Art In America

Xu Zhen’s Brand of Armory Show

Xu Zhen, the wily Shanghai-based artist commissioned to spearhead this year's China Focus at the Armory Show in New York (Mar. 6-9) and to design the graphic identity for the fair, seems at first blush like a highly unlikely choice.

Invisible Ink

"Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China," now at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, seems at first to be a long-awaited corrective to Western myopia in regard to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.

Getting Over, Chinese-style: An Interview with Arthur Ou

Featuring works by 10 artists such as Ming Wong, Chen Chieh-jen, Cao Fei, Lee Kit and Michael Lin, the exhibition "Cross-Strait Relations" takes on the charged issue of mainland China's relationship with Taiwan.

From Model to Maven: An Interview with Dealer Wanwan Lei

First known in the international art world as muse and model for the Chinese painter Liu Ye, Jenny Lui—who now prefers to be known as Wanwan Lei—has recently established herself as a roving dealer-curator with a sharp eye for emerging...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

Herzog & de Meuron To Design Hong Kong’s M+

Hong Kong's long-delayed dream of a major museum for modern andcontemporary art has come a big step closer to realization. The Swissarchitectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, in conjunction with theLondon-Hong Kong firm TFP Farrells, has been tapped to...

A Chinese Biennale?

Based solely on numbers, this year's Venice Biennale could be regarded—with only slight exaggeration—as a giant survey of contemporary Chinese art with some Western work mixed in for balance.

China: One Country, Three Pavilions

Every two years, the art world gets a vivid reminder of China's complex sovereignty issues and ongoing identity concerns—in the form of three separate pavilions at the Venice Biennale.  

Breaking Out in Shanghai

Exactly who will be next to win critical acclaim and instant riches has become a burning question in China over the past several months.

Zhang Xiaogang's Surprise Sculptures

Zhang Xiaogang, for over two decades China's most critically celebrated and highest earning contemporary oil painter, is about to reveal a surprise move into sculpture. Opening Mar. 28 at two Pace Gallery locations in Chelsea (508 and 510 West 25th...

June Yap's Asia

June Yap recently spoke to A.i.A. about her curatorial objectives for "No Country," her vision of the culturally diverse region it surveys, and the overall goals of the Guggenheim UBS Map Initiative.

TEFAF Targets China

If all goes well, the first TEFAF Beijing would take place in 2014.

Artists in Babylon

THE BASIC UNIT OF THOUGHT in Hong Kong, my Chinese friends joke, is dollars per square foot. Not so funny if you’re an artist trying to find adequate space to live and work—or wanting to address something other than a collector’s likely financial...

Global Pros Pick New Chinese Artists

Who's next in China? Ever since the country's first wave of avant-garde artists hit the international scene so forcefully in the early 2000s, that question has been on the mind of critics, curators, dealers and—above all—collectors both in the West...

Andrew Sarris, Auteurist, has Died

Film critic Andrew Sarris, whose writings on auteur theory helped movie directors gain acceptance as artists, passed away yesterday at St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan. He was 83.

Sigg Collection Goes to Hong Kong's M+

Ending years of speculation, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority today announced that the Uli Sigg collection, the world's premier trove of contemporary Chinese art, will go to the M+ museum in Hong Kong. Slated to open in 2017, M+ will...

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