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Pipilotti Rist Takes Risks for Art

The summer months, for most, tend to be when the burst of energy from spring is drained by warm sunshine. Not so for Pipilotti Rist, who is at work in her Zurich studio on a hot Tuesday morning midway through August. Rist is putting the final touches to two endeavours, one in Switzerland and the …

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Ling Jian: Song of the Ancient Birds at Tang Contemporary

Ling Jian is one of those artists whose name you do not recognise yet whose paintings you are certain to have seen before. His signature style is unmistakable: he repeatedly paints Chinese-looking women, from the waist up, with translucent skin, enlarged eyes and red lips. His style is also memorable: he has mastered a seamless …

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Artist Marco Brambilla on Sensory Overloads and Video Collages

Creation (2012), the third episode in Marco Brambilla’s Megaplex trilogy, is wonderfully wacky. Hyper-saturated, endlessly looped and three-dimensional, the video collage is a sensory overload of the highest order. Following in the footsteps of the first two works, Civilization (2008) and Evolution (2010), countless characters and props from iconic films twirl, swirl and whirl in …

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Everything You Need to Know About Fine Art Asia 2016

A week ahead of Fine Art Asia’s opening, we catch up with Co-Chairman and Director, Mr. Calvin Hui, to get the low-down on this year’s edition. Founded over a decade ago, Fine Art Asia has become a staple in fine art enthusiasts’ calendars around the world. Every year, it impresses collectors old and new with …

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Kevin Abosch: Of Potatoes and Men

Have you ever looked at a potato up close? I mean really close. No? Then you probably have not yet come across the work of conceptual artist Kevin Abosch, whose record-breaking sale of Potato #345 (2010) earned him worldwide attention earlier this year. A pretty mundane-looking potato on a black background, the photograph subtly juggles …