ART HK 12: Redefining the space we live in – Asia Art Archive Open Platform speakers


On Friday 18 May 2012, Asia Art Archive once again held their Open Platform programme. Two of the groups discussed art and its role in negotiating public spaces, but with very different approaches.

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ART HK 11 top topics media round-up: Ai Weiwei, Gao Weigang, ASIA ONE and gallery sales


Art Radar collects what journalists, critics, bloggers and Tweeters had to say on the top trends of ART HK 11: Ai Weiwei, Gao Weigang, ASIA ONE and gallery sales.

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Hong Kong artist activist Kacey Wong on Ai Weiwei arrest – interview


We talk to Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong about why he is so strongly involved in local protest action and what Ai Weiwei’s detention means for the city’s art community.

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Hong Kong activist group hold Ai Weiwei rally Sunday – event alert


PROTEST RALLY SOCIAL ACTIVISM HONG KONG Many protest rallies are occurring around the world this weekend, of of which are calling for the release of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, taken into custody by Chinese police last week. A Hong Kong … Continue reading

Words in Art: New media artist Hung Keung’s war on Simplified Chinese


In this interview, Hong Kong-born new media artist Hung Keung explores the philosophy behind Traditional Chinese characters. Part of our “Words in Art” series.

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Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio demolition: top stories, photos, video


Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio has been demolished in a move by the government that took the artist by surprise: Chinese officials had said they wouldn’t act on a demolition warrant issued in June 2010 until after February 3 this year. We have collected the top news, photos and videos.

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Internet best gift to China says artist and social activist Ai Weiwei


Following on from our exciting on-the-ground report of Chinese artist and social critic Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio party, we publish excerpts from an article published by MutualArt.com in which Ai claims “the Internet will bring [the Chinese government] to an end.”

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