Things I saw at ARTHK 12

Some of my personal favourites and some plain weird stuff. ARTHK 12 was a great experience! AI WEIWEI‘s big glass bubble YAYOI KUSAMA‘s flower installation. I saw her running around the flower in a bee suit, but only realized it was actually her after and so didn’t get a photo!! AND LOTS MORE PHOTOS: Video … Continue reading

Made in India

ART HK is such a great venue to discover international artists, and new art scenes. I’ve never been to India and don’t know much about the art scene there, but one of the painting’s that fascinated me the most at the art fair, were these two by Indian artist Tanya Goel. The more you look … Continue reading

Artist interview: Kara Tanaka

Kara Tanaka is one of the young talented artists participating in ART FUTURES at ARTHK2012. Born in 1983, she lives and works in L.A., and works with sculpture, media, text and paintings, represented by Simon Preston Gallery in New York. I did an email interview with her prior to the opening of the art fair, … Continue reading

A history hour with Anselm Kiefer

Top photo: From the series “Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom” by Anselm Kiefer. – No one has the same perception of history, Anselm Kiefer says, sitting in front of the press in White Cube‘s new Hong Kong space, dressed in white pants and a shirt. The German painter, however, is in town to show us … Continue reading

Art HK highlights

The world’s biggest art fair is taking place in Hong Kong this week. ARTHK2011 drew 63.000 people every day, and there is no reason to think this year’s fair will be less popular. 260 galleries from 38 countries are participating, with big players like White Cube, Ben Brown, Gagosian, Michael Hoppen Contemporary and ShanghART Gallery … Continue reading

Having a ball

Mediterranean China, is what I thought, wandering the streets and beaches of island Cheung Chau. Fishing boats as far as you can see, outdoors restaurants, fresh seafood, lobsters getting chopped in the middle of the street, bicycles going pling-pling. Just playing ball outside the temple. Chill. All photos by Maren Kvamme Hagen, copyright 2012.

Suit up!

My first blog, which I started as a fashion student back in 2007, opened with a post on a tuxedo I had bought on sale. I still have it, and have worn it loads. My fascination for suits remain, no surprise there as I’m in the suit capital of the world. But now I’m talking … Continue reading

Django Django

Some of you, my dear readers, have asked for more music stuff on the blog (you know who you are) and of course I will obey. I’ve been struggling a bit to get inspired on the music front since being in Hong Kong, there’s few good bands touring here and I haven’t been to a … Continue reading

Colour combo

The sun is out, what better way to celebrate than wearing all your favourite colours at once? There’s so many delicate and fresh colour combo’s to see on the streetstyle blogs these days. Love it! My favourite colours, by the way: Bright pink, bright blue. And maybe a dash of orange or coral. Or turquoise. … Continue reading

Fringed

Sometimes I see one item in a store or one photo in a magazine and it will change my style in one day. This happened yesterday, in H&M. I was shopping for simple white t-shirts (everything I own is either neon pink, crazy patterned or shiny) when I saw one amazing black hippie dress, with … Continue reading