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Sotheby’s Moves Hong Kong Sales to New York in Bid to Avoid Coronavirus Scare

Responding to ongoing concerns over coronavirus in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s has relocated its major April Modern and Contemporary sales in the city to New York.   Read more at Art Market Monito
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, New York Read, Hong Kong Sales

Art Basel Hong Kong’s Online Replacement

Although Art Basel canceled this year’s Hong Kong iteration (and offered a 75% refund to participants), in response to the coronavirus deaths on mainland China, the organization sought an alternative for galleries that relied on revenue from the annual event. Thus, an online fair was born that will take place in viewing rooms on Art Basel’s website and the fair’s app. This service will be …
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, China, Online Shopping, Culture, Art Basel, Galleries, Art Fairs, Art Galleries, Linkaboutit, Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Hong Kong

LES MISERABLES Anthem Adopted by Protesters In China and Hong Kong

Les Miserables revolutionary anthem, Do You Hear the People Sing has been adopted as a protest song in both Hong Kong and mainland China. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Theatre, Les Miserables, BWW News Desk

“Les Miz” Song Has Become A Defiant Protest Anthem In China

Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavirus outbreak, and to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, are stamped upon – but lines from the song slip through the net on China’s social networks Weibo and WeChat, fostering a community of covert opposition. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, China, Theatre, Les Miserables, Wuhan, Weibo, Li Wenliang, 02.13.20

Coronavirus Is Devastating The Arts In China

“Movie releases have been canceled in China and symphony tours suspended because of quarantines and fears of contagion. A major art fair [and a performing arts festival] in Hong Kong [were] called off, and important spring art auctions half a world away in New York have been postponed because well-heeled Chinese buyers may find it difficult to travel to them.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, New York, China, Issues, 02.13.20

Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Speak at the 2020 Women in the World Summit

Today,Tina Brown Live MediaandWomen in the Worldannounced the initial participants for the11th annualWomen in the World Summitto be held at Lincoln Center in New York City. This year's Summit will take place fromThursday, April 2toFriday, April 3and will feature a bold line-up - including actress,icon and best-selling authorDemi Moore, Emmy and Golden Globe winnerPhoebe Waller-Bridge, female Kurdish warriorCommander Nesrin Abdullah, Nobel laureateEsther Duflo,Surviving R. Kellydocumentariandream...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York City, Theatre, European Central Bank, Lincoln Center, Golden Globe, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Waller Bridge, TV News Desk, Daphne Caruana Galizia, Nesrin Abdullah, Tina Brown Live MediaandWomen, Moore Emmy, John andCorinne Vella

You still hear the people sing: Les Mis protest anthem blazes from France to China

The defiant lyrics to the classic Les Misérables track are reverberating through uprisings in Hong Kong and ChinaIt has soared during an airport sit-in, united street protests and drowned out the Chinese national anthem at a school assembly. Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavir...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Musicals, France, China, Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Stage, Les Miserables, Wuhan, Weibo, Les Mis, Herbert Kretzmer

Beautified China series, the Architectural Revolution

Beautified China series, the Architectural Revolution AoiroStudioFeb 11, 2020 Our good buddy Kris Provoost have recently released his first book titled: 'Beautified China: The Architectural Revolution', it's a striking 'recueil' of a selection of modern buildings that Kris has been photographing for the past decade. In this book, you will get a glimpse of buildings located in well-known cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Harbin, Wuhan (!) and many more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, China, Kris, Kris Provoost, Beijing Shanghai Hong Kong Harbin Wuhan, Kris Provoost Kris

Art Basel Hong Kong Is Officially Cancelled

“After a tumultuous period in Hong Kong marked by continuing protests and fears of a coronavirus outbreak, Art Basel has called off its fair in the city. … MCH Group, the holding company that owns Art Basel, said that the coronavirus and ‘severe logistical challenges’ limiting travel were among the ‘numerous factors’ that had influenced the decision. The ongoing protests were not mentioned in the release.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Art Basel, Visual, Basel Hong Kong, MCH Group, 02.06.20

Currently Crowdfunding: A Modular Bag System from Layer, a Double-Duty Organizer/Wireless Charger, and More 

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup o...
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$10.3 Million Hockney Sunflowers to Tour Asia Before Sale at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s will sell a David Hockney sunflower painting in Hong Kong this spring, estimated at around $10.3 million, and will embark on a tour of Asia before its sale. “Having witnessed substantial interest in Hockney amongst Asian collectors in our international sale locations, this was a natural move for us. The flower still life is furthermore a popular […]
Tags: Art, Asia, Hong Kong, News, David Hockney, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, Hockney

