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Lisa Movius

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Art market

'This is not the end, this is not doomsday': Hong Kong fairs survive escalated violence in city

Law banning face masks sparks more protests and brings Metro and buses to a halt, but Fine Art Asia chief says impact on fair is minimal

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Censorship

Feminist exhibition in China suddenly axed following alleged governmental pressure

Show in Shanghai cancelled after being deemed "too sensitive" to run during 70th anniversary of country's founding

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Law

Art history professor Gary Xu Gang accused of sexual assault and rape by two former students

Plaintiffs' lawyer says sexual harassment of university students remains an 'epidemic' despite the progress of the #MeToo movement

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Art market

East Asian unrest plays in Art Jakarta's favour

Fair is benefitting from Indonesia's burgeoning economy as well as cancelled Singapore fairs

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong's cultural workers defy government pressure to hit streets in protest

Several thousand civil servants, including many from state-backed arts institutions, come out in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests

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Copyright

Taipei gallery accuses Mac Cosmetics China of plagiarising artist's work for lipstick campaign

Project Fulfill Art Space says Chinese branch of the cosmetics company did not have permission to use Chen Sung-Chih installation

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Museums

Beijing's art scene gets much-needed boost as M Woods opens second space

Private museum is due to open a new venue in capital's historic Longfusi area

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China

Two Beijing art districts abruptly evicted to make way for demolition

Police in riot gear escort hundreds of artists working in area studios from the premises

Podcast

Ibrahim Mahama's ghosts of Ghana. Plus, China's epic Picasso show

We speak to the Ghanaian artist as he unveils a major new commission at the Whitworth as part of the Manchester International Festival. Plus, we find out about the Picasso blockbuster at UCCA in Beijing. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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LGBTQ

Shanghai shows of queer art hampered by venue issues and government censorship

LGBTQ exhibitions and works that are explicitly out and proud are magnets for official ire in mainland China

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s art world unites as demonstrations gather momentum

The gallery community has encouraged strike action, with many closing to enable staff to join protests

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Art market

Art Busan hopes to dodge US-China trade war crossfire

Free of the high taxes and stringent customs of mainland China, the fair adds to a burgeoning art scene in South Korea's second largest city

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Exhibitions

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, gets first show in Asia since release from house arrest

Exhibition at Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art reveals grief of families of political prisoners

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Art market

Expanded Art Chengdu bucks slowing Chinese economy

Second edition of fair moves from tent to bricks-and-mortar in western China's 'skyrocketing' city

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Protest art

Stars Art Group, China's artistic freedom fighters, celebrate 40th anniversary

History repeats for avant-garde Beijing artists reflecting on groundbreaking exhibition and protests in 1979

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Brisk sales at satellite fair Art Central Hong Kong despite economic downturn

Upbeat mood at harbourfront fair despite a "recent slow market in the region," founder says

Interview
Painting

Liu Xiaodong: an interview with China’s great documentary painter

The artist on portraying ordinary people and travelling the world with a “local spirit”

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Commercial galleries

Five minutes with… Brett Gorvy on the Asian art market

Lévy Gorvy launches its Hong Kong space with a group show exploring how nature and tradition have provided comfort in turbulent times

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Censorship

Self-censorship on the rise as Hong Kong grows closer to China

Artists voice concern for Hong Kong’s artistic landscape amid so-called “mainlandification” of the SAR

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

US-China tension creates buyer’s market in Hong Kong

Despite a burgeoning arts scene in the city, worries persist that the trade war and economic uncertainty could affect business at Art Basel in Hong Kong

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Openings

Collector Qiao Zhibing's delayed Tank Shanghai museum opens on West Bund waterfront

The reborn oil tanks host shows by teamLab, Adrián Villar Rojas and assorted Chinese artists

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Liu Ye

Liu Ye announced as David Zwirner's first Chinese artist following gallery's Hong Kong expansion

Zwirner plans to hold a solo exhibition of Liu's work in New York next year

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China

Is Budi Tek's Yuz Museum branching out?

