Reporting live from
ART BASEL HONG KONG
Issue 1, Wednesday, 22 May 2013  | Download this issue

Where next for Hong Kong, Asia’s art hub?

As Art Basel Hong Kong opens, will the art fair have the same effect that it has had on Miami?

News and analysis

Ripple effect of record sales in New York

Experts tell us what impact the record-breaking auction could have on Art Basel Hong Kong?

M+ gets a Tino Sehgal

Thirteen collectors and artists donate 280 works to the museum

China’s billion-dollar domestic art market

International galleries hope to broaden collectors’ taste in art

Also in this issue

Change of tack by Jockey Club

The project to transform a former Hong Kong police station into a cultural hub has a new vision for its contemporary art programme

 

My Hong Kong with Johnson Chang and Yana Peel

Two art world insiders give their tips on the best exhibitions, places to relax and why art fairs are important

Cao Fei says good luck with a big suckling pig

The young Chinese artist on M+, Hong Kong’s fledgling museum

The story of Ai Weiwei’s arrest in his own words

The whole of China is a potential ready-made for the controversial artist

Vast as factories—or mostly in the mind

Without access to the huge industrial work spaces of the mainland, Hong Kong artists are rejecting the very idea of the studio-as-symbol

Up close and personal: the stars of Chinese art

Why the biggest names on the contemporary Chinese scene were happy to reveal themselves to Thomas Fuesser

Build first and find the art to fill them later

China’s public museums have grown by 1,000%—leaving their collections and staff development lagging behind

How to look after your latest acquisition in China

A guide for collectors with questions about insurance, conservation, transport and China’s tax system

China’s new art sold for 200% more outside China

A huge disparity in sale prices at home and on the international market is only partly explained by higher mark-ups in the US and the UK

Diary
 
Exhibitions
Video

The Portuguese return to Macau

As Art Basel in Hong Kong rolls on, the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is preparing for a solo show in China’s other special administrative region, Macau, her first in the region. At the MGM casino resort, Vasconcelos is creating 1,200 kilo piece titled Valkyrie Octopus. The work measures 35 by 20 metres and is made of more than 4,000 metres of coloured fabrics, thousands of beads, 3,100 metres of electric cable, and has LED lights placed throughout. The site-specific work deals with the Portuguese presence in Macau, which began in the 16th century and ended, officially, in 1999.

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