Arts & Culture

Mach-Mania: An Interview with David Mach in HK

Mach-Mania: An Interview with David Mach in HK

Words and Photography by Sylvia Le Dung The exhibition entitled: Mach-Mania/The David Mach Show, at the Opera Gallery, is composed of the artist’s smaller-scale art, which are made up of his signature medium – recycled products, such as matchsticks, postcards, and coat hangers The renowned Scottish sculptor, installation and collage artist, David Mach, has nothing(…)

Nathan Sawaya’s “The Art of the Brick” Builds Fans in Taiwan, Singapore

Nathan Sawaya’s “The Art of the Brick” Builds Fans in Taiwan, Singapore

“The Art of the Brick”, Nathan Sawaya’s traveling exhibition of large-scale LEGO sculptures, is currently on display in both Singapore and Taiwan Legos aren’t just for kids anymore- they’re now an artist’s medium. Full-time freelance artist Nathan Sawaya lives in New York City and owns an estimated 2.5 million of the famous toy building blocks. Instead of(…)

Exhibition Preview: MACH-MANIA/THE DAVID MACH SHOW, HK

Exhibition Preview: MACH-MANIA/THE DAVID MACH SHOW, HK

MACH-MANIA/THE DAVID MACH SHOW at the Opera Gallery Hong Kong features smaller-scale pieces representing the “genius of recycling” (Our interview with David Mach in Hong Kong is HERE) “I use everyday stuff you have in your house that you pay no attention to at all. There’s no second thought for these things. That’s why I(…)

Singapore and HK Art Auctions Set For November

Singapore and HK Art Auctions Set For November

Chhatrapati Dutta (b.1964): The Unbearable Weight of Being, 33Auction Singapore is the place for two upcoming high-end art auctions and previews with pieces ranging from paintings to sculpture to figurines  The process of finding new artwork to add to a growing personal gallery is a bit like a hunt. There are the pre-auction catalogs and viewings, the(…)

Contemporary Vietnamese Artists Featured in HCMC Exhibition

Contemporary Vietnamese Artists Featured in HCMC Exhibition

As I steer my motorbike down De Tham Street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I briefly wonder if I’ve made a wrong turn.  It’s a typical city street with bundles of power lines hanging above, vendors selling produce and meat at an open-air market, and really nothing to suggest I’m nearing the country’s leading(…)

Sotheby’s Selling Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture Coming to Asia

Sotheby’s Selling Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture Coming to Asia

World famous auction house, Sotheby’s, has announced its first selling exhibition of outdoor sculpture in Asia. While the London-based auction house is no stranger to sculpture exhibitions in the US and the UK, this will be their first foray into the field in Asia. The exhibition, which will take place at the Singapore Botanic Gardens(…)

A Contemporary View of Beijing, Courtesy 798 Art District

A Contemporary View of Beijing, Courtesy 798 Art District

A city like Beijing has so many historical sites it’s easy to get lost in the past.  So this afternoon and evening I made a concentrated effort to get a good look at modern Beijing- at least when it comes to the art world. Several subway stops, a bus ride, and 15 minutes of backtracking(…)

Performance Arts Festival Prepares to Kick Off in Tokyo

Performance Arts Festival Prepares to Kick Off in Tokyo

Performance artists from around the world will gather in Tokyo, Japan later this month during a performance arts festival aimed at sparking discussion about the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear accident. Last year, Festival/Tokyo focused on helping those affected by the tragedy find their voices through art instillations, dance and theatre. This year(…)