Other “shows” may come along from time to time but they never acquire the quasi-pilgrimage cachet of Basel. The NetJets are booked out but so are the youth hostels. Not only are collectors dancing about like kids in the Willy Wonka factory but so are curators, museum directors, writers, academics and artists by the thousands, from the truly talented down to wannabe nude guerrillas.
Park Seo-Bo: The Beginning
Disenchanted with the realism prevalent in Korea in the 1950s, with his world shaken by the outbreak of civil war, Park Seo-Bo turned towards abstraction and was a founding member of the Dansaekhwa monochrome movement. Here, Park recalls the early beginnings of his work, and the circumstances and compulsions that have generated it. He spoke passionately of the hard-won path into his artistic practice and, in hindsight, with great confidence.
Wanlin Museum Lands in Wuhan University
Situated on Wuhan University campus, Wanlin Museum opened on May 9. The museum was built with the support of university alum Chen Dongsheng, Chairman of Taikang Life Insurance and Founder of China Guardian Auctions. In addition to the 120 million RMB he invested in the museum’s construction, Chen also donated his private art collection valued at 30 million RMB, which will be held as part of the museum’s permanent collection...