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CHINA Turkey Art

A rendering of Shanghai Project's Envision Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto Architects, courtesy of: The Art Newspaper
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Nanjing's third international art festival
Last week, the Nanjing International Art Festival announced the details for its third iteration, which will be held from 12 November (through 12 February 2017) at the new Baijia Lake Museum.
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Shanghai Project to launch in September as community event, not art exhibition
Amid reports of poor planning, Shanghai Project, a multi-disciplinary biennial organised by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Yongwoo Lee that was scheduled to open at the Himalayas Museum in September, has shifted its focus from an art exhibition to a community-based event. Its first phase, which will instead launch that month, includes interactive pavilions, pop-up libraries, and public forums, while the exhibition itself has been moved to April 2017.

Shanghai’s Long Museum to exhibit female artists
The international Women Artists Exhibition (until 30 October), showing 108 works by 100 female artists from 13 countries, opened at Long Museum Shanghai’s West Bund location. Curated by Wang Wei, the museum’s director (and one of China’s top collectors along with her husband Liu Yiqian), the exhibition was four years in the making and its four sections span ten centuries.

Danh Vo to create installation at White Cube in Hong Kong
The Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo is creating a new work for his first show at White Cube in Hong Kong in September. The site-specific installation will be installed in the entire gallery, including its corridors and stairwells.

China back on top of global auction sales
A news study by calls China “the world's largest art marketplace”, following an analysis of auction data for the first half of this year. The report estimated $6.53bn (including fees) in global sales turnover for the first six months of 2016, with China accounting for $2.32bn, or 35.5%, of that business. 
You can read more Chinese news under LEAP Magazine.

RUSSIA Turkey Art

Image: Antanas Sutkus: Blind Pioneer, 1972, Courtesy: Anya Stonelake,
Moscow’s Garage Museum hosts first show in St Petersburg
The Art Newspaper has announced that the Moscow-based Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is due to organise its first exhibition in St Petersburg later this month, on a section of New Holland Island that will reopen as a public park after major redevelopment on 27 August. The show will be installed in a temporary exhibition space in the park, alongside other cultural efforts and food stalls.
AUCTION: Collection of Prince Felix Yusupov and his wife Princess Irina of Russia at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 4 November 2016
More than 120 personal and historic items belonging to the Prince and Princess Yusupov will be offered for sale during this auction. Preserved by Victor Contreras, a friend of the princely couple, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, for 60 years, this collection is comprised of paintings, icons, and part of the Prince’s wardrobe, along with a set of 25 “grotesques” drawings made by the Prince himself at the end of the 1930s. 
Exhibition by photographer Antanas Sutkus at White Space Gallery, 23 September – 22 October 2016
The photo exhibition PRO MEMORIA by Antanas Sutkus is dedicated to the memory of the Jewish Kaunas Ghetto survivors during the Second World War in Lithunia. 
Digital Soviet Art – Web Exhibitions (Gamborg Gallery)
Digital Soviet Art is a website dedicated to Soviet Art and Socialist Realism in the 20th century. They feature a large number of Soviet and socialist fine arts and posters as well as applied arts and design of that period. The artists featured were active in the Soviet Union from the 1920s through the 1970s, and their works cover Russian avant-garde, socialist realism as well as the non-official underground art of the 1960s and 1970s.
Royal Academy of Arts to show avant-garde art Stalin suppressed
An exhibition of early 20th-century Russian art due to open at the Royal Academy of Arts in London next year will include more than 30 paintings and abstract plaster blocks, or architectons, by the Modernist pioneer, Kazimir Malevich. All of the works were first seen together in a landmark exhibition in 1932 held at the State Russian Museum in Leningrad, now St Petersburg. 


