Reunion , Ashes to Ashes by J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra
@ Art HK 10
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
27 – 30 May 2010
Platform3 in ArtHK10
27 -30 May 2010
SCMP | ART FUTURES
SCMP | ART FUTURES is a section of ART HK dedicated to galleries under five years old who are selected on the basis of a proposal for a single artist or two-artist presentation. ART HK 09 saw the inauguration of the SCMP | ART FUTURES award where an artist was chosen by an expert panel of critics to receive a cash prize and the opportunity to design the front cover of the Sunday Morning Post’s Post Magazine.
This year’s judges will be critic and Serpentine Gallery co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist, Editor and Publisher of ArtAsiaPacific Elaine Ng, and SCMP Arts Editor Kevin Kwong.
title art flair
Peter Yeoh caught up with Indonesia’s rising star Pramuhendra at the Hong Kong Art Fair
The Hong Kong Art Fair drew over 45,000 visitors to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with 155 galleries from 29 countries presenting works by more than 1,000 artists. Its success signalled that the art market is booming again after being dragged down by the global recession. White Cube sold (yet another) Damien Hirst’s The Inescapable Truth formaldehyde for £1.75m. Heavy hitters such as Pace Beijing, Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian, Lisson, and Marianne Boesky galleries happily parted with works by Richard Prince, Kusama Yayoi, Jeff Koons, Yoshitomo Nara, Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie and others.
In one corner, under the glare of camera lights, Baz Luhrmann, director of epics such as Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and Australia expounded the concept behind The Creek 1977, his new art project with Australian artist Vincent Fantauzzo.