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Korean Art Show Fits Nicely Into Hamptons Art Week

| July 13, 2014

Korean Contemporary ArtGiven the popularity of the The Kroean Art Show in the Hamptons, one wonders if a summer-time Asia Week is not far behind for the East End. The Korean Art Show is currently running as component of ArtHamptons, the large contemporary fair that occupies NOVA’s Ark in Bridgehampton.  And the galleries were swamped. There is something different […]

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Katmandu Valley Preservation Trust In Action

| July 9, 2014

Temple at Sundari ChowkAsian art, artifacts and architecture face an ongoing battle with urbanization, natural disasters and human interference. Among the leading preservation societies is the  Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT). Katmandu is among the three top tourist sites in the world. It is It is is the gateway to tourism in Nepal as well as the hub of […]

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“Roads of Arabia” Sheds New Light on Arabia’s Rich Cultural History

| July 8, 2014

Asian Art MuseumThe middle east is again making news in the world of US exhibitions.  This time, a survey of Saudi Arabia’s art and heritage in the form of a traveling exhibition that originated at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, will open at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco in the fall of this year.  Featuring […]

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Syrian Situation Informs Works of Lebanese Artist Mounira Al Solh

| July 8, 2014

Middle Eastern Contemporary ArtThe concept of global awareness of art cannot exist without an awareness of the situations artists encounter in their daily lives. Whether religion, politics, personal pressures or a revolution, the impact resonates throughout the creative efforts. This is particularly true of the works of Mounira Al Solh, whose current exhibition was recently reviewed in  Reorientmag.com by […]

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Tibetan Mind Sciences Converge in Two Year Program at Nalanda Institute

| July 8, 2014

Tibetan Healing ArtsWhile the highly popular and collectible arts of Asia tend to be visual, many collectors are as inspired by the the cultural aspect of Buddhism as they are by the art that is created by artists who have come of age with the philosophy an integral part of their approach.   Today we look at one aspect of […]

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Competition for Global Asian Art $$ Culminates in March 2015 Conflicts

| July 7, 2014

Magic MoneyThe competition for market share in the arena of Asian art, contemporary and antique, hits a crescendo in March, 2015, when the strength of Spring Asia Week New York goes up against the strength of Art Basel Hong Kong show.  Art Basel Hong Kong recently announced it will move from its May spot during Asia […]

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“Enter the Mandala” Invites You to Enter Another Realm

| July 3, 2014

MandalaIn an exhibition at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, the title “Enter the Mandala” is more than play on words for the remarkable vehicles that encourage mediation.  A three-dimensional mandala haa been ceated to provide visitors with a virtual taste of what it might be like to discover it it could feel like to be inside one one […]

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“Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945″ at Seattle

| July 3, 2014

Deluded DemonArt deco’s message of modernism and style rippled through Japan’s artistic circles just as Tokyo was rebuilding and modernizing in the wake of the 1923 earthquake. It then continued with almost nationalistic fervor until 1943, the year that Japan’s military fortunes changed and the creation of luxury objects came to a halt. the first survey […]

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ArtHamptons Is Home To Korea Contemporary

| June 26, 2014

Korean Contemporary ArtArtHamptons kicks off of the high season in and around New York’s East End.  Attended by art patrons, celebrities, philanthropists, collectors  and summer residences alike, the contemporary art fair is now in its seventh running.  This year, ArtHamptons will, in addition to its impressive list of international gallerists, be home to Korea Contemporary. Korea Contemporary […]

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The Case of Harvard’s Missing Jade Censer

| June 26, 2014

Stolen Chinese ArtIn 1942, art collector Ernest Dane, an 1892 Harvard grad, and his wife donated an ornamental Qing Dynasty jade censer to the university’s  Fogg Art Museum.  The 6½ inches tall and 7 inches wide jade censer features a lion on the lid and hand carved rings on the side held in the mouth of beasts.   It remained […]

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