The Chicago institutions have collaborated to present The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, on view at both venues through May 3, 2020.
Framing a multigenerational and diverse group of artworks under the blanket term “Material Art” may confound more than it clarifies.
Art dealers and economists weigh in on why Chinese art narrowly evaded a new 10% tariff on Chinese goods.
The Guggenheim Museum’s Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World presents the conceptual and performance practices that brought Chinese artists into the discourse of global contemporary art.
Government agents in the Lintong District raided a facility where copies of emperor Qin Shi Huang’s famous earthen funerary guards were being passed off as the genuine article.
Sometime in the mid-20th century, one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most ornate galleries disappeared.
LOS ANGELES — Jin Shan was 12 when the student-led Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 rocked China, eliciting a brutal and unprecedented military response.
With Chinese Fashion Week rapidly becoming a formidable competitor to Paris and Milan, and figures like Peng Liyuan reaching Carla Bruni levels of icondom (minus the fur bikini), Eastern fashion is dominating conversations of style and commerce. To capitalize on this emerging popularity, The Museum of Chinese in America has focused two of its spring exhibitions towards sino-sartorial oeuvres: Front Row, which takes a look at the exponential growth of Asian-American fashion designers such as Vera Wang and Jason Wu, and Shanghai Glamour, an examination of early twentieth century clothing and culture from the “Paris of the East.”
BEIJING — Feng Hao speaks with a firm and straightforward attitude. He does not like long sentences, nor does he enjoy the elliptic dialectic typical of Chinese speech. He listens carefully to my questions and takes his time before answering them. Then he resumes his thoughts in a short statement that leaves very little room to compromise. His conversation rhythm is unpredictable, sharp and syncopated. He tests you without being indulgent or impolite and if you are not bluffing, he will warmly rescue you from the corner where he just pushed you. He simply won’t play around on the surface of things, yet he is ready to engage further, if you want to.
The Guggenheim just announced that with the help of the Robert H. N. Ho Foundation, the museum will greatly expand its engagement with Chinese art and artists.
From the sheer amount of amazing Chinese pottery discovered at random tag sales, you’d think front yards were just crawling with thousand-year-old vases. Sotheby’s just sold a Chinese bowl from the Northern Song Dynasty for $2.2 million. It was originally bought for a meager $3.
(Liu Dao) or island6, a Shanghai-based international collective of “multimedia artists, performers, writers, curators and tech-geeks” personify the aspirations of contemporary China by skirting verboten political flashpoints and keeping their content short, sweet, flirtatious, erotic and electronic.