Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui joined the Post as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.
Enid Tsui
Enid Tsui joined the Post as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.

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The Collector | Meet the young, French collector trying to save Chinese contemporary art

Georgia-based John Dodelande says he collects Chinese contemporary art because it is ‘no bulls**t’, unlike its Western counterpart

18 Apr 2019 - 6:30PM

Georgia-based John Dodelande says he collects Chinese contemporary art because it is ‘no bulls**t’, unlike its Western counterpart

Meet the young, French collector trying to save Chinese contemporary art
Why 20th century Hong Kong artist Luis Chan is so popular in China

Chan, who has an exhibition running in Shanghai, was born in Panama and moved to Hong Kong in 1910 aged five. His life and works spanned the 20th century and are a reflection of the evolution of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

10 Apr 2019 - 7:38PM

Chan, who has an exhibition running in Shanghai, was born in Panama and moved to Hong Kong in 1910 aged five. His life and works spanned the 20th century and are a reflection of the evolution of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Why 20th century Hong Kong artist Luis Chan is so popular in China
The Collector | Evolution of Chinese contemporary art traced in Hong Kong exhibition

Works from some of China’s top private collections, including those belonging to Guan Yi, Lu Xun and Zheng Hao, create a visual narrative central to the development of contemporary art in China

7 Apr 2019 - 11:00AM

Works from some of China’s top private collections, including those belonging to Guan Yi, Lu Xun and Zheng Hao, create a visual narrative central to the development of contemporary art in China

Evolution of Chinese contemporary art traced in Hong Kong exhibition
From Kaws and Justin Bieber to scammed antiques collector, Hong Kong spring auctions highlights

The spring auction season was characterised by a number of eye-catching highlights amid uneven turnovers, with the sale of The Kaws Album (2005) for HK$116 million, smashing estimates, one of stand-outs.

4 Apr 2019 - 10:12AM

The spring auction season was characterised by a number of eye-catching highlights amid uneven turnovers, with the sale of The Kaws Album (2005) for HK$116 million, smashing estimates, one of stand-outs.

From Kaws and Justin Bieber to scammed antiques collector, Hong Kong spring auctions highlights
How Malaysia got its first pavilion at Venice Biennale thanks to gallerist’s ‘fit of madness’

Mahathir Mohamad gave Wei-ling Lim the go-ahead to organise the country’s first pavilion at Venice Biennale art exhibition, after she wrote to him proposing one; four artists will represent Malaysia in the six-month show.

4 Apr 2019 - 7:47PM

Mahathir Mohamad gave Wei-ling Lim the go-ahead to organise the country’s first pavilion at Venice Biennale art exhibition, after she wrote to him proposing one; four artists will represent Malaysia in the six-month show.

How Malaysia got its first pavilion at Venice Biennale thanks to gallerist’s ‘fit of madness’
Physics meets art in the sounds of impossible instruments at Samson Young exhibition

Hong Kong artist’s collaboration with University of Edinburgh has turned esoteric physics into something magical; strange parts of giant instruments poke through walls as compositions for impossible instruments play.

1 Apr 2019 - 5:15PM

Hong Kong artist’s collaboration with University of Edinburgh has turned esoteric physics into something magical; strange parts of giant instruments poke through walls as compositions for impossible instruments play.

Physics meets art in the sounds of impossible instruments at Samson Young exhibition
Art Basel Hong Kong first look: small is beautiful, kitsch is out at international art fair

The works seem more subdued than in previous years, and the prices lower; historical themes are a feature of several exhibitions, and even experimental works strive for a resemblance to classical forms, such as tapestry.

29 Mar 2019 - 2:01PM

The works seem more subdued than in previous years, and the prices lower; historical themes are a feature of several exhibitions, and even experimental works strive for a resemblance to classical forms, such as tapestry.

Art Basel Hong Kong first look: small is beautiful, kitsch is out at international art fair
Monster cockroach, Celine Dion and ex-Chinese leader Hu Jintao make this art show a must-see

Para Site’s An Opera for Animals show offers bizarre drama, an anti-imperialist message, mischief, cynicism and intimacy – and will also be displayed later in Shanghai.

