The Lucky Eight: Unmissable Hong Kong Exhibitions

Published on ocula.com,  23 March 2017   Hot on the heels of the Hong Kong International Arts Festival, Hong Kong this week welcomed the fifth edition of Art Basel. You’ve flown thousands of miles, endured over eight hours of screaming spawn on a long haul flight, paralysing jetlag, and visual and social overload at the Art…

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The Art and Soul of Hong Kong

Published in Destinations of the World, Dubai, February 2016   As Hong Kong gears up for the thought-provoking art and fabulous parties of Art Basel next month, Diana d’Arenberg examines the coming-of-age art industry in a city on the cusp of a cultural renaissance A metallic cube rises up over the construction site that has occupied an…

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Adrian Wong & Samantha Reid- Artist and Tailor, Hong Kong

As I step into celebrated Hong Kong artist, Adrian Wong, and his tailor fiancé, Samantha Reid’s industrial studio space in Wong Chuk Hang, I feel as though I have walked in on a jolly summer picnic. Seated by the window in the streaming sunlight, before a spread of oysters and home-cooked Chinese food, are a…

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Art Basel HK Vernissage: The Lowdown

Published on ocula.com 17 May 2014 The second edition of Art Basel kicked off Wednesday with a VIP preview that saw no shortage of collectors streaming through the doors. It felt like a Swiss banking conference in the VIP lounge as Julius Bär and UBS representatives and financiers milled around waiting for the doors to…

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Para/Site Annual Auction 2013

It’s almost that time of year again when Para Site, Hong Kong’s premier independent organisation and one of the oldest and most active independent art centres in Asia, holds its celebrated and much anticipated annual fundraising auction. More than 70 artworks by some of today’s most exciting artists will be auctioned off on 13 November…

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Art Basel HK: It’s a Wrap!

Well, Art Basel Hong Kong has been and gone, summer art fair season has ended, and vacation is upon us. There have been plenty of posts on the Basel brand’s inaugural HK fair, so why add another to the pile? Really I just wanted an excuse to post lots and lots of pics of my…

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Eye On Hong Kong

Long under-appreciated locally, marginalised socially and overshadowed by the talent on the mainland. That’s the oft repeated lament describing artists and the art scene of Hong Kong. But recognition of Hong Kong artists seems to finally be on its way. On Tuesday at the launch of Hong Kong Eye at ArtisTree in Taikoo Place, iconic…

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Autumn Art in Hong Kong

This last week has been crazy busy with art events and exhibition openings following one after the other. A host of international artists were in town for their solo exhibition openings, including Bernard Frize, Vik Muniz, Aya Takano and Bharti Kher. French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel also made an appearance for a private project in Hong…

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