Art Basel Hong Kong 2014: Rolling media round up [updated: 22 May 2014]

Bringing you daily news and trends from Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

As the art world converges on Hong Kong for the second 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 right here.

Carsten Nicolai, 'α (alpha) pulse',  Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014. Image courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, The Pace Gallery and Studio Carsten Nicolai MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

Carsten Nicolai, ‘α (alpha) pulse’, Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014. Image courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, The Pace Gallery and Studio Carsten Nicolai MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Sales and impressions from Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

China absorbs cultural disquietBusiness Day Live – 22 May 2014 – “Art can afford to make subtler statements in today’s more eclectic climate.”

The Art World Lands in Hong Kong: Art Basel Has Gained a Foothold in ChinaGallerist NY – 21 May 2014 – Art Basel is an ever more important theater not just for selling art but also for establishing relationships.

Art Basel Hong Kong on the Verge (Part 2) – Hyperallergic – 21 May 2014 – The second part of Hyperallergic highlights from Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Art Basel Hong Kong on the Verge (Part 1) – Hyperallergic – 20 May 2014 – Some highlights from Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Artist In Hong Kong May Have Been Attacked For Speaking Out Ahead Of Tiananmen AnniversaryHuffington Post – 20 May 2014 – Artist Lee Wen was attacked in Hong Kong for political reasons.

PHOTOS Raves for Art Basel in Hong KongStraits Times – 20 May 2014 – Participating galleries reported strong sales and art collectors loved the fair’s varied offerings.

Japanese galleries bank on Art Basel in Hong KongThe Japan Times – 19 May 2014 – Galleries from Japan sold most of their art at the fair.

Art Basel: all about the brandSydney Morning Herald – 19 May 2014 – Art Basel Hong Kong is all about the brand.

Art Basel Hong Kong Sales ReportArt Market Monitor – 19 May 2014 – A round up of sales reported at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Art Basel Hong Kong Finishes With Reports Of Buoyant SalesArtlyst – 19 May 2014 – The second edition of Art Basel Hong Kong has closed with dealers reporting buoyant sales over the five day period.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 Scorecard: What Worked Well and What Didn’tBlouin Artinfo – 19 May 2014 – The good and the bad about this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.

Billion-Dollar Art Basel Hong Kong Woos Chinese Buyers – Bloomberg – 19 May 2014 – Many dealers said they had their best year ever at Art Basel Hong Kong, as mainland Chinese buyers are displaying a growing appetite.

Art Basel in Hong Kong a Hit With Asia’s Collectors – Artnet News – 19 May 2014 – Galleries register major sales to a growing number of Asian collectors.

Art Basel Hong Kong wows ‘the sophisticated’ South China Morning Post – 19 May 2014 – Art Basel Hong Kong is ripe ground for a sophisticated crowd.

Art Basel’s second edition in Hong Kong closes with strong salesArtfix Daily – 18 May 2014 – The second edition of Art Basel Hong Kong closed on Sunday 18 May with a strong sales record.

Book showcasing the three Art Basels spells end of traditional printed cataloguesSouth China Morning Post – 18 May 2014 – An overview of the book offered at Art Basel Hong Kong this year.

VIDEO Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – HK Pinoy TV – 17 May 2014 – Impressions from Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Triumphant Coming of Age – Art Market Blog – 17 May 2014 – This year’s edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong achieves a mature and established identity.

Brisk start as Hong Kong art fair gears up for final sprint – The Straits Times – 17 May 2014 – So far, the fair has been successful for participants, who are looking forward to the final day of sales.

Artists go the extra mile for Hong Kong – The Art Newspaper – 17 May 2014 – Artists go to Art Basel Hong Kong to meet potential collectors.

Asian collectors reach for the play button – The Art Newspaper – 17 May 2014 – Collectors from Asia head to the film and video art section of Art Basel Hong Kong.

Billionaires rush to buy at Art Basel HK – Ecns – 16 May 2014 – Rich collectors flock to Hong Kong to buy art at Art Basel.

Trust your instincts: Collectors reveal how shows like Art Basel inspire them South China Morning Post – 16 May 2014 – How to become a collector and be inspired by shows like Art Basel.

