Coding art: Japanese collective teamLab in the digital renaissance – artist profile


Interdisciplinary ensemble teamLab creates high-tech interactive art installations imbued with traditional Japanese motifs that allow co-creation, reinventing the relationship between the artist, the artwork, and the audience. Art Radar spoke to the collective to find out more about their origin, raison d’etre, influences, creative process and plans for the future.

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Life, Guns, Death and Reincarnation: Vietnam’s art collective The Propeller Group – artist profile


Vietnamese art collective The Propeller Group merges artistic and commercial practice to unveil the shadows of capitalism, communism, consumerism, and shared cultural histories.

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New Zealand’s Walters Prize 2016 winner Shannon Te Ao – artist profile


Art Radar profiles contemporary New Zealand-based artist Shannon Te Ao, who was chosen as the winner of the Walters Prize 2016 for his single-channel video work Two shoots that stretch far out (2013–14).

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The fortunes of fate: Iranian diaspora artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian – artist profile


Firouz FarmanFarmaian’s joint exhibition in New York City seeks to untangle his identity through dialogue with archival footage.

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The Chinese aesthete: Zeng Fanzhi’s “Parcours” at UCCA, Beijing – artist profile


Beijing’s UCCA presents the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Zeng Fanzhi’s work to date, and his first institutional solo in Beijing.

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“Eighth Climate”: 6 highlights at Gwangju Biennale 2016


Art Radar talks to the 2016 Gwangju Biennial’s curatorial team and picks 6 highlights from among the commissioned projects, exhibited works and satellite events.

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Music as Freedom: sound in the visual art practice of Vietnam’s Vũ Dân Tân – artist profile


Long considered the acute opposite of mainstream Vietnamese contemporary art, artist Vũ Dân Tân is celebrated with a three-week long exhibition that examines his mixed media and installation practice, that towards the end of his life incorporated sound and music components as a means to interrogate the cultural traditions of his home country.

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Palestine’s Young Artist of the Year Award 2016: Pattern Recognition


Young Palestinian artists push beyond their comfort zones with commissioned works for Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) 2016.

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