China's contemporary art gets a boost from the sandwich class

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:24am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com After a lull in recent years, mainland contemporary art is growing in popularity Chinese art market stages international revival The Chinese contemporary art market, which has cooled down since 2008, is gaining momentum again with increasing exposure on the global stage and rising numbers of middle-class collectors on the mainland. Philip ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Road Test: old photo exhibition reflects contemporary issues

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:22pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw life@scmp.com Old lenses reflect current issues Although the Hong Kong Museum of History has an extensive photographic collection of its own, many of the pictures on show ... because of the issues it raises. Images Through Time; Hong Kong Museum of History, 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, until April 21; HK$20 ($10 concessions). Inquiries: 2724 9042 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - EXHIBITION

    Patient US collectors display their prizes in contemporary Chinese arts

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:17pm by NEW YORK TIMES

    ... and mostly free of the clichés that had characterised contemporary Chinese art in the past. What they saw inspired the Rubells to spend the next five years seeking out artists in Beijing, Shanghai ... seeing something different that blew us away". The exhibition at the 45,000-sq ft Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation, in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, features ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: An Atheist's History of Belief, by Matthew Kneale

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by NYT

    ... David Ulin An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention by Matthew Kneale Counterpoint 3 stars David Ulin Matthew Kneale is a novelist, so it makes sense that he would frame faith as an evolving story we tell ourselves. Beginning 33,000 years ago, with the development of animal spirits and trance worship, he works his way up to contemporary ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Learning the wrong history lesson

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Learning the wrong history lesson We learn too much history, not too little. It's often not the ignorant we have to worry about, but the learned and brilliant. It's instructive to observe how a historical insight could lead an astute observer astray in his judgment of contemporary events. The newly published The Kennan Diaries offer one ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Johnson Chang marks 30 years at the forefront of the Chinese contemporary art scene

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 10:44pm

    ... by Antony Dickson History in the making Most people who need to do so eventually end up using the same word to describe Johnson Chang Tsong-zung: “pioneer”. Thirty years ago, in the cultural desert ... China and Taiwan. He wanted to understand not only Chinese identity but how Chinese contemporary culture could be defined from a perspective that was simultaneously Asian but – Hong Kong being ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Chinese University puts nation's history and culture on curriculum

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:12am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Chinese University takes aim at overseas students with fresh focus on the nation's history and culture, writesLinda Yeung Reading China In its early ... Deok, from South Korea, is a first year student in the centre's contemporary China studies (social science stream) programme. Having learned Chinese in high school, he knows his dream ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    New Natives exhibit shows contemporary Filipino artists in a new light

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:48pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Text: Kylie Knott Swelling to a roar NEW NATIVES Lightbombs Contemporary   “THIS SHOW REALLY is a microcosm of what’s happening with art from the Philippines,” says Zoe Peña, curator of the “New Natives” exhibition at the Lightbombs Contemporary gallery in Wong Chuk Hang. The most extensive show of contemporary Filipino art ever seen in Hong Kong, it features work from 28 ...




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