Alexandra Seno

Soedarmadji Jean Henry Damais, Indonesian curator and historian, dies aged 78

The last director of the Jakarta History Museum was a leading advocate of the archipelago's traditional arts, crafts and designs

Arturo Luz, one of Asia’s most influential modernists, has died in Manila, aged 94

A key figure in Filipino neo-realism, Luz also co-founded and directed many of the country's leading art spaces

Gaylord Chan—one of the last of a generation of Hong Kong Modernist painters—has died, aged 95

The artist was known for his brightly coloured abstract works, and as the founder of an art school that fostered a new generation of well-known artists


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

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

Hong Kong branch of Palace Museum touches a political nerve

Organisers launch public consultation after opponents protest against surprise announcement

Hong Kong will build branch of Beijing's Palace Museum

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


Singapore show adds Southeast Asia to the story of Modernism

The new National Gallery Singapore joins forces with the Centre Pompidou

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

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

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


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

Singapore National Gallery ready to spring into life

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

Off the beaten track

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

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

‘Rush to rebuild’ puts Philippine churches at risk

Experts question restoration techniques following earthquake

West Kowloon Cultural District gets its fourth chief executive

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

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


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

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

Japan’s contemporary artists fare better overseas

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

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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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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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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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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CIGE Beijing is still local and still finding its way

Loyal collectors and galleries keep contemporary show on the map