Art Basel Hong Kong 2013: Rolling media round up [UPDATED 28 May 2013]

Bringing you daily news and trends from Art Basel Hong Kong 2013.

As the art world converges on Hong Kong for the first Asian edition of Art Basel, Art Radar picks out the best of the international press coverage for you every day. Catch up on the latest news, interviews, blogs, reviews, videos, and podcasts all right here.

Zhen Chen, ‘Le Rite Suspendue/Mouille’, 1991, metal, Plexiglas, water, earth, sand, pigment, paint, found objects, 280 X 800 X 700 cm. Image courtesy: de Sarthe Gallery

Zhen Chen, ‘Le Rite Suspendue/Mouille’, 1991, metal, Plexiglas, water, earth, sand, pigment, paint,
found objects, 280 X 800 X 700 cm. Image courtesy de Sarthe Gallery. 

Singapore’s chance at artistic revengeThe Daily Star28 May 2013 – An interview with co-founder of Beirut’s MENASA Art fair, Pascal Odille.

The art of the matterBusiness Standard27 May 2013 – Was Art Basel Hong Kong able to pull the crowd and the cash?

Global Art Market Beats A Path To China’s DoorstepForbes27 May 2013 – The global art market has been shifting from Europe and North America towards Asia.

Art Basel wraps up in Hong Kong after show of world’s finestSouth China Morning Post27 May 2013 – Sales began to pick up towards the end of the fair.

VIDEO BLOG Virtual Tour: Art Basel in Hong KongThe Wall Street Journal27 May 2013 – 360 degree tour of Art Basel Hong Kong.

BLOG Jitish Kallat stars at Art Basel Hong KongThe Times of India26 May 2013 – Indian artist Jitish Kallat at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Art Basel fair woos wealthy Chinese with champagne, logos and singers The Guardian25 May 2013 – Mixed feelings about the international dealers at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Brand new: the name is the game in Hong KongThe Art Newspaper25 May 2013 – Artists and galleries with brand recognition at Art Basel Hong Kong.

PHOTOS Art Basel Hong Kong – in picturesThe Guardian25 May 2013 – Selected images from Art Basel Hong Kong.

VIDEO Eye on Art [Video]: Hidden Gems in Hong KongBlouin Artinfo25 May 2013 – A glimpse into selected artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Chinese ink makes a big splashThe Art Newspaper25 May 2013 – Buyers show interest in contemporary Chinese ink painting.

PHOTOS Our pick of Art Basel Hong KongThe Art Newspaper25 May 2013 – A selection of images at Art Basel Hong Kong.

VIDEO Watch: Scenes From The Inaugural Art Basel Hong KongBeijing Cream25 May 2013 – A glimpse into Art Basel Hong Kong.

ART SALES The Art Market: first they took Miami, now they take Hong KongFinancial Times24 May 2013 – Art Basel Hong Kong compared with other art fairs.

VIDEO Eye on Art: Hidden Gems of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2013Blouin Artinfo24 May 2013 – A glimpse of some of the best artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong.

BLOG Market chroniclesBusiness Standard24 May 2013 – The good and the bad at Art Basel Hong Kong.

BLOG The Art Hong Kong Really Loves: ‘Rubber Duck’ – The New York Times 24 May 2013 – Large-scale inflatable art pieces in public spaces reflect a light-hearted side of Hong Kong.

Local prideThe Economist23 May 2013 – Symbiosis between Hong Kong and mainland Chinese artists works to mutual creative advantage for those on show at this year’s fair.

VIDEO Best Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2013Blouin Artinfo – 23 May 2013 – Take a look at the best booths at Art Basel Hong Kong.

BLOG PHOTOS Photos: Art Basel Debuts in Hong Kong  – Wall Street Journal23 May 2013 – A selection of artworks in images at Art Basel Hong Kong.

ART SALES BLOG Art Basel in Hong Kong Keeps Rolling With Strong Sales on First Public DayBlouin Artinfo23 May 2013 – The first public day of Art Basel Hong Kong saw strong sales.

At Art Basel Hong Kong, International Dealers Bet Big on Asian MarketGallerist NY – 23 May 2013 – Dealer from the west come to Art Basel Hong Kong.

PHOTOS See Eye-Catching Works From Art Basel in Hong KongBlouin Artinfo – 23 May 2013 – Take a look at some of the impressive artworks in photos.

VIP Impressions of Art Basel in Hong KongBlouin Artinfo22 May 2013 – First impressions from exhibitors and collectors, before the fair opened to the public.

Hong Kong Finds Its Footing in Art WorldNew York Times22 May 2013 – The article explores how Art Basel Hong Kong will bolster Hong Kong’s position as the dominant art hub of Asia.

