Lisa Movius

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China

Pompidou pops up in Chengdu but 'is not considering a permanent presence'

French museum takes Cosmopolis biennial platform to southwestern China less than a year before Shanghai outpost opens

Analysis
Art market

Is Hong Kong 'the problem solver for the global art industry'? Fine Art Asia's director thinks so

Andy Hei says tax advantages and broad Asian clientele help keep city's edge of Mainland China—but he is not deterred from holding Beijing fair this month

Review
Gwangju Biennale

Gwangju Biennale's 11 curators delve into South Korea's hidden traumas

The theme of Imagined Borders addresses the fraught relationship with the North as well as global tensions surrounding migration and identity

News
China

Chinese curator and critic Li Bowen resigns editor post following anonymous allegations

Highlighting a “gray area between morality and law”, a WeChat user has accused Li of a pattern of emotional abuse and deceptive behaviour

Analysis
Art market

Fair’s fair? The murky world of stand costs

Research by The Art Newspaper uncovers wide disparity in both fee structures and transparency

News
Museums

Cao Fei gets double exposure with two exhibitions on home territory

Show at Hong Kong's Tai Kwun is artist's first major retrospective in greater China

News
Museums

Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art to open 'Guggenheimian' second museum

New space, with portions burrowed under the sand, will be located by the Bohai Sea shoreline

News
Activism

Philippines Supreme Court upholds conviction of artist-activist Carlos Celdran for 'offending religious feelings'

Case against Filipino artist who protested in support of reproductive rights in Manila Cathedral, continues as solicitor general asks court to reconsider

News
Museums

Construction of Hong Kong's M+ Museum will not be delayed after main contractor fired

West Kowloon Cultural District terminated Hsin Chong's contract on the grounds of insolvency

News
Museums

Chengdu MoCA quashes rumours of demise but its problems are endemic in China’s art museums

Institution’s difficulties echo experiences of other new Chinese cultural spaces linked to property developments

News
Ai Weiwei

Chinese authorities demolish Ai Weiwei's studio in Beijing

The space is latest artistic casualty in the city's gentrification campaign

News
Art market

Beijing’s Caochangdi galleries given two weeks’ notice to relocate ahead of demolition

Among those affected are the Hong Kong-based de Sarthe Gallery, which opened in Beijing in 2014, and X Gallery

News
Museums

Three Chinese cities in the running to host Musée Rodin outpost

Paris museum will lend the new space more than 100 of the artist’s works

News
Art Basel 2018

ShanghArt and Waldburger Wouters to open project space during Art Basel

This will be the first time a major Chinese gallery has opened a space in Europe

News
Art market

Zao Wou-Ki dominates Hong Kong auctions

Chinese-French Modern master continues to lead Chinese Modern art market

News
Openings

Hong Kong museums scene finally on the rise, as Central Police Station opens

Long-awaited Tai Kwun complex will give local artists a world-class exhibition space

News
China

Massive arts district to launch in 2019 in valley near Beijing

“Eco-city” announced at Venice Architecture Biennale will include a museum, artists’ studios and an art park

News
Art market

Art Stage Jakarta 2018 cancelled amid unrest in Indonesia

Organisers cite the Asian Games and country's presidential election next April as reasons for the decision, but say fair will return in 2019

News
Politics

Women beaten at Beijing’s 798 Art District for wearing rainbow badges

The attack on the two young women by 798 security staff has been condemned by LGBT groups, online activists and China’s art world

News
Museums

Leading Chinese art academy opens international design museum

Alvaro Siza-designed space in Hangzhou celebrates Germany’s influential Bauhaus school

News
Art fairs

Brisk sales at inaugural edition of Art Chengdu in Sichuan

Local institutions and high-income individuals among fair's busier collectors

News
Art market

Two new art fairs hope to tap into mainland China market

Art Chengdu and JingArt aim to join the first rank of the country’s burgeoning events calendars

News
Art market

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

Feature
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

No end to gender woes? Time’s not up in Asia

There is a gross gender imbalance across the Asian art world, but the representation of female artists, curators and dealers is also on the rise in the region

News
Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Artists shortlisted for 2018 BMW Art Journey

Astha Butail, the winner of last year's prize, is previewing her upcoming project at Art Basel Hong Kong

Preview
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Spotlight on… Art Central in Hong Kong

What to see at Art Basel in Hong Kong's satellite fair

Interview
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Five minutes with... David Zwirner

Speaking in January ahead of his Hong Kong space's grand opening, the US and UK-based dealer explains the challenges and opportunities of the city

News
Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Arresting development: a peek at Hong Kong's Central Police Station

Long-awaited heritage and arts centre, Tai Kwun, is expected to open in May

News
Controversies

Chinese art professor responds to sexual assault allegations

Xu Gang has been dismissed as curator of the Shenzhen Biennale

News
Art market

Will new global galleries stifle competition in Hong Kong?

