17 septembre 2018

'Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present' at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - A unique thangka, a scroll painting, from the personal collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been made available for the exhibition Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present. Made in Tibet in the nineteenth century, the scroll painting is one of a series illustrating the story of Buddha’s life. On Saturday 15 September, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will perform the official opening of the new exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and he will view the thangka in its temporary home. A... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2017

Landmark exhibition brings Ai Weiwei's vision to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids

Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree. Photo by Dean Van Dis  RAPIDS, MICH.- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, announces a landmark exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. “Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural, State” is his first show in the upper Midwest as well as the first of its kind for the artist at a botanic garden. Ai Weiwei has emerged as one of the defining cultural voices for the 21st... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2016

Ai Weiwei populates Lisson Gallery New York with felled, cast-iron tree trunks

Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree Trunk, 2015. Cast iron. 503 x 195 x 100 cm. 198 x 76 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery. NEW YORK, NY.- For his first solo exhibition with Lisson New York, Ai Weiwei populates the gallery with felled, cast-iron tree trunks, nearly sixteen feet in length, and a series of iron root sculptures set against the backdrop of a new wallpaper installation. Situated among the beams of the High Line exposed entirely in this exhibition for the first time, the seven sculptures on display... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2016

Kneaded Knowledge. The Language of Ceramics at Kunsthaus Graz

  Ai Weiwei, Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo, 1994, urn from Western Han dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD) and paint. Photo: Studio Ai Weiwei, © Ai Weiwei. M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong. by donation. Some of the earliest artworks were ceramics. The European Modern Era was shaped by the insatiable desire for Chinese porcelain, for which the highest prices were paid. Whether functional containers or artworks, ceramics travelled over the whole globe from time immemorial, connecting cultures that knew little of one another.... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Contemporary Asian Art Autumn Sales 2016

Liu Xiaodong, Showered in Sunlight, 1990, oil on canvas, 180 x 195.  Est. HK$ 15,000,000 – 20,000,000/ US$ 1,940,000 – 2,580,000 (Evening Sale Item). Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Contemporary Asian Art Autumn Sales will take place from 2 to 3 October 2016 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Evening Sale on 2 October offers prime representative works by renowned Chinese, Japanese and Korean contemporary artists, including Zeng Fanzhi, Liu... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2016

Self-portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei explored at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

'Facing the World | Self-Portraits Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei' EDINBURGH.- The many extraordinary ways that artists have created works using their own image are being explored in a major international exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this summer. From Rembrandt’s famously unflinching treatment of his ageing reflection to Ai Weiwei’s politically charged use of social media, artists have chosen a multitude of strategies to portray themselves, for reasons ranging from self-promotion to the questioning of... [Lire la suite]

29 juin 2016

Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Bronze arm, 2004

Lot 231. Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Bronze arm, bronze, 14 by 68 by 34 cm. 5 1/2 by 6 3/4 y 13 3/8 in. Executed in 2004, this work is from an edition of 10. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP (63,405 - 88,767 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired from the artist by the present owner in April 2006 Bibliography: Urs Miele, Ed., Ai Weiwei: 2004-2007, Beijing 2007, p. 103, illustrated (marble version)Karen Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Bernard... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2016

Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Han dynasty vases in auto paint, 2014

Lot 46. Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Han dynasty vases in auto paint, signed, dated 2014 and numbered 5 on the bottom of the golden vase Han Dynasty vases in auto paint, in 5 parts. Executed in 2014, this work is unique. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 191,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Green vase: 37 by 44 by 44 cm. 14 1/2 by 17 1/4 by 17 1/4 in. Blue vase: 35 by 46 by 46 cm. 13 3/4 by 18 1/8 by 18 1/8 in. Purple vase: 38 by 46 by 46 cm. 15 by 18... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2016

Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Map of China, 2006

Lot 29. Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Map of China, tieli wood from dismantled Qing dynasty temples, 80 by 160 by 160 cm. 31 1/2 63 by 63 in. Executed in 2006, this work is unique. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 GBP (1,199,004 - 1,798,506 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne Private Collection, Switzerland Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009 Bibliography: Uta Grosenick and Caspar H. Schübbe, Eds., China Art... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2016

Heong Gallery presents Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's first exhibition in Cambridge

Cat with Heong Gallery model, 2015. Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio. CAMBRIDGE.- Ai Weiwei’s much-loved trees have been installed at The Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge. Ai Weiwei: Cubes and Trees (17 June–9 October 2016), focusses on two popular series of works – cubes and trees – which are being shown alongside objects and videos not previously seen in the UK. The exhibition includes a film made this year on the island of Lesbos, where Ai has been working with refugees as they arrive in Europe. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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