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Zhang Xiaoli: Whimsical Maze 张小黎: 清妙奇踪 Opening Soon at Fu Qiumeng Fine Art


Zhang Xiaoli, The Enigma of Time 时间之迷 (detail), 2022, Chinese ink and colour on silk 绢本水墨设色, 58 x 25 1/2 inches (147.3 x 64.8 cm)

Zhang Xiaoli: Whimsical Maze 张小黎: 清妙奇踪
January 4 – February 3, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 4, 5-8 pm

As the new year approaches, Fu Qiumeng Fine Art is delighted to present Whimsical Maze 清妙奇踪, the inaugural North American solo exhibition of contemporary female artist Zhang Xiaoli. The exhibition traces the poetic experiments of Eastern aesthetics intertwined with scientific concepts. Using the gentle and delicate technique of fine brushwork on silk and paper, Zhang Xiaoli constructs ethereal and wondrous parallel worlds, narrating realms of free interest amidst distortions and imagination.

Zhang Xiaoli seeks to transcend the inherent forms of traditional Chinese painting within the contemporary art scene. She integrates concepts such as LEGO components, puzzle games, box and containers, scientific themes, and mysticism, building a multi-dimensional spiritual landscape and a space of interweaving, overlapping, and looping that crosses the boundaries of East and West. Viewing her works is like stepping into a fantasy world, where different elements are intertwined and combined, building a parallel universe that transcends time and space through multiple planes. The traditional Gongbi technique, elegant gardens, and the symbolic components from traditional paintings are juxtaposed with Western scientific experiments and philosophy, exploring the spatiality and relationships between objects. The two-dimensional surfaces present multi-dimensional depth, thereby breaking traditional notions of flatness.

To learn more, click here.

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TAI Modern’s Group Show On the Wall Closes Soon


On the Wall
Closing December 31, 2023

There’s still time to catch TAI Modern‘s group exhibition of diverse Japanese bamboo hanging baskets and wall-mounted sculptures made by Japanese bamboo artists, both contemporary and historic before it closes this Sunday.

Discover the extraordinary craftsmanship of these contemporary and historical Japanese artists: Hayakawa Shokosai I, Honma Hideaki, Nagakura Kenichi, Nakatomi Hajime, Honda Seikai, Kosuge Kogetsu, Tanabe Chikuunsai I, Morigami Jin, Isohi Setsuko, Ueno Masao, and Watanabe Chiaki.

To view the exhibition, click here.

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Ralph M. Chait Galleries’ Winter 2023 Holiday Booklet Out Now

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. Winter 2023 catalog now online

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. presents their Winter Holiday Booklet filled with a variety of beautiful Chinese porcelains and works of art. Some of the objects you will see were with their gallery many decades back, while others have notable provenance and history as well.

The booklet can be downloaded free on the gallery’s website, and visitors are welcome to stop by the gallery on East 52nd Street and see the art objects in person during this holiday season.

To download and view the catalog, click here.

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Start the New Year Relaxed and Renewed at Songtsam Linka Retreat Shangri-La


Songtsam Linka Shangri-La in Yunnan Province, China

Plan your 2024 holiday in the peaceful and relaxing landscape of green valleys surrounded by Tibetan villages and Himalayan barley fields at Songtsam’s Linka Shangri-La. Hidden in a natural paradise, this retreat faces the back of Songzanlin Monastery which can be seen across the meadow and is located only a short distance away. Tibetan-style rooms, dining facilities, spa, and other modern amenities are housed in lovingly hand-built stone structures spread over 21 acres of hillside surrounded by snow-capped mountains.


Indulge in one their spa’s four therapy rooms elaborately designed for traditional Kum Nye Tibetan massages and featuring handmade bronze bathtubs, and then relax in their Zen-style lounge.


Shangri-La has long been viewed as a paradise-on-earth, with its unspoiled landscape, diverse cultures and deep spirituality.  It is the capital of the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and the gateway to the ancient Tibetan Kingdom. Characterized by snow-capped mountain peaks, pristine forests and lakes, and traditional Tibetan villages, the area is rich with opportunities to explore and take in the majestic surroundings of Songtsam’s Linka Shangri-La Retreat.


To learn more and plan your adventure today, click here.

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Spend your Holiday Break at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Mythical Creatures: China and the World Exhibit


Artist/maker unknown, Chinese, Jar with a Mythical Qilin, Lion, and Elephant, late 1600s, porcelain with underglaze blue, polychrome enamel, and gilt decoration (Jingdezhen ware), 22 1/8 x 12 3/8 inches (56.2 x 31.4 cm), The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955

Mythical Creatures: China and the World
December 21, 2023 – June 1, 2025

This newly opened exhibition explores the theme of diversity by comparing mythical creatures from different cultures. While these fantastical animals may look different, they serve a similar purpose – to help humans make sense of the world.

