In November 2015, Chinese collector Liu Yiqian spent $170.4 million, the second-largest amount ever spent on an artwork bought at auction, on the purchase of Nu Couché by Italian painter Amodeo Modigliani. People like him are driving the attention of both the media and the world’s biggest auction houses toward China. But the nation’s art scene is also flourishing domestically as Chinese artists gain international acclaim and both galleries and museums open all over the country—China has seen over 100 new museums a year every year since 2008. Eventually, the burgeoning Chinese art market means serious money, and also an incredibly richer cultural scene.
Which artists are making an impression on the Chinese art scene as tastes and sensibilities evolve? The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon brought the world to a standstill. One unexpected commentator was Chinese artist Xu Bing. Xu gathered a bag of dust from Ground Zero […]
Zhang Zikang has served as the director of the Today Art Museum since 2004. Under his leadership, the flagship Beijing museum has been widely acknowledged as a leading force for promoting contemporary Chinese art in the international market. In the interview, Zhang discusses the possibility of cooperating with the corporate world and bringing both artistic […]
While clear signs show the cooling down of real estate transactions and the widely swinging Chinese domestic stock market, passion for investing in Chinese art shows no sign of fading. Both Chinese artworks and Chinese buyers are creating an upsurge in the domestic and international art auction market. ARTRON, China’s largest online art publishing house, […]