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Denver Art Museum returns five Asian relics connected to disgraced NYC gallery owners

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Source: Canon City Daily Record

The Denver Art Museum has returned five Asian artworks connected to a pair of disgraced former New York City gallery owners accused of trafficking illicit antiquities.

Museum officials, in a statement posted to its website last week, said it proactively contacted federal authorities in January with a list of pieces linked to Doris and Nancy Wiener, a mother-daughter tandem who for decades operated a prominent gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The sculptures — gifted to the museum between 1980 and 2008 — include three bronze Cambodian pieces from the 12th and 13th centuries, a 14th-century bronze seated Buddha from what is now Myanmar, and a 600-year-old bronze, silver and turquoise depiction of Padmasambhava, the legendary Indian Buddhist mystic, from Tibet.

Read more: https://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/2023/09/20/denver-art-museum-nancy-doris-wiener-looted-art/

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South Asian Artists Confront Oppression with Joy

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Source: Alta

In the 14th century, the Indian poet and spiritual leader Guru Ravidas imagined a utopia called Begampura. This “land without sorrow,” as Begampura translates from Hindi, would be casteless, classless, and griefless. Free from anxieties and discrimination, inhabitants could pursue spiritual freedom.

A modern reinterpretation of Begampura undergirds Dalit Dreamlands: Toward an Anti-Caste Future, a multimedia group art show currently on display in downtown Oakland.

Read more: https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a60669886/south-asian-artists-confront-oppression-with-joy/

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“Con/temporality: Contemporary Aesthetics in Our Times” Exhibition Showcases South Asian Artistic Innovation

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source: Lokmat Times

The Arts Family London and 079|STORIES, Ahmedabad, are thrilled to collaborate on “Con/temporality: Contemporary Aesthetics in Our Times,” an exhibition featuring a selection of South Asian artists celebrating the dynamic spirit of contemporary artistic practices in South Asia. This exceptional showcase will run from April 19th to May 10th, 2024, at 079|STORIES in Ahmedabad, with a special preview on April 19th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The exhibition proudly features artists shortlisted for the recent TAF Emerging Artist Award – South Asia (2nd edition), including three finalists selected from a competitive pool of over 1000 applicants worldwide. These artists embody the diverse contemporary aesthetics and perspectives emerging from South Asia today.

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Collect with Confidence: Trusted Art Platforms in Asia Pacific

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Source: Entrepreneur asia pacific

The modern art market today is nothing like it was ten years ago. The days of onsite art auctions, where people spend millions of dollars on a single painting, are gradually passing. As a result, art ownership is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable for all art enthusiasts. In this column, we’ll explore traditional art auctions and their new online counterparts to find which option is more relevant and accessible for users in the APAC region.

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Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Bonhams are the undisputed leaders of the art auction industry. These auction houses’ rich history and pristine reputation have kept them on top of their game for years. Let’s take a closer look at each auction house.

Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/en-au/lifestyle/collect-with-confidence-trusted-art-platforms-in-asia/471169

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