27 Mar 2019 - 3:15PM

Para Site’s An Opera for Animals show offers bizarre drama, an anti-imperialist message, mischief, cynicism and intimacy – and will also be displayed later in Shanghai.

Monster cockroach, Celine Dion and ex-Chinese leader Hu Jintao make this art show a must-see
Chinese art collectors rein in their spending as Beijing’s capital controls begin to bite

Capital controls, the threat of US tariffs on exports and a slowing economy have blunted Chinese buyers’ appetite for contemporary art; however, high-quality works, and art new to Asia such as that at Art Basel, will still find buyers.

28 Mar 2019 - 4:52PM

Capital controls, the threat of US tariffs on exports and a slowing economy have blunted Chinese buyers’ appetite for contemporary art; however, high-quality works, and art new to Asia such as that at Art Basel, will still find buyers.

Chinese art collectors rein in their spending as Beijing’s capital controls begin to bite
Art Basel Hong Kong: celebration of market-driven mediocrity or a boon for art in the city?

Some people say Asia’s biggest contemporary art created a market in China for contemporary art, while others disagree; there is also debate about what, if anything, the annual event does for art in Hong Kong.

27 Mar 2019 - 10:32AM

Some people say Asia’s biggest contemporary art created a market in China for contemporary art, while others disagree; there is also debate about what, if anything, the annual event does for art in Hong Kong.

Art Basel Hong Kong: celebration of market-driven mediocrity or a boon for art in the city?
Tank Shanghai, art centre in disused oil tanks, opens in West Bund. We take a look inside

Consisting of five huge converted oil tanks by the Huangpu River, Tank Shanghai – which includes pieces from Qiao Zhibing’s own extensive collection – offers generous dimensions of which artists can take advantage.

27 Mar 2019 - 8:21PM

Consisting of five huge converted oil tanks by the Huangpu River, Tank Shanghai – which includes pieces from Qiao Zhibing’s own extensive collection – offers generous dimensions of which artists can take advantage.

Tank Shanghai, art centre in disused oil tanks, opens in West Bund. We take a look inside
The Collector | Scandal surrounding Chinese artist Ye Yongqing, accused of plagiarism, has left collectors fuming

The renowned artist, who has exhibited all over the world, denies that he has copied Belgian artist Christian Silvain, and is seeking legal advice

23 Mar 2019 - 6:53PM

The renowned artist, who has exhibited all over the world, denies that he has copied Belgian artist Christian Silvain, and is seeking legal advice

Scandal surrounding Chinese artist Ye Yongqing, accused of plagiarism, has left collectors fuming
Malaysian artists get the crowd going at The Mills opening
Hong Kong heritage and cultural complex opens with art by Southeast Asian social activists

Malaysian artist collective Pangrok Sulap highlight Hong Kong’s marginalised artisans at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile in The Mills complex in Tsuen Wan, where opening show features Southeast Asian art.

19 Mar 2019 - 11:16AM

Malaysian artist collective Pangrok Sulap highlight Hong Kong’s marginalised artisans at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile in The Mills complex in Tsuen Wan, where opening show features Southeast Asian art.

Hong Kong heritage and cultural complex opens with art by Southeast Asian social activists
Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun’s fascination with light explored in new show

Over 30 works of the Hong Kong modernist artist, who recently died at the age of 96, are on show at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. The exhibition is a rare chance to see some of his best works all under one roof

15 Mar 2019 - 5:15PM

Over 30 works of the Hong Kong modernist artist, who recently died at the age of 96, are on show at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. The exhibition is a rare chance to see some of his best works all under one roof

Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun’s fascination with light explored in new show
One woman’s mission to save Chinese women from joyless marriages

Joy Chen, author of the bestseller ‘Do Not Marry Before Age 30’, encourages Chinese women not to feel forced into marriage. One fan did, but after divorcing, she married herself to reinforce her new sense of empowerment.

