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.

Contrasts

Went to the little fisherman’s village Tai O today. Looked for the pink dolphins, but didn’t see them. No wonder, with the crazy boat drivers, shouting and speeding. They must be stressed out! Did however see cows. And plenty of fish. Smell them I did, too. On the boat back from Mui Wo afterwards the … 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

Club Monaco launch

As I mentioned last week, streetstyle photographer Tommy Ton was in Hong Kong to launch his design collaboration with Club Monaco. I’m saving the interview & photos with him for an article, but also did some shots of the stylish people there, which I’m sharing with you! Brogues & paisley is obviously the deal right … Continue reading