Lisa Movius

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 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

Shanghaianalysis

'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

Booksreview

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

Art marketanalysis

Lacklustre results for highly anticipated auction from Long Museum collection in China—experts weigh in on why

Despite a slew of records set for Western art in Asia, including new highest prices for Modigliani and Mark Bradford, the Hong Kong sale made below its low estimate

What's behind China's spate of museum closures and downsizings?

As the country's economy takes a nosedive, its institutions face fiscal freeze and covert control amid an increasingly chaotic and arbitrary government censorship regime

‘Seoul is still a boomtown’: solid sales at Frieze and Kiaf defy market dip

An economic downturn and an overlap with the Armory fair in New York appear not to have put off collectors at the concurrent fairs in the South Korean capital

Korean artfeature

First suppressed, then disregarded, Korea’s pioneering experimental women artists of the 1960s are finally taking centre stage

Recent exhibitions are shining a deserved light on a generation of artists who defied patriarchal norms to make their work

Dealers look to Frieze Seoul after bumpy year for Korean art market

After breaking records in 2022, South Korea's art sales have dropped to pre-Covid 19 levels amid wider economic problems

Couple behind Shanghai's Long Museum to sell part of their collection at Sotheby's

Paintings by Modigliani and Kusama among the 50 works to be offered in Hong Kong—with more potentially coming to the block in New York

Beijinganalysis

'The economy is bad, the mood is worse': Gallery Weekend Beijing returns under renewed fears of censorship

This is the event's first edition since China lifted its Covid restrictions

Public artanalysis

Hong Kong: artists carve out a space for themselves in public

From giant rubber ducks to thinly veiled protest art, outdoor sculpture is having a moment in the city

Seoulnews

Peres Projects opens second gallery in Seoul

The four-storey space is located near historic city sites such as the National Palace

Art fairsanalysis

A 'purposely regional' Taipei Dangdai fair suggests Taiwan's art market is slowly recovering from the pandemic

While Mainland Chinese exhibitors remain sparse due to visa restrictions and political tensions, local collectors came out in force

Soft power triumphs at this year's Gwangju Biennale

Many of the works are deeply but not overtly political in a festival created to commemorate the 1980 Gwangju Uprising and Massacre