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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Christie’s Asia chairman Rebecca Wei quits unexpectedly after fall in auction sales

Resignation of one of the most senior Chinese executives in the auction world surprised art market insiders, and apparently Christie’s staff; Wei is close to Christie’s clients such as billionaire Modigliani buyer Liu Yiqian.

20 Aug 2019 - 6:25PM

Resignation of one of the most senior Chinese executives in the auction world surprised art market insiders, and apparently Christie’s staff; Wei is close to Christie’s clients such as billionaire Modigliani buyer Liu Yiqian.

Christie’s Asia chairman Rebecca Wei quits unexpectedly after fall in auction sales
Protest art to highlight Chinese urban village dwellers’ plight earns Shenzhen artist a visit from police

Performance artist known as Nut Brother staged protest using giant excavator and dolls given by residents of Baishizhou, Shenzhen, who face losing their homes; police question him for several hours before releasing him.

13 Aug 2019 - 2:20PM

Performance artist known as Nut Brother staged protest using giant excavator and dolls given by residents of Baishizhou, Shenzhen, who face losing their homes; police question him for several hours before releasing him.

Protest art to highlight Chinese urban village dwellers’ plight earns Shenzhen artist a visit from police
Maggi Hambling, British artist, at 73: ‘I wake up every day at 5am full of optimism and the first thing I do is make a drawing’

Briton known for craggy self-portraits and public sculptures shows another side to her work – drawings of her father as he lay dying – in retrospective at Guangdong museum. Painting the dead is ‘like grieving but in a positive way’, she says.

12 Aug 2019 - 5:49PM

Briton known for craggy self-portraits and public sculptures shows another side to her work – drawings of her father as he lay dying – in retrospective at Guangdong museum. Painting the dead is ‘like grieving but in a positive way’, she says.

Maggi Hambling, British artist, at 73: ‘I wake up every day at 5am full of optimism and the first thing I do is make a drawing’
Bruce Lee mantra ‘be water’ inspires modern dance production in Hong Kong

The Odyssey of Little Dragon, commissioned by the City Contemporary Dance Company, celebrates the spirit of the actor and martial arts legend through the eyes of his widow, Linda.

9 Aug 2019 - 5:45PM

The Odyssey of Little Dragon, commissioned by the City Contemporary Dance Company, celebrates the spirit of the actor and martial arts legend through the eyes of his widow, Linda.

Bruce Lee mantra ‘be water’ inspires  modern dance production in Hong Kong
From Gandhi to the UN: Indian artist weaves story of destruction and rebirth in Hong Kong show

N S Harsha’s stimulating and delightful exhibition at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile presents his diverse work that includes a painting of a fetus on one of the saris his mother wore when she was pregnant with him.

9 Aug 2019 - 3:00PM

N S Harsha’s stimulating and delightful exhibition at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile presents his diverse work that includes a painting of a fetus on one of the saris his mother wore when she was pregnant with him.

From Gandhi to the UN: Indian artist weaves story of destruction and rebirth in Hong Kong show
The Collector | As the world watches Hong Kong, the city’s art goes global

With the world’s eyes on Hong Kong, its art has received a boost too, as a Korean auction house teams up with collector William Lim to push local artists onto the international stage

9 Aug 2019 - 7:45AM

With the world’s eyes on Hong Kong, its art has received a boost too, as a Korean auction house teams up with collector William Lim to push local artists onto the international stage

As the world watches Hong Kong, the city’s art goes global
Review | Despair. Hope. Depression. Love. True stories of LGBT life in Asia are unflinching, moving and surprising

Intimate Strangers: True Stories From Queer Asia is a collection of non-fiction stories in which Asian and Western writers reflect on what it means to be LGBT in conservative Asia. It’s also a feast of vernacular English.

6 Aug 2019 - 6:33PM

Intimate Strangers: True Stories From Queer Asia is a collection of non-fiction stories in which Asian and Western writers reflect on what it means to be LGBT in conservative Asia. It’s also a feast of vernacular English.

