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Art exhibition in Dubai attracting global fans

The ongoing four-day 12th edition of the Dubai Art Fair is attracting global fans.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 17:26:58

Chinese artist Xiao Yu surprises with new interpretation of ancient Chinese symbology

Walking down to Beijing's 798 Art District and ducking into one of the alleys, you may come across a bungalow without any decorations on the outside aside from just a few words on the door, Xiao Yu: Translocation. Out of curiosity, you walk inside and subsequently realize that this was one of the best choices you have ever made since the exhibition inside is full of shock and surprise.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 18:03:39

Art world power shifts

Art world power is shifting to China as the second largest economy keeps its growth momentum, a senior industry leader has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 17:53:40

Afghan artists haunt warlords with graffiti campaign

For days Hamida Barmaki's smiling face stared out over traffic in Kabul, painted in a towering mural near the home of the warlord blamed for her death, until it was mysteriously covered over in white.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/22 17:48:39

Profs urge greater voice in academic platform

Professors called for greater participation in data sharing after China's first comprehensive academic mapping platform was launched on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/21 23:13:41

Truffle-addicted Kuwaitis flock to specialty souk

White or beige, but never black, the “desert truffle” is a rare delicacy with a dedicated marketplace in Kuwait, where remnants of the Iraqi invasion and changing weather patterns have decimated local production.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/21 18:57:45

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich has art lovers doubting their own eyes

Thousands of visitors have posed on his trompe-l'oeil facades, he made the pointed tip of the Buenos Aires Obelisk disappear and he even tricked visitors into thinking they were seeing others underwater in a giant pool.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/21 17:03:39

Giacometti's studio comes to Paris

Dozens of unseen works by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti - the world's most expensive sculptor - will go on display for the first time in June when a reconstruction of his famously decrepit studio opens in Paris.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/20 15:58:39

Artist Qiu Zhijie's Colorful Lantern Scroll Project debuts at Beijing Minsheng Art Museum

Inspired by the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) painting Colorful Lantern Scroll, which features scenes of people celebrating the traditional Lantern Festival as well as depictions of everyday urban life, Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie is making an ambitious attempt to recreate the scenes from the painting in real life with his Colorful Lantern Scroll Project.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 17:38:39

Portugal Fashion festival gets under way in Lisbon

Models present creations of the brand "Storytalors" during the 42nd edition of the Portugal Fashion festival in Lisbon, Portugal, March 17, 2018. The 42nd edition of the Portugal Fashion festival got under way on Saturday with a series of catwalk shows at the new Lisbon cruise ship terminal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 19:34:12

LEGO Fun Fest 2018 held in Bogota, Colombia

A boy plays with LEGO plastic bricks during the LEGO Fun Fest 2018, in Bogota, Colombia, on March 16, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 21:26:44

Public viewing of Christie's Asian Art Week in New York

A visitor (R) takes photos of Bodhisattva by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian during the public viewing of Christie's Asian Art Week in New York, the United States, on March 16, 2018. Christie's on Friday kicked off its Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 16 to March 23. This season presents six distinct auctions including Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art, etc.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 21:07:56

Dubai launches multi-day celebrations towards Int'l Happiness Day

A parade named the journey of happiness kicked off Thursday in Dubai, the tourism metropolis of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking the upcoming International Day of Happiness.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/16 21:20:45

Lisbon Fashion Week reaches stylish conclusion

The 50th edition of Lisbon Fashion Week came to a close on March 11 with catwalk shows in two venues located inside the Eduardo VII central park.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 18:35:38

"Wisdom in the hands" bridges Chinese and Western cultures

How does one depict interaction between Chinese and Western cultures? Sculptor Wu Weishan had an idea: juxtaposing Qi Baishi and Leonardo da Vinci.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 10:08:58

Glenstone to become one of the US' biggest private art museums

Glenstone, the museum of modern and contemporary art just outside Washington, announced on Monday a massive expansion set to open October 4 that would make it one of the US' largest such private institutions.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/14 17:03:40

Theft of Terracotta Warrior thumb demonstrates need for increased protection of Chinese relics abroad

During the ongoing Two Sessions in China, Wang Chunfa, the director of the National Museum of China, emphasized the importance of implementing safeguard measures when exhibiting Chinese historical treasures overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 18:08:39

Creations of Luis Carvalho presented at Lisbon Fashion Week

Models present creations of Portuguese designer Luis Carvalho during the Lisbon Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018/19 in Lisbon, Portugal, March 10, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/11 21:18:13