Interview with Mark Bradford, founders of Hauser & Wirth & in the studio: Evita, the musical
You may remember that last week we visited David Zwirner’s new Hong Kong gallery. Well, during Art Basel Hong Kong, the Swiss art gallery Hauser & Wirth also inaugurated their first Asia outpost, and in the same building. Like David Zwirner, Iwan and Manuela Wirth are currently ranked in the top ten of the ArtReview Power 100. With spaces in Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles and Somerset, the couple is well aware that Asia is a growing market, and Hong Kong is an ideal location for a first foray into that market.
There’s so much going on in Le French May, and it’s expanding so much chronologically, that it might soon need to be called :”Le French April, May, June and July”. With more than 100 programmes, including exhibitions and performances, over its length, this year’s festival is focusing largely on “Tributes” to masters. On show on at the Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery until 6th June, “Rue du Moulin Vert” includes 13 artworks by masters of the post-1945 Abstraction art movement in Paris. Among them are Zao Wou-ki and his wife Lalan, Pierre Soulages, Nicolas de Stael, Sam Francis and Georges Mathieu.
To her fans and supporters, Eva Peron, born one of five illegitimate children, who rose from poverty to first lady of her nation, was a champion of the poor and attained almost goddess-like status. To her critics, she was a woman of dubious morality who lent an aura of celebrity and glamour to a husband, Juan Peron, and a political movement, Peronism, with Fascist or even Nazi sympathies. She’s also the subject of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly popular musical “Evita”, which is being staged in Hong Kong right now.