The Indonesian-Chinese collector, who is behind the Shanghai institution, recently partnered with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Biennials & festivals

Singapore Biennale to look on the bright side of life

Exhibition in November "puts its faith squarely in the potential of art to rework the world”

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Art market

Taipei Dangdai attracts cautious but ‘committed’ local collectors in its first edition

Dealers report a high rate of works on reserve amid some strong sales at the launch of Taiwan’s new contemporary art fair

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Art fairs

Inaugural Taiwan and Singapore fairs shrug off the gloom

Economic doldrums and stiff competition do not deter Taipei Dangdai and SEA Focus, but Art Stage Singapore is cancelled at the eleventh hour

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Art fairs

Art Stage Singapore cancelled

Fair director Lorenzo Rudolf says the "given circumstances" leave no other choice

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Biennials & festivals

Environmental issues grow on the Taipei Biennale

Co-curators Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda have invited Taiwanese indigenous land right protesters to occupy parts of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum

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LGBTQ

Largest exhibition of LGBTQ art in Asia to open in November

The collaboration between Sunpride Foundation and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre explores issues of inclusion in ‘Asia’s Gay Capital’

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China

'Hundreds' of cultural figures caught up in China’s Uyghur persecution

Most of the north-west Chinese region's Uyghur writers, artists and scholars have already been imprisoned

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Art market

Censorship could stifle China's art market

Under president Xi Jinping's increasingly stringent regime, galleries must negotiate a slow and capricious approval process to show works of art

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China

Pompidou pops up in Chengdu but 'is not considering a permanent presence'

French museum takes Cosmopolis biennial platform to southwestern China less than a year before Shanghai outpost opens

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Art market

Is Hong Kong 'the problem solver for the global art industry'? Fine Art Asia's director thinks so

Andy Hei says tax advantages and broad Asian clientele help keep city's edge of Mainland China—but he is not deterred from holding Beijing fair this month

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Gwangju Biennale

Gwangju Biennale's 11 curators delve into South Korea's hidden traumas

The theme of Imagined Borders addresses the fraught relationship with the North as well as global tensions surrounding migration and identity

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China

Chinese curator and critic Li Bowen resigns editor post following anonymous allegations

Highlighting a “gray area between morality and law”, a WeChat user has accused Li of a pattern of emotional abuse and deceptive behaviour

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Art market

Fair’s fair? The murky world of stand costs

Research by The Art Newspaper uncovers wide disparity in both fee structures and transparency

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Cao Fei gets double exposure with two exhibitions on home territory

Show at Hong Kong's Tai Kwun is artist's first major retrospective in greater China

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Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art to open 'Guggenheimian' second museum

New space, with portions burrowed under the sand, will be located by the Bohai Sea shoreline

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Activism

Philippines Supreme Court upholds conviction of artist-activist Carlos Celdran for 'offending religious feelings'

Case against Filipino artist who protested in support of reproductive rights in Manila Cathedral, continues as solicitor general asks court to reconsider

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Construction of Hong Kong's M+ Museum will not be delayed after main contractor fired

West Kowloon Cultural District terminated Hsin Chong's contract on the grounds of insolvency

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Chengdu MoCA quashes rumours of demise but its problems are endemic in China’s art museums

Institution’s difficulties echo experiences of other new Chinese cultural spaces linked to property developments

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Ai Weiwei

Chinese authorities demolish Ai Weiwei's studio in Beijing

The space is latest artistic casualty in the city's gentrification campaign

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Art market

Beijing’s Caochangdi galleries given two weeks’ notice to relocate ahead of demolition

Among those affected are the Hong Kong-based de Sarthe Gallery, which opened in Beijing in 2014, and X Gallery

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Three Chinese cities in the running to host Musée Rodin outpost

Paris museum will lend the new space more than 100 of the artist’s works

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Art Basel 2018

ShanghArt and Waldburger Wouters to open project space during Art Basel

This will be the first time a major Chinese gallery has opened a space in Europe

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Art market

Zao Wou-Ki dominates Hong Kong auctions

Chinese-French Modern master continues to lead Chinese Modern art market

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Openings

Hong Kong museums scene finally on the rise, as Central Police Station opens

Long-awaited Tai Kwun complex will give local artists a world-class exhibition space

