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Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 Calendar
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Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 Calendar

Published on ocula.com, 5 March, 2015 Remember that time Hong Kong was known only for its banking, pinky-ring-wearing English expats mourning the loss of the ol’ empire, overpriced real estate, and the number of Louis Vuitton shops crammed into one block? Well, some things have changed. The property market is still criminal, and making money … Continue reading

Shanghai and the Social Factory: An Interview with Anselm Franke
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Shanghai and the Social Factory: An Interview with Anselm Franke

Published on christies.com, December 17, 2014 Anselm Franke, curator of the Shanghai Biennale, talks about why he thinks the city and Chinese contemporary art reflect a society in the making. The current edition of the biennale is titled ‘Social Factory’. Can you talk a little about some of the themes and narratives? Anselm Franke: ‘Social … Continue reading

Occupational Art
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Occupational Art

Published on ocula.com, November 2014 A hastily cobbled together barricade bisects Connaught Road. It signals the beginning of the Occupy Central zone where for over eight weeks one of Hong Kong’s main CBD roads has been blocked to all traffic in a pro-democracy protest that in its first few weeks brought the city to a … Continue reading

The Rhode Show
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The Rhode Show

Published on christies.com, November 14, 2014 On a bare grey painted wall in Hong Kong’s Lehmann Maupin gallery, Robin Rhode draws a simple crude outline of a car with a white piece of chalk. With audience participation, he proceeds to wash and polish it, until there is no longer a chalk drawing, just dark smudges … Continue reading

Art Trends Now
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Art Trends Now

Published in The Art Newspaper China, November 2014 The art market shows little sign of slowing down, particularly as oligarchs at auction continue to rack up records for high-end art works by American abstract painters and international contemporary stars. Earlier auctions this year resulted in record prices for American artist, Barnett Newman’s ‘Black Fire I’ … Continue reading

Sheila Rocks
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Sheila Rocks

American- born photographer, Sheila Rock, has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. During the week of her arrival in Hong Kong for the launch of her exhibition ‘PUNK+’ at Agnès b., Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests are in full swing, with main arteries of the city occupied by thousands of … Continue reading