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Roundup: China’s traditional and contemporary art charms audience at 60th Venice Biennale

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Source: Xinuanet

VENICE, Italy, April 18 (Xinhua) — China’s national pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition opened on Thursday in the northern Italian city of Venice.Themed “Altas: Harmony in Diversity,” the pavilion highlights the concepts of “to gather, converge, collect, or assemble,” aiming to convey the values of harmony and beauty rooted in Chinese culture.

“China’s national pavilion in the 60th Venice Biennale adds importance to the joint commemoration between China and Italy of the 700th anniversary of Marco Polo’s death … and will further promote mutual understanding and friendly exchanges between the two countries in all aspects,” said Zhang Lingxiao, cultural counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Italy, in the opening speech.

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Contemporary art exhibit takes visitors to the ‘navel’ of ancient Jerusalem

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Source: The Times of Israel

Constructed nearly 200 years ago as a military base by the Ottomans, then used as a prison during the British Mandate, the Kishle, part of Jerusalem’s renovated Tower of David complex, has long been an active archaeological dig, with discoveries dating back to the days of the First Temple.

Now it’s home to its first art exhibit, “Umbilicus,” curated by Adina Kamien and Malu Zayon, which offers a dialogue between the archaeology and contemporary artworks.

Read more: https://www.timesofisrael.com/contemporary-art-exhibit-takes-visitors-to-the-navel-of-ancient-jerusalem/

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Tang Contemporary Art’s Expansion to Singapore Signals a Maturing Market

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in On Balancethe ARTnews newsletter about the art market and beyond. Sign up here to receive it every Wednesday.

In the first week of July, when all eyes were on Japan for the second edition of the Tokyo Gendai fair, new developments elsewhere in Asia may have gone unnoticed. As it happens, things are heating up in Singapore. The country’s biggest art fair ART SG (which shares its organizers with Tokyo Gendai) recently announced new cultural partners; there are more and more pop-up exhibitions by regional curators and gallerists; a major young collector has opened a new retail space that will spotlight creativity; and a gallery from Australia recently opened a new space there again.

Read more: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/market/tang-art-contemporarys-expansion-to-singapore-market-1234712257/

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Blue Mountain Fine Art in Baker City uses age-old technique to create contemporary art

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One of the most enduring art processes continues to produce the most durable art

For more than 20 years, Baker City’s Blue Mountain Fine Art has been helping artists, both local and international, turn their creations into artworks that will last the ages by casting them in bronze, aluminum and stainless steel.

The facility’s owner, Tyler Fouts, grew up in Walla Walla, Washington, and got his start working with foundry casting right out of high school.

Read more: https://www.opb.org/article/2024/07/10/blue-mountain-fine-art-in-baker-city-uses-age-old-technique-to-create-contemporary-art/

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