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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

Diary
 
Video

Chris Marker ventures to Plato's cave

The Whitechapel Gallery in London opens the first UK retrospective of the French film-maker Chris Marker on 16 April. In this clip from his 1989 television series The Owl’s Legacy, Marker compares the dark and quiet movie theatre to Plato’s allegory of the cave, where prisoners have a hard time distinguishing images from reality.

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