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