21. 02. 2014

Ai Weiwei vase worth $1m broken in local artist protest

A Florida artist is facing criminal charges after deliberately dropping a vase by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in an apparent protest. Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief after breaking the...

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21. 02. 2014

Travel to China for the modern art revolution

The 798 Space in Beijing is plastered with cultural slogans (Picture: Alamy) Ever since Chinese contemporary art became the darling of the international market, hundreds of studios, galleries and private art museums have...

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17. 02. 2014

China becomes world’s top art buyer for fourth straight year amid record 2013 global sales

Chinese art lovers stand beside picture frames on display at the three-day Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair in Beijing. Photo: AFP Global art sales hit a new record high of US$12.05 billion last...

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20. 01. 2014

No, Beijing residents are NOT watching fake sunrises on giant TVs because of pollution

Over the weekend, a story that originated on the smut-ridden UK-based Daily Mail went viral among major media outlets across the world. Time, CBS, and the Huffington Post were among the dozens of online news media who published stories...

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08. 01. 2014

China’s ‘airpocalypse’ kills 350,000 to 500,000 each year

The equivalent of the population of Bristol dies each year in China because of lethal air pollution, according to Chen Zhu, who was the country’s Health minister until last year. Mr Chen, who...

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23. 12. 2013

Mad about museums

THE RED BRICK CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM can be found beyond Beijing’s fifth ring road, in an area so recently urbanised it is still called Hegezhuang Village. The street up to it is wide...

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