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58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times Ocula Report 58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times 24 May 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...

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Zheng Bo Ocula Conversation Zheng Bo

Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...

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Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended Ocula Report Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended 24 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Lee Wen, Form Colour Action at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
13 March–29 June 2019 Lee Wen Form Colour Action Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
23 March–2 June 2019 Group Exhibition An Opera for Animals Para Site, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Infinitive Mutability at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
25 March–1 June 2019 Group Exhibition Infinitive Mutability Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Leonardo Drew, Leonardo Drew at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
25 March–1 June 2019 Leonardo Drew Leonardo Drew Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Yoan Capote, Territorial Waters at Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
26 March–29 May 2019 Yoan Capote Territorial Waters Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Anastassiades, Silver Tongued at Taka Ishii Gallery, Hong Kong
29 March–30 June 2019 Michael Anastassiades Silver Tongued Taka Ishii Gallery, Shop
Contemporary art exhibition, Garth Weiser, Garth Weiser at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
15 May–27 June 2019 Garth Weiser Garth Weiser Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Eddie Martinez, EMHK19 at Perrotin, Hong Kong
17 May–29 June 2019 Eddie Martinez EMHK19 Perrotin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Pierre Soulages, Beyond Black 超越黑色 at Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
20 May–29 June 2019 Pierre Soulages Beyond Black 超越黑色 Alisan Fine Arts, Central, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, McArthur Binion, Hand:Work:II at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
22 May–6 July 2019 McArthur Binion Hand:Work:II Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Thomas Ruff, Transforming Photography at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
22 May–29 June 2019 Thomas Ruff Transforming Photography David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Peri, Quarters 四伏 at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
23 May–5 July 2019 Peter Peri Quarters 四伏 Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Perlstein Collection at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
23 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition Perlstein Collection Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, C. N. Liew, C. N. Liew Solo Exhibition at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
24 May–29 June 2019 C. N. Liew C. N. Liew Solo Exhibition Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Danqing, Disguise and Paintings from Life ​装扮与写生 at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
24 May–30 June 2019 Chen Danqing Disguise and Paintings from Life ​装扮与写生 Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Chewing Gum III at Pace Gallery, Hong Kong
25 May–4 July 2019 Group Exhibition Chewing Gum III Pace Gallery, H Queen's, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Vladimir Veličović, rавран at A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong
25 May–23 June 2019 Vladimir Veličović rавран A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong

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Lam Tung Pang and Abby Chen Ocula Conversation Lam Tung Pang and Abby Chen

Born in Hong Kong in 1978, Lam Tung Pang is known for his paintings and drawings on plywood, along with site-specific installations, sound works, and videos that embody relationships between humans, nature, and the built environment. In the large-scale painting Centuries of Hong Kong (2011), for instance, which is housed at the Legislative Council...

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem Ocula Report Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem 6 Apr 2019 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

Although Art Basel in Hong Kong is the youngest of the Art Basel fairs, and a relative newcomer to the international art fair circuit, it has now become a major attraction for collectors and galleries from around the world. The seventh edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong saw thousands of art courtesans and benefactors kick off the week with a string...

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019 Ocula Photolog Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019 31 March 2019

'Art Basel reinforces its ongoing commitment to showcasing exceptional art from Asia and the Asia Pacific, with over half of the participating galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. The main sector of the show features 196 of the world's leading galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawings, installation,...

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Johnson Chang Ocula Conversation Johnson Chang

Johnson Chang, gallerist and curator, is a pioneer of the Hong Kong art scene. Through the establishment of Hanart TZ Gallery in 1983, Chang created a platform for new art from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, redefining the market with his organisation of China's New Art, Post-1989, held at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1993. Over 200 works by...

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Ben Brown Ocula Conversation Ben Brown

After years of repetitive reference to Hong Kong as a 'cultural desert', the arrival of the city's first contemporary art fair between 14 and 18 May 2008, Art HK 08, under the direction of Magnus Renfrew, marked a new turn. Sales turnover for Sotheby's in Hong Kong grew from USD 88 million in 2000, to USD 340 million in 2007, situating it as the...

