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ART BASEL HONG KONG
Issue 2, Saturday, 17 May 2014  | Download this issue

Chinese businesswoman buys a Warhol

News Asian collectors at New York auctions wielded enormous buying power

News and analysis

Artists go the extra mile for Hong Kong

News Art fairs are often places to avoid, but the chance to meet Asia’s collectors proves irresistible

Asian collectors reach for the play button

News The new film section of the fair highlights the crossover between cinema and video art in the region

New satellite fair for Hong Kong

News The founders of ArtHK, bought by Art Basel in 2012, are planning an event in a tent

Also in this issue

V&A shows are Shenzhen-bound

News London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will send the best of British design

 

Chinese artist will add his own Northern Lights

News Yang Fudong creates work for remote Norwegian island

Work for Gwangju will honour Korea’s dead

News The piece incorporates the remains of those killed

Central Police Station ‘to be ready in 2015’

News The former police station turned cultural centre will cost $270m

The importance of work, rest and play

News The curator of Encounters, Yuko Hasegawa, chose art to fill big spaces at the fair—and possibly in China too

Point your smartphone, get with the rhythm and relax

Interview Artist Carsten Nicolai on why he’s transformed Hong Kong’s tallest buildng into a pulsating work of art

Hong Kong grows ever closer to China’s mega-city

Feature The mainland’s manufacturing heartland, the Pearl River Delta, will be increasingly influential

How a Caravaggio came to Hong Kong

News analysis The sky-high cost of borrowing one painting by the Italian artist has not impressed everyone

Second acts can be tough in China’s second-tier cities

Feature Curatorial energy and a founder’s commitment cannot flag if a museum is to flourish, however memorable the opening show

The company you keep

Feature Artists’ collectives in China can be anything from loose, anarchic groups to serious associations with a shared ideology

Diary

Welcome to the land of Jing Bang

Obtaining visas at the last minute to travel to fairs and exhibitions across the world can often prove problematic. But there is a country free of red tape that can be accessed in seconds at the heart of Art Basel in Hong Kong. The Republic of Jing...

 
Exhibitions

Italian Futurism 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this month. “We’ve been wanting to do this show longer than I’ve worked here, and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” says Vivien Greene, the...
Gauguin: Metamorphoses 2014 Whitney Biennial Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-88 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South Oscar Murillo Glenn Brown Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010
Video

MoMA discovers early films of black actors

Researchers at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York have found a group of 101-year-old movies believed to be the earliest existing feature film footage to include black actors. Although other films with African-American casts were made in the same era, MoMA’s reels are the only one known to survive. The museum will include them in the exhibition “100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History,” which opens 24 October.

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