Despair. Hope. Depression. Love. True stories of LGBT life in Asia are unflinching, moving and surprising
Apple to launch augmented-reality art tours in six global cities, including Hong Kong

Three years after Pokemon Go popularised augmented reality, tech giant to begin guided walks whose participants view sites enhanced by computer-generated art. A separate AR work will be visible to iPhone users in Apple stores worldwide.

31 Jul 2019 - 6:36PM

Three years after Pokemon Go popularised augmented reality, tech giant to begin guided walks whose participants view sites enhanced by computer-generated art. A separate AR work will be visible to iPhone users in Apple stores worldwide.

Apple to launch augmented-reality art tours in six global cities, including Hong Kong
Artists wrestle with split identity in Hong Kong shows, and find resonance with city’s own struggle

‘The same urge to split from a body is resonating in the different places I have links with,’ says Mandy El-Sayegh, while Christopher K. Ho’s installation considers Hong Kong’s fate as a place caught between empires.

27 Jul 2019 - 6:51PM

‘The same urge to split from a body is resonating in the different places I have links with,’ says Mandy El-Sayegh, while Christopher K. Ho’s installation considers Hong Kong’s fate as a place caught between empires.

Artists wrestle with split identity in Hong Kong shows, and find resonance with city’s own struggle
Artists make their art sustainable, and their art about sustainability as they catch up to ‘ecological crisis’

More Hong Kong artists are addressing sustainability issues not just in their works’ topics, but in the practise of their art making. Each is bringing their own inimitable style, from the materials they use to the concepts they cover.

24 Jul 2019 - 2:49PM

More Hong Kong artists are addressing sustainability issues not just in their works’ topics, but in the practise of their art making. Each is bringing their own inimitable style, from the materials they use to the concepts they cover.

Artists make their art sustainable, and their art about sustainability as they catch up to ‘ecological crisis’
New model of selling and exhibiting art gives Hong Kong artists more control

A new artists collective plans to exhibit wherever will give them space and sell work at whatever price the artists want as Hong Kong’s art market becomes increasingly high-end and pushes out those just starting out.

18 Jul 2019 - 3:46PM

A new artists collective plans to exhibit wherever will give them space and sell work at whatever price the artists want as Hong Kong’s art market becomes increasingly high-end and pushes out those just starting out.

New model of selling and exhibiting art gives Hong Kong artists more control
Going to great lengths: artist’s pencil drawings of swimming pools a quiet study in immaculate detail

Pools emptied of water and stripped of their surroundings, artist Chan Wai-lap’s works are quiet studies, in coloured pencil, of pool designs around the world.

15 Jul 2019 - 10:18AM

Pools emptied of water and stripped of their surroundings, artist Chan Wai-lap’s works are quiet studies, in coloured pencil, of pool designs around the world.

Going to great lengths: artist’s pencil drawings of swimming pools a quiet study in immaculate detail
US-China trade war blamed for Pace Gallery Beijing’s closure, but is it last straw for art market? Two views

American art grandee Arne Glimcher, founder of Pace Gallery, which has closed in Beijing, says trade war is last straw for art market. Another gallerist cites tariffs threat, but one veteran dealer there has ‘never been so busy’.

11 Jul 2019 - 7:28PM

American art grandee Arne Glimcher, founder of Pace Gallery, which has closed in Beijing, says trade war is last straw for art market. Another gallerist cites tariffs threat, but one veteran dealer there has ‘never been so busy’.

US-China trade war blamed for Pace Gallery Beijing’s closure, but is it last straw for art market? Two views
How extradition law protest art took over a Chinese curator’s Hong Kong exhibition

Shanghai curator hadn’t intended her show at Para Site in Hong Kong to cover politics, but wanted to see what city artists were doing; protest placards, T-shirts and sketches of the action against extradition bill feature in exhibition.

6 Jul 2019 - 1:15AM

Shanghai curator hadn’t intended her show at Para Site in Hong Kong to cover politics, but wanted to see what city artists were doing; protest placards, T-shirts and sketches of the action against extradition bill feature in exhibition.

