INSPICIO: Opening Miami to Chinese Contemporary Art

In a 1988 article in Connoisseur Magazine, I was described as “an occidental orientalist” for being the first to open a New York gallery presenting a totally new phenomenon – Chinese contemporary art. I was perceived as a cultural explorer into the unknown. Chinese and contemporary — to most people the very idea oxymoronic. To them Chinese art was something frozen into strict genres — classical landscapes, folkloric apple-cheeked children, social realism. So the early part of my career I had to work extra hard to open the eyes of Americans to the power, conviction, and originality of Chinese contemporary art. Later, in the early 2000s, I found myself pioneering in much the same way when I be

Art Radar: Africa new wave: “FLAUNT” at Ethan Cohen New York

African art is certainly not new to the art world. African art, design and architecture have consistently captivated and transformed every culture that has ever come in contact with it. As Ethan Cohen New York states in the exhibition press release for “FLAUNT: Africa New Wave”, "Almost a century ago, African art’s interaction with the Western tradition changed the course of art history. From Picasso through Cubists to Brancusi, a spare austerity purged decoration from form and content thanks to the revelation of African minimalism." As a result of globalisation, today’s contemporary African artists are accessing and leveraging ideas and techniques from around the world to suit their aesthet

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