Wang Guangyi

City on world art map

The annual Hong Kong International Art Fair, the fourth of which -ARTHK11- took place in May, has helped put the SAR on the world art map. Hong Kong is increasingly being seen as the gateway to the east for foreign dealers and buyers.

Wednesday, 13 July, 2011, 12:00am

All the fun and commerce of the HK art fair

Mainland artist Ai Weiwei's detention may have grabbed international attention but his sole work on display at the Hong Kong International Art Fair, which ended yesterday, was easy to miss, nonchalantly displayed on a coffee table in the Swiss Galerie Urs Meile booth.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Asia Art Forum Hong Kong, 2010

The Goethe Institut Hongkong and Ben Brown Fine Arts Tomorrow to May 23

Beijing-based curator and art historian Karen Smith is among the five speakers who will appear at this year's Asia Art Forum, an event that sets out to promote an appreciation of Asian contemporary art worldwide, especially among collectors.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

It's not your usual hotel art on display

The best thing you can say about some hotel art is, 'That's nice'. At Mong Kok's Langham Place Hotel though, two words are not nearly enough. Their stuff isn't designed to fade into the decoration and background.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Contemporary art on show

The HKIAAF will host a strong contingent from local and international contemporary art galleries.

Sundaram Tagore gallery will exhibit Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju, Indian painter Sohan Qadri, and American artists Susan Weil, Nathan Slate Joseph and Lee Waisler.

3 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Christie's Spring Auctions Exhibition

Convention Hall, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre

Today to May 29

Christie's first evening sale of Asian contemporary and Chinese 20th-century art, to be held this Saturday, looks set to firmly establish Hong Kong as Asia's top arts auction centre. This city now comes third place globally, after London and New York, in terms of sales and volume.

22 May 2008 - 12:00am

Growing up fast

When Tang Contemporary Art opened on Hollywood Road last week, one could have been forgiven for wondering whether the local art market could accommodate yet another gallery selling Chinese contemporary art.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A wealth of significant contemporary art on offer

Younger Chinese artists are coming to the fore as collectors have turned their attention to finding works with 'unique historical and artistic value'.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Under the hammer

All these paintings broke auction records.

Put Down Your Whip (1939) by Xu Beihong.

Sold by Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 7, 2007, for HK$72 million.

Sinking Ship (1995) by Liu Ye.

Sold by Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 7, 2007, for HK$7,040,000.

Tiananmen Square (1993) by Zhang Xiaogang.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Christie's Spring Auctions 2006 Exhibition

Convention Hall

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tomorrow-May 31

Christie's is holding its Spring Auctions 2006 from tomorrow, and there's plenty on offer for discerning collectors.

25 May 2006 - 12:00am

City lays on the festivities for Lunar New Year

From bustling street markets to contemporary art exhibitions, the calendar of events across the border this holiday season caters for all tastes

4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Brush with modernity

Expect raised eyebrows when Lot 308 is uncovered in the ballroom of the Island Shangri-la. Knuckles will whiten on registration numbers, agents will whisper more quietly into telephones. The auctioneer will pause as the audience takes in a 51cm by 76cm chromogenic print by one of Hong Kong's infamous personalities - the King of Kowloon.

10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Wang Guangyi

An important figure in China's avant-garde movement in the 1980s, Wang Guangyi's new exhibition shows him continuing with his political pop art style. Slogans from the worker/soldier movements of the Cultural Revolution are juxtaposed with logos of famous consumer brands. Oct 8-25. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm; Sat, 10am-6pm. Hanart TZ Gallery, 2/F, Henley Building, 5 Queen's Rd, Central.

4 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Aberdeen Art

Arty celebrations get under way at the Aberdeen Marina Club today with the opening of Kwai Po Collection, Hong Kong's first gallery devoted to lithographs. The opening show, Chinese Contemporary Lithograph Art Exhibition, includes lithographs by such masters as Wang Guangyi, Zhang Xiaogang and Ai Xuan.

23 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Haunted souls of a young generation

THE four workmen - trainees, fags in mouths, willing but completely baffled by art - were hoisting into place the massive panels of Fang Lijun's oil paintings of hairless screaming faces, punching fists. 'And when they'd finished they all stood back and suddenly started clapping and shouting 'People power!',' laughs Jean-Marc Decrop.

4 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

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