Chinese art

‘Chinese Banksy’ hits Miami streets

Badiucao's wild poster campaign focuses on country's human rights violations

Very dishy: small bowl in British Museum revealed to be extremely rare Chinese imperial ceramic

Previously thought to be Korean, the brush washer has been newly identified as being nearly 1,000 years old and manufactured at the imperial Ru kiln

By Art Matters—Hangzhou's new contemporary art museum—announces inaugural programme

Curator Francesco Bonami leads long-awaited Chinese kunsthalle with a Theaster Gates-designed concept store and artist residency

Chinese gold sculpture breaks German auction record at €14m—almost triple the previous high

A Chinese collector bought the 15th century gold and bronze Ming-dynasty sculpture of the god Vajrabhairava earlier today

Exhibitions at new $450m Hong Kong Palace Museum will offer ‘a fresh, contemporary interpretation of Chinese culture’

Director Louis Ng insists that the institution—due to open in 2022—will be distinct from its namesake in Beijing's Forbidden City


Consulates provide new safe haven for political art in China

Artists tackling contentious issues have found an unlikely home in the form of foreign diplomatic services such as the Goethe-Institut and consular residences


'We cannot build a truly globalised art world without China'

Artistic exchange has been vital to the mutual understanding between China and the West, says Karen Smith, the director of OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Xi’an, China

Gaylord Chan—one of the last of a generation of Hong Kong Modernist painters—has died, aged 95

The artist was known for his brightly coloured abstract works, and as the founder of an art school that fostered a new generation of well-known artists

Chinese artist and provocateur Huang Yong Ping has died, aged 65

Curator and collaborator Hou Hanru says that the late Chinese artist provided “an alternative viewpoint on the world”

Met's “Riverbank” row rages over attribution debate

Experts prepare to fight it out at the Metropolitan as the painting bought from artist-collector C.C. Wang goes on display

US-China trade war expands to books and maps as newly increased tariff hits art imports

Trump's tariff of 15% on Chinese art that went into effect 1 September also applies to the antiquarian trade, further frustrating dealers and auction houses

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The Trump administration’s tariffs will not hurt China but they will hurt the US art trade

Art organisations join other US businesses at a series of hearings this week in Washington, DC on the proposed 25% tariff on $300bn worth of Chinese goods

Fragile inheritance: US museums bridge skills gap in conservation of Chinese paintings

Philanthropic funding assures new training for the next generation of masters to emerge

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Liu Ye announced as David Zwirner's first Chinese artist following gallery's Hong Kong expansion

Zwirner plans to hold a solo exhibition of Liu's work in New York next year

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Betye Saar’s washboard works to Shen Fan’s playful abstraction

Why a six-ton scholar’s rock is making its way from China to Texas

A low-key request from the San Antonio Museum of Art director resulted in a big gift from Lake Taihu near Wuxi

Mega-galleries bank on Chinese art at Frieze

Trend follows dealers’ move into Eastern market

Chinese art and antiquities spared from Trump’s tariffs

Auction houses and art dealers express ‘relief’ even as the US-China trade war escalates

West Coast wave of Ai Weiwei shows puts Chinese artist in Los Angeles spotlight

Activist launches Jeffrey Deitch’s new Hollywood gallery and will show works with talent agency UTA

National Gallery names art historian Wu Hung as 2019 Mellon Lecturer

The scholar will give six talks surveying more than 2,000 years of Chinese history

Controversial animal works pulled from Guggenheim New York will go on show in Bilbao

Contemporary Chinese installations drew 'threats of violence' from animal rights activists last year

Bronze looted from Summer Palace sells for £410,000 despite protest from China

Chinese authorities tried to stop the UK auction of the Tiger Ying vessel, which was taken by a British soldier in 1860

From Beijing to Mayfair: French dealer to open new gallery in London

Specialist Hadrien de Montferrand brings a unique mix of influences to his work

Asia Week auctions reveal breadth of the market

Christie’s and Sotheby’s dominate in terms of value but smaller firms can compete in the field of Asian art, with the internet’s help

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

Asian Art in London celebrates two decades with Six Dynasties

Exhibition of US TV agent Norman Kurland's collection of ancient Chinese art is a highlight of 20th anniversary event

David Tang, fashion entrepreneur and Chinese art collector, dies aged 63

Founder of fashion brand Shanghai Tang displayed pieces from his collection in his clubs and restaurants

Chinese institutions work with the Metropolitan for groundbreaking exhibition

'Age of Empires' explores the art of the Qin and Han dynasties

Qianlong seal scooped up by Chinese collector for €21m at Paris auction

The object, owned by one of China’s longest serving emperors, sold for more than 20 times its estimate

Restoration gives British Museum’s Amitabha Buddha a reason to smile

Bank of America sponsored the monumental statue’s first full conservation in 25 years

China show for Vuitton museum

Beijing's Ullens Center to help co-organise Paris exhibition

Sartorial artistry: Susan Jenkins discusses Eastern influence on Western fashion

The exhibition offers an overview of how Chinese culture has influenced Western fashion

China relaxes de facto ban on showing Ai Weiwei’s art

Artist surprised after four exhibitions are allowed to open in Beijing—but international travel is still off-limits

Cass Sculpture Foundation announces major Chinese art show in 2016

Large-scale installations by contemporary Chinese artists are being specially commissioned for next year

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Frieze launches charm offensive to tempt China, with Fiac not far behind

Frieze welcomes UK’s new visa rules for visitors as event’s co-founder prepares to “increase the dialogue” with Chinese artists and galleries


Uli Sigg film on his rational and comprehensive attitude to collecting Chinese contemporary art

Sigg reveals that he didn’t necessarily like some of the contemporary art he bought


Taipei takes attendance top spot with loans from China

Asian art is in the ascendancy globally, while in Europe, Salvador Dalí reigns supreme


Most Chinese paintings in the V&A are fake

Artist-forgers have fooled Chinese collectors for centuries, as museums in the West are now discovering


Connoisseur collectors: A story of ten approaches to acquiring art

From Liechtenstein to Lisbon, these collectors discuss their interests and methods

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Uli Sigg's huge gift to Hong Kong museum M+

The Swiss collector is donating 1,463 Chinese contemporary works, with plans to sell another 47

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What Chinese collectors are really buying

While ancient art and ceramics remain popular, Contemporary Chinese art is taking off at home, and buyers outside the mainland are slowly looking toward Western art

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Rich inland cities become players on Chinese art scene

Sotheby’s goes west as art centres spring up beyond the traditional coastal base

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Qianlong seal finally finds a buyer

After the first sale fell through, the seal's second buyer gets a bargain

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Local collectors pick and choose in Chinese art and ceramics sales, with unsold lots increasing in key auctions

The days when buyers would pay top prices for any work seem to be over, as a maturing market becomes more selective and sensitive to change in the global economy

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Records tumble as the Chinese mainland embraces its modernists

“Modern Chinese art has one goal: how to merge western art and Chinese art. Now Chinese collectors recognise the value of these works.”

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CIGE Beijing is still local and still finding its way

Loyal collectors and galleries keep contemporary show on the map

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Art market's '08 boom and bust reflected in Chinese contemporary art sales

Figures saw buyers losing interest in the genre, before they regained confidence early last year

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Booming Chinese economy boosts art market

But emphasis is still on traditional works, with less understanding of contemporary art

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Chinese auction data lacks credibility

Leading British university research questions saleroom reporting