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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

Italian Futurism 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this month. “We’ve been wanting to do this show longer than I’ve worked here, and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” says Vivien Greene, the...
Gauguin: Metamorphoses 2014 Whitney Biennial Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-88 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South Oscar Murillo Glenn Brown Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010
Video

Frida Kahlo remembered

A musical tribute to the Mexican artist who died 60 years ago, excerpt courtesy of The History Channel Español

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