SHANGHAI — The new private art museums that have opened in Shanghai so frequently (six since last October), all led by a zealous collector with a mission, fall into two categories: those wishing to bring international perspectives to local audiences, and those supporting Chinese art. Xu Jiankang, the founder of the Powerlong Museum in Qibao, in the Minhang District of Shanghai, is proudly in the second category. Vast and monochrome, the museum specializes in traditional ink painting. Its centerpiece is Qi Baishi’s 12-panel “Zhichitianya Landscape Album” (1931), acquired by the Powerlong Group at auction for $29 million.
The exhibition attracted publicity before its opening when Australian artists Ken and Julia Yonetani attempted to import chandeliers made of luminous uranium from their Crystal Palace series(2013-16). Radioactive material is strictly controlled in China, so the exhibition opened on July 8 without the chandeliers.
Wavelength: Reset continues at the Powerlong Museum (3055 Caobao Road, Minhang District, Shanghai) through October 8.
The Los Angeles-based photographer offers an updated version of the mythologized American cowboy, calling rodeos “the traditional drag of America.”
At its core Line Berg’s Fra Far manifests the anguish of a family whose loved one is convicted of a serious crime.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
At first, simply watching people read In Search of Lost Time might seem dull; by the end, you’ll be itching to read or reread it yourself.
Duniyana Al-Amour was one of at least 44 Palestinians killed in Israel’s latest attack on Gaza.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
It is the first national museum in England to agree to restitute looted Benin items, increasing pressure on the British Museum to do the same.
The footprints, discovered on the salt flats of a US Air Force training site, are believed to date back to the last Ice Age.
An extraordinary variety of artists came to Jon Swihart and Kim Merrill’s backyard potlucks, discussing not just their work, but also the events and challenges of their lives.
With A Lion for Every House at the Art Institute of Chicago, Floating Museum riffs wildly on the art rental programs of some museums.
A Thing for the Mind takes Philip Guston’s 1978 painting “Story” as a starting point to examine the myriad ways in which this piece has filtered into the work of other painters.