venice biennale 2015
“When the auction ended at 5 p.m. on July 24, the estimates and final bids vanished from the site.” A look at the transparency protocols of online auction sites. [Bloomberg]
And then the real-life auction houses are not-so-secretly wooing Chinese collectors over fancy dinners in New York. [WSJ
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armory week 2014
Another day, another bit of Venice Biennale news. Tsang Kin-Wah, the Chinese artist who dabbles in painting, wallpaper and video art, will be there representing Hong Kong when the fair opens next year. Also, he’s going to require two assistants to help him with his exhibition.
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The Armory Show has selected Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen as the commissioned artist for the 2014 edition of the fair, executive director Noah Horowitz announced last night.
“We picked an artist with an intentionally hard to pronounce name,” quipped Philip Tinari, director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, who is curating the Armory Focus: China section of the fair. (For the record it’s pronounced “‘shoe’ like on a foot and ‘Jen’ with a J.”)
For a brief stretch yesterday, dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has been closely monitored by government authorities since his arrest on accusations of tax fraud last year, thought he had gained a tiny bit more freedom, successfully signing up for an account on a popular Chinese microblogging service called Sina, according to Reuters.