Saturday, July 2, 2022

How China’s leading contemporary artist went from showing in letterboxes to international galleries

Before Chinese artist Huang Yan hit it big, his works were more often seen in letterboxes than in art galleries. “I called them ‘eight-cent art’,...

THIS CHINESE SUPERMARKET OF “EMPTINESS” IS A COUSIN TO BANKSY’S SELF-SHREDDING ART

Over the weekend of October 13 and 14, more than a thousand people entered Sotheby’s in London to view the result of what is now arguably one of...

The Buddhist Resistance of Zhang Huan’s Pagoda

On May 12, 2008, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit a mountainous region of Sichuan Province, China, with its epicenter in Wenchuan County. The human toll,...

Threat to lace craft being a fabric of the past

Since Italian Catholic missionaries brought European lace-making techniques to Xiaoshan District a century ago, locals have enriched the original patterns and stitches by turning...

The art of keeping ancient paintings alive

When Liu Delong visited the Freer Gallery of Art in the US — one of the most important museums outside China noted for its...

Explore Beijing’s hidden ‘art museums’ by going underground

Going underground is an easy way to have a taste of Beijing culture. As the transportation network expands wider, subway art has also become...

Cheffins Fine Art Auctioneers employ Asian Art specialist

Cheffins is making waves in the regional market for Asian art with the appointment of world-renowned specialist, Philippe Smolarski. Philippe Smolarski joins the Cambridge-based team after...

The Hong Kong Museum of Art Has Received a Major $480 Million Donation of...

The gift includes rare objects from the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. The Hong Kong Museum of Art has received an astonishing gift of...

Photo Art by Contemporary Chinese Artists Will Be Presented in San Francisco

A host of photographic works by contemporary Chinese artists are on display at Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco. The event, which features dozens...

Bamboo’s not just for pandas

Bamboo is not just food for China’s national treasure, the giant panda, but also a symbol of virtue. According to Bai Juyi, a renowned...

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