Pablo Escobar’s new smartphone aims at taking on the Samsung Galaxy Fold

No, this is nothing like those cheap Airpods knockoffs you find on Aliexpress. The Escobar Fold 2 is a ‘legit’ folding phone with an eerie similarity to the Samsung Galaxy Fold… and with a $399 price tag. Launched by Roberto Escobar’s ‘tech company’ which debuted with a Flexpai-mimicking smartphone last year, the Escobar Fold 2 is a direct dig at Samsung, promising to ‘ruin the big brand’ as Roberto believes these brands steal from the common folk. Pot and kettle, am I right? Although seriousl...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Usa, Design, China, Samsung, Product Design, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Roberto, Pablo, Roberto Escobar, Folding Phone, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Fold 2, Escobar Fold

Hong Kong Gallerists Issue Statement in Face of Coronavirus Fears

The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association has released a statement expressing its support for the region and for whatever decisions the Art Basel Hong Kong fair makes regarding its upcoming edition.  “Let us assure you that the fair representatives have been in constant consultation with many of our gallery members as well as regional art collectors regarding […]
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, News, Art News, Minipost, Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Art Gallery Association

Citing Coronavirus Epidemic, Boston Symphony Cancels Asia Tour

“When officials with the Shanghai Oriental Art Center informed BSO that they were canceling the concert and other events because of the outbreak, BSO followed up with their presenting partners in Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong, and ultimately decided to shelve the tour, the orchestra’s statement said.” – Boston Classical Review
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Music, BSO, Seoul Taipei, 01.30.20, Shanghai Oriental Art Center

BSO Cancels East Asia Tour Due to Concerns Over Coronavirus

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's four-city tour to East Asia Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai, and Hong Kong with Andris Nelsons, February 6a16, has been canceled due to increasing concerns over widely documented official news and government agency reports assessing the spread of the new coronavirus. These concerns, along with discussions with the Shanghai Oriental Art Centerawhose leadership informed the BSO about the official cancellations of their upcoming performancesafollowed by consultations with th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Theatre, East Asia, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, BSO, Seoul Taipei, BWW News Desk, East Asia Seoul Taipei Shanghai, Shanghai Oriental Art Centerawhose

China and Hong Kong Shutter Arts Institutions Indefinitely

Following the outbreaks of corona, Hong Kong has shuttered its public art institutions indefinitely, a move that creates even more challenges for Art Basel’s upcoming fair in the city. “We are closely monitoring the developments and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization and national governments, as well as consulting directly with relevant experts. We will […]
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, News, China, World Health Organization, Art Basel, Art News, Minipost, Hong Kong Shutter Arts Institutions Indefinitely

Many Of China’s Arts Venues Shut Over Coronavirus Fears

The largest potential casualty of the closings is the Hong Kong Arts Festival, which is scheduled to open on February 8 with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s world premiere of Alexander Goehr’s The Master Said at City Hall. – Musical America
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, China, Issues, Alexander Goehr, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, 01.28.20

Gallerists Request Concessions from Art Basel Hong Kong in Wake of Political Crisis in Country

A group of galleries have written to Art Basel Hong Kong expressing concerns about the current political situation in Hong Kong, and pushing for concessions from the fair on booth fees and other costs.  “VIP registration numbers are consistent overall with previous years—and especially strong from the Asian region, where we have actually seen an increase […]
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, News, Art News, Minipost, Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Hong Kong

Top Galleries Blast Art Basel In Letter Over Hong Kong Fair

The letter, addressed to Art Basel global director Marc Spiegler and Adeline Ooi, its director Asia, did not mince words when airing complaints about the state of the fair amid the Hong Kong protests, which have been going on for months. It claims that “many people who normally attend the fair have indicated that they will not attend this year” and that “many of our artists are unwilling to have their work shown at the fair” because participation in a territory under threat of increased C...
Tags: Art, Asia, Hong Kong, Art Basel, Visual, Marc Spiegler, Hong Kong Fair, Adeline Ooi, 01.23.20

Fugitive Real Estate Tycoon Joseph Lau the Seller of Hockney ‘Splash’ Painting

Hong Kong real-estate tycoon Joseph Lau is the seller of David Hockney’s A Splash, which will go to auction at Sotheby’s London this February. Lau was sentenced to five years in prison for bribery and tax evasion but has avoided jail time by staying outside mainland China. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, London, News, David Hockney, Art News, Minipost, Lau, Sotheby, Joseph Lau, Hockney, China Read

Photographer Shows The Atmosphere Of Utopian Hong Kong Of The 80s, Its Landscapes And Surreal Architectural Forms, Frozen In Timelessness Ander The Diffused Sunlight

