Tag: Empty Gallery
In Praise of Shadows: Raha Raissnia at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
Following the death of Jina Mahsa Amini in police custody, numerous images of the uprisings in Iran once again demonstrated photography’s emancipatory power. Despite the increasing manipulability of photography and a corresponding growth of distrust in it, the medium continues to play a vital role in the context of protest movements. In the work of…
Kunsty Kvetch: Art Basel Hong Kong 2023
After three Covid-ridden years, in which the city shut itself off from the rest of the world in attempt to control infection, the art hamster-wheel— fuelled by money, status-anxiety, booze and of course, lots of art— was in motion once again in Hong Kong. With restrictions finally lifted, including the mask mandate, the international art…
Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: A Post-Mortem
If with the advent of Artificial Intelligence, and the concomitant displacement of jobs that ensues, only those servicing the über wealthy will remain employed, then it would appear that the art world, with its numerous advisors, dealers, collection managers and specialists catering to wealthy collectors––minted by the minute like Zimbabwean currency––should be just fine. It…
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