Ellen Pearlman

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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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Post image for At a Hanoi Prison Museum, a History Too Painful to Aestheticize

HANOI, Vietnam — The “Hanoi Hilton” is the sarcastic nickname bestowed by US prisoners of war on the Hoa Lo prison in Hanoi, formerly North Vietnam.

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Post image for An Artist Persists in Syria in a Time of War

HONG KONG — What does it feel like to be an artist as the art and architecture of your culture is systematically being obliterated?

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Post image for Complex and Gnarly Subjects at a Hong Kong Art Festival

HONG KONG — Taking the temperature of the art at Hong Kong South Island Art Day 2015, the thermometer reads hot and feisty. Young Hong Kong artists also appear bruised — with Occupy Central, self immolations in Tibet, the fractious situation with mainland China, and the more droll issues of their global peers on their minds.

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Post image for Yoko Ono Finally Gets the Solo She Deserves

When Beatle John Lennon, artist Yoko Ono’s third husband, was shot and killed in 1980, Ono went into deep mourning.

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Post image for What China Doesn’t Want You to See: The Beijing Film Festival Comes to New York

The Beijing Independent Film Festival, organized and supported by the Li Xianting Film Fund, has been chugging along in fits and starts since its humble beginnings in 2004.

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