Opportunity knocks, but there is a risk that it will deliver a blow to local artists and gallerists

News
China

Shanghai's East Bund on the rise as museums building boom continues

State-backed projects along Huangpu river could rival West Bund's private museums and galleries

News
China

Antique ivory not affected by China's complete trading ban

Regulation follows partial ban and intensive public campaign

News
Biennials & festivals

Shanghai Biennale 2018 to focus on the 'ambivalence of the present age'

Head curator Cuauhtémoc Medina draws on ee cumming's concept of proregression

News
Museums

London's Serpentine Gallery to open pavilion in Beijing

Space designed by Jiakun artchitects will draw inspiration from Confucianism

News
Art market

David Zwirner on opening his 'second wave' Hong Kong gallery

New York dealer credits first generation of overseas galleries with creating audience for Western art, but will not show Asian artists 'right off the bat'

News
Art market

China Guardian to open new flagship in Beijing

The art centre, designed by Ole Scheeren, is the first purpose-built for auctions in the country and will open this spring

News
Museums

China gets first state-funded photo museum

Foto Lianzhou festival paves the way for city’s permanent venue devoted to the medium

News
Museums

Ink art museum opens in Shanghai suburb

Baolong Art Museum is backed by the collector Xu Jiankang

News
Biennials & festivals

Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda named co-curators of next Taipei Biennale

Exhibition opening in November will explore grassroots communities

News
Art market

Pace reveals details of its new Hong Kong space

Yoshitomo Nara show to inaugurate the new gallery during the week of Art Basel in Hong Kong

News
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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Politics

Beijing artist who filmed mass evictions of migrants released on bail

Hua Yong was arrested after posting images of government crackdown

News
Politics

China lifts ban on Korean art

Embargo was enforced after South Korea installed air-defence system amid tensions with North Korea

News
Design

V&A's first foray into China opens to visitors

Design Society in Shenzhen, steered by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, unveils four galleries this month, with two to follow in 2018

News
Photography

Photographer Lu Guang reveals how China’s love of bloodwood is destroying African forests

Collaboration with Greenpeace documents logging in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Feature
Podcast

Podcast episode nine: $450m! The Leonardo breaks all records

How the art sale of the century happened, with Judd Tully, our man in the salesroom. Plus, a new museum in Indonesia

News
Art market

International players vie for a slice of Shanghai

Art021 and West Bund Art & Design fairs open as galleries, fairs and museums move in on city's fast-growing art scene

News
Openings

Indonesia's grassroots scene gains major private museum

Collector founds Museum Macan to fill gap in country's cultural infrastructure

News
Museums

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art sold to Chinese investors

Leading Beijing museum had been on the market since June 2016

News
Art market

Record breaking Chinese brush washer points to demand for Song ceramics in Hong Kong

At HK$294.3m, the Ru ware piece set a record for a Chinese ceramic at Sotheby's during Hong Kong's busy autumn auction and fair series

Feature
Podcast

Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene

The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker

News
Art market

Fine Art Asia's diverse offering, from gold deities to gelatin silver prints

The 12th Fine Art Asia fair will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 September-3 October

News
Museums

Chinese hotelier-collector opens Shanghai's newest private museum

Zheng Hao's How Art Museum shares works with his 'art hotel'

News
Budi Tek

Budi Tek presses China to make his Yuz Museum public

New laws are needed for private museums to outlive their founders, collector says

News
LGBTQ

First-ever museum show celebrating queer Asian art opens in Taiwan

Exhibition marks country's May ruling setting stage to legalise gay marriage

News
Obituaries

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

News
China

Zhao Bandi’s party crashed by censorship at the Ullens Center in Beijing

Reproductions replace two works in his solo show, China Party, that were banned for import

News
Obituaries

China's artists defy censorship ban to mourn Liu Xiaobo

Dissident activist and Nobel laureate was last sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2009 and died in custody

News
China

Chinese art world goes fur crazy for cats on WeChat

Feline-themed group is providing a talking point for artists, curators and administrators