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Art History

Book review: The Books that Shaped Art History

Book review: The Books that Shaped Art History

Each of the 16 essays, written for The Burlington Magazine by critics and curators, looks at the impact of a single seminal book, mapping the intellectual development of its author, setting out the premise of the work and placing it within the broader disciplinary field.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 3:42pm

Art HK accolade for city's Lee Kit

Lee Kit became the first local artist in five years to win the art futures prize at the Hong Kong International Art Fair yesterday.

Lee's installation, presented by Shanghai gallery Aike-Dellarco, beat 34 competitors in a section of the Art HK event open to galleries up to eight years old that feature a single artist aged under 35.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Connoisseur's Pick can break through

Tempo and position are going to be the keys to today's Class Three feature at Sha Tin, the CUHK Alumni Cup (2,000m), and Connoisseur's Pick gives apprentice Ben So Tik-hung a chance to graduate in style.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Normal rules can't apply to the arts

What is so dangerous about neon light installations? Our city is literally a jungle of dazzling signboards. While some residents may find them a nuisance, they can be enjoyable sights to locals and visitors alike. The array of neon lights is more a symbol of Hong Kong's vibrant street character than a threat to public safety.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Simplify

Simplify by Joshua Becker Self-published (e-book)

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Piecing together the past is a labour of love

Name: Paul Harrison

Job: Conservator/archaeological scientist

Where did you go to school?

In Leicestershire (England).

When did you decide to pursue a career in heritage conservation?

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Bailed Ai Weiwei breaks media silence

A state-run newspaper published a feature-length interview with Ai Weiwei yesterday - the first of its kind since the outspoken artistactivist was released on bail in June - as tax evasion investigations continue into a firm linked to him.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shapes of things already present

Norman Ko Wah-man's Flight is seen by thousands who pass through the plaza between Wan Chai's Immigration and Revenue Towers every day. But despite its prominent position, the bronze sculpture remains a forgettable and forgotten work of art.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Focus turns to 3 friends missing since April

Ai Weiwei says he is 'very worried' about several friends and associates who were taken into custody in April after he was detained.

The artist-activist, released late on Wednesday after 81 days in detention, said by phone yesterday that he had no new information about the four.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Eye-popping art

Last Saturday, Hong Kong International Art Fair's marketing director Sashim Parmanand showed a dozen Young Post junior reporters around the spectacular annual art event, which is in its fourth year. More than 250 galleries from 38 countries showcased their best pieces at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

On the move

The spectacular, panoramic East Lamma Channel view seen from Simon Birch's Ap Lei Chau studio reflects some of the raw physicality evident in his new exhibition of figurative paintings, Laughing with a Mouth Full of Blood, which is opening on Thursday at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Pink Wave

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Chorus of disapproval

A march on handover day has almost become tradition in Hong Kong. But amid today's slogan-chanting and placard-waving, one group should bring smiles to the faces of thousands of disgruntled people expected to take to the streets - a choir giving musical expression to issues that had them fuming over the past months.

1 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Leading Japanese artist paints city's creative future in good light

Hong Kong's art scene may be driven by the almighty dollar but money allows creativity to thrive, says one of Japan's leading contemporary artists.

22 May 2009 - 12:00am

Fund-raising Art Auction and Dinner

Para/Site Art Space's 10th anniversary events include a dinner hosted by executive director cum curator Alvara Rodriguez Fominaya and an auction of contemporary works by Chinese and other artists including Weng Fen, Wu Shanzhuan, Joseph Kosuth, Terence Koh, Tan Yuk-king and Wilson Shieh (Pure Righteousness, Real Evil, above).

4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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