Since 1972, the United States has maintained the “One China” pretense that Taiwan and Hong Kong are not culturally or politically distinct from Mainland China. But no such fiction prevails at the Venice Biennale. Read more
From March 20 to 28, under the aegis of Art Basel Hong Kong, Ng presented Twenty-Five Minutes Older, in which a Hong Kong trolley, converted into a two-aperture camera obscura, offered passengers opposing upside-down projections of the passing scene, accompanied, via headphones, by an audio track of selections from Liu Yichang’s 1972 stream-of-consciousness novella Tête bêche. Read more
While Europe and the US continue to regard contemporary Chinese art with skepticism, curators and collectors in China now foster a dynamic mix of Eastern and Western works, as the current Shanghai Biennale and its often glitzy attendant events testify. Read more
Amanda Oliver, wife of high-tech mogul and art collector Philip Oliver, has been shot dead in the couple’s Prince Street loft. So begins SoHo Sins (Hard Case Crime, 2016), the newly released crime novel by Richard Vine, managing editor of A.i.A.Read more
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