SEATTLE – Through June 30, 2023, the Seattle Asian Art Museum presents Beyond the Mountain: Contemporary Chinese Artists on the Classical Forms, its second special exhibition since the 2020 debut of the reimagined and reinstalled museum. Beyond the Mountain features work by six contemporary Chinese artists that takes as inspiration the classical mediums and subjects of Chinese art — ink on paper, archaeological artifacts, and landscape painting — to tackle urgent and complex present-day issues. Creating in a range of media, including video, multimedia installation, painting and photography, these artists address ideas including globalization, migration and the impact of human life on the natural world.
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LISBON – Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most famous artists, and many regard him as one of the world’s greatest living ones. Working with the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, he helped design the Bird’s Nest Stadium, the centerpiece of Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympics. The stadium in northern Beijing, instantly recognizable for its weave of curving steel beams, will also host the opening ceremony for Beijing’s Winter Olympics on Feb. 4.
In the design phase, Ai hoped the stadium’s latticework form and the presence of the Olympics would symbolize China’s new openness. He was disappointed. He has repeatedly described the stadium and the 2008 Olympics as a “fake smile” that China presented to the world. Ai expects the Winter Games to offer more of the same.
HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong’s swanky new M+ museum – Asia’s largest gallery with a billion-dollar collection – opened earlier this month amid controversy regarding politics and censorship.
LOS ANGELES— The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation. Featuring Ai Weiwei, Huang Yong Ping, Wang Guangyi, Xu Bing, and more, the exhibition brings together 20 works of Chinese contemporary art created by 15 artists in response to international trade, political conflict, and global artistic exchange. Drawn from Yuz Foundation’s esteemed collection of contemporary art, Legacies of Exchange spotlights encounters, exchanges, and collisions between China and the West. This exhibition is part of LACMA’s ongoing collaboration with Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China and Qatar Museums in Doha, a joint effort to create exhibitions and to provide the museums with greater access to a more diverse collection of artworks. The exhibition opened July 4 and continues through March 13, 2022.
MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers is excited to announce the Postwar & Contemporary Art + Design sale taking place on June 9, beginning at 10 am Pacific time. We are thrilled to offer property from two private notable collections in this 227-lot sale: the collection of the Dharam Damama’s, an internationally acclaimed dealer/collector duo, and the Blake Byrne collection. Both are sure to thrill modern and contemporary art lovers alike. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.