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See You For Fall Asia Week in New York

| July 16, 2015

Ai WeiWeiThe editors of AsiaWeekGuide.com are taking time off. We’ll be back before Fall Asia Week in New York to deliver the information and insights you need to make the most of the auctions, exhibitions and events. Meantime, check in occasionally because we will post occasionally. Thanks for visiting.

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Ai Weiwei Exhibitions in Beijing Allowed to Go On

| July 9, 2015

Ai WeiweiIt was announced by The Art Newspaper today that the dissident Ai Wei Wei appears to have weathered the Chinese government’s ban on showing in mainland galleries.  Although he is still not allowed to travel outside of China, there appears to have been a de facto lifting on his ability to show locally. “Ai Weiwei,” […]

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“Shirin Neshat: Facing History” at the Hirschhorn

| June 30, 2015

Unveiling (from the Women of Allah series)The  artist Shirin Neshat has become one of the most recognizable names to emerge from Iran’s contemporary art scene. Over the past two decades, he ha become known for black and white images with Persian calligraphy inscribed on them. They tend to be powerful, aggressive, often showing women in veils holding weapons. Now she is being honored […]

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Meet the Rubells – The Collectors Behind “28 Chinese”

| June 29, 2015

Chinese contemporary art28 Chinese, the exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, was a decade n the making. It began as a project of Don and Mera Rubell, the Miami- based collectors who began what has come become a world class contemporary art collection on $25 a month.  Their budget for 2015 – 2016 has not been […]

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Asian Art Museum Offers Public Programs On “28 Chinese”

| June 29, 2015

Spread B-051, 2010, by Xu Zhen (Chinese, b. 1977). Embroidery on canvas. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami. © Xu Zhen.A summer of contemporary art is in full swing at the Asian Art Museum in San Francico. The wealth of public programs exploring meaning and topics brought up in 8 Chinese offer something for everyone. The blockbuster exhibition of works by twenty-eight contemporary Chinese artists including Ai Weiwei, Zhang Huan and Huang Yong Ping and game changers like […]

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CAFI & Tiffany Honor National Ballet of China

| June 24, 2015

Pas de deux Peony PavilionAsiaWeekGuide.com joins the many ballet fans welcoming the National Ballet of China to New York. A series of performances in July will be the first in ten years.  Prior to performing, the company will be honored  at a cocktail reception on July 6 at Tiffany & Co. The evening is presented as a collaboration  the Consulate General of […]

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“28 Chinese” Explores Broad Perspectives of Contemporary Chinese Art

| June 14, 2015

Boat by Zhu-JinshiThe Asian Art Museum is busy mounting the summer exhibition 28 Chinese  that uses the work of 28 Chinese artists to present a broad picture of trends and movements of Chinese contemporary art. The show runs June 5 through August 14 and shows just 48 works of art. Among the artists in the spotlight are  Liu Wei, […]

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British Museum Sending 500 Items to Zayed National Museum

| June 4, 2015

British MuseumThe British Museum is sending 500 items to Abu Dhabi for a five-year exhibition at the Zayed National Museum, which is due to open in 2016, The Art Newspaper reported. The items on loan will come from the collection the museum considers its 5,000 “highlights.” Frequently lent to international exhibitions, they are generally out for three to six […]

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Gianguan Auctions Announces Book Celebrating 13 Years of Chinese Scroll Paintings

| June 4, 2015

Eagles detailA new book from Gianguan Auctions, the New York auction gallery with a decidedly international following, yesterday announced the publication of a new book: “Chronicle of Gianguan: Thirteen Years of Master Paintings and Calligraphy.” The volume, in catalog format, is a curated retrospective of highlights of Chinese paintings – ancient to contemporary – that have passed through […]

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Sean Parker, Tech Billionaire, Buys Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals

| June 4, 2015

Ai WeiWeiSean Parker, who a founder of the file sharing service Napster, a founding president of Facebook and board member of Spotify, has been named as the buyer of Ai Weiwei’s 2010 work “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads.”  The sale took place on February 12, 2015 at Philips Contemporary Art Evening in London. The price paid was […]

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