Hong Kong

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In the frame

Despite Brexit, Ai Weiwei has moved to the UK

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Ai Weiwei

Puccini gets political: Ai Weiwei to direct opera in Rome about Hong Kong crisis

The Chinese artist will also design the sets and costumes for the production at the Teatro dell'Opera next year

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Hong Kong

As crisis deepens, activists stage pro-democracy exhibition in Hong Kong

Show at WMA Space tells the “story of HongKongers” through protest ephemera

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Hong Kong

Ai Weiwei sends research team to Hong Kong as demonstrations continue

Speaking to the BBC, Chinese dissident artist says West is unlikely to interfere and he has 'no trust in Britain at all'

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong's cultural workers defy government pressure to hit streets in protest

Several thousand civil servants, including many from state-backed arts institutions, come out in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s art world unites as demonstrations gather momentum

The gallery community has encouraged strike action, with many closing to enable staff to join protests

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong demonstrations are driven by creative spirit

The city's artistic response to the political unrest proves that the best work often comes at times of crisis

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Exhibitions

Making art history: Zeng Fanzhi organises first show on Cézanne, Morandi and Sanyu

Non-selling exhibition at Gagosian Hong Kong includes works from Asian private collections

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Hong Kong this week

From Tishan Hsu's family photographs at Empty Gallery to a group show on violence set inside a former police station

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Art Basel in Hong Kong diary: Pharrell Williams, rainbow cakes and the Cat Olympics

Plus, painting under the influence of Viagra

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Brisk sales at satellite fair Art Central Hong Kong despite economic downturn

Upbeat mood at harbourfront fair despite a "recent slow market in the region," founder says

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Fair share: parity for Asia’s female artists gains ground at Art Basel in Hong Kong

While men still dominate the local market, there are signs of progress towards equality in Hong Kong this week

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Prizes

Shortlist for inaugural Sigg Prize announced

Six artists in line for Uli Sigg’s $64,000 Chinese contemporary art prize

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Censorship

Self-censorship on the rise as Hong Kong grows closer to China

Artists voice concern for Hong Kong’s artistic landscape amid so-called “mainlandification” of the SAR

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

US-China tension creates buyer’s market in Hong Kong

Despite a burgeoning arts scene in the city, worries persist that the trade war and economic uncertainty could affect business at Art Basel in Hong Kong

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Exhibitions

Six exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Hong Kong

Escape fairtigue with gallery shows across the city, from Mary Corse and Louise Bourgeois to Tishan Hsu and Richard Lin

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Exhibitions

Overlooked, but not forgotten: Tishan Hsu presents first solo gallery show in over 20 years

His most recent works are on display at the gallery’s Grand Marine Center venue, while earlier pieces are on view at its stand at Art Basel Hong Kong

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Exhibitions

Society’s veiled gender violence laid bare in Hong Kong exhibition

This graphic show in the former police station Tai Kwun comes with age restrictions

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Street art

KAWS célèbre: street artist's first survey—and huge inflatable—make waves in Hong Kong

KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is now firmly in the mainstream art world

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In the frame

Pop Art: George Michael’s YBA collection goes on the block

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Art market

Lévy Gorvy to launch Hong Kong headquarters next March

The firm's third gallery will oversee its Shanghai office as well as representatives in Taiwan and Korea

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Art market

Is Hong Kong 'the problem solver for the global art industry'? Fine Art Asia's director thinks so

Andy Hei says tax advantages and broad Asian clientele help keep city's edge of Mainland China—but he is not deterred from holding Beijing fair this month

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Cao Fei gets double exposure with two exhibitions on home territory

Show at Hong Kong's Tai Kwun is artist's first major retrospective in greater China

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Construction of Hong Kong's M+ Museum will not be delayed after main contractor fired

West Kowloon Cultural District terminated Hsin Chong's contract on the grounds of insolvency

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Copyright

French dealer awarded rights to Chinese artist T'ang Haywen's work

Paris court decision ends legal saga that began in 1991, when the artist died without an heir

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Art market

Zao Wou-Ki dominates Hong Kong auctions

Chinese-French Modern master continues to lead Chinese Modern art market

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Openings

Hong Kong museums scene finally on the rise, as Central Police Station opens

Long-awaited Tai Kwun complex will give local artists a world-class exhibition space

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Artists shortlisted for 2018 BMW Art Journey

Astha Butail, the winner of last year's prize, is previewing her upcoming project at Art Basel Hong Kong

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Collector's Eye: William Lim

The Hong Kong-based architect tells us what art he's bought and why

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Five minutes with... David Zwirner

Speaking in January ahead of his Hong Kong space's grand opening, the US and UK-based dealer explains the challenges and opportunities of the city

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Must-see shows during Art Basel Hong Kong

From Doug Aitken harnessing Instagram to Jennifer Guidi's work with sand, our picks of the city's top exhibitions

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Samson Young’s musical parlour soothes and disturbs in equal measure

The artist and musician is showing an expanded version of his Venice Biennale installation

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Spotlight on... H Queen's

We take a closer look at Hong Kong's shiny new gallery hub

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

From Abramovic to Kapoor: how artists are making VR a reality

Pair are the latest big names to step into the sixth dimension, with their first works using VR tools on show at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong fair

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Secretive Myanmar to host touring Hong Kong contemporary show

The exhibition organised by Para Site will 'challenge preconceived notions about the region'

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Arresting development: a peek at Hong Kong's Central Police Station

Long-awaited heritage and arts centre, Tai Kwun, is expected to open in May

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Ai Weiwei: ‘I’m like a high-end refugee’

The artist talks about his refugee-orientated show in Hong Kong—and his plans for South America

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

How big is the Picasso 'brand' in China?

Sotheby’s tests the waters with first oil painting at auction in Hong Kong

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong welcomes more mainland galleries

Dealers from across Asia are ramping up their presence, and around half of the projects in the Kabinett sector are by Asian artists

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Art fairs

Magnus Renfrew to launch new fair in Taipei

The founding director of Art Hong Kong, which was bought by Art Basel, returns with another venture in Asia

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Art market

Will new global galleries stifle competition in Hong Kong?

Opportunity knocks, but there is a risk that it will deliver a blow to local artists and gallerists

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Art market

David Zwirner on opening his 'second wave' Hong Kong gallery

New York dealer credits first generation of overseas galleries with creating audience for Western art, but will not show Asian artists 'right off the bat'

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Art market

Pace reveals details of its new Hong Kong space

Yoshitomo Nara show to inaugurate the new gallery during the week of Art Basel in Hong Kong

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In the frame

Art advisors bring Middle Eastern masters to Hong Kong

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Art market

Record breaking Chinese brush washer points to demand for Song ceramics in Hong Kong

At HK$294.3m, the Ru ware piece set a record for a Chinese ceramic at Sotheby's during Hong Kong's busy autumn auction and fair series

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Art market

Fine Art Asia's diverse offering, from gold deities to gelatin silver prints

The 12th Fine Art Asia fair will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 September-3 October

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Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth to open Hong Kong gallery next spring

Swiss dealers will occupy a space in the new H Queens development, as well as establishing offices in Shanghai and Beijing