On view are classic Chinese legendary mythical creatures—the dragon, phoenix and qilin—juxtaposed with collection highlights from Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, as well as Persia and Western Europe, to show the diversity of mythical creatures throughout the world, as well as their similarities and differences. Elaborately embroidered costumes and silver headdresses created by Miao, Yi and other minority peoples decorated with dragons, phoenixes, and creatures relating to origin myths are on display along with Chinese contemporary works of mythical creatures by artists Xu Bing and Ai Weiwei which show how the past continues to inform art today.

To learn more, click here.

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We Wish you a Wonderful Holiday Season!


Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858), Evening Snow on the Asuka Mountain (Asukayama no Bosetsu), ca. 1838., color woodblock print on paper, sheet: 9 3/16 x 14 1/2 in. (23.4 x 36.8 cm), Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 39.577; On view at Brooklyn Museum

Your friends at Asia Week New York wish you a happy and healthy holiday season full of joy and laughter with the warm company of friends and family, time for peace and ease, and some occasions to enjoy great art!

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Last days to See Contemporary Japanese Ceramics as Statement at Onishi Gallery


Konno Tomoko (b. 1967), P-cell, 2015, stoneware with nerikomi, h. 6 1/2 x w. 10 x d. 6 1/4 in. (16.5 x 25.5 x 16 cm)

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics as Statement
Closing Friday, December 22, 2023
521 West 26th Street

This week Onishi Gallery draws to a close their current exhibition of contemporary Japanese ceramics featuring Konno Tomoko, Suzuki Miki and Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI whose sculptures are treated as artfully designed statement pieces which engage in meaningful dialogue with the interior of a home. Be sure to catch this exhibition before it closes tomorrow!

To learn more, click here.

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In Case you Missed it, Our Recent Webinar with the Harvard Museums is Now Online


Unintended Consequences: An overview of Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire and the Chinese Art Trade at the Harvard Art Museums
Zoom Webinar held on December 13, 2023 

In collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums, this captivating talk with guest speaker Dr. Sarah Laursen explores her fascinating exhibition, Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire and the Chinese Art Trade, on view there through January 14, 2024.

Dr. Laursen discusses the entwined histories of the opium trade and the Chinese art market between the late 18th and early 20th centuries and presents a comprehensive timeline of events in China, Europe, and the United States. Moderated by Lark Mason, Jr., their conversation provides historical context to this complex relationship and how the profound effects of acquiring Opium and Chinese art still reverberate today.

Click here to watch the webinar and be sure to catch the exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums before it closes next month!

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‘Tis the Season for Asian Art in New York City


Yuan Yao (Chinese, active 1730–after 1778), Inn and Travelers in Snowy Mountains (detail), 1745, hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, Image: 67 1/4 × 48 3/4 in. (170.8 × 123.8 cm), Overall with mounting: 10 ft. 1 3/4 in. × 50 1/2 in. (309.2 × 128.3 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wang and Family, in memory of Douglas Dillon, 2003; On view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spend your holidays in New York City and celebrate all the wonderful Asian art exhibitions on offer at the following museums! All those listed are closing next month, so be sure to catch them before the start of our March 2024 edition of Asia Week New York.  We wish you an art-filled holiday season!

Learning to Paint in Premodern China
Closing January 7, 2024
With paintings from The Met collection, along with a choice selection of important works from local private collectors, this exhibition considers the underexplored question of how painters learned their craft in premodern China.
To learn more, click here.

Kishi Chikudō (1826–1897), Tigers by Mountain Streams (verso), ca. 1892–5, pair of six-panel folding screens, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Gift of Harriet and Ed Spencer, 2012.1.2.1–2
Kishi Chikudō (1826–1897), Tigers by Mountain Streams (verso), ca. 1892–5, pair of six-panel folding screens, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Gift of Harriet and Ed Spencer, 2012.1.2.1–2; On view at Asia Society

Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan
Closing January 7, 2024
Comprising over 80 works—including paintings, prints, photographs, sculptural works, and objects in various media—this exhibition reevaluates a seminal era of turmoil, creativity, and transformation in Japan spanning the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.
To learn more, click here.

Chen Lu (dates unknown), Plum Blossoms in the Moonlight (detail), hanging scroll, ink on paper, Collection of the Tianjin Museum; On view at China Institute

Zoom Into Painting: Details from Exhibition Flowers on a River
Closing January 12, 2024
This special showcase features enlarged details of flower-and-bird paintings from the works of 21 selected artists and includes a dedicated “painting station,” which allows you to experiment with your own brushwork and engage more deeply with the art of ink plum painting.
To learn more, click here.

