10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai

10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai

Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler

A feature article on top 10 booths to visit during the first edition of Taipei Dangdai running from 18 to 20 January. Puerta Roja’s presentation of the solo exhibition by Carlos Cruz-Diez, which will feature three previously unseen paintings, is included as one of the editor’s picks of 10 booth highlights at the new art fair.

10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai, Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler, 8 January 2019

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Magnus Renfrew: Taipei Dangdai aspires to be a meeting place for the exchange of these ideas

Magnus Renfrew: Taipei Dangdai aspires to be a meeting place for the exchange of these ideas *(Chinese)

The Art Press

Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year, The Art Press, 3 December 2018

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Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year

Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year

Payal Uttam, Forbes

Latin-American artists making their mark in Asia

It’s only recently, however, that artists from the region have made inroads into Asia showing at galleries such as Hong Kong-based Puerta Roja and at art fairs including the recently-held Singapore Contemporary which had a dedicated Latin American sector.

Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year, Payal Uttam, Forbes, 18 March 2017

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Kinetic art – a field that has always refused to stand still

Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year

Payal Uttam, Forbes

Latin-American artists making their mark in Asia

It’s only recently, however, that artists from the region have made inroads into Asia showing at galleries such as Hong Kong-based Puerta Roja and at art fairs including the recently-held Singapore Contemporary which had a dedicated Latin American sector.

Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year, Payal Uttam, Forbes, 18 March 2017

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Art Taipei 2018: In Flux

Art Taipei 2018: In Flux

Diana d’Arenberg, Ocula Report

Magnus Renfrew, the founder of Taipei Dangdai (18–20 January 2019), and the former founding director of Art HK—later acquired by Art Basel’s parent company, MCH Group—clearly identified the need for a top quality art fair in the city, filling in where the pioneering Art Taipei has failed to deliver. Many galleries who have opted out of Art Taipei in recent years have been selected for the inaugural edition of Taipei Dangdai, including locals such as Tina Keng Gallery and Eslite Gallery, along with international names like Edouard Malingue Gallery, Beijing Commune, de Sarthe Gallery, Silverlens, Puerta Roja, Galleria Continua, and Pearl Lam Galleries, who will show alongside established spaces such as David Zwirner, Sprüth Magers, and neugerriemschneider. Many galleries and collectors, when tasked with choosing which to attend, have clearly put their money on Taipei Dangdai.

Art Taipei 2018: In Flux, Diana d’Arenberg, Ocula Report, 10 November 2018

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Moodboard of the Month: Indigo Living’s John McLennan

Moodboard of the Month: Indigo Living’s John McLennan

Johna Baylon, Home Journal

Name a designer or artist who’s been particularly inspiring to you recently.

“I recently visited an exhibition at the Puerta Roja Gallery in Sheung Wan by a French artist, Laurent Martin ‘Lo’. He creates the most energetic but restrained pieces of sculpture I have ever seen, and all from bamboo. The perfect quote to describe the work is that it is a “dialogue between flexibility and resistance that leads us to harmony and peace”. It is this dialogue between various shapes and materials that is constantly happening in the world of design for Indigo, and the seeming simplicity of Lo’s pieces is what I have been particularly inspired.”

Moodboard of the Month: Indigo Living’s John McLennan, Johna Baylon, Home Journal, November 8, 2018

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Art Insider: Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

Art Insider: Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler

Art gallery Puerta Roja is not only unique in Hong Kong—it’s unique in the whole of Asia. Founded in 2010 by Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, Puerta Roja is the only gallery on the continent that specialises in art from Spain and Latin America, shining a light on part of the world that was previously overlooked by many art lovers.

Who in the art world most inspires you and why?

“I think I would have to choose Carlos Cruz-Diez. At 95, the artist continues to work every day with unparalleled energy and positive spirit. Despite his global stature, Cruz-Diez remains a humble, kind soul, constantly searching for intellectual answers while affecting emotionally everyone that meets him. He has also involved his family in his work, developing a vision for his legacy that I think is unique among artists.

As for gallerists, I would need to say Denise René, who launched the career of the likes of Vasarely, Soto, Agam and Cruz-Diez himself. So powerful was her influence in post-war art that she was nicknamed the “Pope of Abstraction”. I founded Puerta Roja in 2010, two years before Denise René’s passing at the age of 99. This past spring, I was privileged to organise a joint exhibition with Galerie Denise René, which is now led by her nephew, Denis Killian.”

Art Insider: Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler, October 25, 2018

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“Reflections”: celebrating Puerta Roja’s 8th anniversary in Hong Kong

“Reflections”: celebrating Puerta Roja’s 8th anniversary in Hong Kong

Gabrielle Cheng, Art Radar

“When we reflect on the last eight years since the opening of the gallery, we realize that it’s the relationships that have made this adventure enjoyable and successful. When we opened the gallery in 2010, Hong Kong’s art scene’s development is underway and we would like to introduce something fresh while providing historical or creative context that will resonate with the audience. We consider ourselves very much a local Hong Kong gallery and we strive to add value in the community. Therefore, we have carried an intense program of not just exhibitions, but also talks, conversations, children workshops etc. in hope to inspire curiosity and dialogue amongst the participants.

While it may be fundamentally challenging to educate the audience on an unfamiliar region, especially given our particular focus in the Latin American and Spanish arts, it’s the close-knit relationships we have developed with other galleries, artists, and the public that contribute to the meanings and success of the gallery. Therefore, we hope to celebrate the anniversary by emphasizing on these relationships, amongst galleries and amongst artists, to share stories from the artworks that are created by artists from very different regions and cultural backgrounds but with similar concepts and passion. In whole, it’s a celebration of cross-cultural connections and arts as bridges to do so.” – Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

“Reflections”: celebrating Puerta Roja’s 8th anniversary in Hong Kong, Gabrielle Cheng, Art Radar, 2018

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10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October

10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October

Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler

To mark its eight anniversary, Puerta Roja—the only gallery in Asia to specialise in Spanish and Latin American art—is hosting a group exhibition that explores cross-cultural connections. Among the 12 artists included in the show are Venezuela’s Carlos Cruz-Diez, who is considered one of the fathers of op art, and Mexico’s Héctor Velázquez, who sculpts busts in plaster before covering them in colourful yarn.

10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October, Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler, 2018

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Art Show sheds light on cross-cultural ties

Art show sheds light on cross-cultural ties

Stevie Emilia, The Jakarta Post

Curated by Puerta Roja in Hong Kong to mark the gallery’s eighth anniversary and running through to Oct. 25, “Reflections” aims to create dialogue between the gallery’s artists and those brought in by its six partner galleries in Belgium, Chile, Indonesia, South Korea and Singapore.

British-Indonesian artist Sinta Tantra is representing Indonesia at the exhibition through the auspices of the ISA Art Advisory, while Balinese artist Wayan Novi’s is on behalf of Singapore’s Art Porters.

Art show sheds light on cross-cultural ties, Stevie Emilia, The Jakarta Post, 28 September 2018

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