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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The Lowdown: shows to see during Hong Kong Art Week

Published on Ocula, 23 March 2018 Once again, the Hong Kong art machine is gearing up for Art Basel in Hong Kong (29–31 March 2018), now in its sixth edition. With surrounding art fairs like Art Central (27 March–1 April) opening alongside the main event, and an ever-expanding list of exhibitions and happenings taking place,…

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

It has taken ten years, countless construction delays, a reported one billion dollars and  not a bit of controversy to build the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which finally opened its doors to the public on 11 November last year. The result of an agreement signed between France and the United Arab Emirates in 2007—for which the Louvre…

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Venice Biennale 2015 Preview Week

While the art fair is often seen as the whore, selling its wares to those who can afford them, the Venice Biennale has always been the lady of the art world. The most venerated of biennales dating back to 1895; you can look, but not touch, intellectual stimulation and provocation is valued over the commercial,…

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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…

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