Alexandra Seno

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China

Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi creates poster for Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau's concert tour

Billboards and posters with the work appeared all over Chinese-speaking world and social media this week

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Artist interview

Samson Young sounds out the Venice Biennale

The artist explains how 1980s charity pop singles inspired his exhibition at this year’s Hong Kong pavilion

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Hong Kong branch of Palace Museum touches a political nerve

Organisers launch public consultation after opponents protest against surprise announcement

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Museums

Hong Kong will build branch of Beijing's Palace Museum

Deal signed to show Imperial treasures in new West Kowloon museum<br>

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Features

Singapore show adds Southeast Asia to the story of Modernism

The new National Gallery Singapore joins forces with the Centre Pompidou

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Exhibitions

Hong Kong gets first sight of the collection Uli Sigg built

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Exhibitions

Hong Kong gets first major view of Uli Sigg’s collection for the M+ museum

Exhibition’s opening night was packed with luminaries from the Chinese art world

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Jackie Chan’s bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum

Anti-China activists throw paint on replica statues donated by the actor to new $250m branch of the National Palace Museum in south Taiwan

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South Korea tops global list for private art museums

Private Art Museum Report highlights rapid rise of institutions across the world over the past decade

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Collectors

Three contemporary art collectors to know in Taiwan

Art lovers with international visions

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Art

Art world mourns murder of Indian artist Hema Upadhyay

Internationally acclaimed artist has had shows at the Pompidou, the Ullens Center and the Mori Art Museum

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Singapore National Gallery ready to spring into life

Colonial-era buildings transformed into space for Modern Southeast Asian art

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Auctions

Off the beaten track

Bonhams has big plans to break into the contemporary Asian art market—next year

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Museums

Lars Nittve to leave M+ just as building work in Hong Kong begins

Swedish director steps down having laid firm foundations for museum in West Kowloon

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‘Rush to rebuild’ puts Philippine churches at risk

Experts question restoration techniques following earthquake

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Cultural policy

West Kowloon Cultural District gets its fourth chief executive

Duncan Pescod takes charge of Hong Kong’s vast new arts district

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Art fairs

Singapore fair places second edition on hold

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Building projects

Hong Kong Museum of Art to finally begin its major renovation

Delays mean the city will have no public art museum for at least three years

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Art

Cultural festival keeps Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement alive

Exhibitions and events exploring identity and nationalism will take place in former factory building

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Art market

Japan’s contemporary artists fare better overseas

Dealers need to participate in international art fairs and have spaces abroad to gain respect back home

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Building projects

Curator leaves M+ to help get Hong Kong Jockey Club's cultural centre up and running

Tobias Berger crosses bay to lead art programme in former Central Police Station

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Art market

Recognising Taiwan as a major player in the contemporary art market

Taiwan has more major buyers than its neighbour China, with more than 1,000 voracious collectors

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Collectors

The co-founder of Yahoo is showing part of his Chinese calligraphy collection in San Francisco

Interview with collector Jerry Yang

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Art market

Local collectors pick and choose in Chinese art and ceramics sales, with unsold lots increasing in key auctions

The days when buyers would pay top prices for any work seem to be over, as a maturing market becomes more selective and sensitive to change in the global economy

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Art market

Records tumble as the Chinese mainland embraces its modernists

“Modern Chinese art has one goal: how to merge western art and Chinese art. Now Chinese collectors recognise the value of these works.”

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Art market

Language-based works are much in evidence at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

Selling them can still be a challenge

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Art fairs

CIGE Beijing is still local and still finding its way

Loyal collectors and galleries keep contemporary show on the map

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Ullens collection snatched up at Sotheby's

Sotheby’s auction sold out but buyers still predominately international