Photo: Ya Subhan al-Khaliq (1983), Silkscreen, 62-42 cm
Until 28 August 2016, Labanque art space in Bethune displays works by mounir fatmi from the exhibition "Depths of Field"
Following the recent reopening of Labanque, fatmi's works are displayed throughout two levels of the space, inviting viewers to reflect upon sacred objects, their desecration and the end of ideologies in relation to the world today. The Moroccan multimedia artist presents an amalgamation of his installations, sculptures, paintings and videos, which bring to light the uncertainties, doubts, fears and desires that resonate throughout humanity. 
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar opens its second edition of Focus 2 with "Hassan Sharif", on display until 4 September 2016
As part of Mathaf's ongoing project entitled Focus, a new series of works from the museum's permanent collection will be presented as solo exhibitions, with seminal Emirati artist Sharif having been selected to start Focus 2, following Saloua Raouda Choucair and Inji Efflatoun in the previous iteration. Through these exhibitions, viewers are able to gain insight into the practice of each artist and are guided by curatorial interpretations of historical contexts, materials and aesthetics in order to rethink what has long been accepted about these artists.
Until 16 September 2016, Arttalks Egypt in Cairo displays the works of two important Egyptian artists, Adam Henein and Bahaa in "The Sweetest Haven"
Establishing itself as a secondary market venue for Egyptian masters, this art space brings together celebrated Egyptian sculptor Adam Henein with Egyptian painter Bahaa, a mid-career Surrealist. Both artists draw inspiration from Mother Nature and history before branching out through their individual practices. Henein references an ancient Egyptian egg-based tempera painting technique used for sarcophagi and Fayoum mummy portraits, while Bahaa creates a visual world resembling ancient reliefs or puppet theatre that recalls the myths of his ancestors with a tone of simultaneous hope and torment.
Beirut's Sfeir-Semler Gallery exhibits the latest iteration of Yto Barrada's prize-winning project until 26 August 2016
Moroccan artist Yto Barrada has won the Deutsche Guggenheim Artist of the Year Award, the Abraaj Group Art Prize, and is now nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp. This new exhibition is the result of several years of research following her filmFaux Depart for the Abraaj prize. It follows the same line of inspiration, that of the auctioning of a Moroccan dinosaur skeleton in Europe, which led Barrada to discover the thriving Moroccan fossil and mineral trade and the inevitable counterfeits involved. She explores how fiction can be altered into reality as history turns into a commodity.
Meem Gallery in Dubai presents group exhibition "Arab Print Vol II" until 31 August 2016 
Art works by Modern Arab art pioneers Dia Azzawi, Kamal Boullata, Marwan, Rasa Al-Nasiri and Mohammed Omar Khalil are brought together in the second edition of an exhibition showcasing Arab printmaking, following the first segment which Meem presented in 2008. It explores the practice’s evolution from being used primarily to reproduce and preserve religious texts to now being incorporated into creative works. The pieces range from etchings and lithographies to screenprints, shedding light upon the early print work of the Arab artists who paved the path for the technique in the Middle Eastern region.
You can read more Middle Eastern art news on Canvas Magazine online.

TURKEY Turkey Art

Image: Autoban's Project 'Wish Machine' for the 1st London Design Biennial in 2016. Photo: Courtesy Autoban and IKSV
IKSV reveals Turkey’s concept for 1st London Design Biennial
Set to take place from 7 to 27 September 2016, the inaugural London Design Biennale will feature projects from over thirty countries responding to the theme of ‘Utopia by Design’. 
Contemporary Artists from Turkey in the Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
227 works by artists from Turkey are now part of the 'Istanbul Codex' of Luciano Benetton’s imago mundi collection.
Work by Burcak Bingöl enters the collection of the Met New York
Burçak Bingöl’s work ‚Broken II’ (2013) is now part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum New York.
Galleries from Turkey at viennacontemporary art fair 2016
Turkish galleries SANATORIUM and Zilberman Gallery are going to be present at this year’s edition of viennacontemporary.
5th International Canakkale Biennial anounces artist list and venues
Works by 40 international artists are to be included in the 5th edition of The International Çanakkale Biennial, running from 24 September to 6 November 2016.


The gallery building by collector Heiner Bastian in Berlin, designed by British architect David Chipperfield (photo:dpa)
After expense misconduct
Vienna Belvedere head Husslein-Arco has to leave.
Collector Haubrok 
"Not afraid of cultural heritage law".
The grand seigneur of German photography
F.C. Gundlach turns 90.
Passing the torch
Aeneas Bastian takes over Gallery Bastian.
Dispute over art market app "Magnus"
"App Magnus will soon be online again".

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