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ART BASEL HONG KONG
Issue 1, Wednesday, 14 May 2014  | Download this issue

Fast forward: how China’s art world is changing

News Artists, collectors and galleries are picking and choosing from the way things are done in the West

News and analysis

Director of Picasso museum dismissed

News The museum remains closed to the public

The collector with a cool head for the art of China

News In a new film, Uli Sigg reveals that he didn’t necessarily like some of the contemporary art he bought

Chinese academy buys Grayson Perry tapestry

News Perry's work is the first by a living foreign artist in the museum's collection

Also in this issue

In the footsteps of Big Hans

Feature Beijing and Rotterdam shows celebrate the Dutchman who first chronicled China’s contemporary art

 

Winners of first The Art Newspaper Asia Prize announced

News Leading patrons, projects and organisations recognised in Hong Kong

Yuz Museum opens in Shanghai

News The new museum joins a slew of others

Collector wants to open first Ai Weiwei museum

News The New York-based fund manager already owns 40 works by the artist from the 1970s onwards

The new vitality of ink art

Interview Liu Guosong says that many ancient painters would break with conventions, which has inspired the veteran artist’s experiments with brush, ink and paper since the 1960s

The credibility gap

Feature There’s a lot of space to show new art in China today, but experienced curators to fill it and critics to assess their work are in short supply

Neighbours worth getting to know

Feature Australia’s museums are acquiring more contemporary Asian art but its private collectors blazed a trail to the region

The man making M+ add up to somewhere special

Interview With Lars Nittve at the helm of the West Kowloon flagship, the museum has got its bearings, a founding collection and big plans for the future

Creative space is hard to find

News analysis Artists and galleries are seeing rents rise even in old factories and warehouses far from the centre

My Hong Kong: Adrian Wong

Interview A Hong Kong- and Los Angeles-based video, installation and performance artist, Adrian Wong originally trained in research psychology and currently teaches sculpture and critical theory at the University of California

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

Bright young things

The Pinchuk Art Centre’s third bi-annual international Future Generation Prize awards ceremony took place on 6 December in Kiev, with 20 artists under 35 on the shortlist. While two multimedia artists, Nástio Mosquito of Angola and Carlos Motta of Colombia, split the main prize (see here), special prizes were awarded to three additional artists: Aslan Gaisumov (Russia) for a video about his native city Grozny in Chechnya, Nikita Kadan (Russia) for an installation exploring themes like provincial museology and Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine) for panoramic photographs of Kiev. Watch these three young artists accept their awards in this video clip.

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