Wednesday, August 24

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang launches on Netflix October 14

Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald's “Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and received rave reviews for offering an interesting insight into the world of the Chinese conceptual artist who is best known for his use of gunpowder and fireworks to create spectacularly visual artworks deeply anchored in Chinese traditions.

The documentary will now be launched on Netflix on October 14 and will also open theatrically in New York and Los Angeles.

Learn the Magic of Painting with Takashi Murakami at Galerie Perrotin

“A picture of lives wriggling in the forest at the deep end of the universe” / “Portrait of Shennong” / “Lion seated on its throne” 2015
Offering more than 40 recent works, some never seen before, including include an entirely new series of diptychs and triptychs inspired by the work of mid-20th century master Francis Bacon, Takashi Murakami will soon take over Galerie Perrotin’s three exhibition spaces in Paris with a new solo exhibition: “Learning the Magic of Painting.”

Monday, August 22

T.O.P Calls on Friends for his guest-curated auction at Sotheby’s

Photographer: Hong Jang Hyun. Photo Production: Gary So @ Mad Carrot Production
Paik Nam June, Fat Boy, 1997, Estimate: HK$3,500,000 – 4,500,000 / US$ 449,000 – 577,500

Korean rapper and actor Choi Seung-hyun, aka T.O.P has worked with Sotheby’s to guest-curate an evening sale of Western and Asian contemporary art in Hong Kong taking place on October 3.

Sunday, August 21

Shanghai Gears up for PHOTOFAIRS

The third edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is bringing together 50 international galleries at a time when, according to Christopher Philips of the International Center of Photography in New York, the collecting market for photography in Asia has recently seen an increase in activity, with regional institutions and private collectors alike finally recognizing the importance of photography as an collectable art medium.

Must See: teamLab's “Resonating Trees” in Kyoto

The Japanese art collective teamLab has unveiled two stunning new art installations, “Resonating Trees” and “Resonating Spheres,” as part of the Tokyo Light Festival.

Friday, August 19

China Institute Gallery Reopens in Lower Manhattan in September

Having relocated to lower Manhattan, the China Institute is opening its new 50,000-sq. ft. space with an exhibition looking at Chinese culture and its international influences during the Six Dynasties (220‑589), from the end of the Han dynasty to the final conquest of South China by the Sui.

“Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd – 6th Centuries,” opening September 30, will present more than 100 artefacts, primarily from the Nanjing Museum and the Shanxi Provincial Museum.