News: Asia

  1. Asian Art in London

    In its 17th year Asian Art in London will once again make the city the focus of the international Asian art market when it launches at the British Museum on 30 October 2014 with a Gala party and private view of the current exhibition, Ming – 50 Years that Changed China. Antique and contemporary art, ceramics… Read more »

  2. Ming: 50 years that changed China

    From 18 September – 5 January 2015, the British Museum will present Ming: 50 years that changed China in the new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery

  3. Raw Japan: Boro Blues in Lisbon

    This autumn Japanese Boro patchwork robes and textiles are seen to be taking centre stage in Portugal. Two exhibitions focussing on Japanese culture and design are showing at the Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE), Lisbon under the title RAW JAPAN, 10 October to 8 February 2015.

  4. Image conscious: textiles and photographs of India

    Richard Mull writes: San Rafael’s Tom Cole is well known to the rug and textile world for his writings on, among other things, Tibetan, Baluch, Turkmen, and other Central Asian material. His photographic talents, however, have been underappreciated. Given his eye for the beauty and colour of woven art, this second string to his bow… Read more »

  5. Japanese Boro Textile Exhibition at Somerset House, London

    From 2 – 26 April 2014 the East wing galleries at Somerset House, London will host ‘Boro: Threads of Life’, an exhibition of 40 historic layered indigo fabrics collected by antiquarians Gordon Reece and Philippe Boudin over six years.

  6. Carpet Diem 2014 – Classical Chinese Carpets

    On Sunday 13 April 2014, the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Maximilianstraße 42, Munich will host ‘Carpet Diem 2014’, a keynote lecture by leading collector and expert on Chinese and East Turkestan weaving Hans König

  7. Chicken Cup sells at Sotheby’s for $36 million

    A tiny porcelain Chicken cup from the Ming dynasty has set a new record at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, fetching $36m (£21.5m) at auction. Those gathered in the auction house broke into a round of applause as the hammer fell on the sale.

  8. Asia Week New York 2014

    9 days of top tier gallery exhibitions, auctions, lectures and special events celebrating Asian art.


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