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Artnews

‘Magnus was the one whose vision built Art HK into a fair that was relatively easily transformed into an Art Basel show, so today’s show is a result first of his vision working alone and then in working with Art Basel.’ – Marc Spiegler
JULY 22, 2014

藝術新聞

「Magnus創展的遠見讓香港國際藝術展的發展與巴塞爾藝術展得以順利交接。今天大家看到的巴塞爾藝術展,其實就是Magnus多年來的努力加上我們的專業達成的。」— Marc Spiegler
JULY 22, 2014

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China Daily

‘The Grand Bauhinia Medal may be in order for Art Basel’s Magnus Renfrew — who has been instrumental in transforming Hong Kong from a place once dubbed by the media a “cultural wasteland” into an increasingly impressive Asian arts hub.’ – Timothy Chui
MAY 8, 2014

中國日報

「巴塞爾藝術展總監Magnus Renfrew可能很快就會得到大紫荊勳章——他的努力和創見讓香港傳媒口中的『文化沙灘』搖身一變成為亞洲藝術的樞紐。」— Timothy Chui 
MAY 8, 2014

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New York Times

‘Magnus Renfrew, a co-founder of ART HK, is considered a pivotal figure in developing Hong Kong’s art market' – Joyce Lau
MARCH 13, 2015

紐約時報

「Magnus Renfrew,ART HK的創始人之一,被認為是香港藝術市場發展一個舉足輕重的人物。」— Joyce Lau
MARCH 13, 2015

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Timeout

Hong Kong

‘When Basel announced that Magnus Renfrew was stepping down from his role as Asia director last year, the question of who would replace him was tinged with trepidation – the stakes were high. It wasn’t so much who “would” but also who “could”.’ 
MARCH 9, 2015

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Hong Kong

「去年,巴塞爾藝術展宣布亞洲總監Magnus Renfrew即將離任,外界對誰將接任這個問題都不禁感到焦慮——畢竟『誰會』和『誰能夠』聽起來都像一場賭注。」
MARCH 9, 2015

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Sydney

Morning Herald

‘Hong Kong’s success was not simply due to its close proximity to China, it owed a debt to founding director, Magnus Renfrew, whose vision for the fair was a truly global one.‘ – John McDonald
JUNE 1, 2013

悉尼先驅日報

「(巴塞爾藝術展)在香港的成功不只是因為靠近中國,更是總監Magnus Renfrew的功勞,在他的遠見和帶領低下,讓展會在數年間成為國際盛事。」— John McDonald
JUNE 1, 2013

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Taipei Times

‘Ten minutes into the interview, it becomes readily apparent why Renfrew has pulled this off. Sure, he has the requisite degree in art history from an elite university, and yes, he has considerable experience with art fairs. But his true talent lies in his diplomatic vocal delivery. Similar to a Chatham House academic or State Department spokesperson, he chooses his words carefully.’ – Noah Buchan
APRIL 27, 2014

台北時報

「訪問才不到十分鐘,已讓我明白到Magnus Renfrew如何得到今天的成功。當然,他從精英大學的藝術系史畢業;當然,他有多年的藝術博覽會經驗。但真正的原因,我認為是他說話的天賦——他的謹言就如漆咸樓(皇家國際事務研究所)的學者、或是國務院發言人一樣。」— Noah Buchan
APRIL 27, 2014

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The Times

of India

'Magnus Renfrew’s place in the power lists is probably well-earned for he transformed what was then a 'cultural desert' into Asia art's hub.' – Neelam Raj
MAY 15, 2014

印度時報

「Magnus Renfrew成功將香港這個『文化沙灘』發展成亞洲藝術的樞紐,他在全球多個藝術界權力榜的席位可說是實至名歸。」— Neelam Raj
MAY 15, 2014

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Blouinartinfo

'He (Magnus Renfrew) has been instrumental in positioning Hong Kong as a center for modern and contemporary art in Asia.’ 
DECEMBER 23, 2015

Blouinartinfo

「Magnus Renfrew在於香港『亞洲藝術的樞紐』的定位可說是有著決定性的影響力。」
DECEMBER 23, 2015

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Departures

‘Hong Kong was a cultural desert, but this event has changed that. The city is becoming a major art hub.’ – Zhang Huan
OCTOBER 11, 2011

Departures

「香港曾經是個文化沙漠,但這個藝術展改變了一切。這個城市正在穩步發展成亞洲的藝術樞紐。」— Zhang Huan
OCTOBER 11, 2011

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Artspace

'The art fair changed everything / Magnus Renfrew did a great job of professionalizing it right away.' – Tobias Berger
DECEMBER 15, 2011

藝術空間

「這個藝術展改變了一切——Magnus Renfrew成功地提升了香港藝術界的專業性和將之國際化。」— Tobias Berger
DECEMBER 15, 2011

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Timeout

Hong Kong

'Under Magnus Renfrew’s excellent direction it has become the major art fair east of Switzerland and west of Miami.' – David Elliott
MAY 9, 2012

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Hong Kong

「在Magnus Renfrew傑出的領導下,巴塞爾藝術展香港展會早成為瑞士以東、邁阿密以西的另一個國際藝術盛會之一。」— David Elliott
MAY 9, 2012

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Quintessentially

‘Credit to Magnus Renfrew…I think by the third or fourth edition of Art Hong Kong, people were already feeling the energy of potential here for Hong Kong to become something really big.' – Alan Lo
OCTOBER 23, 2014

Quintessentially

「功勞將歸於Magnus Renfrew⋯⋯當香港國際藝術展發展到第三、第四届之時,大家已意識到香港在於藝術發展的潛力所在。」— Alan Lo
OCTOBER 23, 2014

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Blouinartinfo

 

'(One of 15 individuals without whom) The art world would not spin on its axis'
FEBRUARY 26, 2009

Blouinartinfo

「沒有Magnus Renfrew(是當代藝術發展中最重要的十五人之一)藝術世界的運轉將會很不一樣。」
FEBRUARY 26, 2009

 

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