Ellen Pearlman

Post image for Rebooting a Landmark Series of Art and Technology Collaborations

The first large-scale art and technology collaborations that occurred in the United States are not as legendary as, for example, the 9th Street Show that launched the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, but they should be.

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Post image for The Prescient Work of an Artist Killed on 9/11

The Michael Richards exhibition on Governors Island, curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, proves what an astonishing loss it was when the artist was killed on 9/11.

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Post image for Paying Tribute to Moholy-Nagy with a Concert of Light and Sound

“Moholy-Nagy: Optical Sound,” a recent three-part concert curated by artist Luke DuBois and musician Zach Layton at the Guggenheim Museum, highlighted both the history and the modern trajectory of optically inspired sound, especially as put forth by visual artist László Moholy-Nagy.

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Post image for 1,588-Foot-Tall Artwork Lights Up a Political Inferno in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Add Oil Team is the name of the artist duo of Sampson Wong Yu-hin and Jason Lam Chi-fai, whose most recent work, “Our 60-Second Friendship Begins Now” — aka, the “Countdown Machine” — has sparked a firestorm of controversy, both locally and abroad.

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Post image for Resurrecting the First VR Installation to Cross the Atlantic

HONG KONG — Maurice Benayoun’s new show at the Osage Gallery in Hong Kong, Just Dig It, consists of five latticed, skeletal metal sculptures capped by circular projector screens showing various 2D projections.

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Post image for Binging on Selfies and Regurgitating Money: The Best of Hong Kong’s Art Fair Week

HONG KONG — Admission to the final days of last week’s Art Basel Hong Kong was sold out, and the fair logged an impressive 70,000 attendees.

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Post image for A New Hong Kong Museum Exposes China’s Censored Memories (Part 2)

HONG KONG — After the Tiananmen uprising and ensuring crackdown in 1989, the Chinese art world nosedived in a stark and different direction.

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Post image for A New Hong Kong Museum Confronts the Difficult History of Chinese Contemporary Art (Part 1)

HONG KONG — The M+ Sigg Collection, thought to be the most thorough and important collection of contemporary Chinese art in the world, consists of 1,510 art objects produced by 375 artists spanning 1974 to 2010.

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Post image for After Decades of Silence, Myanmar’s Artists Have a Chance to Speak

HONG KONG — Optimism is the new normal among artists from Myanmar, and with good reason.

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Post image for The Postcolonial Artist Who Found Minimalism Before the Americans

HONG KONG — Rasheed Araeen is a Pakistan-born, Britain-based, self-described “Afro-Asian” artist whose art and writing are so wildly subversive, it’s taken 40 years for the critical dialogue to catch up to his tremendously prescient but fractious vision.

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