Hong Kong

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

The Week in Art podcast | Inigo Philbrick and art world fraud, Hong Kong’s new security law, a Maharaja’s sword

Is a return for the disgraced art dealer that unthinkable? Plus, how Article 23 might impact the art sector, and a closer look at a royal weapon coming on show in London

Art Basel Hong Kong diary: Jeff Koons shakes it off, shopping mall is blooming lovely, and superheroes abound at M+

Plus: Wong Ping's bum note, puppy (and kitten) love at Square Street Gallery, and the Peninsula Hotel goes green

Hong Kong's M+ museum is among the 20 most visited globally

Other art institutions in the Special Administrative Region also enjoyed healthy figures in 2023, according to The Art Newspaper's annual attendance survey

West Kowloon mega arts hub races to find new source of funding

Hong Kong’s huge cultural quarter has been spectacularly successful at pulling in tourists and shows, but with its endowment running out, it needs to find new financial solutions

Blockbuster Picasso show to head to Hong Kong next year

Musée National Picasso in Paris to loan more than 60 works to M+ museum

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

Pop-up Supper Club aims to make art in Hong Kong more accessible

Run by local curators and gallerists, the event enables a relaxed experience while promoting regional works

‘We remember who we are through culture’

M+ Museum Director Suhanya Raffel on Hong Kong’s first international cultural summit and why it matters

In partnership with West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Hong Kong arts hub West Kowloon Cultural District opens summit with raft of global agreements

Digital challenges and the social and economic changes sparked by cultural transformation are among issues aired

‘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

Art Basel Hong Kong finally back to pre-pandemic size—what’s changed since 2019?

The city’s art ecosystem is rapidly expanding, but an economic slowdown across China and continued political interference from Beijing could mean stormy seas ahead

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

Hampstead Heath's notorious gay cruising spot recreated for London exhibition

Trevor Yeung, who will represent Hong Kong at the next Venice Biennale, considers the unspoken language of public sex for his Gasworks solo show

Pillar of Shame sculpture at centre of Hong Kong controversy included in London show

A new smaller version of Jens Galschiøt’s work is part of a survey focused on human rights in Asia

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair expands its reach into Hong Kong

Organisers have announced a series of selling exhibitions at Christie's Hong Kong in March next year

Pop-up museum commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre opens in New York

A similar institution in Hong Kong was forcibly shuttered in 2021 following the passage of the city’s restrictive security law

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

Pillar of Shame sculpture seized by police in Hong Kong

Work commemorating Tiananmen Square tragedy is confiscated as part of "incitement to subversion" case


Free tickets for Yayoi Kusama M+ show get students talking about mental health

Kusama has lived as a voluntary resident at a mental health hospital in Tokyo for more than four decades

M+ becomes one of the most-popular art museums in Asia, despite Covid closures

The new Hong Kong museum attracted more than 2 million people in its first full year

Hong Kong is back with bang: Art Basel returns and M+ museum makes waves

Plus, art censorship online and Brenda L. Croft's photos of fellow First Nations Australian women

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Phillips unveils new Asia headquarters in Hong Kong, promising investment in local scene after 'difficult' few years

The opening of the 52,000 sq ft Kowloon space kicked off the city's first international art week since Covid restrictions lifted

Hong Kong heiress sues gallery over alleged £500,000 Banksy fraud

Karen Lo says the dealer Pearl Lam never followed through with her purchase of a well-known painting by the secretive British artist

Rubbish move: gallery of binned artworks shut down by Hong Kong authorities

Housing department feared visitors would obstruct sanitation workers after the grassroots arts space went viral earlier this year

Hong Kong added to East Asian tour of masterpieces from London’s National Gallery

Exhibition featuring Titian and Van Gogh will travel to Hong Kong Palace Museum following stops in Shanghai and Seoul

Major LGBTQ+ exhibition tests the waters of free speech in Hong Kong

Despite growing censorship in the fast-changing city, only one work has been removed from the show so far

Does the West really care about human rights and art washing?

As the art world continues to do business in authoritarian regions, some question its claim to being a force for universal good