VIDEO East meets West at Hong Kong art show – le mag – Euronews – 16 May 2014 – A video on East and West art meeting at Art Basel.

How to Spend $1 Million in Hong Kong for Art Basel – The Hollywood Reporter – 16 May 2014 – A selection of luxury spending choices during Art Basel Hong Kong.

East meets West at Hong Kong art showEuroNews – 16 May 2014 – East and West blend in Art Basel Hong Kong.

What’s been a hit at Art Basel Hong Kong? – Phaidon – 15 May 2014 – The artworks and artists that proved most popular at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Fine art transforms from austere to coolSouth China Morning Post – 15 May 2014 – A visit to Art Basel Hong Kong is not just about the art.

Collectors, From Chinese Cities First-Tier and Third, Fill Basel Hong Kong – Gallerist NY – 15 May 2014 – Many galleries report sales to Mainland Chinese buyers.

East Meets West at Hong Kong Art Fair, but Who Is Buying?The New York Times – 15 May 2014 – The art on offer is a mixture of eastern and western, but where are buyers from?

Art Basel Hong Kong Goes Aspirational – Art in America – 15 May 2014 – An ever larger choice of high-quality art is on offer at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Collectors Turn up and Buy at Impressive Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014Blouin Artinfo – 15 May 2014 – The second edition of the fair is already proving popular with collectors and successful for galleries.

BLOG Art Basel Sales: Fair Offers Shopping Spree for the Rich – Wall Street Journal – 15 May 2014 – First sales at Art Basel Hong Kong made to the rich.

VIDEO Art Basel returns to Hong Kong – CNBC – 14 May 2014 – Stephen McCoubrey, Director, Regional Art Curator, UBS Art Collection, and Anna Schwartz, owner of the Anna Schwartz Gallery, discuss how the art fair facilitates interaction between the East and West.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014: Roundup of First ImpressionsBlouin Artinfo – 14 May 2014 – Some first comments on this year’s fair.

Art Basel in Hong Kong Fulfills Its Destiny – Artnet News – 14 May 2014 – Art Basel Hong Kong has become a proper, mature international art fair.

Cross-Cultural Winds Blow Across Art Basel in Hong KongBlouin Artinfo – 14 May 2014 – East and West meet and mix at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Art Basel in Hong Kong: May ApolloApollo Magazine – 14 May 2014 – Some insights into Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

 

Opening: Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

Art Basel fair kicks off in Hong KongChannel News Asia – 15 May 2014 – Art Basel Hong Kong opens, attracting a rich crowd of art buyers.

Art Basel Kicks Off A Month Dedicated To The Arts In Hong Kong – Emag – 15 May 2014 – Art Basel Hong Kong opens, starting a month full of art events.

PHOTO Art Basel Hong Kong Opens with Increasing Asian FocusCriEnglish – 14 May 2014 – Photos from the opening of the fair.

Art Basel Hong Kong opensXinhua News – 14 May 2014 – Art Basel opens its doors in Hong Kong.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 | Preview Day – Art Basel – 14 May 2014 – An official video of the preview for Art Basel Hong Kong. You can view more videos on their official YouTube channel.

VIDEO ‘Art Basel’ exhibition opens in Hong Kong – Al Jazeera – 14 May 2014 – A video of the opening of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

VIDEO Art Basel Highlights Hong Kong’s New Arts Hub Status – AFP – 14 May 2014 – A look into Art Basel on opening night with impressions from galleries.

VIDEO Global art world arrives in Hong Kong for Art Basel – AFP – 14 May 2014 – A look into Art Basel on opening night with clips from Lee Wen and Marc Spiegler.

VIDEO Art Basel in Hong Kong — Impressions from the Opening Day – UBS – Hear Magnus Renfrew talk about the history of Art Basel and its newest show in Hong Kong.

 

What to see at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

INTERVIEW: Adrian Cheng on Zhang EnliBlouin Artinfo – 18 May 2014 – A collector’s perspective on Zhang Enli’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, at Art Basel.

VIDEO Encountering Large-Scale Sculptures at Art Basel Hong KongBlouin Artinfo – 18 May 2014 – A peek into Encounters and an interview with Yuko Hasegawa.

