Lisa Movius

Photofairs to launch Hong Kong edition in 2025

The fair dedicated to lens-based and digital art will be led by the director of the Shanghai edition, Fan Ni


A new wave: why Chinese artists and gallerists are increasingly heading to Japan

Tokyo’s rich, international art scene and accessible residency are among the factors encouraging China‘s cultural workers to move to the island country

Art fairspreview

Weakened yen presents mixed opportunities for second Tokyo Gendai

This month 70 galleries will gather at Pacifico Yokohama, hoping to access Japan’s “incredible domestic wealth”

Sotheby's shakes up senior level staff in Asia and Europe

Elaine Holt has been appointed as the deputy chair of Sotheby's Asia, while six other specialists across locations have received title changes

Lisa Movius. With additional reporting by Kabir Jhala

We must survive: Yokohama Triennale entwines stories of darkness and resistance

“Even though we are confronted with situations of hopelessness, resilience is our kind of hope,” say Chinese curators Carol Yinghua Lu and Liu Ding


At Gallery Weekend, Beijing's art scene is better co-ordinated but losing its character

The event's eight edition was held as artist villages are demolished and cultural figures flee the city


Singapore’s guitar-strumming new prime minister sparks hopes of more artistic support and freedom

Lawrence Wong has shown signals that he intends to support arts-related initiatives with significant funding, though entrenched societal attitudes mean concerns about censorship remain

Galleries ousted from Shanghai’s West Bund area as property values in former industrial area boom

Big cultural venues will remain in riverside district, but group of buildings housing commercial galleries slated for demolition

Local artists given pride of place at Tapei Dangdai fair

Taiwan government funds section of 2024 Taipei Dangdai Arts & Ideas fair to promote work of ten local artists

Pro-Palestine protests continue at Venice Biennale

One protester was held by police while a "Freedom Boat" attracted hundreds of visitors

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions around town

Take a tour of a women's prison on Giudecca or a picturesque church in Cannaregio with our pick of pavilions beyond the Giardini and Arsenale

Hong Kong edition of Art021 fair to launch this year

The new event is supported by the public Mega Ace Fund, which subsidises large cultural projects in the Special Administrative Region

Dinh Q. Lê, master of multimedia art and mentor to fellow artists across southeast Asia, has died, aged 56

Vietnamese-American artist, best known for his distinctive photo-weaving works, made powerful statements in photography, video, sculpture and installation that challenged politics, history and memory

New Hong Kong: how the city aims to stay a global art hub

The SAR is riding out economic and political challenges with more buyers, bigger galleries and serious art

Guangdong Times Museum reopens after money issues

Chinese institution, which suspended exhibitions in October 2022, has been reinvigorated following fundraising auction

Yang Fudong: ‘It’s a silent movie, Hong Kong is the soundtrack’

The Chinese artist and filmmaker reveals the inspirations behind his silent film made for the M+ Facade, a tribute to the beauty of Hong Kong and the process of ageing

Taipei Biennial: a meditation on disease, loss and the lasting impact of 'Covid toxicity'

Rooted in sound, the show offered a deep dive into the whole gamut of human experience

‘The pendulum keeps tightening’: what Hong Kong’s new security law could mean for the art world

Article 23 introduces 39 new kinds of security crimes and stipulates life sentences for sabotage, treason and insurrection

Hong Konganalysis

Those who stay: the Hong Kong artists fighting for a brighter future

Despite governmental intimidation of arts entities, the high cost of living and the lure of better opportunities abroad, many artists are choosing to remain in the city

Singapore Art Week exhibitions explore connections between the city-state and the Global South

Parallels between Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa are the subject of two thematic shows

Taiwan’s cultural sector seeks higher profile as country heads to polls

As three contenders battle it out to become president, artists plead for them to see there is more to Taiwan than semiconductors

Tariffs on art are worsening frayed China-US relations, deepening ongoing trade war

Insiders say import taxes are strangling much-needed cultural interchange

China closing or repurposing mosques in northern Muslim regions, Human Rights Watch finds

Move is part of a "systematic effort to curb the practice of Islam" in the country, says the organisation's acting director


'The city did not stand still during the pandemic': Shanghai art week roared back to full form

Art021 and West Bund fairs, plus a biennial and a slew of gallery shows, were not dampened by the slowed economy and a precarious art market


The bumpy road to acceptance of China's LGBTQ+ artists is explored in a new anthology

Against a backdrop of growing censorship, a book charting the struggle of the community to gain mainstream recognition offers some hope

Art marketanalysis

Can Taipei's art scene get better co-ordinated?

At the latest edition of Art Taipei fair, a concerted effort to galvanise the island's art scene like its regional neighbours could be felt