Salon Art + Design 2019 announces exhibitors

Salon Art + Design, produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates, returns for its eighth edition at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from November 14 - 18, 2019. Presenting the world’s best design – vintage, modern and contemporary – enhanced by blue-chip 20th century and contemporary art, the Salon will feature 56 leading art and design galleries (from 13 different countries), spotlighting the trends of collectible design. Salon has differentiated itself from other fairs by including a highly curated mixture of historic and contemporary collectible design and fine art. Just as top interior designers create eclectic homes for discerning clients, Salon exhibitors are encouraged to create immersive environments mirroring the way we live today. The success of Salon lies in the quality of its exhibiting galleries, the extremely

Monash Gallery of Art presents a major exhibition of works by Bill Henson

The light fades but the gods remain is a major exhibition at Monash Gallery of Art, showcasing two key series by Bill Henson exploring the suburb of Glen Waverley where he grew up. In celebration of MGA’s 25th anniversary, Bill Henson was commissioned to revisit the suburb of his childhood and to produce a new body of work that reflects upon his earlier series Untitled 1985–86, known by many as ‘the suburban series’. This ground-breaking commission offers an unparalleled insight into one of Australia’s most revered artists, as he explores the notion of home, intensifying the everyday to a point of dramatic revelation and romantic beauty. "In Henson’s new works, revisiting Glen Waverley after some 35 years, we might expect to find the suburban sprawl denser than before, or replaced by blocks of flats and shopping centres but, on the

Russian scientists give audience astonishing scientific demonstrations at the WOW! HOW? show

Russian Club Hong Kong will present the biggest Russian Science show WOW! HOW? Show in Hong Kong! During the two days on 21st and 22nd September with 6 performances in total, the Hong Kong début scientific show will bring adults and kids an interactive science exploration and spectacular family activity at Sheung Wan Civic Centre! Today, Mr. Sergey Shklyaev, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer and Mr. Maxim Trofimovich, Leading Science Developer of the WOW! HOW? Science Show demonstrated a series of experiments at the media preview of WOW! HOW? Show held at The Habour School, leaving students and media friends all in awe. The preview was a breath-taking journey of scientific exploration to the mysterious Space. The WOW! HOW? team led participants a trip to the Solar system starting from the Earth orbit,

Chatsworth announces full line up for Arts Festival

A dynamic collection of artists, makers and designers has been announced in the full line-up for the Chatsworth Arts Festival as it returns for its fifth edition with a weekend of culture, talks, thought and performance covering music; design; painting, sculpture, and ceramics; dance; illustration and animation; film, theatre and photography; gardens; and writing. Running from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September at the Peak District home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the festival opens with a DJ set and talk in the garden from Block 9, designers of temporary alternative realities. Their collaborations include Banksy to Birmingham Opera, Gorillaz to Dua Lipa, while their annual performance at the Glastonbury Festival draws 50,000 festival-goers to enjoy "the best area of the best festival in the world" (BBC). Headline acts for this year’s

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair to show works related to Qatar’s historical context

As part of the programme of the 7th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation and Qatar Airways will present the “White Sun” exhibition project uniting photographs and an installation by Soundwalk Collective that are related to Qatar’s historical context. The exhibition will include works by such photographers as Henry Dallal, Abdulla Artuyev, Vlad Loktev, Mikhail Rozanov, and Danila Tkachenko. “Arabian Sands”, an audiovisual installation by Soundwalk Collective, and “Oasis”, a project by Danila Tkachenko, form the centerpiece of the exhibition. “Oasis” series was created upon commission from the National Museum of Qatar as part of Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018. In this series, Danila explores the issues of preservation of national identity now that the

K11 MUSEA redefines Victoria Harbour waterfront with debut art collection from leading artists

K11 MUSEA, a 10-year project built in collaboration with 100 creative powers, is presenting its art collection at Victoria Dockside – Asia’s new cultural district on the iconic Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Victoria Harbour. Among the 100 creatives involved in the making of K11 MUSEA, 40 of which are leading international and Hong Kong local contemporary artists. The collection is aesthetically inspired by the city’s waterfront culture, meticulously collected and curated in context to its geographical location, under the direction of its founder Adrian Cheng. The collection celebrates the fast-moving lifestyle of Hong Kong and attracts next-generation consumers that are alluding to new retail experiences interwoven with culture, creativity and innovation. The 10-storey complex and its surroundings are conceived as

Statues for equality: Australians unveil sculptures of 10 women

Ten statues of famous women were installed in New York this week as the first part of an international project by Australian artists to highlight gender imbalance in monuments. Media mogul and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett and three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas were among the personalities chosen by the public to be carved in bronze. The statues, which stand around 6.5 feet (two meters) tall, are the work of husband-and-wife sculpting duo Gillie and Marc Schattner, who want women to be fairly represented in public art. They say on their website that less than three percent of New York's statues are of women. The figure is three percent in London and four percent in Sydney, they add. "It's gorgeous!" said 46-year-old Leslie Daniels as she stopped to look at the installation on

Bronze censer soars to $30,000 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Fine Art & Antiques Auction

An 18th century Chinese Qing Dynasty bronze tripod censer, originally used to burn incense to honor ancestors, purify the air or cure ailments, soared to $30,000 at a Fine Art & Antiques Auction held August 17th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue. The sale featured 380 lots, pulled from prominent estates. The front and underside of the 5-inch-tall censer were both impressed with the Xuande character seal mark. In overall good condition, with original untouched patina, the lot sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000 to be the sale’s top achiever. The event featured French furniture and accessories, lovely paintings, bronzes, jewelry, clocks, Chinese arts, modern arts and more. “Overall it was a great day, with active participation from both the house and

Exhibition explores rapid economic and social change in 1990s China

From August 31 to November 24, 2019, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents the group exhibition “Society Guidance: Part II,” featuring work by Chen Zhen (1955 – 2000, Shanghai), Huang Jingyuan (b. 1979, Xi’an), Li Juchuan (b. 1964, Shashi, Hubei province), Double Fly Art Center (established 2008), Shi Yong (b. 1963, Shanghai), Xing Danwen (b. 1967, Xi ’an), Xu Tan (b. 1957, Wuhan), and Xu Yong (b. 1954, Shanghai), made during, or in relation to, the 1990s. Also included is a special presentation devoted to Wildlife Art Project (initiated 1997), a unique art program of the period. The exhibition is a continuation of “Society Guidance: Part 1,” exhibited from May 18 to August 18, 2019, which presented artworks together with a reading room of archival materials, to outline for viewers the wider context of rapid economic and social