Art Features

My writing on visual art in Hong Kong and beyond


Lee Kit, Someone you can’t leave behind, acrylic, emulsion paint, inkjet ink and pencil on cardboard, 50 × 31 cm, 2017

Lee Kit, Someone you can’t leave behind, acrylic, emulsion paint, inkjet ink and pencil on cardboard, 50 × 31 cm, 2017

"Something You Can't Leave Behind"

My feature on Hong Kong artist Lee Kit's first solo exhibition with Massimo de Carlo gallery in Hong Kong, May 18 to July 8, 2017.

(Published in the Summer 2017 issue of Artomity)

The Tiger Returns to the Mountain installation view at chi art space, Central, Hong Kong (Courtesy the artist)

The Tiger Returns to the Mountain installation view at chi art space, Central, Hong Kong (Courtesy the artist)

"Reconstituting a Palimpsest of Hong Kong History"

My feature on Chinese-American artist Adrian Wong's site-specific installation "The Tiger Returns to the Mountain" at chi art space.

(Published as the cover feature in the Spring 2017 issue of Artomity)

Column: "New Currents"

My column on emerging Hong Kong artist Phoebe Hui in the Mar/Apr 2017 issue of ArtAsiaPacific.

Review: Techstyle Series 1.0 "Ariadne's Thread"

My review of Mill6's Fall 2016 program "Ariadne's Thread", a provocative video exhibition.

(Published in the Mar/Apr 2017 issue of ArtAsiaPacific)

Review: Maria Taniguchi solo exhibition @Galerie Perrotin                                   "A Vision in ink"

Installation view of Maria Taniguchi’s exhibition at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Perrotin.

Installation view of Maria Taniguchi’s exhibition at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Perrotin.

My review of Philippine artist Maria Taniguchi's first solo show in Hong Kong (late 2016) featuring her famous brick paintings.

(Published by ArtAsiaPacific in December 2016)

Calvin Hui (from http://artomity.wordpress.com)

Calvin Hui (from http://artomity.wordpress.com)

My interview with Calvin Hui, director of Ink Asia, the world's first art fair specializing in ink art.

(Published by Artomity in December 2016)

"Konstantin Bessmertny: Deity of Doubt" 

(Published in the launch issue of Artomity magazine, June 2016)

(Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan, “White”, 2016, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong. Image courtesy the artists and Tang Contemporary Art.)

(Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan, “White”, 2016, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong. Image courtesy the artists and Tang Contemporary Art.)

Curated by leading Chinese curator Cui Cancan, the exhibition of Shanghai-based brothers duo Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan entitled “White” presents four works that range across media. Making use of muted colours, representational and abstract forms, as well as visual and physical space, the works interweave individual life, memory and identity within the personal and universal dimensions of time and space.

(Published on Art Radar, May 9, 2016)

(Joyce Lung Yuet Ching, Susan 蘇珊, 2016, 16 porcelain busts. In “Afterwork” at Para Site, Hong Kong. Image courtesy the artist.)

(Joyce Lung Yuet Ching, Susan 蘇珊, 2016, 16 porcelain busts. In “Afterwork” at Para Site, Hong Kong. Image courtesy the artist.)

Hong Kong’s leading non-profit contemporary art centre, Para Site, launched an exhibition in March exploring race as it relates to the lives of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong and abroad, featuring artists from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Turkey, the Philippines, Mali, Germany, Spain, Martinique, Colombia and Japan.

(Published on Art Radar, March 23, 2016)

(Photo courtesy of Animals Asia)

(Photo courtesy of Animals Asia)

In March, non-profit art space Mur Nomade invited me to a conversation on the intersections between art and activism in advancing animal rights. I wrote about the discussion, which revolved around local artist Jovial Yeung’s The Victim, a series of visually alluring works that grapple with the theme of captive animal suffering. Participants artist Yeung, curator Amandine Hervey, animal welfare representative Eva Yoe, and wildlife photographer Peter Yuen probed the effectiveness of art in bringing progress in animal rights, compared with more direct channels of activism.

(Published on Hong Kong Free Press, May 22, 2016)

(Professor Kurt Chan Yuk Keung. Image courtesy Kurt Chan.)

(Professor Kurt Chan Yuk Keung. Image courtesy Kurt Chan.)

How can art schools defend their mission when so few of the graduates become artists? I represented  Art Radar to attend an Art Basel Hong Kong talk event that explored this question and more.

(Published on Art Radar, April 5, 2016)

(Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 Conversations: Samson Young and Tatsuo Miyajima. Image courtesy Art Basel.)

(Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 Conversations: Samson Young and Tatsuo Miyajima. Image courtesy Art Basel.)

