As China takes lead in international art world, South and Southeast Asian art follows steadily behind

Pakistani, Indonesian, and Vietnamese contemporary art burgeon in United States New York, NY (May 12, 2011)— As China just surpassed the U.S. in terms of fine-art auction revenue according to Artprice (March 2011), the recent surge of South and Southeast Asian art at auction, galleries, and museums is proving to the Western world that it’s not just China that can play with the big boys. “Sure, China is hot, but that’s just the peak of the iceberg,” states Lorenz Rudolf, former director of Art … [Read more...]

Outdoor sculptures on display in Vietnam metro

The exhibition features 64 works by 50 artists nationwide, half of whom are young ones, including Chi (Point) by Nguyen Tan Cuong, Tai tao (renewable) by Tran Tuan Nghia, and Noi toi (My grandfather) by Nguyen Van Chuoc. According to the exhibit organizer, the city’s Association of Fine Arts, the exhibition will run until February 5, after which the best sculptural works will be featured at Nguyen Hue flower street during Tet holiday. The exhibition also includes a display book of Ho Chi … [Read more...]