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CHINA Turkey Art

He Tzu Nye, Utama: Every Name in History is I, 2003, Installation with single-channel SD video, 23 min., 20 paintings, 10 layers of curtains, courtesy of the artist
Art institution
Escape or advance: Political situation of independent art spaces in Singapore
For artists working in Southeast Asia to maintain their creative independence amid the tangle of economics, bureaucracy, globalization, nationalism and identity often means making unavoidably political choices.
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COLLECTOR/CURATOR
Beijing- and Zurich-based curator Li Zhenhua has practically 15 years of experience working in new media art, and is to a certain extent a spokesperson within this field.
In an interview with LEAP, Li Zhenhua explains his work “extracting something from China’s reality—a reality filled with possibilities—that will move us, and gradually draw attention to the relationships we have with one another.”
Gallery
The Wrong: The new digital art biennale online
Helmed by David Quilles Guilló, the new digital online biennale is organized into 30 artist-curated pavilions and includes over 300 artists. On one hand it cajoles the union of digital and mainstream art and on the other hand it is subversive regarding caste system of institution.
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Artist Au Hoi Lam’s „My Father is Over the Ocean to Shanghai Postscript“ project
The artist Au Hoi Lam places the narrative expression of her paintings into a rational frame, so they can be understood in terms of simple rationality and calculation. This makes Au’s method of dealing with the huge and personal subject of grieving for her dead father less impulsive.
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Other
Run on the Chinese chat software WeChat, the best auction association in China has established a micro artistic ecology in cyberspace
Starting from Yang Junling, the relationships between artists, between artists and collectors, media people, critics, curators, and galleries and museums are evident and unfold in real time.
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You can read more Chinese news under LEAP magazine.


RUSSIA Turkey Art

Golden Age of Russian Avant garde © Manege
Art institution
Large scale exhibition «The Golden Age of Russian Avant-Garde» to take place at Moscow's Manege Museum
The project allows the wider public to acquaint itself with the most important works of the Russian avant-garde of the 20th century (400 works) in context with the media.
Collector
Russian banker Sergey Skatershchikov acquired ARTnews magazine, a 112-year-old publication.
The deal was completed through Skatershchikov's investment company, Skate Capital, the settled sum remains disclosed.
Gallery
Winzavod Art Centre sold to Absolute financial group
The destiny of Winzavod Art Centre – the place known as home for many galleries –is unresolved. A new strategy has not yet been announced.
Artist
Irina Nakhova to represent Russia at the 56th Venice Biennale
Irina Nakhova, born in 1955, was last year awarded the Kandinsky Prize for her project “Untitled”. She works as a painter, graphic artist, illustrator and designer of large-scale installations, altogether she utilises all possible forms of art, techniques and materials.
Other
Moscow's famous Park VDNKh will be renovated and a new director has been appointed
Originally called the “All Union Agricultural Association”, the VDNKh incorporated Joseph Stalin's 1935-1939 urban plan to "celebrate the economic achievements of the USSR". The park and its beautiful buildings were destroyed in the last years and necessary care was not taken. Changes to proceed.
You can read more Russian news on BLOUIN ARTINFO Russia, more international news on BLOUIN ARTINFO International.


MIDDLE EAST Turkey Art

Hamra Abbas. Kaaba Picture As A Misprint 4. 2014. Archival pigment print. 137 x 110 cm. Image courtesy Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
Art institution
Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection is on view at the museum’s mother branch in Pari
The collection includes works by artists such as Bellini, Manet, Magritte, Picasso and Twombly and will be on view during the exhibition, which runs until 28 July.
Collector
Elgiz Museum Young Collector exhibition in Istanbul
The Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul is currently home to a selection of works from five Turkish young collectors , offering an inspiring look at the country's booming contemporary art scene.
Gallery
Dubai gallery Lawrie Shabibi present works by Pakistani artist Hamra Abbas
Lawrie Shabibi presents "Kaaba Picture as a Misprint" in a solo exhibition by Hamra Abbas. Kaaba Picture as a Misprint marks the return of the artist to the UAE after being awarded the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2011 and the Jury Prize at Sharjah Biennial 9 in 2009.
Artist
Samir Sayegh at Agial Art Gallery in Beirut
"Alef in many letters" is a book and an exhibition by master calligrapher Samir Sayegh. The texts and the artworks both strive to free the art of Arabic calligraphy from Arabic language in order to transcend it to its highest spheres as an art to read what cannot be read, hear what cannot be heard and see what cannot be seen.
Other
Songs Of Loss and Songs of Love at the Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea
Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented, Songs Of Loss And Songs Of Love showcases works by 18 Middle Eastern artists such as Adel Abidin, Ghada Amer, Mona Hatoum, Mounir Fatmi and Shirin Neshat, among others. The show runs until 28 August.
You can read more Middle Eastern art news on Canvas Magazine online.


TURKEY Turkey Art

Erinç Seymen, The Worrying Mansion, 2013, ink on paper, 80 x 60 cm. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Rampa
Art institution
Andy Warhol in Istanbul at Pera Museum
To be exhibited in Turkey for the first time, silk screen series and prints by Andy Warhol will be on view in a show titled Pop Art For Everyone at Pera Museum in Istanbul this summer.
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Collector
Demsa Collection hires Zaha Hadid
Turkish collectors Demet and Cengiz Çetindoğan are transforming their collection into a public museum together with world renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
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Gallery
Rampa at Frieze New York
Istanbul based gallery Rampa will be at Frieze New York from 9-12 May this year.
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Hera Büyüktaşçıyan at Delfina Foundation
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan was recently invited to participate at the Delfina Foundation Residency in London this summer 2014.
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Other
Halil Altindere at MOMA PS1
MOMA PS1 in New York shows the first museum presentation of Halil Altindere's work in the United States.
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GERMANY http://www.artgateconsulting.com/img/Bulletinimg/Turkey Art

Beatrix Ruf (Foto: © Robin de Puy)
Art institution
Change at Kunsthalle Zürich
Beatrix Ruf new director at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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Collector
Interview with Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
"The collection is my special world map"
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Gallery
Interview with gallerist Jörg Johnen
Against the "Nestléisation" of the art scene
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Artist
German Photo-Journalist
Anja Niedringhaus shot dead in Afgahnistan
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Other
Relaunch and anniversary edition
10 years Monopol
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