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

Who bought The Scream?

The famous painting by Norwegian impressionist Edvard Munch got sold for a record price of 107 million US dollar this morning HK time (at 8 pm. New York time) – the most expensive painting ever sold at an auction. I got up early and streamed it live from Sotheby’s.com – and it was super exciting!! … Continue reading

Hong Kong – Asia’s new art capital?

Today I wanted to share an article I did on the art scene in Hong Kong recently for Norwegian art magazine KUNSTforum. It’s in Norwegian – so for my Scandinavian readers at this point. But no worries, Art HK is coming up in May, the world’s biggest art fair, and I will be covering it … Continue reading

The African Portraitist

I checked out agnes b. Librarire Galerie the other day. As you might know, agnes b. is originally a French clothing brand, but has developed into a lifestyle brand, with their own cafès and galleries. Especially here in Asia it seems to be very big. The gallery, which is situated in Wan Chai, has a … Continue reading

Review: ArtWalk 2012

It was the big ArtWalk this week, a charity event where 66 galleries keep open, with free drinks and food, and you can walk from gallery to gallery. What’s great about Hong Kong is that you CAN actually walk from gallery to gallery, they’re mostly in the same area, and there’s not a lot of … Continue reading