Home Is Where the Art Is

Published in Asia Tatler, October 2013 Theaster Gates is in a cab on his way to Dorchester Ave in his neighbourhood of Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing, when we chat on the phone. “My people are getting hungry … I’m gonna feed my crew,” he says. His crew is the team of builders who collaborate with... 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 →

‘Writings Without Borders ‘ at Lehmann Maupin

A record number of art exhibitions are opening in Hong Kong to coincide with this week's Art Basel HK launch. Among them is Lehmann Maupin who recently previewed their first group show, 'Writings Without Borders', by the renowned international curator Herve Mikaeloff. Featuring the work of 11 artists from around the world, including Barbara Kruger,... Continue Reading →

Angela Su’s Wunderkammer

  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 at ArtisTree. Her works in the exhibition, 'Deliver me from all my... Continue Reading →

The New Art Basel Hong Kong

As published on ocula.com, 9 May 2013 Only two weeks to go before the inaugural Art Basel HK kicks off and it feels like the circus is coming to town. Inboxes are flooded with invites to art-related and art-themed bars, restaurants, new art clubs, pop-ups, collaborations and art retail and luxury events, ready to capitalize... Continue Reading →

Art Inflation!

The West Kowloon Cultural District complex may still be four (or five) years away from being completed, but the team at M+ museum of art has nonetheless been busy with a programme of exhibitions designed to bring art to the wider Hong Kong community. Opening recently is the second of the future museum’s nomadic public... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Pedder-philes Spring Art 2013

In the past few years Hong Kong's iconic Pedder Building has undergone a remarkable, and expensive transformation. Gone are the vintage designer wear and cheap cashmere shops and in their place are the smooth gleaming floors and glass windows of high-end established commercial galleries, a cigar divan and an enoteca. And of course, Abercrombie and... Continue Reading →

Murakami at Gagosian HK

OUT OF HIS SKULL Published in Asia Tatler, February 2013 In the long, white, clean space of the gallery hang 14 paintings. They are accompanied by the frantic movement of a dozen people, while metres of electrical cord wind across the bare wooden floor. Cameras are set up and a team of silent assistants shuffles... Continue Reading →

Looking up in Osaka with Joao Peñalva

Portuguese-born Joao Peñalva is that rare thing in the art world- a refined renaissance man with the sensibility of a poet and intellect of a philosopher, endowed with the ability to woo both curators and critics, as well as collectors, with museological exhibitions heavy on concept and context. Although he's been a practicing artist for... Continue Reading →

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