Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva

Poklong Anading


April 2015

In this exhibition, Manila-based artist Poklong Anading freely cycles through such mediums as video, sculpture, found objects, and film to record a line, a sound, or a passing thought. His observations of urbanity culminate in a series of … READ ON


Third Time’s a Charm

The 3rd Art Fair Philippines


“REMEMBER LAST YEAR, the people dancing on the first night?” asked dealer Edouard Malingue as we stood in a car park in Makati, the wealthiest of the cities composing metro Manila. “Of course I had to come back.”  For one week earlier… READ ON


Manuel Ocampo

The Drawing Room | Singapore

February 2015

Putting aside his well-known colorful palette, Manuel Ocampo’s solo exhibition of twenty somber, sepia works—ranging from pieces made with oil on canvas, ink on paper, and mixed media—appear at once irreverent, funny, and occult. The … READ ON


Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood

Gagosian Gallery | Hong Kong

February 2015

Potter Shio Kusaka and painter Jonas Wood share an obsession with vessels as pictorial tropes. Along with other artistic couples maintaining independent practices—such as painter Madelon Vriesendorp and architect Rem Koolhaas, whose dual … READ ON


Awards Season

Art Stage Singapore

January 2015 SINGAPORE

“I DON’T KNOW if there is anything sexy going on,” Asia Art Archive’s Chantal Wong told me when I bumped into her on a plane bound from Hong Kong to Singapore last Tuesday, though I think she was just being modest. While the rest of… READ ON


Robin Rhode

Lehmann Maupin | Hong Kong

October 2014

Contradictions abound when street-art interventions turn up in a gallery space. But South African–born, Berlin-based artist Robin Rhode succeeds in this context, bringing genuine impulsiveness to his first Hong Kong show. Mainly focusing … READ ON


Paul Chan


August 2014

This twenty-four-room exhibition surveys Paul Chan’s sculptures, videos, animations, drawings, and projections, as well as his often-political ruminations on life and death. Though he appears to keep his art-making and activism mostly … READ ON


Michael Williams

Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Löwenbräu-Areal

July 2014

A never-declining artistic medium—painting—is granted yet another harlequin incarnation in Michael Williams’s latest exhibition, where his compositions bring together large-format ink-jet, airbrush, and acrylic on canvas, as well as … READ ON


“Ten Million Rooms of Yearning. Sex in Hong Kong”

Para Site

July 2014

Sex is messy. Establishing a correlation between high population density and a diversity of carnal urges, “Ten Million Rooms of Yearning. Sex in Hong Kong” is a five-venue show spread across town that addresses an arguably decreasing … READ ON


Shao Yinong and Muchen

10 Chancery Lane Gallery

June 2014

Banknotes are memories. In “Spring and Autumn,” Shao Yinong and Muchen present part of their embroidered replicas of obsolete banknotes on large-scale transparent black silk that suggest the fleeting nature of power and its effect on … READ ON