Asian Art

Asian artists to watch in 2013

Street Boy by Khin Zaw Latt. Photos: Ahn Jun, Khin Zaw Latt, Latitude 28 (New Delhi), the Singapore Psychogeographical Society

With new art museums, galeries, biennales, fairs, prizes and auction houses mushrooming at an accelerated rate across the region during the past few years, Asia is now a force to be reckoned with on the international art scene.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 6:36pm

Christie's rose period

Strength at the top end of the art market is encouraging people to sell great works, according to Christie's. Photo: AFP

Growing demand for contemporary art helped sales climb 10 per cent at Christie's International last year, even as its market shrank in Asia and the Middle East.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am

Artistic impressions

This is a good week to go on a fine-art buying spree, especially if you have pockets as deep as so many mainland collectors. Sotheby's will be holding its second sale of the Ullens collection tonight, placing 90 lots on the block, including works by Zhang Xiaogang, Zeng Fanzhi and Sui Jianguo, estimated to fetch more than HK$77 million in total.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Blurred vision

For Debbie Han, creating art requires time and a good deal of patience. To arrive at her latest work, the artist spent three years making 130 porcelain head sculptures, and threw away all but 10.

23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

HK's creative talent under the spotlight

First established in 1975, the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition has been a key event for the city's art scene. It not only gives a platform for local artists to showcase their talent, but also encourages new artists, reviews developments in the local art scene and explores Hong Kong's unique cultural identity as a cosmopolitan city through its artistic creativity.

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Pilgrimage to ancient centre of learning

Imagine an international centre of higher learning in Asia, where the brightest minds would flock to study medicine, philosophy, logic, science, religion and arts.

Well, such an utopian institution did once exist.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Traditional art given a modern twist at Harbour City

Chinese calligraphy has long been a part of the Lunar New Year celebrations.

In celebration of the Year of the Rat, Harbour City is exhibiting The Taste of Tao - David Chan Contemporary Calligraphy Exhibition at Gallery by the Harbour.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Write about Asian art for art's sake and get some money for your own sake

The booming market is a clear indication: Asian art is hot! To encourage people not just to invest in it, but also study it, the Asia Art Archive created the Martell Contemporary Asian Art Research Grant in 2005. The organisation wants to push more research and in-depth analytical writing, suggesting it's important for long-term appreciation of the region's contemporary culture.

9 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Uncovering a region's treasures

March-April 1972

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Dedicated pair is letter perfect

By toiling with a writing brush, Form Two student Lam Wai-in and Form Four student Wong Pou-ieng believe they are inheriting a wonderful school tradition and honouring China.

The duo beat more than 2,000 opponents to win joint first prize in a traditional Chinese calligraphy contest for students across Macau.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


Scottish rock quartet Franz Ferdinand will take centre stage at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium Arena tomorrow at 8pm.

The quartet, formed in 2001, are one of the most popular bands in Britain. Their debut album launched two years ago has sold 3.2 million records worldwide.

13 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Mind over material

NEW MEDIA IS hot. Of the six winning entries at this year's Hong Kong Art Biennial open competition, only two are Chinese ink. The rest are either photography, video art or installation.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am


The Motion in Calligraphy

Henry Ho infuses traditional Chinese calligraphy with abstract expressionism. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat, 10am-3pm, Art Beatus, Shop 301-302, Exchange Square Podium, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Sat

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Mapping Chinese calligraphy expo

Non-profit art organisation Artist Commune hopes to introduce the public to the world of contemporary calligraphy through its latest joint exhibition, Construct the Ink Map.

The exhibition will feature 50 calligraphic paintings by Wei Ligang (Beijing, pictured below), Yang Xiaojian (Shanghai) and Xu Kie (Shenzhen).

The artists have unique styles and approaches.

30 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Spiritual objects

On the first day of the Lunar New Year, Buddhist and Taoist temples in Beijing were packed with worshippers. Men and women, young and old jostled in the incense-choked halls, and many knelt wherever they could find a space. Now, the temples are empty again except for the tourists and a few elderly devotees.

21 Feb 2005 - 12:00am