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

Our pick of shows to see when in Miami this week

Previews of the must-see exhibitions on during Art Basel Miami Beach at the city’s museums and private collection spaces
Video

Understanding Ed Ruscha

Two pieces by the California artist Ed Ruscha are the impetus for an exhibition of work at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio (“Regarding Ruscha,” until 17 May). At the center of the show are two of the artist’s prints—Standard Station, 1966, and Ghost Station, 2011—which are the inspiration for work made by local San Antonio artists. In this video clip, Ruscha talks about his working process, why he’s interested in words, and how he thinks about the backgrounds of his pictures.

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