PHOTOS The bright lights of Hong Kong – The Art Newspaper – 17 May 2014 – A selection of light artworks from Art Basel Hong Kong.

The importance of work, rest and play – The Art Newspaper – 17 May 2014 – The importance of presenting a curated section of large installations at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014: Five Artists to DiscoverBlouin Artinfo – 16 May 2014 – Five artists to discover at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 edition.

Highlights From Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – Complex Art+Design – 16 May 2014 – A selection of highlights of what is on show at Art Basel Hong Kong.

PHOTOS Basel Week HK ’14: Art Basel Hong Kong – First LookArrested Motion – 16 May 2014 – Some views of what can be seen at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Art Edition Davidoff Box Debuted at Hong Kong Art Basel – Haute Living – 16 May 2014 – An art edition of Davidoff was launched at Art Basel Hong Kong.

VIDEO Inside the Collectors Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong – Lifestyle Asia – 15 May 2014 – A video of what goes on inside the VIP Collectors Lounge.

Indonesian Graffiti Artist Moves Beyond City WallsThe New York Times – 15 May 2014 – Discover Indonesian artist Darbotz at Art Basel Hong Kong.

The Media Man Around Town (and the World): Li Zhenhua and Art Basel Hong Kong’s Film SectorArtSlant – 15 May 2014 – An overview of the Film sector and Li Zhenhua’s perspectives.

China’s Edgy Video Art – The New York Times – 15 May 2014 – An interview with Art Basel Hong Kong Film section curator Li Zhenhua.

Australian artists make their mark at Art Basel Hong Kong – Vogue Australia – 16 May 2014 – An overview of Australian art at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Conversations and Salon series added to Art Basel Hong Kong South China Morning Post – 15 May 2014 – What to expect in the next few days of conversations and the Salon series.

Australian artists kick off Art Basel Hong Kong with strong showingThe Age – 15 May 2014 – Australian artists hit Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Bird’s eye view of India in Hong Kong – Business Standard – 15 May 2014 – A review of what is on show at Delhi Art Gallery’s booth at Art Basel Hong Kong.

In and Around Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – Sotheby’s Blog – 14 May 2014 – What some of the most influential people at Art Basel Hong Kong are looking forward to seeing at the fair.

VIDEO Ready Your Checkbooks: Art Basel Opens in Hong KongBloomberg – 14 May 2014 – Bloomberg’s Zeb Eckert previews the start of Art Basel 2014.

VIDEO Art Basel Hong Kong: 60 Works in 60 SecondsBlouin Artinfo – 14 May 2014 – A view of some of the works on show at Art Basel Hong Kong.

VIDEO Art Basel Hong Kong 2014China Daily Asia – 14 May 2014 – A first look inside Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Art Basel: Time Out International Picks – Timeout Hong Kong – 14 May 2014 – Highlights of what to see at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Luxury brands get in on the Art Basel act in Hong Kong South China Morning Post – 14 May 2014 – Luxury brands create VIP-only areas within Art Basel Hong Kong.

Talking Art Basel with… – Timeout Hong Kong – 14 May 2014 – Some comments on the fair by Magnus Renfrew, Li Zhenhua and Yuko Hasegawa.

VIDEO Su Xiaobai – “Painting and Being” – Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – Meniscus Magazine – 14 May 2014 – A visual about on Su Xiaobai’s work at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Art Basel Beckons Billionaires With $10,000 Passports – Bloomberg – 14 May 2014 – Obtain a USD10,000 citizenship to the fictitious Republic of Jing Bang created by Chinese artist Sun Xun.

Sheer Size and Ambition: Art Basel Hong Kong’s 17 Grand Installation “Encounters”Artslant – 14 May 2014 – An overview of the Encounters section of the fair.

VIDEO Video Animation: Battle of the DragonsWall Street Journal – 13 May 2014 – An animation by Sun Xun made for Art Basel Hong Kong.

Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Car on Display in Hong Kong – Autoevolution – 13 May 2014 – Roy Lichtenstein’s BMW art car will be on display at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Art Basel Film Sector: Interview with Li ZhenhuaRandian – 13 May 2014 – An interview with curator of Art Basel Hong Kong Film sector, Li Zhenhua.

