Louvre Abu Dhabi
Art

Louvre Abu Dhabi

It has taken ten years, countless construction delays, a reported one billion dollars and  not a bit of controversy to build the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which finally opened its doors to the public on 11 November last year. The result of an agreement signed between France and the United Arab Emirates in 2007—for which the Louvre … Continue reading

Occupational Art
Art

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

Veni, Vidi, Venice!
Art / Culture

Veni, Vidi, Venice!

Published in Asia Tatler, August 2013 It’s back, that biannual migration of mega-yachts to the world’s loveliest decaying and sinking city. Curators, critics, collectors and artists assembled from around the world for the preview week of the 55th Venice Biennale. Dubbed the Saint Tropez of the art world by some for all the glitz, glam, … Continue reading

Wim Delvoye: Artful Maverick
Art

Wim Delvoye: Artful Maverick

Art world prankster, art entrepreneur, and Belgian Conceptual artist Wim Delvoye has redefined what it means to be an enfant terrible in the art world, which if you consider contemporary art these days is a pretty hard feat to master. Earlier this year he presented a series of his works at Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong. … Continue reading