Happy holidays! From all at Art Radar

FROM ART RADAR

For most websites ‘tis the season to reflect on the year past and Art Radar is no exception. And we have cause to celebrate. Among our biggest achievements for the year was our move to a new website and we’re also looking forward to setting up our research archive in the first half of 2011.

Art Radar was among the only media at Ai Weiwei's studio party in November this year. In this image, party attendees hold up posters in protest of Zuoxiao Zuzhou and Ai Weiwei. Image courtesy of Richard Warren.

Art Radar was among the only media at Ai Weiwei's studio party in November this year. In this image, party attendees hold up posters in protest of Zuoxiao Zuzhou and Ai Weiwei. Image courtesy of Richard Warren.

Our website move has given us greater flexibility for the site going into the future and we have big plans for how we’re going to take advantage of this. We’re also planning to set up an archive to store original research materials near the beginning of next year, giving you, our readers, access to full-length interviews, interview transcripts and original audio and images. We think this will prove to be a great resource for academic researchers, committed collectors and art professionals.

Art Radar is now on YouTube! Admittedly, we don’t have much on our channel at the moment but we plan to use 2011 to develop this platform, bringing you more on-the-ground reports from major art events in Asia like, early on in the year, Art Stage SingaporeYoung Art Taipei and the India Art Summit. In addition to being able to follow Art Radar on YouTube, you’ll start to spot us on Facebook and LinkedIn a bit more.

We have more than a few in-depth research and interview articles planned for 2011. Being released first will be a series on the use of text and words in contemporary art. We have been busy conducting interviews with, among others, Hung Keung, Raqs Media Collective, Wenda Gu and Sujata Bajaj and should have the first part of the series ready for reading at the start of January.

Chinese artist Hung Keung is among the artists we have interviewed for our upcoming series on the use of text and words in contemporary art. The artist is pictured here with his work 'Bloated City/Skinny Language (version II)'. Image taken from balticmill.com.

Chinese artist Hung Keung is among the artists we have interviewed for our upcoming series on the use of text and words in contemporary art. The artist is pictured here with his work 'Bloated City/Skinny Language (version II)'. Image taken from balticmill.com.

Did you know that Art Radar Asia is the only editorially independent publication writing about contemporary art across Asia? We do not accept advertising income or other benefits from dealers, art promoters or artists. We’re keen to keep it that way heading into 2011 but…

…we can’t promise that this will be possible unless we discover some sources of funding which allow us to stay impartial. If you think our work is important we would like to ask you to help us by donating a rent payment. Can you afford to pay for a coffee? That helps us rent a coffee shop “office” long enough to write up an article. Can you afford more? We most often work from home where some of us have families and dependants. Larger donations for a week or a month’s rent will be gratefully received.

Donate now! Click here to visit our Donate page. We will be happy to add you to our list of Friends which we’ll be creating soon. You can also give us your URL if you would like us to link to your website.

But above all we want to thank you dearly for following Art Radar and wish you, your colleagues and your families much happiness in the coming year. We hope you will stay with our website into 2011.

The Art Radar team

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