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 | Macau’s casinos are betting big on art - but why?

Art Macao, a partnership between the government and casinos, is bringing major artworks from all over the world to the city but what would the masters think about the choice of ‘gallery’?

14 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM

Art Macao, a partnership between the government and casinos, is bringing major artworks from all over the world to the city but what would the masters think about the choice of ‘gallery’?

Macau’s casinos are betting big on art - but why?
How Asia’s civil rights movements awakened its avant-garde art style: National Gallery Singapore show

A new exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore features 142 artworks by more than 100 artists in Asia and plots how the emergence of avant-garde art often went hand in hand with the ousting of old ideology.

13 Jun 2019 - 9:47AM

A new exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore features 142 artworks by more than 100 artists in Asia and plots how the emergence of avant-garde art often went hand in hand with the ousting of old ideology.

How Asia’s civil rights movements awakened its avant-garde art style: National Gallery Singapore show
Hong Kong extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts

Largest teachers’ union to discuss strike action and petitions call on teachers to join mass protest, but senior officials urge them not to disrupt learning.

12 Jun 2019 - 3:59AM

Largest teachers’ union to discuss strike action and petitions call on teachers to join mass protest, but senior officials urge them not to disrupt learning.

Hong Kong extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts
Hong Kong pavilion at Venice Biennale closes amid extradition bill protests

According to a photo posted on Facebook, the exhibition ‘Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice’ will be closed today. Around 100 arts organisations suspended operations in Hong Kong.

13 Jun 2019 - 5:26PM

According to a photo posted on Facebook, the exhibition ‘Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice’ will be closed today. Around 100 arts organisations suspended operations in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong pavilion at Venice Biennale closes amid extradition bill protests
Macau’s lost identity in focus at its Venice Biennale pavilion, an exile’s take on casino culture

Artist Heidi Lau watched from afar as Macau’s first mega casinos ‘just suddenly emerged from the muddy swamps of Cotai’; Her art at the Macau Pavilion in the Venice Biennale is a reaction to the big changes in her home city.

8 Jun 2019 - 11:15AM

Artist Heidi Lau watched from afar as Macau’s first mega casinos ‘just suddenly emerged from the muddy swamps of Cotai’; Her art at the Macau Pavilion in the Venice Biennale is a reaction to the big changes in her home city.

Macau’s lost identity in focus at its Venice Biennale pavilion, an exile’s take on casino culture
Chinese rebel artist Ma Desheng on Tiananmen, artistic freedom and painting stones

Ma Desheng is a co-founder of the Stars Group, self-taught rebels exploring alternatives to Socialist art. Last week he gave a performance at his solo exhibition in Hong Kong as a tribute to the Tiananmen Mothers.

8 Jun 2019 - 8:46PM

Ma Desheng is a co-founder of the Stars Group, self-taught rebels exploring alternatives to Socialist art. Last week he gave a performance at his solo exhibition in Hong Kong as a tribute to the Tiananmen Mothers.

Chinese rebel artist Ma Desheng on Tiananmen, artistic freedom and painting stones
South Korean artist Lee Bul at Venice Biennale: a statement of separation and tragedy

Lee Bul is one of South Korea’s best-known artists and her two pieces at this year’s Venice Biennale reference two of her home nation’s most troubling affairs: the split between north and south, and the Sewol ferry disaster.

16 May 2019 - 10:11AM

Lee Bul is one of South Korea’s best-known artists and her two pieces at this year’s Venice Biennale reference two of her home nation’s most troubling affairs: the split between north and south, and the Sewol ferry disaster.

South Korean artist Lee Bul at Venice Biennale: a statement of separation and tragedy
Best of Asian art at the Venice Biennale: India’s Gandhi tribute, Pakistan’s debut, Taiwan, Hong Kong pavilions

Word of mouth and social media exposure generate buzz at Venice, and Asian contributions have been overlooked. We’ve picked out the best on show, from India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and invited individual artists.

15 May 2019 - 8:04PM

Word of mouth and social media exposure generate buzz at Venice, and Asian contributions have been overlooked. We’ve picked out the best on show, from India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and invited individual artists.