Trending Artists Under 40 at Art Basel in Hong KongArtsy – 13 May 2014 – A list of artists under 40 who are most-followed at the fair.

Most-Viewed Artworks at Art Basel in Hong KongArtsy – 13 May 2014 – A list of the most viewed artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong.

BLOG Nadim Abbas’s Post-Apocalyptic Art Bar to Hit Art Basel in Hong Kong – Blouin Artinfo – 12 May 2014 – Highlights from Nadim Abbas’s bar and the innovative, artsy drinks available.

Galerie Lelong Presents ART BASEL HONG KONG, 5/15-18 – Broadway World – 12 May 2014 – Highlights of what Galerie Lelong will present at Art Basel Hong Kong this week.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 previewRandian – 12 May 2014 – An overview of what is on at Art Basel Hong Kong this year.

Another Apocalypse: Nadim AbbasRandian – 12 May 2013 – A closer look at the Art Basel Hong Kong art bar by Nadim Abbas.

Art Basel Puts Spotlight on Hong Kong – NDTV – 11 May 2014 – A glimpse into some events at Art Basel Hong Kong and comments on the fair by gallerists and Director Magnus Renfrew.

Picks of Art Basel HK 2014 – Ocula – 10 May 2014 – Picks by Diana d’Arenberg on what to see and where to party during Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Interview: Christopher Doyle – Financial Times – 9 May 2014 – An interview with Doyle, who will be showing two works at Art Basel Hong Kong in Rossi and Rossi’s booth.

Lee Wen’s Time to Shine at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – Blouin Artinfo – 9 May 2014 – Singaporean artist Lee Wen’s work will be featured in the curated Encounters of Art Basel Hong Kong.

Art Basel Hong Kong’s new film section – Financial Times – 9 May 2014 – A feature about the new Film sector at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, in conversation with the curator, Li Zhenhua.

BLOG Picks of Art Basel HK 2014 – Post-ism – 9 May 2014 – What not to miss at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

What Australian Galleries Will Show at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 – Blouin Artinfo – 9 May 2014 –
An overview of what is on show from Australia at Art Basel in Hong Kong this year.

BLOG Art Basel Lights Up Hong Kong – Wall Street Journal – 9 May 2014 – An overview of Carsten Nicolai’s installation for Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

PHOTOS Photo Preview: Art Basel Hong Kong – Wall Street Journal – 9 May 2014 – Highlights from the upcoming Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 edition.

VIDEO Apocalypse Postponed: Teaser of Nadim Abbas Art Bar Installation at Art Basel in Hong Kong – Artsy – 8 May 2014 – A short video with Nadim Abbas, about his upcoming bar at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Paul Kasmin Bringing New Nyoman Masriadi Works to Art Basel Hong Kong – Artnet News – 7 May 2014 – Balinese artist Masriadi will debut in Hong Kong at Paul Kasmin Gallery’s Art Basel booth.

PODCAST Back in Basel, Again – Choy Chun Wei, Artist | Wei-Ling, Art Curator – BFM – 7 May 2014 – Wei-Ling Gallery Founder and the artist the gallery will be presenting at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 in conversation.

My Highlights from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 – Artsy – 6 May 2014 – Highlights from Nicole Schoeni, of Schoeni Art Gallery.

My Highlights from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 – Artsy – 6 May 2014 – Highlights from Nicolas Chow, Deputy Chairman for Sotheby’s Asia.

The Artsy Guide to Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 – Artsy – 6 May 2014 – A guide on what to expect and see at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

My Highlights from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 – Artsy – 6 May 2014 – Yana Peel, CEO of Intelligence Squared Group, gives her list of highlights at this year’s Art Basel in Hong Kong.

INTERVIEW: Li Zhenhua on Curating Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Film Sector – Blouin Artinfo – 6 May 2014 – An exclusive interview with the curator of Art Basel in Hong Kong’s new Film Sector.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014: Expect Blue Chip Artworks, Lots of Them – Blouin Artinfo – 6 May 2014 – A preview of some of the blue-chip art on show at Art Basel Hong Kong this year.