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Firenze Lai Ocula Conversation Firenze Lai

Firenze Lai says that she knows her studio of a few hundred square feet intimately; from the textures of its surfaces to the way the breeze blows into the room. The spaces depicted in her paintings are equally intimate. When curators seem to be at a loss for words to discuss troubled times, fear of containment, and the feeling of being completely...

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Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See 23 Mar 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

For those visiting during Art Basel in Hong Kong (29–31 March 2019), the smell of fresh paint may still be in the air at the latest heritage conservation project, The Mills, which opened on 16 March to encompass the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textiles (CHAT), joining the ranks with ex-prison complex Tai Kwun, along with Eaton HK—a retro...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Hong Kong: Asia's Cultural Capital? Related Press Hong Kong: Asia's Cultural Capital? The Business Times : 5 April 2019

THIRTEEN YEARS AGO, when curator Tobias Berger arrived in Hong Kong, there were only two or three contemporary art galleries. Today, there are well over 100, including several renowned international galleries such as David Zwirner, Pace Gallery, Hauser & Wirth and Gagosian, each representing the biggest contemporary names.

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Art Basel 2019: Why Hong Kong is a lightning rod for luxury art in Asia Related Press Art Basel 2019: Why Hong Kong is a lightning rod for luxury art in Asia South China Morning Post : 30 March 2019

Worldwide art sales grew 6 per cent to US$67.4 billion in 2018, according to the latest Global Art market report.Auction houses, an important point of sale in the art ecosystem, also report strong growth in line with the trends outlined in the report produced by Art Basel and UBS, an international bank.And 2018 was the best year in the history of...

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Your Guide to the Best Shows in Hong Kong Related Press Your Guide to the Best Shows in Hong Kong Frieze : 28 March 2019

Exit StrategiesH Queen's1 March – 30 AprilCurator David Chan eschews the standard gallery-going experience in his latest project, 'Exit Strategies', by situating installation, video, sculpture, photography and sound works in unusual public sites throughout the 17-storey high-rise H Queen's, itself a culture hub.

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Art Basel’s Asian Art Gets to Hong Kong via New York and Los Angeles Related Press Art Basel’s Asian Art Gets to Hong Kong via New York and Los Angeles The New York Times : 27 March 2019

There you are in Hong Kong, making your way through the convention center and this newest iteration of Art Basel. Ah! There's a group of bamboo and rattan sculptures by Sopheap Pich, the Cambodian artist, inspired by trees in his homeland. And there, at the same booth, a new map — she'd call it a cartographic work — by Tiffany Chung,...

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When in Hong Kong Related Press When in Hong Kong ArtReview Asia : 26 March 2019

Performing Society: The Violence of Gender at Tai Kwun ContemporaryFor some time, Art Basel Hong Kong, together with a growing slurry of commercial galleries and a sliver of not-for-profits, was the only game in town at this time of year. Now Tai Kwun Contemporary, which launched last year, has arrived, turning that sliver of not-for-profits into...

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Beyond Art Basel: 9 Non-Profit And Museum Shows To See In Hong Kong Related Press Beyond Art Basel: 9 Non-Profit And Museum Shows To See In Hong Kong Hong Kong Tatler : 19 March 2019

Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun, now in his late 90s, and American artist James Turrell, are featured at the Asia Society. Hon is renowned for co-founding the Circle Art Group in the 1960s, a pioneering collective of artists hailed for bringing modern art to Hong Kong.

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When Worlds Collide: Benjamin Cha's New Role At The Asia Art Archive Related Press When Worlds Collide: Benjamin Cha's New Role At The Asia Art Archive Hong Kong Tatler : 27 December 2018

Like many people, Benjamin Cha found his first encounter with conceptual art a little bewildering.'I remember seeing On Kawara's work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in the mid '90s. I was a student at the time,' Cha recalls. 'It was a room full of over 100 of Kawara's date paintings. I walked in and had a moment where I thought,...

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Artist Marilyn Minter: 'Donald Trump Is A Monster' Related Press Artist Marilyn Minter: 'Donald Trump Is A Monster' Hong Kong Tatler : 4 October 2018

When I call Marilyn Minter in her New York studio, she is not painting, taking photos or doing any of the things you might expect of an artist preparing for their first solo show in Asia. Instead, she is planning a protest.

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