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Best of The Artling: 2020 Highlights...
As we approach the end of 2020, The Artling reflects on the challenging year brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, we are happy to have been able to provide continual support and services to our clients as well as artists, designers, and galleries around the world. We have also worked to introduce new features and improvements to our online platform to make it easier and faster for our art lovers to buy art online and for artists and designers to sell their art online with us.  Our Online Gallery The constraints and challenges have had widespread effects on the art world, but the art community has persevered and continues to grow through these difficult times. The importance of an online presence became even more evident as cities around the world went into lockdown, and we have been fortunate to expand our online gallery with a 60% increase in listings from artists, designers, and galleries. Hundreds of new artworks and design objects are added to the site weekly, and we are thrilled to present their creativity and talent to our followers.   Key Projects & Events   The Artling Appointed as Art Consultant for JustCo’s Flexible Workspaces across APAC...

December 23, 2020

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The Artling and Studio Gallery Present 'Re-en-vision' by Simon Song...
The Artling and Studio Gallery are pleased to present 'Re-en-vision' by Simon Song at The Artling’s Shanghai private viewing space from 9 December 2020 to 17 February 2021. 'Re-en-vision' is an experiment in learning to dwell artistically. Taking repetition as both a method and metaphor, the artist sought to develop an alternative approach to social photography that dwells in and upon every day as a space of creative agency....

December 22, 2020

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10 Designers Share Their Creative Inspiration...
Inspiration is one of the most difficult challenges for a designer. Find how these 10 designers find their inspiration to unleash their creative genius....

July 15, 2020

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Filippo Sciascia on Breaking Away from the Conventions of Conceptual Art...
The Artling interviews Bali-based artist, Filippo Sciascia, to discover more about his diverse and multi-faceted artistic practice. A highly experimental artist, we learn more about how his works cross the boundaries between art and science, and move towards the ethereal spheres of universality....

June 17, 2020

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An Art Buyer’s Guide to Collecting Contemporary Design...
A collector's guide to start collecting contemporary design and express your personality through physical objects displayed in your home....

June 15, 2020

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House of Strawberries: An Immersive Installation by JUJU WANG...
As the first exhibition in our Shanghai private viewing space since the COVID-19 crisis, we are pleased to present House of Strawberries, a solo exhibition by acclaimed Chinese-American artist Juju Wang. This site-specific installation serves as a representation of the influences we have on our surrounding environment. The artwork provides a timely consideration of humanity's impact on the planet. ...

June 01, 2020

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Surrealism - Art That Captures The Imagination...
The Artling presents the surrealist art guide for beginners. What is surrealist art? How did the rise of the surrealism art movement come about? Who are the most prominent surrealist artists and artworks?...

May 28, 2020

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How To Buy High Quality Art Prints...
The Artling’s definitive guide to buying and collecting prints for your home, corporate office, or art collection! Dive into the wonderful world of printmaking from woodcuts to screen prints, originals to editions....

May 19, 2020

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How To Start Collecting Photography: An Art Collector's Guide...
The Artling's guide on how to start collecting photography & why it is worth incorporating modern and contemporary photography into your art collection!...

May 05, 2020

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The Artling Presents “House Of Strawberries” By JUJUWANG...
The Artling is pleased to present a solo exhibition, House of Strawberries, by acclaimed Shanghainese artist Juju Wang, opening on 30 April in our Shanghai private viewing space! About the Exhibition The strawberries in this site-specific installation work serve as a representation of a central motif for the way that we irrevocably have influenced our surrounding environment and impacted our planet. This is also an exploration into the effects of this on the core of our development, containing symbols of both motherhood and childhood in terms of the ‘self’, as well as the topics of cultural identification, belonging and the effects of globalization. These complex concepts are juxtaposed with the visual simplicity of the black and white minimalist palette and space. Within the work also lies a personal and intimate message that is not immediately noticeable; Being the favorite fruit of the artist’s daughter, it references youth and infancy, the simple joys of life, the ease of picking from a multitude of options just by following your heart instead of getting lost in the multitude of variables and possible outcomes. At the same time, it is a statement of love from a caring mother looking after her child, in the most elementary and understandable manner, born out of intuition, rather than rationality. The work also conveys an underlying message of a mother’s struggles to protect her child’s health and safety in relation to the state of fresh produce and its often ambiguous sources. The irregular shapes of the porcelain pieces recall an era where food wasn’t aesthetically-standardized and ‘perfect’, compared to present-day situations where harmful pesticides and genetically modified plants are the norms. The artist thus also questions the impact that our human species has over the planet and how future generations will never see, taste or feel the world as we know it today. The individually unique hand-made pieces are constructed from Chinese porcelain, a material which evokes nostalgia and is a nod to the artist’s roots, whilst also celebrating the importance of craftsmanship and local traditions. In the same manner that the strawberries are easily bruised and are very fragile, the installation focuses on the fragility of self and nature, identifying with a constantly changing society and the social, psychological and physical impact that our actions have upon us and everything that surround us. To coincide with all these various underlying messages and concepts, there is also the manifestation of the idea of the passage of time i.e. how the environment is constantly evolving and changing. The strips of mirror within the space invite viewers to participate in the act of self-reflection. It is hoped that through this effect and implication of the infinite, we are reminded of the responsibility that we each have in order to preserve history, to respect our personal growth journeys and to protect our environment so that the future has the fighting chance to be a better version of what we’re living in today....

April 24, 2020

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