Lisa Movius

Phillips partners with Beijing auction house Yongle for series of joint sales

Joint venture announced amid declining sales figures at Chinese auction house

K-Pop star RM funds restoration of traditional Korean bridal gown in collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art—and reveals further gifts

The BTS musician and avid collector has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the preservation and promotion of Korean cultural heritage

The young MZ collectors driving Korea's art market boom are only just getting started, finds new government study

The report's author breaks down her findings, from gender splits to price points and why buying art is becoming more desirable among under 40s

Henna Joo. With additional reporting by Lisa Movius

Seoul's art market ascent reaches new high with first Frieze fair

The South Korean capital cements its position as a key art centre as Frieze opens its inaugural edition alongside local player Kiaf, together hosting more than 300 galleries

South Korean retail giant Shinsegae poised to take control of Seoul Auction

According to Korean media, the group is close to finalising a contract to spend around $173m to acquire a majority share in the country’s largest auction house

Outspoken Myanmar artist Htein Lin arrested by military government and sent to infamous prison

Artist and his British wife Vicky Bowman are the latest detainees of the brutal junta that has killed thousands of citizens

One of China’s oldest private art museums to close as Covid lockdowns lead to economic slump

The Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou will shut its exhibition space on 9 October

Nancy Pelosi's controversial trip to Taiwan puts museum in the spotlight

US Speaker of the House visits National Human Rights Museum amidst tense relations between Taiwan and China

China’s zero Covid restrictions have had significant impact on country’s commercial art scene

New report reveals that 77% of galleries had lower sales this year compared to last, while several art fairs were cancelled

New venues open in Hong Kong and Taiwan amid tense relations with China

The directors of the Hong Kong Palace Museum and Taipei Performing Arts Center both state that they are free of censorship

Animal abuse and endless Covid tests: Chinese artist documents the ‘absurdities and violence’ of Shanghai’s lockdown

Gao Jie has created a series of expressive drawings showing the chaos of daily life under draconian restrictions

Art Basel remains optimistic about Hong Kong fair

In the wake of the latest Covid-19 outbreak, the postponed fair has enhanced last year’s hybrid model

Gallery Weekend Beijing postponed as Covid restrictions tighten in Chinese capital

It is hoped visitors will be able to travel to Beijing at the end of June, though a new date for the event has not yet been announced

Covid-19analysis

Angry and disillusioned: Shanghai art workers speak out about life under strict lockdown

The Chinese government's hardline approach has drawn comparisons with the Maoist era

Chinaanalysis

China's Russia problem: will more international exhibitions be cancelled due to the countries' close ties?

Suspension of loans from state-run Musée Matisse le Cateau-Cambrésis for Beijing exhibition shocks Chinese art world

South Koreaanalysis

Pro-arts but pro-sexism? New South Korean president ushers in a contentious era after 'incel election'

Against a backdrop of misogynistic rhetoric, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol promises to create half a million jobs in the Korean cultural industry

Budi Tek, art collector, museum founder and tireless champion of Chinese art, has died aged 65

Tributes pour in for the Indonesian-Chinese businessman who founded the Yuz Museum Shanghai in 2014

Three new non-profit spaces challenge the dominance of real estate and the market in China's contemporary art ecosystem

The Longlati Foundation in Shanghai and the Macalline Art Center and Fen Sonic HQ in Beijing put curation at the forefront

Taiwan drops Venice Biennale pavilion artist over sexual assault accusations

Allegations against artist Sakuliu Pavavaljung first surfaced last month; his participation in Documenta 15 has also been suspended as a result

Auctions in China accounted for 36% of global market in 2020, new report finds

The latest China Art & Wealth White Paper found that domestic annual sales dropped by 20% to $6.2bn last year, due to Covid-19 controls, but recovered quickly later in the year

Cancel culture with Chinese characteristics hits Dior photographer

Luxury fashion house withdraws image from exhibition after online campaign accuses artist of reinforcing stereotypes

Cao Fei explores past, present and future at Rome’s Maxxi museum

Acclaimed Chinese artist’s video and installation pieces come to Italy for the first time

How China's museums are cosying up to commercial galleries for big-ticket exhibitions

Dealers are eagerly filling curatorial gaps in new museums with shows for their artists, but does the market hold too much sway?

Rising censorship and conservatism dampen mood at Shanghai's art fairs, but China still has 'economic firepower'

The city's two flagship fairs, Art021 and the West Bund Art & Design Fair, saw a rise in budding collectors interested in younger and more diverse artists

‘I’m proud of myself as a mini political prisoner’: Artist Moe Satt on his gruelling time in a Myanmar prison

He spent over three months in prison after being arrested at a protest against the military dictatorship that has been ruling the country since February

Art marketpreview

Shanghai’s art season returns bigger than ever as fairs hope to court domestic collectors

As international travel restrictions continue, mainland Chinese galleries look to capitalise on local interest

'We approach it like dating—try it for one year first, and see': Art Basel partners with S.E.A. Focus fair in Singapore, but insists it is committed to Hong Kong

The fair company has already collaborated with Art Week Tokyo next week, and says its role is to help and "hold their hands"