Alexey Kozhenkov tries to capture the era of change which saw an incomprehensible amount of development as it relates to the business world. Now, as seen in the photographs, Hong Kong is marked with the reputation of a dense jungle of concrete buildings and lavish real-estate. The style of architecture may be seen as old in the new modern world, but at the time... Source
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, Design, 1980s, Atmospheric, Alexey Kozhenkov

M+ Curator Doryun Chung Profiled in Art News

Doryun Chong, deputy director and chief curator of the M+ Museum in Hong Kong gets a profile in Art News this week, as he prepares to open the space to the public. It is my vision, but it is also the natural consequence of the work we are doing that this is going to be a … […]
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, News, Art News, Minipost, M Museum, Doryun Chung Profiled, Doryun Chong

Chalkboard Drawings

University students in Hong Kong draw whimsical artworks on chalkboards. Chalkboard drawings bring joy to students and teachers. [illusdreamer] Also check out: Chalkboard Yearbook Photos
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Inspiration

These upcycled shipping containers make eco-friendly offices

Sustainable architecture focuses on low impact construction and natural or recycled materials. The new marketing suite for Goldman Westlink is just such a building.  Designed by A Work of Substance, the office space currently resides in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district, and was constructed from four shipping containers. The selection of shipping containers as the structure for the office was multi-faceted. They work as the perfect symbol for the client Goldman Westlink, which is a logistics compan...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Milan, Architecture, Sustainable Design, Tuen Mun, Sustainable Architecture, Goldman Westlink, Work of Substance

Dealers Struggle with Insurance for Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Newspaper looks at the upcoming Art Basel Hong Kong fair, and notes how hard it is for dealers to currently find insurance for works shipping to the politically fraught region.  “Insurers are insuring for Hong Kong very sparingly. They are being quite choosy and they are doing so for a lot more money,” says […]
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, News, Art News, Minipost, Basel Hong Kong

Insurers Are Very Reluctant To Cover Art Basel Hong Kong

“As dealers struggle to insure works of art bound for Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protestors continue to clash with police, Art Basel in Hong Kong organisers say they are working with a local insurance broker to offer cover — at 20 times the normal rate.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Art Basel, Visual, Basel Hong Kong, 12.20.19

The Best DIY Shortcuts, Tricks and Hacks We Saw in 2019

When seeking a faster, easier or better way to do things, a capitalist-programmed industrial designer may try to create a new product that solves the problem. But as our world becomes cluttered with more junk, I've come to appreciate those whose solutions rely on cleverness and improvisation with or repurposing of existing stuff. Here are the best such DIY shortcuts, tricks and hacks we saw in 2019: Guy Develops Clever Way to Unload Huge Concrete Pipes By Himself Workers Develop Clever Up...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Diy, La, Laura Kampf

This rolling mortar is here to redefine the traditional mortar and pestle!

If you’ve ever used a traditional mortar and pestle duo, you know how cumbersome and tiring the entire experience can be. Spices flying around as you attempt to grind them, with a super sore wrist left behind as the sole eye witness to the entire incident. Hence Taiwan-and-Hong Kong-based kitchenware brand, JIA Inc. designed The Prep, Rolling Mortar.Inspired by the Chinese ceramic tea mortars from the Tang Dynasty, this pestle and mortar combo is a gentle mix of the old and the new, a modern t...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Hong Kong, Design, Taiwan, Product Design, Tang Dynasty, JIA Inc, Rolling Mortar, The Prep, Spencer Hung of JIA Inc

Art Basel Continues Push to Lure Galleries to Hong Kong During Protests

A piece in Art News this week looks at the continued attempts Art Basel has made to lure galleries to Hong Kong during the trying political climate in the city. “When one sees the images in the media,” says dealer Sean Kelly, “one feels very strongly that one wants to stand for those fighting for democracy and in […]
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, News, Art Basel, Art News, Minipost, Sean Kelly, Basel Continues Push to Lure Galleries

The EVE LUX’s “silver-surfer aesthetic” makes it a class-apart motorbike!

A combination of aerodynamics and futurism, with an overwhelming amount of chrome-finishing, the EVE LUX by Bandit9 is a bike that’s better enjoyed as a spectator than as a rider. Probably one of the most visually memorable bikes of the decade, especially when viewed from the side, the EVE LUX was designed exclusively for Hong Kong-based luxury house, Lane Crawford. Channeling a futuristic, feminine energy with its elegant sideways-teardrop design that seamlessly goes from tank to tail, the bike...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Automotive, Motorcycle, Bandit9, Eve Lux

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