Morning Links: Declining Chinese Art Market Edition

Installation view of Song Dong's Waste Not. TOM PAGE/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Installation view of Song Dong’s Waste Not.


In the first half of 2015, the Chinese art market contracted by at least 30%. Ai Weiwei is one of the few Chinese artists who has been unaffected by this trend. [The National Law Review]

Although the season’s biggest auctions are still going to be held at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, many more are being held online. Could this be the end of the auctioneer? [CNBC]

Chantal Pontbriand is the new CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto. [Artforum]

ArtLifting, a site where homeless, disabled, and disadvantaged people can sell their art, received a $1.1 million donation. [TechCrunch]

How good are your art materials? They may not be nearly of as high quality as you think they are. [The Huffington Post]

The Officio delle Pietre Due: where centuries-old artworks, some of which have been damaged by floods, go to get a makeover. [PBS NewsHour]

Two transit plazas in San Diego’s city heights were supposed to have art as part of a $40 million project, but still, two decades later, no progress has been made on that front. [Voice of San Diego]

Ellen Mansfield, an artist who is deaf, uses her work to raise awareness for the deaf community, and as a form of activism to fight oppression. [Purdue Exponent]

Scott Lyall at Miguel Abreu. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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