Artful Manifestations

Published on ocula.com, 24 June 2016 For the first time since 1996, this year’s edition of Manifesta was curated by an artist, German-born Christian Jankowski. Titled What People Do For Money – Some Joint Ventures, the labour-themed biennial was all about collaboration with unnamed specialists. Frankly, it’s not that different from the usual working process of many contemporary artists,…

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A Conversation with Robin Rhode

Published on ocula.com, 26 October 2015 For the past couple of decades Berlin has become an international art world Mecca attracting more than 20,000 artists from around the world, including some of the biggest names in contemporary art: British YBA Tacita Dean, French artist Bernard Frize, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and American artist Julie Mehretu…

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The Rhode Show

Published on christies.com, November 14, 2014 On a bare grey painted wall in Hong Kong’s Lehmann Maupin gallery, Robin Rhode draws a simple crude outline of a car with a white piece of chalk. With audience participation, he proceeds to wash and polish it, until there is no longer a chalk drawing, just dark smudges…

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Art Trends Now

Published in The Art Newspaper China, November 2014 The art market shows little sign of slowing down, particularly as oligarchs at auction continue to rack up records for high-end art works by American abstract painters and international contemporary stars. Earlier auctions this year resulted in record prices for American artist, Barnett Newman’s ‘Black Fire I’…

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‘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,…

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