New York Times: Asian Artists On The Rise

"Stranger in the Glass Box, No. 12," by Quentin Shih, a New York-based Chinese artist showing at Art Asia Miami.  Photo from Art Lexing Gallery

“Stranger in the Glass Box, No. 12,” by Quentin Shih, a New York-based Chinese artist showing at Art Asia Miami. Photo from Art Lexing Gallery

The New York Times is reporting on the importance of the development of Chinese artists and their increasing use of social media and the internet to promote their work.

From the NYT Arts Section  Perhaps significantly in the year preceding Art Basel’s first Asian edition in Hong Kong in May, the fair, and notably its satellite events, also illustrates how competitive the global marketplace has become for Chinese artists — and it highlights new ways in which young artists are using social media to get noticed in a crowded Asian marketplace.

Out of the 257 galleries showing at Art Basel Miami, three are Chinese, two are Japanese and one is Korean. In addition, a handful of featured galleries have locations, if not their main bases, in Asia. The relatively small showing of Asian galleries is, however, counterbalanced by a major satellite event devoted to Asian art running through Sunday in the form of Art Asia Miami…read more on The New York Times