Hong Kong: Art Basel to Chungking Mansion – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is no doubt Hong Kong is becoming one of the leading destinations for art lovers, collectors, curators and art professionals in general.

9 April 2017

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 A Journey By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is such a contrast between Maastricht and Hong Kong. Two different cities, continents, cultures and art fairs.It is this contrast that I embrace and cherish travelling from one fair to the other just a few days apart.

26 March 2016


Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 Fourth Edition Round-Up

Art Basel show Hong Kong attracted over 70,000 visitors, among them directors, curators, trustees and patrons from over 100 leading international museums and institutions. The show, which closed today, Saturday, March 26, 2016, featured a new floorplan, spotlighting strong performances by galleries from Asia and the West. Confirming Art Basel’s standing as the leading international art […]

27 October 2015


Art Basel Announces Details Of Fourth Hong Kong Edition

Art Basel announces details of its fourth edition in Hong Kong, taking place for the second time in March. The Hong Kong show of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will feature 239 premier galleries from 35 countries and territories, presenting works of the highest quality that range from the Modern period of the early […]

17 August 2015


Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon To Be Displayed In Hong Kong

Antony Gormley’s signature statues that the artist perches atop of buildings are soon to be installed in Hong Kong this November, the South China Morning Post reports, more than a year after their display was cancelled after a trader for global bank J. P. Morgan jumped to his death from a building in the city. […]

26 August 2014


Year Of The Horse Celebrated With Auction At Christie’s Shanghai

The Art of the Horse is a private sales exhibition to be showcased at Christie’s in Shanghai and Hong Kong this autumn at the culmination of the Chinese Year of the Horse. Coinciding with the grand opening of Christie’s new Shanghai headquarters at the Ampire Building (21-30 October), and shown at the Hong Kong Convention […]

23 August 2014


Royal Academy of Arts Partners With China To Create Artist-in-residence Exchange

The Royal Academy of Arts has partnered with Arts in Heritage Research, Hong Kong (AHR) and The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) to establish a three-year artist-in-residence exchange programme for emerging artists. Rotating across the UK, Hong Kong and China, the Royal Academy Schools in London is the first host of the […]

17 March 2014


Billy Childish To Launch His first Solo Painting Show In Hong Kong

British artist Billy Childish is to launch his first solo painting show in Hong Kong at the Lehmann Maupin gallery. A prolific artist, musician and poet, Childish is an energetic creative force whose practice is a consistent aspect of his everyday life. Created over the past year, Childish’s most recent paintings comprise large-scale portraits and […]

30 September 2013


Yinka Shonibare Presents His First Solo Show In Hong Kong

Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong is presenting the first Chinese solo show by the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The exhibition continues Shonibare’s exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism with a series of all new works commenting on Hong Kong’s modern day relationships with labour, power and wealth. Dreaming Rich is a characteristically exuberant and […]

23 September 2013


Royal Academy of Arts To Offer Mutual Cooperation With Hong Kong Community

The Royal Academy of Arts, London (RA), has stated its strengthened commitment to helping facilitate professional development within the arts industry in Hong Kong through reciprocal education programmes and on-going creative dialogue with Hong Kong’s arts community. Following the success of the pilot programme for professional development for Hong Kong arts administrators, launched in May, […]

18 May 2013


Ai Weiwei Highlights Baby Formula Scandal With New Installation

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has created a map out of 1,800 cans of baby formula, to highlight the 2008 melamine tainted milk scandal. It killed and caused infants throughout China to become ill. This new exhibition which opened today in Hong Kong has different connotations . Quality fears in China has created a rush […]

15 May 2013


Art Basel Announces Talks Programme For Hong Kong

The first edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong will be accompanied by the shows renowned talks program, which will include panel discussion with leading curators, collectors, gallerists, critics and artists from Asia and beyond, including Chow Chun Fai, Arin Dwihartanto, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Ou Ning, Pak Sheung Chuen, Wang Xingwei, Adrian Wong, Zhang Enli and […]

23 April 2013


Jeremy Deller’s Inflatable Stonehenge Arrives In Hong Kong

British Artist, Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege, a full size inflatable replica of one of the world’s most famous monuments, Stonehenge, will be unveiled in Hong Kong as part of Mobile M+: Inflation!, opening 25th April 2013 (Press Preview 11am 24th April 2013). The interactive work, which visitors can bounce on, was created by Turner Prize-winning British […]

29 August 2012


Aric Chen Appointed Curator Hong Kong’s Visual Culture Museum

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority announced today that Aric Chen, leading design critic and curator, has been appointed Curator of Design and Architecture for M+, joining the expanding team at Hong Kong’s future museum for visual culture opening in 2017. He will take up his post on 1 November. Chen presently serves as Creative […]

8 May 2012


Art Basel To Replace ART HK With New Hong Kong Fair In 2013

Art Basel have announced plans for a Hong Kong edition of the fair that will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in May 2013 Annette Schönholzer, Co-Director of Art Basel, spoke of how, having been ‘observing the phenomenal growth in the art scene in Asia for years’, she is ‘delighted to […]

7 May 2012


Royal Academy To Hit Hong Kong For Art HK 12

The Royal Academy of Arts, London, will present Mariko Mori at its second annual Artist Talk event in Hong Kong during ART HK 12, as an Asia Art Archive satellite event. The event on Thursday 17 May 2012 will feature the artist in conversation with Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy […]

6 May 2012


Pearl Lam Hits Hong Kong With Chinese Abstract Art Survey

Pearl Lam Galleries, Asia’s most dynamic art gallery dedicated to Chinese and international contemporary art and design, has announced the inaugural exhibition for the opening of its new gallery space in Hong Kong, Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s until Present: MINDMAP, opening to the public on Wednesday, 16 May, 2012. Presenting seven leading Chinese abstract artists of […]

17 April 2012


ART HK Reveals Yayoi Kusama Sculpture

ART HK PROJECTS to present 10 large-scale sculptures and installations, including a work by Kusama Back for its fifth year, ART HK 12 – Hong Kong International Art Fair will take place 17–20 May 2012, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year ART HK will present 266 galleries representing 38 countries […]

1 March 2012


British Cultural Revolution Invades Hong Kong

Jay Jopling shows Gilbert & George at inaugural White Cube HK exhibition White Cube has joined Gagosian along with leading Chinese galleries to create a new ‘Cultural Revolution’ in China. The new WCHK gallery was unveiled today for its inaugural exhibition of ‘LONDON PICTURES’ by Gilbert & George. This monumental body of 292 pictures is […]