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Sydney Morning Herald Column

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

“They really exhibit all the nice stuff here,” said Amy Lo, Head of Wealth Management at UBS Hong Kong, by way of justifying the Swiss bank’s continuing sponsorship of Art Basel Hong Kong. That statement might serve as a succinct review of this year’s fair, but it’s actually a bit more complicated. In the whirlwind […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Friday, April 6th, 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

“Oh my God, is that Wolfgang Tillmans? I just saw Jeff Koons! Look! It’s Olafur Eliasson!” In what Art Basel Hong Kong quaintly refers to as its “6th Edition”, the mania for celebrity-spotting reached new heights. I wish I could say these artists are idolised because of the superb quality of their work, but – […]

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Australia is an Asian country

Friday, May 27th, 2011 Blog,

Hong Kong is very shiny. Mirrored glass buildings reflecting each other in an endless spiral of narcissism: money admiring itself. What a perfect place for an art fair. The tactic of splitting the fair into two floors has worked better than anyone might have expected. It is a clear division between the rich and powerful […]

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Adrift in Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 Blog,

In Hong Kong the only way is up. One tower block after another in neat rows, all the way from the outskirts of the city to the centre; gigantic skyscrapers protruding from the skyline.