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coronavirus

Beijing art world starts shutting down again amid new coronavirus cluster

M Woods among private museums closing as China reports 137 new infections in wholesale food market

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Art market

Gallery Weekend Beijing draws a local crowd to a city cautiously reawakening

Event was postponed from March due to coronavirus and, while China is still closed to international visitors, mainland collectors were eager to attend and spend

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Exhibitions

An eerie pre-pandemic vision of the future emerges in Beijing

UCCA's Meditations in an Emergency exhibition was hastily put together after the coronavirus lockdown through plans into disarray

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Museums & Heritage

X-appeal: millennial collectors open private museum in Beijing

Founded by Michael Xufu Huang and Theresa Tse, the X Museum opens in the Chinese capital this weekend after Covid-19 delay

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Museums & Heritage

China’s Giacometti and Picasso museum delayed by coronavirus

Launch of Beijing venue combining works by both artists is postponed—and some loans in doubt

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Art market

Gallery Weekend Beijing will go ahead—but who will go?

While Chinese capital starts to relax restrictions, uncertainty over domestic travel arrangements may impact on event

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China

Beijing reopens Forbidden City in time for May Day holiday

State museums in the Chinese capital will reopen with crowd control measures for "golden week" of travel

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The end of the blockbuster? Museums in a post-pandemic world

Plus, Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger explores Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm (Number 30). Produced in association with Christie's

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coronavirus

Beijing’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art to reflect on our post-Covid world when it re-opens in May

Opening exhibition "grew directly out of this unprecedented situation,” says the museum's director Philip Tinari

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China

How Chinese museums are coping with coronavirus: an in-depth report

As museums remain on lockdown in China, we reveal the full extent of the crisis for both state and private institutions and their innovative short-term solutions

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Censorship

Beijing officials deny permit for show of Chinese-American artist amid political tensions

Exhibition of Hung Liu at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art has been censored by the government at the last minute

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China

Museum dedicated to Picasso and Giacometti to launch in Beijing

Paris-based institutions Musée National Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti will open space in 798 district next June

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Censorship

Feminist exhibition in China suddenly axed following alleged governmental pressure

Show in Shanghai cancelled after being deemed "too sensitive" to run during 70th anniversary of country's founding

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Private Museums

The Ullens Centre for the Arts will be the first private museum for Chinese and contemporary art in Beijing

...and this is where a Belgian collector will put his art on show

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China

Two Beijing art districts abruptly evicted to make way for demolition

Police in riot gear escort hundreds of artists working in area studios from the premises

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Photography

Remembering Tiananmen Square in a new age of censorship

It's been 30 years since the event that saw thousands of protestors clamour for democracy in Beijing

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Museums & Heritage

New York architect Annabelle Selldorf to lead design of visitors centre in Beijing’s Forbidden City

When restoration is complete, the public will have access to Qianlong Garden complex for the first time

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In the frame

Give a cat a home at M Woods: museum kitties looking for purr-fect parents

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'The model in China is constantly evolving': Ullens Center director on his plans to turn it into a foundation

Western-style model could be a turning point for the country’s fast-proliferating private museums

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Art market

Qi Baishi paintings set new $141m record for Chinese artist

Set of 12 ink panels by traditional master sell to Chinese buyer at Poly Auction Beijing for RMB931.5m

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Private Museums

Shanghai: City of millionaires is driving China’s museum boom

At least three major art institutions opened last year and a similar number are expected to open in 2013

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Beijing

China gets its first contemporary art museum

The opening of the Ullens Center will transform the local scene and the West’s understanding of what’s happening in China

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Rubells team up with Beijing’s Ullens Center

Collaborative show will open in December 2013

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Ullens makes U-turn to refocus on Asian space

After seeming to grow cool on his Chinese venture, the collector is now staging numerous shows and branching into Indian art

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China

Private museums bloom in Shanghai

Individuals and corporations are sharing their traditional and contemporary art collections with the public

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Art fairs

CIGE Beijing is still local and still finding its way

Loyal collectors and galleries keep contemporary show on the map

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Law

Collector and dealer Zhang Rui arrested

No access to lawyers, claims source

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News

Warhol’s famous athlete portraits stolen from collector Richard Weisman's home

A $1m reward is being offered

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Art market

Is China ready to recover from the collapse in prices that saw the disappearance of scores of galleries in the first months of this year?

Despite state subsidies and heavy promotion, not everyone is feeling the benefit

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Ullens buys Tayou at Venice Biennale

The collectors add work by Pascale Marthine Tayou to their extensive collection

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J.M.W. Turner

Tate Turners on tour: 'J.M.W. Turner' to be exhibited at Beijing's National Art Museum

Having travelled the US and Russia, the Turner exhibition will head to China

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Huang Yong Ping

“I always insist that the artist must be given carte blanche”: Interview with Huang Yong Ping

The artist discusses his work, politics, censorship, “fake art” and the Beijing Olympics

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Collectors

Meet China’s top collector of contemporary art

Guan Yi tells us about his plans to open a museum and sculpture park on a 16.5-acre plot of land in Beijing

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Exhibitions

Andy Warhol’s $28m “Athletes” in Chinese capital for the Games

The series will go on show at the Faurscho gallery in Beijing

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National Museum of China

New media exhibition as the "the coming of age show" for the National Museum of China

The country’s first major survey of new media took place in June—with a little help from MoMA, Tate, and several others

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Conveyor belt of directors continues as the world wonders, what is going on at the Ullens Center in Beijing?

Since it opened last November, four out of five senior curators and directors have left and one has apparently been redeployed

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China

Contemporary art chosen for new US embassy chosen “to connect” to China

The new embassy in Beijing, opening in August, will include art by Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, and others

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China

Increased talks of creating private museums in China

Amidst struggling contemporary art scene

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Collectors

Collector sells £15m Turner collection to buy Chinese contemporary art

Baron Ullens is acquiring new works for his Beijing gallery

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Beijing

Beijing's Art District to get its first Kunsthalle

Backed by businessman-collector Guy Ullens

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Imports and Exports

China and Italy team up to fight illicit trade

The joint effort will use satellite technology to help protect archaeological sites

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Art market

Success in China for Christie's following inaugural sale of modern and contemporary art

Auction report; 3rd November 2005

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Collectors

The eccentric Korean art collector and supermarket mogul C.I. Kim is to open a new branch of his Arario Gallery in Beijing

Arario Beijing claims to be “the world’s largest gallery”

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China

The great Chinese gold rush: Chinese art scene continues to blossom

Tate’s director of collections has visited China twice this year and MoMA trustees are also on their way

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Art market

A tour of the Shanghai and Beijing galleries

China’s economy may be faltering, but the Shanghai and Beijing contemporary art markets have expanded significantly since the Asian economic crisis last year

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Conservation & Preservation

Terracotta warriors attacked by mould

Tourism is causing a conservation nightmare

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Art market

A brief guide to Chinese contemporary art

China is in the news more and more as its economy booms and Hong Kong gets handed back this summer; Chinese art is beginning to penetrate Western consciousness

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Exhibitions

"China: cradle of knowledge" officially opens in Birmingham 25 February

Astonishing science and technology show from Peking