Shanghai and the Social Factory: An Interview with Anselm Franke
Art

Shanghai and the Social Factory: An Interview with Anselm Franke

Published on christies.com, December 17, 2014 Anselm Franke, curator of the Shanghai Biennale, talks about why he thinks the city and Chinese contemporary art reflect a society in the making. The current edition of the biennale is titled ‘Social Factory’. Can you talk a little about some of the themes and narratives? Anselm Franke: ‘Social … Continue reading

Space Oddity: Mariko Mori
Art

Space Oddity: Mariko Mori

On the two occasions that I meet with Tokyo-born, New York-based artist Mariko Mori, she is dressed in austere white, in fabrics and a cut that looks chaste if not a little severe. It’s her trademark look, white on white, like a living, breathing Robert Ryman work. With her black hair pulled back into two … Continue reading

Angela Su’s Wunderkammer
Art

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 … Continue reading

Roland With The Times
Fashion

Roland With The Times

Since 2006 Roland Mouret redefined the dress with the sell-out Galaxy and Moon dresses and made a feminine, curvy figure desirable once more. Victoria Beckham was such a fan that, well, frankly the similarity of her first collection to Mouret’s didn’t go unremarked. He’s dressed Rachel Weisz, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Middleton, and Dita von Teese. … Continue reading