First time for Afghanistani, Kyrgyz and Iraqi artists in Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalist line-up


Thirty finalists have been chosen from over four hundred nominees from all over Asia Pacific for the 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. For the first time ever the list includes works from Afghanistan, Kyrgyztan and Iraq. In another first, the Sovereign Art Foundation will hold a major fundraising event in Singapore, selecting twenty of the best works by Singaporean artists to be sold at a special auction dinner. Art Radar lists five of the finalists.

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Curator Rosa Maria Falvo on emerging Central Asian art scene- interview


CENTRAL ASIAN ART CURATOR Every industry has its gatekeepers, and the art world is no exception. In the complex world of identifying and valuing cultural and artistic significance, it is the curator who filters through the ‘noise’ to uncover the … Continue reading

East of Nowhere, important exhibition of rare post Soviet Central Asian art in Italy, 2009


CONTEMPORARY CENTRAL ASIAN ART Artworks from Central Asian artists hailing from nations that were formerly Soviet republics, including Kazahkstan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, are on display in an inaugural event launching the new space of Fondazione 107, in … Continue reading

Rarely exhibited art and more firsts at Asian Contemporary Art Week New York 2009


ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK 2009 For the first time since its inception in 2004 Cambodian and Tibetan artists will be on show in the 200 artist, 8 day event to be held in New York May 10-18th.  But this is … Continue reading

Central Asian art joins mainstream market – Eurasianet


CENTRAL ASIAN ART The strong presence of Central Asian artists at recent art fairs and exhibits in New York is helping to underscore the fact that the region has joined the mainstream of the international art market reports Eurasianet. A … Continue reading