'Who Cares?' 16 Essays On Curating In Asia Related Press 'Who Cares?' 16 Essays On Curating In Asia 12 July 2014, by Jacqueline Liu for Art Asia Pacific / July 9, 2014

Hong Kong’s Para Site Art Space curator Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya sees Asia as being like “a curatorial Wild West,” where the continent’s multi-role curatorial practices deconstruct all his European preconceptions. Influenced by the lack of publications that focus on curatorial practices in Asia, Fominaya and artist Michael...

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Western Art Dealers Take New Approach To Hong Kong Related Press Western Art Dealers Take New Approach To Hong Kong 20 May 2014, Nina Siegal for The New York Times / 15 May 2014

As the Hong Kong art market has blossomed in the past several years, a range of Western art galleries, including global players such as Gagosian, White Cube, Sundaram Tagore and Lehmann Maupin, have opened large outposts in the city, with varying degrees of success. This month, to coincide with the Art Basel in Hong Kong art fair, two more...

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Artists Go The Extra Mile For Hong Kong Related Press Artists Go The Extra Mile For Hong Kong 19 May 2014, Melanie Gerlis, Georgina Adam and Julia Michalska for The Art Newspaper / 17 May 2014

The Colombian-born artist Oscar Murillo, baseball hat jammed on his head, was among the first visitors to this year’s edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong (ABHK). He spent time admiring Antoni Tàpies’s works on Timothy Taylor Gallery’s stand (1B06)—assemblages with seemingly casual scribbles, not so dissimilar to the in-demand...

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Art Basel Hong Kong Goes Aspirational Related Press Art Basel Hong Kong Goes Aspirational 16 May 2014, Richard Vine for Art in America / 15 May 2014

If you'd like to buy a $25 million Picasso portrait of Dora Maar, you can do so this week at the Art Basel Hong Kong fair (May 15-18). The piece is on view at the booth of New York's Hammer Galleries, along with works by Matisse, Miró and other modernist masters, joined—somewhat incongruously—by several scenic canvases from...

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Collectors Turn Up And Buy At Impressive Art Basel In Hong Kong 2014 Related Press Collectors Turn Up And Buy At Impressive Art Basel In Hong Kong 2014 16 May 2014, Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop for Artinfo / 15 May 2014

Now in its sophomore year, Art Basel in Hong Kong has quickly matured to become a fair that will wow visitors. After just two days, gallerists are already enthused by the brisk sales and many collectors are commenting positively on the relaxed atmosphere. “We sold half of our booth yesterday and we’ve had to bring in new...

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Chinese Academy Buys Grayson Perry Tapestry Related Press Chinese Academy Buys Grayson Perry Tapestry 16 May 2014, Gareth Harris for The Art Newspaper / 14 May 2014

The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, one of the country’s most prestigious art schools, has bought The Walthamstow Tapestry, 2009, by the British artist Grayson Perry, its first acquisition by a foreign living artist. “This is a bold thing for a Chinese public institution to collect,” says Simon Kirby, the East Asia affiliate at...

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Art Basel Takes Over City With More Than 100 Events Related Press Art Basel Takes Over City With More Than 100 Events 15 May 2014, Sijia Jiang and Amy Nip for The South China Morning Post / 15 May 2014

Art Basel Hong Kong takes over the city today with more than 100 events, but its impact on the art scene will go far beyond the four-day fair, industry insiders say. "One of the things we've been most proud of about the fair has been its ability to put the spotlight on what's happening in Hong Kong," said Magnus Renfrew...

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A Bigger, Better  Basel: Art Fair Returns To Hong Kong With Strong Local Focus Related Press A Bigger, Better Basel: Art Fair Returns To Hong Kong With Strong Local Focus 14 May 2014, Sijia Jiang for The South China Morning Post / 14 May 2014

Art Basel Hong Kong will overwhelm the city with more than 100 art events starting on Thursday but its impact on the local art scene will go well beyond the four-day event, industry insiders say. Aficionados from around the world are flocking to the city as preparations for dozens of Basel art events get underway. “One of the things...

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Nadim Abbas Provides An Apocalyptic Watering Hole Related Press Nadim Abbas Provides An Apocalyptic Watering Hole 14 May 2014, Yuan-Kwan Chan for Meniscus / 13 May 2014

Piles of rice bags covered with silhouettes of hot pink weevils.  Cocktails resembling lab experiments.  Sci-fi music.  Crude animations.  Waitstaff milling around in white coats. These are just a few elements in the latest installment of the Absolut Art Bar, now a fixture at all three Art Basel stops.  For the second...

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Art Basel Makes A Difference In Asia Related Press Art Basel Makes A Difference In Asia 8 May 2014, Edan Corkill for The Japan Times / 07 May 2014

It’s still not uncommon to hear Japanese art bureaucrats and administrators speaking dreamily about Tokyo one day becoming the regional art hub — the “show window,” as one local museum director put it to me last year, through which the art of Asia can be presented to the rest of the world. You have to wonder if...

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Sotheby'S Hong Kong Results Reveal Trends Related Press Sotheby'S Hong Kong Results Reveal Trends 12 April 2014, by Cassandra Naji / Art Radar Asia / 4 April 2014

Sotheby’s Contemporary Asian Art Sale on 6 April 2014 presented work in a wider range of media compared to previous years’ sales, a gamble which resulted in success but also in the occasional surprising failure to sell, uncovering trends among Chinese collectors right now.

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Why Is Art Basel In Hong Kong Moving To March? Five Theories Related Press Why Is Art Basel In Hong Kong Moving To March? Five Theories 19 March 2014, Alexander Forbes for Artnet News / 18 March 2014

In the weeks since Art Basel in Hong Kong announced that its 2015 edition would take place nearly two months earlier than in the past, various lines of speculation about the rationale behind the move have been buzzing. With the vast amount of advanced planning that goes into pulling off a major art fair, the packed schedules of the appropriately...

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Who Is In? Basel Hong Kong Announces Exhibitors Related Press Who Is In? Basel Hong Kong Announces Exhibitors 24 January 2014, Art Basel / 23 January 2014

Art Basel announced today details of its second edition in Hong Kong, taking place Thursday, May 15, to Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The Hong Kong show of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will feature 245 premier galleries, from 39 countries and territories. With over half of its galleries...

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Hong Kong'S Best Shows In 2013 Related Press Hong Kong'S Best Shows In 2013 28 December 2013, by Lars Nittve / Art in America

Lars Nittve is the director of the M+ Museum in Hong Kong, which is slated to open in 2017 in a $642 million Herzog & de Meuron-designed building. Here, he recalls his favorite Hong Kong shows from the past year.

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Hong Kong Art Galleries Hope To Boost Visitor Numbers Related Press Hong Kong Art Galleries Hope To Boost Visitor Numbers 21 November 2013, Art Asia Pacific / 20 November 2013

This week 49 galleries throughout Hong Kong joined forces to launch the inaugural Hong Kong Art Gallery Week. Founded by the collective of like-minded commercial gallery heads who make up the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA), the event seeks to entice audiences to explore the city’s numerous artistic offerings....

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