Political spectre looms over Ai Weiwei Taiwan exhibition – round up


“Ai Weiwei absent” wrapped up at TFAM on 29 January 2012 after a three-month-long run. Art Radar takes a look at its reception and the political questions surrounding the show.

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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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Ai Weiwei’s studio party cancelled? Art Radar was there


So the media thought the Ai Weiwei party was cancelled … but it wasn’t. Only a handful of the press were there – Reuters, South China Morning Post, Le Monde and a few others. A few hundred people turned up to the artist’s studio, which served as venue for music, food, overnight residence and political presentation. An on-the-ground report of the event that was a direct challenge to the Chinese authorities by artist Ai Weiwei.

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Mid auction season Hong Kong art market update: Sotheby’s sale round-up


The seven day Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn 2010 sales series was a revealing and record-breaking event. Most artworks sold for well above estimates, mainland Chinese buyers outnumbered those from Hong Kong and Asian art sales eclipsed those of Western art. Art Radar trowels the media to find and summarise the best reports on the sales.

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