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November 26, 2018

 There have been a few posts about Artificial Intelligence here. Here is a strong alternative view. What do you think?

“‘Artists who fetishize the medium, whatever that medium, they’re just generally not good artists,’ the curator postulates. ‘A good artist, a real artist, will reflect o...

This article is mostly about moneyed folks. But it is interesting to see how kids of tycoons are now involved in making art more accessible in Hong Kong: because prime estate is owned by the family, they avail some of these high visibility spaces for art. 

“Hui co-founded Twenty Alpha, a...

November 23, 2018

Allegations of exploitation for Marina Abramovic’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - the artist with cult status in Asia, okay, maybe everywhere. 

“I refused to participate as a performer because what I anticipated would be a few hours of creative labor, a meal, and t...

November 13, 2018

“The M+ museum in Hong Kong has established the Sigg Prize, an award that will be given to an artist working in the greater China region, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, among other countries, starting next year. The shortlist for the inaugural Sigg Prize will be r...

November 13, 2018

All the art that might never see the light of day....

“Some artworks at the Geneva Freeport in Switzerland, a combination foreign trade zone and fine art storage facility, ‘have transacted four or five times without ever leaving the building,’said Evan Beard, who heads the art services g...

November 9, 2018

“Hong Kong is changing. Soon, it will become indistinguishable from the rest of China.”

Ma Jian, Dissident writer

Disappointing to read about developments in Hong Kong in recent weeks regarding Chinese dissident writer Ma Jian and British journalist Victor Mallet.


November 6, 2018

As the world tuned in to AI art that was sold by Christies for $432,500, this article on AI’s impact on images depicts a certain future. What a depressing proposition thinking that we would lose that sense of trust and that we have to be on constant alert, yes much more than now. For al...

November 6, 2018

It was interesting to read a candid opinion on the poor reception of art from Southeast Asia in Tokyo in Japantimes, featuring the show, Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s” currently showing at the National Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with, National Gallery in Sin...

November 2, 2018

***3 November, 9:03pm UPDATE FROM TIM ETCHELLS****

I have been asked to share the following on Art SG

"Whilst we were very sorry to learn of MCH’s decision, MontgomeryArts and Tim Etchells will be proceeding with the fair as planned with the inaugural edition at Marina Bay Sands opening o...

November 2, 2018

Conflicting messages on Art SG. What a mess. 

“Sandy Angus, chairman of Angus Montgomery Arts, the exhibition company that owns stakes in the India Art Fair, Art Central in Hong Kong, and Photofairs Shanghai, and was slated to help launch Art SG in partnership with MCH Group and the fair...

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