How extradition law protest art took over a Chinese curator’s Hong Kong exhibition
Conceptual art goes molecular with works you can smell but can’t see, and one that ‘sees’ you

Immersive exhibition features fragrance molecules pumped from electronic diffusers, and an array of test tubes growing retinal cells like those in our eyes – artist Sean Raspet’s response to disconnection of art and reality.

22 Jul 2019 - 12:02PM

Immersive exhibition features fragrance molecules pumped from electronic diffusers, and an array of test tubes growing retinal cells like those in our eyes – artist Sean Raspet’s response to disconnection of art and reality.

Conceptual art goes molecular with works you can smell but can’t see, and one that ‘sees’ you
The Collector | How Hong Kong’s oldest art school is upholding the right to freedom of expression

An exhibition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Chinese University’s New Asia College shines a light on how the school has stuck to its values even in uncertain times

27 Jun 2019 - 8:45AM

An exhibition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Chinese University’s New Asia College shines a light on how the school has stuck to its values even in uncertain times

How Hong Kong’s oldest art school is upholding the right to freedom of expression
Gay Games Hong Kong: more than just sports – cultural activities help spread message of diversity

While it may be dubbed the LGBT Olympics, the Gay Games is in fact not just a global sporting event – it’s also a cultural festival. The games – to be hosted in Hong Kong in 2022 – will also feature a raft of cultural activities.

26 Jun 2019 - 3:38PM

While it may be dubbed the LGBT Olympics, the Gay Games is in fact not just a global sporting event – it’s also a cultural festival. The games – to be hosted in Hong Kong in 2022 – will also feature a raft of cultural activities.

Gay Games Hong Kong: more than just sports – cultural activities help spread message of diversity
Legacy of colonialism: Singapore artist’s show on Malayan Emergency and its resonance for Hong Kong

Sim Chi Yin can’t wait to see how Hongkongers react to her work about the 12-year war in the Malaya Federation against Chinese communists, given the anti-Chinese Communist feelings in city amid extradition bill protests.

23 Jun 2019 - 7:13PM

Sim Chi Yin can’t wait to see how Hongkongers react to her work about the 12-year war in the Malaya Federation against Chinese communists, given the anti-Chinese Communist feelings in city amid extradition bill protests.

Legacy of colonialism: Singapore artist’s show on Malayan Emergency and its resonance for Hong Kong
Year’s delay for new Singapore art fair, but galleries said to be interested when it now launches in 2020

Art SG puts off its launch from November 2019 to October 2020, but investors claim ‘considerable interest’ from galleries; the delay follows the collapse of major international fair Art Stage Singapore.

20 Jun 2019 - 2:51PM

Art SG puts off its launch from November 2019 to October 2020, but investors claim ‘considerable interest’ from galleries; the delay follows the collapse of major international fair Art Stage Singapore.

Year’s delay for new Singapore art fair, but galleries said to be interested when it now launches in 2020
Deal to take Sotheby’s private will throw handy cloak of secrecy over sales, earnings, China art players say

French businessman’s US$3.7 billion offer to buy auction house would see its shares delisted, freeing it from financial disclosures and giving it more flexibility to accommodate clients’ wishes, say collector and dealer.

19 Jun 2019 - 12:40PM

French businessman’s US$3.7 billion offer to buy auction house would see its shares delisted, freeing it from financial disclosures and giving it more flexibility to accommodate clients’ wishes, say collector and dealer.

Deal to take Sotheby’s private will throw handy cloak of secrecy over sales, earnings, China art players say
Five women artists celebrated in M+ exhibition Sites Encountered show diversity of Hong Kong museum

Artists Ana Mendieta, Lee Bul, May Fung, Charlotte Posenenske and Lara Almarcegui feature in the exhibition. Works include sculptures, installations and videos, and the show highlights the diverse range of artworks at M+

18 Jun 2019 - 3:00PM

Artists Ana Mendieta, Lee Bul, May Fung, Charlotte Posenenske and Lara Almarcegui feature in the exhibition. Works include sculptures, installations and videos, and the show highlights the diverse range of artworks at M+

Five women artists celebrated in M+ exhibition Sites Encountered show diversity of Hong Kong museum
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