A Conversation with Maria Taniguchi

Published on ocula.com, 22 November 2016 Preparing to sit down for my interview with Filipino artist, Maria Taniguchi, a small printed essay by Susan Gibb catches my eye on the coffee table in Galerie Perrotin’s office. Titled ‘Dogs in Space, Witches of Dumaguete’, the essay, referencing the artist’s hometown of Dumaguete City and included in the... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Post Art Basel HK: Rundown and Fair-tigued

Published on ocula.com, 20 March, 2015 Your head hurts; your liver no longer holds any value on the black market; your dignity is in tatters after falling down a flight of stairs in high heels at an exhibition opening—sober; a random girl licked your leg; and the last conversation you remember was about vodka home-brewing... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Autumn Art in Hong Kong

Summer holidays are over! That means, thankfully, an end to the summer filler group shows at galleries and the beginning of a new art season. In the next two weeks, corks will be a-popping throughout Hong Kong's galleries, and dodgy red wine galore will be spilled down shirt fronts aplenty as new and exciting solo... Continue Reading →

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 →

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... Continue Reading →

Lionel Estève at Galerie Perrotin

Turn right as you enter Galerie Perrotin's Hong Kong space and your eyes will immediately be drawn to two kaleidoscopic shower curtain-like installations suspended from the ceiling. A collection of painted river stones lie in a group nearby, bearing what look like colourful waterlines. Another cluster of river stones lies in the adjacent room. Covered... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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