Conceptually and geographically, Art Basel Hong Kong is a logical place for re-intervention of this project into the art world. As the most prominent art fair in the region, it is a highly visible event. The fair is equipped with the necessary media relations, and its curated sections emphasise the fair’s uniqueness. Having Five Tonnes of Homes and Other Understories and Proposal for a Film: Within the Leaves, a Sight of the Forest shown in curated sections Encounter (curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor) and Film (curated by Li Zhenhua), respectively, meant high visibility. I also invited the stakeholders in the project for a gathering where we recounted the processes in the project at Asia Art Archive’s Open Platform 2016 at the fair. In just a few days, 82 single articles were published in different media, and more are still being written about the issue as well as the project.
• Maintenance Works, Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society, 20 January 2017 – 31 January 2018.
Articles I have written:
• After the Suits Leave, Another Hong Kong Economy Thrives, published in Next City, 12 October 2016.
Selected Media Coverage
(or download details of all media coverage updated 3 May 2016)
• the Encounters: New Materiality panel at Salon, Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, moderated by Alexie Glass, with artists Brook Andrew, Tintin Wulia and Charles Avery.
• Tintin Wulia talks about Five Tonnes of Homes and Other Understories for The Sun (from 1:33) during Art Basel Hong Kong 2016.
• Angelika Li and Tintin Wulia converse about Five Tonnes of Homes and Other Understories at RTHK The Works’ Art Basel and Art Central Special (from 7:00), 30 March 2016.
• Tintin Wulia gives a tour around Five Tonnes of Homes and Other Understories to Bhavna Kakar and friends at TAKE on art Magazine.
• A video of Five Tonnes of Homes and Other Understories (from 4:30) at VernissageTV.
• Art Agenda: Art Basel Hong Kong by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh
• The Art Newspaper: Artist Follows Hong Kong’s Paper Trail by Payal Uttam
• The Standard: All eyes on art as show opens doors by Laura Mannering/Agence France Presse and staff reporter
• Tory Daily (Tory Burch’s blog): To Do: Art Basel Hong Kong
• Amuse i-D: 7 Artworks to See at Art Basel by Iona Goulder
• O, le cahiers de tendances de l’obs: Art Basel 2016 : 5 artistes qui ont soulevé Hong Kong by Laurianne Melierre
• Departures: Culture Calendar: 20 Things To Do This March by Rebecca Milzoff
• Art Asia Pacific: Selections from Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 by the editors
• Daily Mail: Metal cubes, N. Korea handcraft highlight Hong Kong art show by Kelvin Chan/Associated Press
• La Croix: Art contemporain: la grande foire Art Basel s’ouvre à Hong Kong (AFP)
• Luxuo: Reality Bites: Social Critiques at Art Basel HK
• Ecozine: Art Week: Green Encounters by Nissa Marion
The title background image above is a screenshot of an O magazine article by Laurianne Melierre.