13 Mar 2019 - 12:52PM

Joy Chen, author of the bestseller ‘Do Not Marry Before Age 30’, encourages Chinese women not to feel forced into marriage. One fan did, but after divorcing, she married herself to reinforce her new sense of empowerment.

One woman’s mission to save Chinese women from joyless marriages
Taiwan arts scene thrives in spite of Beijing isolation tactics – new venues draw more diverse audiences

The island’s arts scene is enjoying something of a renaissance, a slew of new venues and troupes having been established to appeal to domestic and – it’s hoped – international crowds.

9 Mar 2019 - 3:37PM

The island’s arts scene is enjoying something of a renaissance, a slew of new venues and troupes having been established to appeal to domestic and – it’s hoped – international crowds.

Taiwan arts scene thrives in spite of Beijing isolation tactics – new venues draw more diverse audiences
US-China trade war and fears of debt crisis see art sales in China drop

Chinese collectors reduced their spending during Beijing’s drawn-out negotiations with the US to avoid a full-scale trade war. Art sales in China fell three per cent to US$12.9 billion, annual art market survey finds.

8 Mar 2019 - 3:20PM

Chinese collectors reduced their spending during Beijing’s drawn-out negotiations with the US to avoid a full-scale trade war. Art sales in China fell three per cent to US$12.9 billion, annual art market survey finds.

US-China trade war and fears of debt crisis see art sales in China drop
Hong Kong galleries still vastly under-represent female artists, as more public institutions push to celebrate women

Men accounted for around eight out of 10 solo exhibitions last year at established contemporary art dealers in Hong Kong, the Post has found. These bleak figures have barely changed since 2008.

8 Mar 2019 - 3:06PM

Men accounted for around eight out of 10 solo exhibitions last year at established contemporary art dealers in Hong Kong, the Post has found. These bleak figures have barely changed since 2008.

Hong Kong galleries still vastly under-represent female artists, as more public institutions push to celebrate women
The Collector | Victim of Hong Kong’s biggest gold trading scam sells part of legendary Chinese antiques collection

It was an assemblage like no other, but after losing US$74 million in a gold bullion trading scam, Ko Shih-k’o is having to offload some of his precious ceramics to recover his losses

8 Mar 2019 - 10:48AM

It was an assemblage like no other, but after losing US$74 million in a gold bullion trading scam, Ko Shih-k’o is having to offload some of his precious ceramics to recover his losses

Victim of Hong Kong’s biggest gold trading scam sells part of legendary Chinese antiques collection
The Collector | Hong Kong art gallery braves China censors for Shanghai collaboration

The partnership between Para Site and Rockbund is a test of strength for the former, an institution known for its wide cast of progressive, political artists

28 Feb 2019 - 4:09PM

The partnership between Para Site and Rockbund is a test of strength for the former, an institution known for its wide cast of progressive, political artists

Hong Kong art gallery braves China censors for Shanghai collaboration
Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun, who blended traditional East with modern West, dies aged 96

Hon, born in 1922, moved among art genres such as acrylic paintings, Taoism inspired screen prints, multimedia works and writing poetry. The self-taught painter worked until the age of 94, even after having a stroke in 2000.

1 Mar 2019 - 5:50PM

Hon, born in 1922, moved among art genres such as acrylic paintings, Taoism inspired screen prints, multimedia works and writing poetry. The self-taught painter worked until the age of 94, even after having a stroke in 2000.

Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun, who blended traditional East with modern West, dies aged 96
Why intended users of US$340 million Hong Kong theatre complex may perform elsewhere

West Kowloon Cultural District theatre complex is meant to be new home of Chinese opera in the city, but opera groups say it is too small and its ticketing system unsuitable; groups presenting other art forms say its rents are too high.

19 Feb 2019 - 4:13PM

West Kowloon Cultural District theatre complex is meant to be new home of Chinese opera in the city, but opera groups say it is too small and its ticketing system unsuitable; groups presenting other art forms say its rents are too high.

