Shrugging off concerns about a global recession in 2008, the art market barrels ahead, mining the emerging art communities in major metropolises and regional capitals for undervalued talent.
Silence was my immediate response to the ambitious new paintings depicting Tibet by Liu Xiaodong at New York’s Mary Boone Gallery.
Night of Bush Capturing: Virtual Jihadi (2008), the latest installation work by Chicago-based Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal, opened as part of a residency at the Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, on March 6, but it was closed by university administrators the following day after mounting pressure from students and former alumni.
Hong Kong joins the international art fair itinerary with the inaugural Art HK 08, a five-day event showcasing nearly 100 galleries from 17 countries, opening at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 14.
Like the Astors, Rockefellers, Fricks and other industrialist art collectors of the early 20th century, Frank Cohen is determined to get what he wants, and he will work for it, unlike the spoiled hedge-fund collectors of today.
As they rewrite a millennia-old canon, avant-garde artists are still catching up to the original interactive medium of calligraphy.
Having long explored the immateriality of art, a celebrated peace icon turns to a fitting new medium to unite imaginations: online communities.
Since the National Gallery initiated Thailand’s first annual show of young artists almost five decades ago, that and kindred exhibitions have traditionally been limited to painting and sculpture, featuring one or two works by dozens of artists.
India has undergone profound social changes since the rise of new information technologies sparked spectacular growth in the 1990s. The show’s title, “Horn Please,” refers to the ubiquitous, quaintly polite signs on the back of Indian trucks asking drivers to honk before overtaking.
The inaugural exhibition at London’s new Korean Cultural Centre, “Good Morning, Mr. Nam June Paik!” presented works by 24 contemporary Korean artists. One of Korea’s most famous contemporary artists, Nam June Paik (1932–2006) is regarded as the founder of video art.