VIDEO Déjà Vu : Chinese Artists in Moving Images / Digital Collection – Frequency – 5 May 2014 – A digital collection of multimedia works by Chinese artists will be presented by Sedition at Art Basel Hong Kong.

A Never Ending Story: Mario Cristiani – Randian – 5 May 2014 – An interview with the founder of Galleria Continua, just days before their participation in Art Basel Hong Kong.

BLOG Art Basel 2014 Encounters – Sotheby’s – 5 May 2014 – An overview of who and what is presented at Encounters in Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

World heads our way to enjoy Art Basel sights – The Standard – 5 May 2014 – A brief summary of what to expect at this year’s Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Hakgojae Gallery at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014. Image courtesy MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

Hakgojae Gallery at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014. Image courtesy MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Satellite events in Hong Kong

VIDEO Carsten Nicolai Light Show, Art Basel Hong KongBlouin Artinfo – 17 May 2014 – An interview with Carsten Nicolai about his light installation.

Point your smartphone, get with the rhythm and relax – The Art Newspaper – 17 May 2014 – An interview with Carsten Nicolai on why he has transformed the city into a pulsating artwork.

New satellite fair for Hong Kong – The Art Newspaper – 17 May 2014 – The founders of ArtHK are planning a new fair for Hong Kong.

The message behind Peninsula’s neon heart – Marketing Interactive – 16 May 2014 – What is the significance of Emin’s light installation?

VIDEO Carsten Nicolai Takes Over Hong Kong’s Skyline – TeleManagement – 16 May 2014 – A video of Nicolai’s installation in Hong Kong.

How & Nosm Paint Dope Murals on The Vaford Gates in Hong Kong During Art Basel Hong KongComplex Art+Design – 16 May 2014 – A review of How & Nosm murals at the Vaford Group Warehouse in Hong Kong.

Peter Steinhauer documents Hong Kong’s cocoon architectureDesignboom – 15 May 2014 – An exhibition of a Singapore photographer’s works on Hong Kong’s cocoon architecture during Art Basel week.

Art Basel HK’s mega-draw Business Times – 16 May 2014 – Asia’s biggest art fair brings on the bling with more than US$1 billion worth of valuable art by top galleries going on sale

BLOG and VIDEO Carsten Nicolai’s ‘Alpha Pulse’ Kicks Off Art Basel Hong KongWall Street Journal – 15 May 2014 – A review of the light installation with a video interview.

VIDEO Carsten Nicolai Takes Over Hong Kong’s Skyline Wall Street Journal – 16 May 2014 – A video of the opening night of Nicolai’s light installation.

What Else to See During Art Basel Hong Kong – Wall Street Journal – 15 May 2014 – What is going outside the fair during Art Basel week.

Your guide to emerging artists in Hong Kong’s galleries and studios South China Morning Post – 14 May 2014 – The industrial home of local artists and workshops, Chai Wan Mei, hosts an art and design festival during Art Basel Hong Kong.

Art Basel satellite eventsTimeout Hong Kong – 14 May 2014 – A list of what to see outside the fair.

A tower of light, Tracey Emin’s heart and much more: What Art Basel has to offer – South China Morning Post – 14 May 2014 – What can be seen around Art Basel in Hong Kong.

VIDEO Tracey Emin – “My Heart Is With You Always” – Art Basel Hong Kong 2014Meniscus Magazine – 14 May 2014 – A visual of Emin’s light installation during Art Basel Hong Kong.

Art Basel Hong Kong takes over city with 100 events – South China Morning Post – 14 May 2014 – Fair hits town with a wide array of exhibitors, testament to the strength of local gallery scene.

Winners of first The Art Newspaper Asia Prize announced – The Art Newspaper – 14 May 2014 – Asia Society in Hong Kong held the award ceremony for The Art Newspaper Asia Prize.

Swarovski Unveils Fredrikson Stallard’s PROLOGUE During Art Basel in Hong Kong Today – Broadway World – 13 May 2014 – Fredrikson Stallard’s momumental piece goes on show today at Police Married Quarters, Hollywood Road.

Where to See Art Outside Art Basel Hong Kong – Wall Street Journal – 13 May 2014 – A day by day selection of what to see in the city during Art Basel Hong Kong.

