International advisors to the Biennale include Alexandra Munroe, senior curator of Asian art and senior advisor of global arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.
The first-ever Bangkok Biennale, spearheaded by former permanent secretary of the Ministry of Culture Apinan Poshyananda, will be held in the capital of Thailand from November 2018 to February 2019, Crystal Wu of ArtAsiaPacific reports. The Bangkok Art Biennale Foundation made the announcement at the Westin Europa & Regina Hotel in San Marco, Venice, on May 13, which coincided with the opening of the Fifty-Seventh Venice Biennale.
Largest Exhibition of Contemporary Art from China Spanning 1989 to 2008 Ever Mounted in North America
Exhibition: Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York Location: Rotunda Levels 1–6, Tower Levels 5 and 7 Dates: October 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave
New York, NY, NY 10128
Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is a major exhibition of contemporary art from China spanning 1989 to 2008, arguably the most transformative period of modern Chinese and recent world history. The largest show of this subject ever mounted in North America, it offers an interpretative survey of Chinese experimental art framed by the geopolitical dynamics attending the end of the Cold War, the spread of globalization, and the rise of China. The arc of this international history, beginning with the crushed utopianism of the nationwide democracy movement and culminating in the conflicted euphoria surrounding the Beijing Olympics, provides the framework for the Guggenheim’s show. Theater of the World examines how Chinese artists have been both agents and skeptics of China’s arrival as a global presence, and seeks to reposition a Sinocentric art history in a way that sees China as integral to the emergence of the global contemporary.
As a contributor, I’ve been invited to be on the panel for the launch of this delightful new book put together by my friends Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch. I hope you can join us for what’s to be a very entertaining gathering.
“100 Secrets of the Art World”
Book Launch with Thomas Girst & Magnus Resch
Sunday, January 29, 2017 3:00 pm
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101Invitation to join for the book launch of “100 Secrets of the Art World” with Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch.
What do major contemporary artists consider their best kept secret? What is regarded confidential knowledge among the influencers of the global art market? In “100 Secrets of the Art World,” they all share their insights with you. This indispensable guide to contemporary art contains exclusive anecdotes, advice and personal stories from major artists, museum directors, gallerists, auction house insiders, collectors, and many more. Informative, thoughtful, and oftentimes critical entries make “100 Secrets” an entertaining read for anyone interested in contemporary art.
With contributions by
Marina Abramovic, Jeff Koons, Ólafur Elíasson, Zaha Hadid, Larry Gagosian, Diana Widmaier Picasso, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Klaus Biesenbach; Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum; Venice Biennial, Frieze Art Fair, Berlin Biennial, Christie’s, Armory Show, Sotheby’s; Financial Times, The Economist, Artsy, The Art Newspaper, The New York Times, Artnet, BBC.