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CHINA Turkey Art

“Post-Sense and Sensibility: Revel,” 2001  
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Yokohama Museum of Art exhibits Southeast Asia contemporary art taken from the Singapore Art Museum
"Welcome to the Jungle" introduces the contemporary art of Southeast Asia since 1999 showcasing 28 works (sculpture, painting, video, photography, and others) by 25 artists from 8 countries: Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.
International galleries hope to broaden collectors’ taste in art
Many believe that the arrival of Art Basel Hong Kong and a growing number of museums and commercial galleries showing international art on the mainland and in Hong Kong will broaden collectors’ taste for contemporary art.
Taikang Space opens a group exhibition of 27 artists whose work relates to politics in Beijing
The Su Wenxiang-curated exhibition “Pessimism or Resistance” at Taikang Space encapsulates through it’s title an immediate atmosphere of political opposition. Yet the title appears dissociated from the exhibition itself as it lingers at the gallery entrance almost drifting like a soft cloud above the visitor’s head.
Wang Xingwei: The essentials of Xingwei’s paintings
Wang Xingwei’s paintings are not limited to a particular style or system; instead he repeatedly reaches back into the (visual) history of painting. By continuously disrupting and later reconstructing the timeline of painting concepts, Wang finds cracks that can be woven into an actual experience, consequently writing his own personal history of painting.
Zhao Yao and his serial performance
In his work, Zhao Yao has established a sound and sustainable mode of exhibiting, which he describes as “serial performance.” Rooted from his suspicion regarding all formalized complacencies within contemporary art, his method allows him to engage in ongoing strikes against mechanisms throughout the exhibition besides his own working process.

RUSSIA Turkey Art

Photo: Vadim Zakharov. Danaё Russian Pavilion, Venice, 2013,Views of the installation,Photos by Daniel Zakharov  
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National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) organizes sculpture exhibition in The Hague, Netherlands.
Until the end of October 2013, participating artists such as Alexander Brodsky, Vadim Zakharov, Oleg Kulik, Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina, Recycle Group, Aidan Salakhova, Leonid Sokov exhibit their sculptures in the private museum Beelden aan Zee.
First contemporary Russian art auction house “Vladey” to be opened in Moscow in May 2013 at the Red October art gallery space.
The auction house’s founder, Vladimir Ovcharenko, managed to sell 42 out 54 lots to collectors, which included paintings, sculptures, graphics and collages, for more than €500,000 ($640,000) in total.
17 established Russian galleries from Moscow and Saint Petersburg organize a new art fair: “Art Space Event”.
The main idea of the new art fair which is to take place twice a year, is to unite all galleries in one space and to give room to art depite showcasing the galleries themselves.
Vadim Zakharov represents Russia on 55th Venice Biennale with an impressive installation called “Danaë”.
Depite great satisfaction from the Russian art scene, the international art scene showed no reaction to Zakharov’s presentation in Venice.
Just as every year, the Moscow art and architecture scene moves to Nikola-Lenivets village to attend the “Arch-Stoyanie” festival.
Nikola-Lenivets is the only park in Russia that showcases landscape installations and land-art objects created by leading Russian and international artists. Many of them have become iconic figures for modern art.
You can read more Russian news on BLOUIN ARTINFO Russia, more international news on BLOUIN ARTINFO International.


Mohammed Kazem, Directions 2005/2013, 2005/2013. Color video installation, with sound, two-minute loop, overall dimensions variable. Courtesy of the UAE National Pavilion  
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The Middle East at the 55th Venice Biennale
In a detailed report published by CANVAS magazine on the 55th Venice Biennale, chief curator Massimiliano Gioni reveals that his next show will be focused on Middle Eastern Art. more
Alserkal Family is honored with Patron of the Arts Award by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
On May 13, 2013 during the awards ceremony by Dubai Arts and Culture Authority, Alserkal family was awarded with Patron of the Arts Award by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai for their contribution to arts and culture in Dubai. more
Collateral Event in Venice by Edge of Arabia
Edge of Arabia, with support from Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, are proud to return to the Biennale di Venezia with a Collateral Event titled Rhizoma (Generation in Waiting). more
Mohammed Kazem to represent the United Arab Emirates
Mohammed Kazem is a leading conceptual artist in the UAE contemporary art scene and is known for his incorporation of new media and his sophisticated formalist language. more
Video vintage at Beirut Art Centre
Beirut Art Center is pleased to present Video Vintage 1963 - 1983, an exhibition of 72 videos by over 50 international artists selected from Centre Pompidou's New Media Collection. more

TURKEY Turkey Art

Can Altay, Entrance Hall Installation View. Hot Spot Istanbul at Haus Konstruktiv. Photo: Haus Konstruktiv/eddymotion  
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Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) presents Turkish Pavilion at Venice Biennial 2013
Located in the Artiglierie building of the Arsenale, the Turkish Pavilion hosts a multi-channel video installation titled Resistance by Ali Kazma, curated by Emre Baykal. more
Christie's Sales of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Sales top the pre-sale high estimate in April
Sales Part I and II on 16&17 April in Dubai realised a total of $6,384,750 against a pre-sale high estimate for the sales of $5.5 million. With 93% sold by lot, it is a clear indication of the success of Christie’s commitment to bring art from the Middle East to a global audience. more
Turkish Galleries at Basel Art Week
Istanbul based galleries NON and Rodeo are featured at Liste 18, while Dirimart showed Yüksel Arslan's work at the main fair Art Basel. more
First comprehensive exhibition of Turkish Contemporary Art in Switzerland
Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich currently shows a selection of abstract, concrete, conceptual and contemporary art in an exhibition titled titled Hot Spot Istanbul, showing works from over sixty years by more than 80 works of 21 artists. more
Essl Art Award Turkey goes to Volkan Kiziltunç and Irem Tok
In a ceremony on 29 May 2013 artists Volkan Kiziltunç and Irem Tok received the Essl Art Award at Tophane-i Amire. Turkey participated for the first time in the award competition organized by Essl Museum Vienna. more


Ellen Blumenstein, the new chief curator of Berlin KW Institute for Contemporary Art Photo: © Edisonga  
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Chief curator Ellen Blumenstein speaks about the "Relaunch" of Berlin KW Institute for Contemporary Art
36 year old Ellen Blumenstein opens the exhibition house with a "Relaunch". In an interview with Monopol she provides an outlook on the coming months. more
Art fair report Art Cologne
An art fair that reflects its visitors: Three case studies on the 47th Art Cologne. more
What we can loose
The claim that the art market is rotten, is not new. But more and more galleries extract their weapons. It is time to reform the system. more
Jonathan Meese under penalty order
Due to a "Hitler salutation" Berlin artist Jonathan Meese is under warrant of arrest. more
Six questions to Dave Hickey
Precisely 20 years ago, the American essayist Dave Hickey glorified the value of beauty in his book "The Invisible Dragon" - and earned hate. Today decorative art by Koons & Co. triumphs – has the picture changed? more

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