VIDEO Music – Nadim Abbas’ ABSOLUT Art Bar – Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – Meniscus Magazine – 12 May 2014 – A video with music performance at the art bar by Nadim Abbas for Art Basel Hong Kong.

VIDEO Nadim Abbas – ABSOLUT Art Bar – Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – Meniscus Magazine – 12 May 2014 – A video on the art bar by Nadim Abbas for Art Basel Hong Kong.

Takashi Murakami on the Art World: ‘Full of Zombies’ – Gallerist NY – 12 May 2014 – Short highlight on Asia Society’s gala dinner on Monday 12 May and Murakami’s speech.

Top 10 Gallery Shows To See During Art Basel in Hong Kong – Artnet News – 12 May 2014 – A selection of the best gallery shows going on during Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Art Basel Hong Kong: User’s GuideArtslant – 12 May 2014 – A guide to the Art Basel Hong Kong week, with the main not-to-be-missed events.

Peninsula Hong Kong heralds Art Basel with neon installation – Luxury Daily – 12 May 2014 – Tracy Emin’s neon installation beautifies the Peninsula during Art Basel Hong Kong.

Asia Contemporary Art Show: 15-18 May – Butterboom – 12 May 2014 – What to expect at the Asia Contemporary Art Show taking place at the same time as Art Basel in Hong Kong.

INTERVIEW: Sun Xun at Edouard Malingue Gallery – Blouin Artinfo – 9 May 2014 – An interview with Sun Xun, who will be exhibiting at Edouard Malingue Gallery during Art Basel Week in Hong Kong.

How and Nosm x Yardbird Limited Edition Sake Bottle – Emag – 6 May 2014 – How and Nosm create a mural and a limited edition sake bottle for Yarbird for the Art Basel Hong Kong week.

Around Town: Exhibitions Around Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – A list of some of the exhibitions taking place in Hong Kong during Art Basel week.

 

Art and the city

Hong Kong grows ever closer to China’s mega-city – The Art Newspaper – 17 May 2014 – The mainland’s manufacturing heartland, the Pearl River Delta, will be increasingly influential.

Central Police Station ‘to be ready in 2015’ – The Art Newspaper – 17 May 2014 – The former police station will turn into a cultural centre, costing USD270 millions in the process.

Creating a $2 billion cultural project for Hong KongThe Age – 16 May 2014 – About the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Keep focus on art, not the market, artists told as Art Basel comes to town South China Morning Post – 16 May 2014 – Some of the city’s artists are warning their contemporaries not to get carried away in the pursuit of commercial success.

Through the shock barrier – Financial Times – 16 May 2014 – Lars Nittve says, “It’s our Tate bricks moment” in Hong Kong.

Asia Society Hong Kong receives $13m donation – The Art Newspaper – 16 May 2014 – Artists in the city to benefit the most from retail billionaire’s gift.

How to Grow a Hong Kong Art SceneHong Kong Magazine – 15 May 2014 – There’s work to be done before the city’s full-blown flourishing.

Hong Kong Nourishes Local Arts Scene – The New York Times – 15 May 2014 – At Art Basel Hong Kong there is evidence of an ever growing art scene in the city.

Western Art Dealers Take New Approach to Hong Kong – The New York Times – 15 May 2014 – More art dealers from the West are opening new spaces in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s journey from cultural desert to Asian arts hub – South China Morning Post – 15 May 2014 – The second edition of Art Basel reinforces Hong Kong’s reputation as an international art hub.

UBS becomes title sponsor of Art Basel Hong Kong – Campaign Asia – 15 May 2014 – UBS has signed on as title sponsor for Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Art Basel Hong Kong retains Asian flavour: Magnus Renfrew – The Times of India – 15 May 2014 – An interview with Magnus Renfrew about Art Basel Hong Kong and its Asia focus.

Competing at Basel Hong Kong, Western Dealers Offer Greatest-Hits Packages, Asian ArtistsGallerist NY – 14 May 2014 – Western galleries present blue-chip western artists to compete with Asian galleries.

VIDEO Art Basel Puts Spotlight on Hong KongWorld Breaking News Channel – 14 May 2014

Fast forward: how China’s art world is changing – The Art Newspaper – 14 May 2014 – With the beginning of Art Basel in Hong Kong, Georgina Adam looks at how the art world is changing in China.