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China

Massive arts district to launch in 2019 in valley near Beijing

“Eco-city” announced at Venice Architecture Biennale will include a museum, artists’ studios and an art park

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Art market

Art Stage Jakarta 2018 cancelled amid unrest in Indonesia

Organisers cite the Asian Games and country's presidential election next April as reasons for the decision, but say fair will return in 2019

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Politics

Women beaten at Beijing’s 798 Art District for wearing rainbow badges

The attack on the two young women by 798 security staff has been condemned by LGBT groups, online activists and China’s art world

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Leading Chinese art academy opens international design museum

Alvaro Siza-designed space in Hangzhou celebrates Germany’s influential Bauhaus school

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Art fairs

Brisk sales at inaugural edition of Art Chengdu in Sichuan

Local institutions and high-income individuals among fair's busier collectors

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Art market

Two new art fairs hope to tap into mainland China market

Art Chengdu and JingArt aim to join the first rank of the country’s burgeoning events calendars

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Art market

Bronze looted from Summer Palace sells for £410,000 despite protest from China

Chinese authorities tried to stop the UK auction of the Tiger Ying vessel, which was taken by a British soldier in 1860

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

No end to gender woes? Time’s not up in Asia

There is a gross gender imbalance across the Asian art world, but the representation of female artists, curators and dealers is also on the rise in the region

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Artists shortlisted for 2018 BMW Art Journey

Astha Butail, the winner of last year's prize, is previewing her upcoming project at Art Basel Hong Kong

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Spotlight on… Art Central in Hong Kong

What to see at Art Basel in Hong Kong's satellite fair

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Five minutes with... David Zwirner

Speaking in January ahead of his Hong Kong space's grand opening, the US and UK-based dealer explains the challenges and opportunities of the city

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Arresting development: a peek at Hong Kong's Central Police Station

Long-awaited heritage and arts centre, Tai Kwun, is expected to open in May

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Controversies

Chinese art professor responds to sexual assault allegations

Xu Gang has been dismissed as curator of the Shenzhen Biennale

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Art market

Will new global galleries stifle competition in Hong Kong?

Opportunity knocks, but there is a risk that it will deliver a blow to local artists and gallerists

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China

Shanghai's East Bund on the rise as museums building boom continues

State-backed projects along Huangpu river could rival West Bund's private museums and galleries

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China

Antique ivory not affected by China's complete trading ban

Regulation follows partial ban and intensive public campaign

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Biennials & festivals

Shanghai Biennale 2018 to focus on the 'ambivalence of the present age'

Head curator Cuauhtémoc Medina draws on ee cumming's concept of proregression

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London's Serpentine Gallery to open pavilion in Beijing

Space designed by Jiakun artchitects will draw inspiration from Confucianism

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Art market

David Zwirner on opening his 'second wave' Hong Kong gallery

New York dealer credits first generation of overseas galleries with creating audience for Western art, but will not show Asian artists 'right off the bat'

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Art market

China Guardian to open new flagship in Beijing

The art centre, designed by Ole Scheeren, is the first purpose-built for auctions in the country and will open this spring

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China gets first state-funded photo museum

Foto Lianzhou festival paves the way for city’s permanent venue devoted to the medium

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Ink art museum opens in Shanghai suburb

Baolong Art Museum is backed by the collector Xu Jiankang

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Biennials & festivals

Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda named co-curators of next Taipei Biennale

Exhibition opening in November will explore grassroots communities

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Art market

Pace reveals details of its new Hong Kong space

Yoshitomo Nara show to inaugurate the new gallery during the week of Art Basel in Hong Kong

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Art market

Qi Baishi paintings set new $141m record for Chinese artist

Set of 12 ink panels by traditional master sell to Chinese buyer at Poly Auction Beijing for RMB931.5m

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Politics

Beijing artist who filmed mass evictions of migrants released on bail

Hua Yong was arrested after posting images of government crackdown

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Politics

China lifts ban on Korean art

Embargo was enforced after South Korea installed air-defence system amid tensions with North Korea

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Design

V&A's first foray into China opens to visitors

Design Society in Shenzhen, steered by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, unveils four galleries this month, with two to follow in 2018