Pick of the Week
Pick of the Week

For our March/April issue, contributing writer and Hong Kong-based lawyer Antony Dapiran discusses the ways that different governments handle “illegal” art, focusing on the ethical dilemma involved in balancing its economic, cultural and historical value with the law.

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Editor's Letter

Dial M for Madness

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M is for March, money—and madness. The art world is in for a dizzying month of activity including the Sharjah Biennial, sandwiched in between the Armory Show and Asia Week in New York, TEFAF in Maastricht, followed by Art Basel and Art Central in 

Reports: The Point

Dslcollection: A Collecting Project for the 21st Century

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In 2005, after almost 25 years of collecting art, my wife and I established Dslcollection after our first trip to China. For this project, we knew from the beginning that we did not want to just amass artworks. 


Capital of Un-Commerce

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For decades Japan was the primary source of and destination for innovative contemporary art in East Asia. The period from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s was a relay race of avant-garde movements,


Outside Chance
David Walsh

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Australian David Walsh is a professional gambler, art collector, iconoclast and autodidact with an acute grasp of philosophy. He is also an eccentric who, in 2011, opened the AUD 171 million Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, 

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The Sensuous Immortal
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014)

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“Objects are your best teachers,” Robert Hatfield Ellsworth liked to say. But now that America’s greatest Asian art dealer is gone, many of us recall Bobby, as he was known to his friends, as our best teacher. 


Visions of Interiority: Interrogating the Male Body
Rameshwar Broota

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“Visions of Interiority: Interrogating the Male Body,” at Delhi’s Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), was the first comprehensive exhibition of Rameshwar Broota, a seminal figure of contemporary Indian art. Curated by art historian and KNMA chief curator 

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Serious Games
Harun Farocki

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In July 2014, experimental filmmaker Harun Farocki died at the age of 70, leaving behind a legacy of work that looked at the many ways that images are used in communication. Earlier in the same year, Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof held a solo exhibition of the artist

Where I Work

Yuree Kensaku

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For 100 Tonson Gallery’s tenth anniversary dinner in Bangkok, in January 2014, artist Rirkrit Tiravanija curated a series of performances during the celebratory evening. It included experimental Thai food concocted by Finnish chef Antto 

Hong Kong
Fine Print

The Dilemma of “Illegal” Art

On January 20, Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold at auction an exact replica of a work by the French street artist known as Invader. Entitled Alias HK_58 (2014), the two-meter-wide ceramic-tile mosaic depicts cartoon character Hong Kong Phooey 

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de Sarthe Fine Art