A bigger, better Basel: Art fair returns to Hong Kong with strong local focusSouth China Morning Post – 14 May 2014 – Art Basel Hong Kong retains a strong Asian focus.

Art Basel Hong Kong: A Portal to the Asian Market – Mutual Art – 14 May 2014 – Art Basel Hong Kong is encouraging a cross-cultural conversation between the thriving Asian metropolis and the globalised market.

My Hong Kong: Adrian Wong – The Art Newspaper – 14 May 2014 – Adrian Wong about Hong Kong, the art scene and the fair.

The man making M+ add up to somewhere special – The Art Newspaper – 14 May 2014 – Lars Nittve talks about M+ and art in Hong Kong.

Revealed: The World’s Most Valuable Art Collections And The Men Who Own ThemGnomes – 14 May 2014 – A list of the biggest collections and collectors around the world, who might be spotted at this year’s Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Fast forward: how China’s art world is changing – The Art Newspaper – 14 May 2014 – Georgina Adam examines how the Asian art ‘ecosystem’ has evolved in just a few years.

Art Basel puts spotlight on cultural hub of Hong Kong – The China Post – 12 May 2014 – How Art Basel is a catalyst for the growth of Hong Kong into a cultural hub.

Young Emirati artists head to Art Basel Hong Kong on cultural exchange – The National – 11 May 2014 – 10 female Emirati undergraduate students have been selected to take part in the Sheikha Manal Art Exchange Program in Hong Kong.

Highlights: art in Hong Kong this weekFinancial Times – 9 May 2014 – Highlights of Art Basel Week in Hong Kong from Georgina Adam.

China reshapes the art map – Financial Times – 9 May 2014 – A look at how China is reshaping the art world.

BLOG Art Basel Returns to Hong Kong – Wall Street Journal – 9 May 2014 – How will Art Basel in Hong Kong be this year?

In Hong Kong, Bright Lights Across the Way – Wall Street Journal – 8 May 2014 – During Art Basel week, the city will be lit by Carsten Nicolai’s artwork.

Davidoff Art Dialogue: Collecting Art in ChinaRandian – 8 May 2014 – A transcript of the Davidoff Art Dialogue about collecting art in China, with UCCA Director Philip Tinari.

A Hong Kong Art Fair’s Emerging Identity – Wall Street Journal – 8 May 2014 – About the developing identity of Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Magnus Renfrew: Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 – ARTAND Australia – 8 May 2014 – An interview with Renfrew about the art market in Hong Kong and Asia.

Artist Carsten Nicolai to illuminate Hong Kong as part of Art Basel – South China Morning Post  – 7 May 2014 – In conversation with the German artist about his light installation for Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

Art Basel makes a difference in Asia – The Japan Times – 7 May 2014 – A feature on the impact of Art Basel in Asia, with quotes from fair Director Magnus Renfrew.

Hong Kong Native Pearl Lam on Why the City Will Soon Rival New York and London – Artsy – 6 May 2014 – Pearl Lam on the importance of Hong Kong as an art hub.

With Roots in Hong Kong, Gagosian Looks East – Artsy – 6 May 2014 – Gagosian gallery is turning its attention on Asian artists.

Brace yourself for March madness and culture fatigue when Art Basel Hong Kong changes dates – South China Morning Post – 5 May 2014 – What Art Basel Hong Kong’s move from May to March in 2015 means.

Gu Wenda, Encounters Sector at Art Basel 2014. Image courtesy MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Gu Wenda, Encounters Sector at Art Basel 2014. Image courtesy MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Networking

BLOG Art Basel Hong Kong: Our 2014 Drinking & Dining Guide – Guest of a Guest – 15 May 2014 – A guide to the food and drink places to frequent during the fair.

BLOG Art Basel Hong Kong: Art-Inspired Food and DrinkWall Street Journal – 14 May 2014 – Some eat and drink venues for the art crowd.

Where to Drink During Art Basel Hong Kong 2014Epicurious – 8 May 2014 – The top restaurants and bars to find the Art Basel crowd and network after visiting the fair.

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