Hong Kong: has the new law 'destroyed' the art scene?

Plus, art historian Alyce Mahon on Leonor Fini’s illustrations. Produced in association with Christie's

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A police officer raises a purple flag that warns protesters that they are breaching the newly imported National Security Law from China during street protests in Hong Kong on 1 July Photo: Tommy Walker/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A police officer raises a purple flag that warns protesters that they are breaching the newly imported National Security Law from China during street protests in Hong Kong on 1 July Photo: Tommy Walker/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Week in Art

From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world’s big stories with the help of special guests. An award-winning podcast hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie’s.

What is the future of the art world in Hong Kong now that a new national security law curbs human rights and threatens freedom of expression? We look at the effects on artists and the wider art scene with two people based there: the artist Kacey Wong and the commentator Alexandra Seno. You can watch Wong's TED talk here.

And in our Work of the Week Alyce Mahon, the author of the new book The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde, explores one of Leonor Fini’s illustrations for Story of O by Pauline Réage.

Leonor Fini's illustrations for the deluxe edition of Pauline Réage, Histoire d’O (Story of O), Éditions Cercle de livre, Paris (1962) Courtesy of the Estate of Leonor Fini, Paris

The Week in Art podcast by The Art Newspaper is available every Friday on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts. This podcast is brought to you in association with Christie's.

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