Why intended users of US$340 million Hong Kong theatre complex may perform elsewhere
The Collector | Search for missing Qing-dynasty ritual vessel takes novel approach – 3D-printed replicas

Of the eight kinds of Qing-dynasty ritual vessels, one continues to elude collectors but a Sydney-based retired engineer is determined to track it down

15 Feb 2019 - 4:31PM

Of the eight kinds of Qing-dynasty ritual vessels, one continues to elude collectors but a Sydney-based retired engineer is determined to track it down

Search for missing Qing-dynasty ritual vessel takes novel approach – 3D-printed replicas
Impressive debut for Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon Cultural District, Cantonese opera’s new Hong Kong home

The Reincarnation of Red Plum was a fitting opening act at the new home of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong; its director, 90-year-old Pak Suet-sin, who played the female lead at its first performance in 1959, got a rousing welcome.

3 Feb 2019 - 7:03PM

The Reincarnation of Red Plum was a fitting opening act at the new home of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong; its director, 90-year-old Pak Suet-sin, who played the female lead at its first performance in 1959, got a rousing welcome.

Impressive debut for Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon Cultural District, Cantonese opera’s new Hong Kong home
Jap Jap Bikini, Taiwan’s craft beer bar that could have been a Hooters

Aida Lai went to Taipei with no entrepreneurial experience to set up a Hooters-style bar, but couldn’t find the girls. Now she owns a popular craft beer venue, and has Taiwan’s easier business environment to thank.

28 Jan 2019 - 8:36PM

Aida Lai went to Taipei with no entrepreneurial experience to set up a Hooters-style bar, but couldn’t find the girls. Now she owns a popular craft beer venue, and has Taiwan’s easier business environment to thank.

Jap Jap Bikini, Taiwan’s craft beer bar that could have been a Hooters
Myanmar artist’s Hong Kong exhibition taps Buddhism, folklore and politics

Htein Lin says the world expected too much when Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won power; his found object sculptures reflect the country’s slow progress in moving on from old feuds and power struggles.

26 Jan 2019 - 5:32PM

Htein Lin says the world expected too much when Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won power; his found object sculptures reflect the country’s slow progress in moving on from old feuds and power struggles.

Myanmar artist’s Hong Kong exhibition taps Buddhism, folklore and politics
Vancouver Art Gallery gifted US$30 million by Hong Kong textile heirs for expansion plans

The donation from the family that founded Crocodile Garments towards the gallery’s expansion plan is the largest single private donation to an arts and culture organisation in British Columbia.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:55AM

The donation from the family that founded Crocodile Garments towards the gallery’s expansion plan is the largest single private donation to an arts and culture organisation in British Columbia.

Vancouver Art Gallery gifted US$30 million by Hong Kong textile heirs for expansion plans
Galleries hope to draw out ‘invisible Taiwanese collectors’ by showing at new Taipei art fair

Exhibitors at Taipei Dangdai aim to reach local collectors; Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell, Yoshitomo Nara and Wolfgang Tillmans among the artists whose works are for sale.

29 Jan 2019 - 5:29PM

Exhibitors at Taipei Dangdai aim to reach local collectors; Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell, Yoshitomo Nara and Wolfgang Tillmans among the artists whose works are for sale.

Galleries hope to draw out ‘invisible Taiwanese collectors’ by showing at new Taipei art fair
Singapore SOS for exhibitors at cancelled Art Stage fair brings flood of offers to host shows

Galleries, a hotel, homeowners and an art collector rally round to offer space for artists and gallerists already in Singapore to show their works; efforts continue to find a large venue to give exhibitors maximum exposure.

19 Jan 2019 - 7:02PM

Galleries, a hotel, homeowners and an art collector rally round to offer space for artists and gallerists already in Singapore to show their works; efforts continue to find a large venue to give exhibitors maximum exposure.

Singapore SOS for exhibitors at cancelled Art Stage fair brings flood of offers to host shows