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Towards Asia

Towards Asia

The annual turnover of auctions sales of art’s works in the world jumped by 21 % in 2011 (a crisis? what crisis?), reaching an unprecedented 11.54 billion dollar level (8.7 billion euro). And China is leading with a market share above 41 % (!), according to data published by the […]

The problems facing China’s private museums: a vanity’s question?

The problems facing China’s private museums: a vanity’s question?

In China, government interference with private museums can take many and peculiar forms. For the reopening of Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum on 15 October, it was all about monkeys. The artist Zhang Huan’s Q-Confucius No. 6, 2011, was originally meant to include a mechanical figure of Confucius in a cage, […]