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Sharjah crowned capital of Islamic culture
Jan02

Sharjah crowned capital of Islamic culture

Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates is fast emerging as a cultural counterpoint to Dubai. It recently celebrated its new status as the Capital of Islamic Culture 2014. In 1998, Sharjah was named the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ by UNESCO, an honour Sharjah says it “richly deserved.” Sharjah says it has kept the spirit of its history alive by innovatively incorporating tradition into every aspect of contemporary...

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All set for London’s 20|21 Art Fair, 2014
Dec01

All set for London’s 20|21 Art Fair, 2014

The next 20|21 International Art Fair will take place in the prestigious and historic galleries of the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore, London SW7, from 15 to 18 May 2014, the organisers announced. Now in its eighth year, the fair moved from February to May in 2013, a change which was popular with both visitors and exhibitors. On show will be modern and contemporary art from Britain and around the world. There are a number of...

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Qianlong flask set to return home after record sale
Nov07

Qianlong flask set to return home after record sale

A rare Chinese vase is set to return to China after it was sold to a Hong Kong buyer for GBP 1,482,500. The so-called dragon moon flask, said to have been made for the Qianlong emperor and hidden for a century, was sold at Bonhams auction house in London 7 November 2013 for GBP 1,482,500, one of the highest prices achieved for any object in this year’s Asian Art Week auction sales. It was bought by a Hong Kong buyer and so it is...

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BOOK REVIEW: Lost Generation: Luo Zhenyu, Qing Loyalists and the Formation of Modern Chinese Culture
Nov03

BOOK REVIEW: Lost Generation: Luo Zhenyu, Qing Loyalists and the Formation of Modern Chinese Culture

YANG CHIA-LING and RODERICK WHITFIELD, eds, Lost Generation: Luo Zhenyu, Qing Loyalists and the Formation of Modern Chinese Culture. London: Saffron Books, 2012. 312pp.  ISBN 978-1-872843-57-7. Review by TIM BARRETT | You may buy this book here Until less than a generation ago the name of Luo Zhenyu was known to virtually everyone working on pre-modern China – certainly those working on early and medieval China. In some respects his...

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Art Edition Korea aims for global audience
Oct31

Art Edition Korea aims for global audience

Korea’s Art Edition 2013 has set sights on global audiences as it prepares for its latest edition 5-8 December 2013. More than 50 international galleries are expected to take part in the fair which will take place at SETEC, Seoul, under the auspices of the (South) Korea Print Photography Promotion Association with support from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Eastern Art Report is the art fair’s media...

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Hanmi Gallery: Getting there, slowly but surely

As it prepares for a formal launch next year, London’s up-and-coming Hani Gallery isn’t waiting for the painful processes of planning permissions, renovations and plastering to get in its way. The gallery’s ever optimistic and energetic director Heashin Kwak mounted a new show, the 25th so far, to present new work under an apt title, Breathing Space. Although Heashin Kwak has shown several Korean artists in past...

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