Best of Asian art at the Venice Biennale: India’s Gandhi tribute, Pakistan’s debut, Taiwan, Hong Kong pavilions
At Venice Biennale’s Hong Kong pavilion, a chimera of contradictions in sculpted wood and 3D printing

Hong Kong pavilion at international art fair is filled by a barricade of apparently unrelated wooden objects linked by 3D-printed joints. It sends a message about the need to bridge our differences, artist says.

13 May 2019 - 7:39PM

Hong Kong pavilion at international art fair is filled by a barricade of apparently unrelated wooden objects linked by 3D-printed joints. It sends a message about the need to bridge our differences, artist says.

At Venice Biennale’s Hong Kong pavilion, a chimera of contradictions in sculpted wood and 3D printing
Is China’s Guangdong province ready for Hong Kong performing arts?

From exhibitions to theatre, efforts to enrich Guangdong’s cultural sector under the Greater Bay Area development plan are well under way, but censorship, operational issues and small audiences are holding things back.

13 May 2019 - 9:20PM

From exhibitions to theatre, efforts to enrich Guangdong’s cultural sector under the Greater Bay Area development plan are well under way, but censorship, operational issues and small audiences are holding things back.

Is China’s Guangdong province ready for Hong Kong performing arts?
The Collector | A new chapter for independent Hong Kong art bookstore Tai Yip, as long-time patron takes over

Over dim sum and tea with a long-time patron, the owner of Hong Kong bookstore dedicated to traditional Chinese art finds a saviour in journalist Tinny Cheng.

9 May 2019 - 10:35AM

Over dim sum and tea with a long-time patron, the owner of Hong Kong bookstore dedicated to traditional Chinese art finds a saviour in journalist Tinny Cheng.

A new chapter for independent Hong Kong art bookstore Tai Yip, as long-time patron takes over
Hong Kong arts hub exodus: amid fresh delays, key executives leaving West Kowloon project

Five key executives will leave the authority in charge of the long-overdue West Kowloon Cultural District by autumn 2019; a theatre due to open in April won’t open until June, and the M+ museum may open a year late, in 2021.

8 May 2019 - 10:57PM

Five key executives will leave the authority in charge of the long-overdue West Kowloon Cultural District by autumn 2019; a theatre due to open in April won’t open until June, and the M+ museum may open a year late, in 2021.

Hong Kong arts hub exodus: amid fresh delays, key executives leaving West Kowloon project
The Collector | It’s probably not Justin Bieber. So who is the mystery buyer of US$15 million Kaws painting?

The real reason for the rise and rise of former graffiti artist Brian Donnelly are his small group of devoted fans. Rumours that the Canadian pop star had bought the record-breaking artwork, The Kaws Album, may be false.

3 May 2019 - 12:26PM

The real reason for the rise and rise of former graffiti artist Brian Donnelly are his small group of devoted fans. Rumours that the Canadian pop star had bought the record-breaking artwork, The Kaws Album, may be false.

It’s probably not Justin Bieber. So who is the mystery buyer of US$15 million Kaws painting?
Cheung Yee, modern art pioneer in early years retrospective in Hong Kong

Cheung first exhibited in Hong Kong in 1964 and taught art at two Hong Kong universities. His sculptures evoke a kind of primordial, shamanistic energy and are on show at Galerie du Monde.

1 May 2019 - 7:10PM

Cheung first exhibited in Hong Kong in 1964 and taught art at two Hong Kong universities. His sculptures evoke a kind of primordial, shamanistic energy and are on show at Galerie du Monde.

Cheung Yee, modern art pioneer in early years retrospective in Hong Kong
Grandchild of Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad offers intimate look at iron-fisted prime minister in new documentary

M for Malaysia is a candid documentary on Mahathir’s campaign and re-election as Malaysian prime minister last year. It was directed by Mahathir’s granddaughter, Ineza Roussille.

2 May 2019 - 3:33PM

M for Malaysia is a candid documentary on Mahathir’s campaign and re-election as Malaysian prime minister last year. It was directed by Mahathir’s granddaughter, Ineza Roussille.

Grandchild of Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad offers intimate look at iron-fisted prime minister in new documentary
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

Pangrok Sulap, the Sabah artist collective, performs live music at The Mills as members of the audience dance on a woodcut in order to create a banner about marginalised artisans in Hong Kong

19 Mar 2019 - 10:43AM

Pangrok Sulap, the Sabah artist collective, performs live music at The Mills as members of the audience dance on a woodcut in order to create a banner about marginalised artisans in Hong Kong

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