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: 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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Angela Su’s Wunderkammer

Published in FRAMED magazine, September 2011 Hong Kong artist Angela Su’s intricate anatomical ink drawings attracted scores of admirers at Art HK a couple of years ago. This year she did it again with her contribution to Hong Kong Eye, a group show of contemporary Hong Kong art on now at ArtisTree. Her works in…

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Jim Lambie’s Wonderland

I had just stepped off a 12 hour flight and finished reading Aldous Huxley’s ‘The Doors of Perception’ when I walked into Jim Lambie‘s first Hong Kong solo exhibition at Pearl Lam Gallery, ‘The Flowers of Romance’. It seemed I’d stepped into the pages of the very book I had been reading. The entire exhibition…

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The Hong Kong Art Market: Part I – Auctions & Galleries

As published on Ocula 2 April 2013 In the lead up to the inaugural Art Basel HK fair, the Hong Kong art world has been a flurry of activity in recent months. Art, it seems, is the zeitgeist, and it’s big business. A number of other art fairs have inevitably sprouted up, including the recently…

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55th Venice Biennale Artists and Pavilions

Getting terribly excited about our biennial Venice art pilgrimage to the Venice Biennale. Established over a century ago and nicknamed the ‘Olympics of the Art World’, countries are designated a national pavilion and represented by an artist (or artists) who is selected or invited to participate in this prestigious cultural institution. It’s a showcase of…

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Ron Mueck at the Gallery of Modern Art

Long before he was picked up by mega-gallery Hauser & Wirth, Melbourne-born artist Ron Mueck was a household name in Australia. School kids were taken on excursions to museums to gawk awe-struck at his hyperrealist sculptures. Starting out in TV and film as a puppeteer and special effects artist (notably in the Labyrinth where he…

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