Living With Water

Cities with water are always more blessed. They are where the civilization began and prospered. They give birth to poems and art that flow with the emotion of water. Two recent exhibitions in two water-blessed cities tell us that the importance of water never ceases. Hosted in a re-christened century-old historic building in Hong Kong,…

The Art of Desire

Art often channels our inner desire – the love, the fantasy, the hatred. When it is put into a exhibition context, the artist’s desire also becomes the visitor’s desire. This is the reason when I saw these three art pieces in the first edition Art Basel Hong Kong, I feel particularly intrigued. “Play – (201301)”…

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2013

The first Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong just finished in the last weekend. The 3-day event hosted a wealth of contemporary art from all over the world at a relatively affordable price (HKD1,000-100,000). Founded by Will Ramsay in London in 1999, he aims at bringing contemporary art to the mass. “Fundamentally, we believe art should be…

Simple Beauty: Creations from everyday objects

Are you too busy to look around and appreciate the simplest thing in life? Will you find the most ordinary objects inspiring? Subodh Gupta, one of the best contemporary Indian artists, is known for creating installations out of everyday objects. The chosen items are usually symbols of everyday Indian life, such as steel tiffin boxes used by…

Up: Dezeen curated installations for London Design Festival

Following the last article of anti-gravity design, we see something hanging up again, this time in open space. For London Design Festival this year, Dezeen collaborates with Seven Dials village in Covent Garden for a special installation. Seven designers were invited to create exciting aerial artworks that took inspiration from history of Seven Dials. For…

All About Body: Body Architect Lucy McRae

Born in Britain, artist Lucy McRae called herself a body architect. Her fascination on human body originated from her ballet training. “Ballet training was very disciplined from an early age, and I know how to communicate and express myself with my body”, Lucy said in an interview with Dirty Magazine. Body transformation and reshaping are…

Contemporary Archaeology

Historians and Archaeologists studied our past by looking at artifacts.  The broken pieces dug up from the soil were linked together to form the story of our ancestors. Imagine it’s 3012 and someone discovers a few unidentified objects that once was part of human’s life. What would they be? Artist Christopher Locke created modern fossils…

The World Is Bound

The invention of knitting machine many decades ago is revolutionary; it exercises crafts skills that used to be artisan-exclusive. However, creativity of knit is not aroused as it used to be. But the power of artisan is coming back. At a time that the world needs to be connected by hands, artists and designers reinvent knit…

INSPIRE: Massive Knit

Left: Stine Ladefoged FW2012 (Copenhagen Fashion Week)    Right: Phat Knit by Bauke knottnerus

The woman hiding behind polka dots – Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern

An exhibition not to be missed. Tate Modern is running a retrospective for Yayoi Kusama till 5 June. This conceptual artist is one of the leading figures in New York avant-garde movement during 60s and 70s and probably the most well-known Japanese artist alive. She loves repetition to extreme; it’s almost like obsessive compulsive. In…