Exhibition presents a dialogue between Sébastien Mahon and Hong Kong artist Sarah Lai

In November 2013, Mur Nomade invited Beijing-based French painter Sébastien Mahon and Hong Kong artist Sarah Lai to start a six-month conversation, sharing their sensations and thoughts about their creative processes and artworks. To deepen the artistic and cultural exchange, Sarah Lai received a travel grant to travel to France and conduct research on the winter light. Radiance is the materialization of this artistic collaboration. The choice of the exhibition space participates to the dialogue and echoes the radiance of the artworks. It is set on the top floor of The Pulse, a mall stretching along Repulse Bay beach. Scheduled to open soon but still empty and raw, the venue provides a unique exhibition space facing the sea and capturing its glimmering reflection of light. Poetry readings and contemporary dance performances will be held at the venue during the exhibition

Cheval Blanc Direct from the Château & an Important European Cellar achieved US$3.1 million at Sotheby’s

Continuing the success of the two-day Spring sales of wine in April which totalled HK$100 million / US$13 million, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Evening Sale titled A Celebration Of Year Of The Horse: Cheval Blanc Direct From The Château and An Important European Cellar yesterday soared above high estimate to achieve HK$24.4 million / U$3.1 million in the vibrant saleroom at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. All 600 lots found buyers. The 220 lots of large-format bottles from magnum to melchior direct from Château Cheval Blanc achieved a remarkable HK$11.3 million / US$1.5 million against a high estimate of HK$9.5 million / US$1.2 million. Wine lovers competed with enthusiasm for mature vintages of perfect provenance and pristine condition, sending more than 70% of the offerings from the Château over their high estimates. The top lot of the sale, a nebuchadnezzar of Château

Pierre Soulages and the Aveyron: Interview with Pierre Soulages

I have two birthplaces: Rodez and contemporary pain- ting. I spent my childhood and my teenage years in the Rouergue. A province I love. My father was a coachbuilder, he manufactured horse-drawn carriages. I was 5 when he died. So, I grew up with two mothers: my real mother, Aglaé, and my sister, who was fifteen years ol- der than me, and who also was my philosophy teacher when I was in high school. My mother was a woman of the old days, she could barely write but knew how to read. After my father’s death, she ran a ”hunting-fishing-rigging” shop. When I was 19, I went to Paris and then to Montpellier. But when I was a teen in Rodez, I had already discovered a reproduction of a cave painting, the Altamira bison, in a history book. It was as though a whole part of art had been revealed to me, as though I was questioning everything that had been made since the origin of mankind.

QUAD in Derby explores ‘The Pride and the Passion’ with new exhibitions about football

QUAD Gallery in Derby is focusing on football and art with new exhibitions featuring film and photographic works, as well as archival images and artefacts from Derby County Football club. The Pride and the Passion: Contemporary Art, Football & the Derby County Collection opens on 6th June in QUAD Gallery and The Pride and the Passion: Derby County Football Club Through the Years and Grassroots: Artists Explore Lower League Football opened on 26th May in QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces. QUAD also announced an exciting new digital commission by digital artist Brendan Oliver, titled ‘Sporting Forms’, supported by Arts Council England, that will examine actual player data from the World Cup in Brazil. Football is a truly global sport; a game that can mean so much, to so many people. In a World Cup year, when all eyes turn to Brazil, The Pride and the Passion is an exhibition curated by QUAD which documents