Slippery When Wet evokes the sociopolitical pressure-cooker that has manufactured Hong Kong’s culture of protest.
A comic artist speaks to artists across the world to see how they — and their practices — have been holding up.
The donation from William and Lavina Lim features work by 53 artists, nearly half of whom are Hong Kong artists.
Experimental director Simon Liu’s shorts seek “a new lexicon of approaches” to the city.
Twenty years later, Wong Kar-wai’s celebrated film remains a master work of affect, though the eeriness of certain scenes sit more heavily given current events in Hong Kong.
Over 1,500 people have signed a petition questioning “how much room would remain for free speech and artistic expression” in a now-passed legislation plan that would give mainland China the power to suppress political protest in Hong Kong.
There may never have been a better time for the zine, since as COVID-19 rages on, many artists are turning to self-publishing as an alternative way to connect while in isolation.
The World Photography Organization said the images could potentially “contradict the competition’s terms and conditions.”
With venues shuttered in the wake of the COVID-19 “coronavirus” outbreak, China’s indie musicians are live-streaming shows and organizing “bedroom” festivals.
| Art Basel will partially refund galleries slated to participate in its now-canceled Hong Kong fair, according to a fair spokesperson. MCH Group, Art Basel’s parent company, announced its decision to call off the fair yesterday, February 6, due to concerns related to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. A few weeks ago, the fair’s organizers had reportedly refused participating galleries’ request for a 50% reduction in booth fees, describing the concession as “financially untenable.” Read the full story here.
A long-awaited announcement confirms the cancellation of the upcoming Hong Kong fair “due to the outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus.”
Local galleries are pushing back on largely Western arguments that Art Basel Hong Kong should be cancelled because of political unrest, but as coronavirus spreads, the argument for cancellation strengthens.