PHOTOS Top 10 Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2013Blouin Artinfo22 May 2013 – A slide show of the top 10 booths at Art Basel Hong Kong.

What Picasso Knew: Branding Tips For Artists From An Art Basel Insider Forbes22 May 2013 – Do artists sell their artistic souls when they consider not just the aesthetic value of their work, but its monetary value?

VIDEO Art Basel Presents Hong Kong As New Art HubIB Times TV22 May 2013 – A video from the Art Basel Hong Kong preview on 22 May 2013

ART SALES BLOG Art Basel in Hong Kong’s VIP Preview Attracts Major Sales, Avid Collectors, and Kate MossBlouin Artinfo22 May 2013 – Who sold what in the first few hours at Art Basel Hong Kong?

Where next for Hong Kong, Asia’s art hub?The Art Newspaper22 May 2013 – The article explores how Hong Kong’s cultural scene has grown in the last few years.

Ripple effect of record sales in New York – The Art Newspaper22 May 2013 – What impact could last week’s record-breaking Christies auction have on Art Basel Hong Kong?

Andy Warhol and Dollar Signs. Dominique Levy Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong – Yareah – 22 May 2013 – Dominique Lévy Gallery exhibits selected artworks by Andy Warhol at Art Basel Hong Kong.

A fair to remember: why Sydney galleries head to New York and Hong Kong to sell their art – Newcastle Herald – 22 May 2013 – Australian gallerists consider Hong Kong as a their major art hub.

All eyes on Hong Kong as Art Basel hits city, bringing tourism boost with itSouth China Morning Post22 May 2013 – The article explores Art Basel Hong Kong as a merger of culture and of capital.

Chapman brothers unveil diabolical art in Hong Kong – AFP – 22 May 2013 – On Chapman brothers’ first exhibition in China at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Is Hong Kong ready for contemporary art?Time Out Hong Kong21 May 2013 – Taking stock of the conflicting notions on art in Hong Kong, with the city geared up for Art Basel.

BLOG Where to Find Hong Kong Art During Art BaselThe Wall Street Journal21 May 2013 – A guide to what to see and where to see it at Art Basel Hong Kong.

VIDEO Zhao Zhao’s Gunshots for Art Basel Hong KongBlouin Artinfo20 May 2013 – Artist Zhao Zhao talks about his work at Art Basel Hong Kong and how he’s trying to avoid trouble.

Art Basel to bring international flair to Hong KongChannel News Asia19 May 2013 – Director Magnus Renfrew talks about the global significance of the first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.

BLOG A New Art Basel for AsiaThe Wall Street Journal17 May 2013 – Art Basel Hong Kong will be an edge above – in sales, visitors, wealthy collectors and top notch galleries.

Top 5 Art Talks during Art Basel Hong Kong – Blouin Art Info – 17 May 2013 – A list of the top five art talks during Art Basel Hong Kong.

RADIO Compendium of Malaysian Art (COMA) @ Art Basel HKBFM17 May 2013 – Gallerist Lim Wei-Ling and visual artist Ivan Lam talk about what it took to be the only Malaysian gallery to be selected for Art Basel Hong Kong.

Beyond the samosasFinancial Times17 May 2013 – Is national identity still relevant to art, artists and collectors?

East, west and points in between – Financial Times17 May 2013 – Curator Yuko Hasegawa discusses the shifting geopolitical and cultural landscape and what this means for the art world.

Hong Kong art explosion: What to see this monthCNN Travel17 May 2013 – A guide to the key art fairs and exhibitions in Hong Kong in May.

Liam Gillick, ‘Complete Bin Development’, 2013, 6 parts, each 300cmH x 150cmW x 150cmD, powder-coated aluminum and Plexiglas, Kerlin Gallery. Image courtesy: Art Basel Hong Kong

Liam Gillick, ‘Complete Bin Development’, 2013, 300 x 150 x 150 cm, powder-coated aluminum and Plexiglas. Image courtesy Art Basel Hong Kong.

A New Art Basel for AsiaThe Wall Street Journal16 May 2013 – An overview of the development of Art Basel brand and a review what’s in store at this year’s Hong Kong edition.

Art Basel’s Hong Kong opening signals shift toward AsiaChina Daily – 15 May 2013 – On the importance of art fairs and Asia’s growing recognition in international art.

Art Basel Debuts In Hong KongForbes13 May 2013 – An article listing the basic essentials a smooth trip to Art Basel Hong Kong, from what art to buy to which hotels to book.

VIDEO Wang Yuyang Prepares for Art Basel Hong KongBlouin Artinfo – 12 May 2013 – Artist Wang Yuyang gives viewers a peek into his creative process and his studio, as he speaks about his art.

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