Lords of the Charnel Ground, Smashana Adipati, Tibet, 18th c., painted terracotta, Rubin Museum of Art; C2002.36.1 (HAR 65149), photograph by David De Armas, Rubin Museum of Art, 2012; On view at Rubin Museum of Art

Death is Not the End
Closing January 14, 2024
Death Is Not the End is a cross-cultural exhibition that explores notions of death and afterlife through the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity. During a time of great global turmoil, loss, and uncertainty, the exhibition invites contemplation of the universal human condition of impermanence and the desire to continue to exist.
To learn more, click here.

George Maciunas, Poster for Works by Yoko Ono, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, 1961; Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource NY; On view at Japan Society

Out of Bounds: Japanese Women Artists in Fluxus
Closing January 21, 2024
Near the 60th anniversary of the movement’s founding, this exhibition highlights the contributions of four pioneering Japanese artists — Shigeko Kubota (1937–2015), Yoko Ono (1933–), Takako Saito (1929–), and Mieko Shiomi (1938–) — and contextualizes their role within Fluxus and the broader artistic movements of the 1960s and beyond.
To learn more, click here.

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Celebrating 15 Years, Asia Week New York 2024 Welcomes International Galleries, Collectors, Scholars, and Asian Art Enthusiasts


The Asia Week New York Association is delighted to announce the participation of twenty-eight esteemed international galleries and six leading auction houses —Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, iGavel, and Sotheby’s–in the 2024 edition of Asia Week New York. Marking its 15th year in celebrating Asian art and culture, the exhibitions, and auctions will run from March 14th through March 22nd.

This year, Asia Week New York welcomes back Carlton Rochell Asian Art and 19th Century Print Shop, both from New York; BachmannEckenstein from Switzerland; London dealer Francesca Galloway; and newcomer Alisan Fine Arts from Hong Kong.

They and the other participating galleries and auction houses will present a breathtaking array of treasures featuring the rarest and finest examples of Asian porcelain, jewelry, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, bronzes, and prints from across Asia, dating from the second millennium BCE to the present.

“As we celebrate this noteworthy milestone, Asia Week New York thrives by upholding its tradition of presenting excellence across diverse fields,” says Brendan Lynch, chairman of Asia Week New York and co-director of Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch, LLC, based in London. “Fifteen years and counting, this event is a testament to the enduring passion of collectors, curators and art aficionados for Asian art.”

Organized by specialty, the following is the 2024 dealer roster:


Ancient and/or Contemporary Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art

  • Art Passages (United States)
  • Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch LLC (England)
  • Francesca Galloway (England)
  • Kapoor Galleries (United States)
  • Thomas Murray (United States)
  • Carlton Rochell Asian Art (United States)


Ancient and/or Contemporary Chinese Art

  • 19th Century Print Shop (United St
  • Alisan Fine Arts (Hong Kong)
  • Fu Qiumeng Fine Art (United States)
  • Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. (United States)
  • INKstudio (United States/China)
  • Kaikodo LLC (United States)
  • Zetterquist Galleries (United States)


Ancient and/or Contemporary Japanese Art

  • The Art of Japan (United States)
  • BachmannEckenstein (Switzerland)
  • Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. (United States)
  • Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints (United States)
  • Ippodo Gallery (United States)
  • Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art (United States)
  • Joan B Mirviss LTD (United States)
  • Onishi Gallery (United States)
  • Scholten Japanese Art (United States)
  • Shibunkaku (Japan)
  • Thomsen Gallery (United States)
  • TAI Modern (United States)
  • Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art (Japan)
  • Miyako Yoshinaga (United States)


Ancient and Contemporary Korean Art

  • HK Art & Antiques LLC (United States)

Captions: (Top to bottom)

Vajrapani Mandala
14th/15th century
Distemper on cloth
25 5/8 x 19¾ in. (65 by 50 cm)
Courtesy: Carlton Rochell Asian Art

Large Vietnamese Blue and White Jar with Tigers, Horses Birds and Deer
15th/16th century
Height: 43 cm
Courtesy: Zetterquist Galleries

Hosoda Eishi
Standing Beauty with a Letter in her Hand
Hanging scroll: ink, color, and gold pigment on silk
30½ x 9¾ in. (77.5 x 24.8 cm)
Kansei era, circa 1793−95
Signed: Eishi zu
Sealed: Kakei
Courtesy: Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art

Chung Sanghwa (b.1932)
82-2-6, 1986
Oil on canvas
39 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (99.7 x 64.8 cm)
Courtesy: HK Art & Antiques LLC

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