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Blog | John McDonald


I survived…

June 2, 2011

An exhibit in the Arsenale anticipates audience responses to this year’s show More

Biennale car crash

June 1, 2011

Biennale as a car crash – Hajnal Nemeth’s work in the Hungarian pavilion More

Mao in Venice

June 1, 2011

Chairman Mao as a Byzantine icon, by Stelios Faitakas, on the outer wall of the Danish pavilion. More


June 1, 2011

Hany Armanious’s ‘Happiness’ in the Australian pavilion. Viewer = not happy More

Corporate Life…

May 30, 2011

From a video by Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries at the Asia Art Archive in HK… but the sentiments are pretty universal More

Art HK. The elephant in the room.

May 30, 2011

Don’t Touch

May 27, 2011

A Chinese city suspended in the midst of the Art HK galleries. Liu Wei’s ‘Don’t Touch’ More

Australia is an Asian country

May 27, 2011

Hong Kong is very shiny. Mirrored glass buildings reflecting each other in an endless spiral of narcissism: money admiring itself. What a perfect place for an art fair. The tactic of splitting the fair into two floors has worked better than anyone might have expected. It is a clear division between the rich and powerful … More

TV Lover

May 26, 2011

Detail from ‘TV Lover’ by Angjki Purbanando, one of a new wave of Indonesian artists making an impression at Art HK More

Adrift in Hong Kong

May 25, 2011
Floating figures by Fang Lijun

In Hong Kong the only way is up. One tower block after another in neat rows, all the way from the outskirts of the city to the centre; gigantic skyscrapers protruding from the skyline. More