As part of its Conversations, Art Basel Hong Kong invited sound artist Samson Young and new media artist Tatsuo Miyajima to discuss the similarity and difference in their practices. I represented Art Radar to report on the conversation.

((Published on Art Radar, April 8 , 2016)

(Image courtesy of Mur Nomade and Jovial Yeung)

(Image courtesy of Mur Nomade and Jovial Yeung)

An emerging Hong Kong artist manipulates the fragile medium of glass to create ethereal compositions. A review of Jovial Yeung's solo exhibition at Mur Nomade in early 2016.

(Published on Art Radar, January 23, 2016)

 

(Photo: Shih Pei-Chun and Yeh Wei-Li. Image courtesy Hanart TZ Gallery)

(Photo: Shih Pei-Chun and Yeh Wei-Li. Image courtesy Hanart TZ Gallery)

Yeh Wei-Li’s project “Antiquity-Like Rubbish Research and Development Syndicate” showcased assemblages of trash and photographs of previous site-specific presentations at Hong Kong's Hanart TZ Gallery in early 2016.

(Published on Art Radar, February 15, 2016)

(Courtesy of Rossi & Rossi Gallery)

(Courtesy of Rossi & Rossi Gallery)

Tibetan-Nepalese artist brothers Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang merge Buddhist philosophy with contemporary mass culture.

(Published on Art Radar, January 5, 2016)

(Image via "A Room with a View" and artist Wong Wo Bik)

(Image via "A Room with a View" and artist Wong Wo Bik)

An exhibition brings together six female artists from Hong Kong who use photography to address the city’s “culture of disappearance”.

(Published on Art Radar, October 30, 2015 )

(Prioryman via Flickr)

(Prioryman via Flickr)

Using food as its principal theme, medium and process, Song Dong’s latest project simultaneously engages with the meditative and social aspects of life, highlighting the ephemeral nature of our existence.

(Published on Art Radar, November 15, 2015)

(Liu Kuo-sung, ‘Symphony of Sun and Moon’, 2015, Courtesy of Galerie du Monde)

(Liu Kuo-sung, ‘Symphony of Sun and Moon’, 2015, Courtesy of Galerie du Monde)

A preview of the first art fair devoted to ink art in Hong Kong

(Published on Art Radar, December 15, 2015 )

(Courtesy of artist Wilson Shieh)

(Courtesy of artist Wilson Shieh)

A young curator brings together six of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed artists in an exhibition that questions the city’s complex artistic practices. Part one of a two-part series.

(Published on Art Radar, July 31, 2015)

(Courtesy of artist Ho Sin Tung)

(Courtesy of artist Ho Sin Tung)

A young curator brings together six of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed artists in an exhibition that questions the city’s complex artistic practices. Part two of a two-part series.

(Published on Art Radar, August 7, 2015 )

(Courtesy of the UMAG)

(Courtesy of the UMAG)

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) balances tradition and innovation in Hong Kong’s changing cultural landscape.

(Published on Art Radar, April 3, 2015)

(Wing1990hk via Wikicommons)

(Wing1990hk via Wikicommons)

Coverage of an Artist Talk with Chinese artist Cao Fei during Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

(Published on Art Radar, March 20, 2015)

(Image by Ben Hon Chung Hei)

(Image by Ben Hon Chung Hei)

Coverage of a discussion on the potential and limitations of art as protest, activism and intervention during Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

(Published on Art Radar, March 27, 2015)

 

"A New Generation of Ink Art"

A look at the Ink Asia fair in late 2015 and the innovative practices of young ink artists.

(Published in the March 2016 issue of Bazaar Art)

"Blue Expansive Landscape"

A review of Alberto Reguera's exhibition at the HKU Museum in 2015

(Published in the September 2015 issue of Bazaar Art)

"Globetrotting Sound Art Journey"

An article on BMW Art Prize winner Samson Young and his current sound art project

(Published in the September 2015 issue of Bazaar Art)

"Art Central - The First Satellite Fair in Hong Kong"

An article on the Art Central fair in March 2015

(Published in the March 2015 issue of Bazaar Art)

"Sun Museum - Chinese Art in Hong Kong"

An article on a new private museum devoted to Chinese art in Hong Kong

(Published in the September 2015 issue of the Asian Art Newspaper)

"Yoshitomo Nara - Life is Only One Exhibition Review"

(Published in the May 2015 issue of Orientations)

"A Unique Legacy - Hong Kong's Chinese Antiquities Collections"

(Published in the May 2015 issue of the Asian Art Newspaper)

"Both Sides Now - Somewhere Between Hong Kong and the UK"

(Published in the September 2015 issue of a.m. post)

"An Interview with Reds Cheung: Artist, Curator, Educator"

(Published in the November 2015 issue of a.m. post)