Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans Peter Feldmann’s recent exhibition at Hong Kong’s Simon Lee Gallery, features works from across nearly five decades of the Dusseldorf-born artist’s career, including sculpture, photography, installation, collage and found objects.

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Rodel Tapaya’s Random Numbers

generation, gaining international recognition in 2002 when he was awarded the Top Prize at the Nokia Art Awards Asia, followed by the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize in 2011.

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Gary Simmons ‘Dancing in Darkness’

For three decades, New York-born, Los Angeles-based sculptor, installation artist, and painter Gary Simmons has used his practice to retrace, reclaim, and reconstruct African-American history and experience by uncovering the way institutions enforce inequality and assert control. Much of Simmons’ early work uses the chalkboard as a metaphor to map out how cultural memory and racial prejudice…

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Liquified Sunshine | Force Majeur: Luke Ching Chin Wai & South Ho Siu Nam

The first exhibition in Hong Kong addressing and engaging with the city’s current political and identity troubles, Liquefied Sunshine | Force Majeure is a creative dialogue between Hong Kong artists Luke Ching Chin Wai and South Ho Siu Nam that explores the notion of storms, one natural, the other political.

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Chen Danqing at Tang Contemporary

Shanghai-born artist Chen Danqing was only 14 when he started painting Mao propaganda posters in the 1970s. “I painted more than 100 portraits of Chairman Mao on the street walls in Shanghai and its suburbs and also on factory iron sheets,” he says. “During that time, there were millions of amateur and professional painters in…

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Chow Chun-Fai – Artist, Hong Kong

I’m standing under Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco, ‘The Creation of Adam’, craning my neck to see Adam and God’s outstretched near-touching hands. But the faces I’m looking at are identical and Chinese–it is the face of celebrated Hong Kong artist Chow Chun-Fai. And I’m not in the Vatican, I’m in the artist’s Fotan studio. Fotan…

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Sophie Calle: Intimate Vision

Published in Hong Kong Tatler, December 2014. It would be hard to find clearer confirmation of Federico Fellini’s aphorism that all art is autobiographical than the work of Sophie Calle. For more than three decades the French conceptual artist has plucked events out of her life, and the lives of others, to use directly as…

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Alan Lau: Sex & Calligraphy

As published in Prestige Art Basel HK, 2014, magazine supplement. Large sacks of flour from the factory-scale bakery next door block the entrance of collector Alan Lau’s studio as I squeeze past. Part design den, part cool bachelor pad, the industrial space is bursting with art. A Lee Kit fabric work rests on a low…

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The Collectors: Don and Mera Rubell

Published in Framed, Issue 2, 2011 Don and Mera Rubell have been collecting art for as long as they have been married, which is almost 50 years. Today they have one of the world’s largest, privately-owned contemporary art collections which was established in 1964 and is housed in a museum in Miami, Florida. Later this…

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Melbourne Now!

The National Gallery of Victoria is usually one of my first pit-stops when I’m back in Melbourne. I’ve spent many a blissful afternoon there on art-class pilgrimages or to take a breather from my day. Last December on a trip to visit the parentals I was lured back to the NGV by Melbourne Now, an…

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