Asia

'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"

Japan's borders may still be closed, but inaugural Art Week Tokyo aims to open up city's dynamic art scene to outside world (eventually)

The event, featuring 50 of the Japanese capital’s galleries and museums, soft launches this November

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'Local galleries need to wake up, learn to compete with the real deal': what Seoul's galleries think of the influx of international dealers

With a rash of blue-chip gallery openings, and a new Frieze fair, the South Korean capital’s star is on the rise

The art fair season kicks off in Asia: here is your guide

From Shenzhen to Shanghai, Hong Kong to Beijing, this autumn is awash with events despite border closures and long quarantines

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Tokyo aims to take art trade crown from Hong Kong

Can reforms to Japan’s onerous tax system allow Tokyo to replace Hong Kong as the leading art trade hub in Asia, as it was during the “bubble period” of the late 1980s?

Jean-Michel Basquiat's Warrior could become the most expensive Western work of art ever sold at auction in Asia

The 1982 painting will be sold in a single-lot evening sale at Christie's Hong Kong on 23 March with an estimate of $31m to $41m

Asia’s art fairs pin hopes on vaccine rollouts

Spring events must negotiate ongoing travel restrictions and quarantines, and some organisers have already postponed

Asian art market flies in the face of coronavirus

Why are Asians in hot pursuit of art, and what are they buying?

2021 art fair calendar already in flux after Taipei Dangdai moves from January to May

Delay and cancellation of events early next year prompts the question: will Frieze Los Angeles still take place in February?

Despite protests and Coronavirus, former French prime minister and son press on with new Hong Kong gallery

Dominique and Arthur de Villepin say new space will be shaped by their collecting experiences and relationships with artists

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Singapore's SEA Focus fair navigates censorship and Taipei Dangdai date clash

Strong second edition of event, dedicated to Southeast Asian art, narrowly avoided coronavirus panic

Tokyo’s treasure house of Impressionist painting reopens as Artizon Museum

Former Bridgestone Museum of Art will have new focus on creativity through the ages after a three-year renovation

'It was painful, it was hardship': Marina Abramovic on her ill-fated, epic walk towards Ulay across the Great Wall of China

Three decades after the artists made the journey, in the dying throes of their relationship, PhotoFairs Shanghai is showing the work for the first time in the country

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

Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen reveals plans for new space

The electronics magnate owns ten works by Gerhard Richter, seven Picassos and two works by Francis Bacon

Inaugural Taipei Dangdai and SEA Focus in Singapore shrug off the economic gloom

Predicted stockmarket slowdown and stiff competition do not deter two debut fairs, but Art Stage Singapore is cancelled at the eleventh hour

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Largest exhibition of LGBTQ art in Asia to open in November

The collaboration between Sunpride Foundation and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre explores issues of inclusion in ‘Asia’s Gay Capital’

Top galleries take a chance on Taipei Dangdai

With Taiwan tipped as Asia's rising art market power, galleries such as Gagosian and David Zwirner join new fair next January

Art Basel owner to launch contemporary art fair ART SG in Singapore next year

MCH Group expands burgeoning roster of international art fairs with annual November event

Chinanews

'The model in China is constantly evolving': Ullens Center director on his plans to turn it into a foundation

Western-style model could be a turning point for the country’s fast-proliferating private museums

British Museum positions itself as a European expert on Korean art with major conservation project

It is the first Western institution to launch a long-term project to study and conserve pictorial art from the country

Two new art fairs hope to tap into mainland China market

Art Chengdu and JingArt aim to join the first rank of the country’s burgeoning events calendars

No end to gender woes? Time’s not up in Asia

There is a gross gender imbalance across the Asian art world, but the representation of female artists, curators and dealers is also on the rise in the region

Lisa Movius. with additional reporting by Alec Evans

Taiwan rises as China reins in foreign spending

Tighter capital and credit regulations have curtailed Chinese art buying

Spotlight on… Art Central in Hong Kong

What to see at Art Basel in Hong Kong's satellite fair

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The sale of Chinese porcelain triumphed during Asia Week

Excellent results for an exemplary group of Chinese porcelain