What is Superflat art? Art Radar explains


Art Radar gives an overview of Superflat, the Japanese contemporary art movement started by Takashi Murakami that combines graphic design, hyper-sexualised manga characters and fine art aesthetics.

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"Post adolescent" art on display in two Taiwanese museums – picture feast


EMERGING ARTISTS TAIWANESE ART MUSEUM SHOWS COLLECTIONS An exhibition exploring the theme of “post adolescence” is presenting 72 works by younger generation Taiwanese artists, those between 25 and 35 years of age, in an effort to reveal their art creation … Continue reading

Animamix Biennial – an alternative biennial pushes aesthetic of comic art – interview curator Victoria Lu


ANIMATION ART BIENNIAL The Animamix Biennial is unique. The first was held in 2007, organised by Victoria Lu, an experienced curator and the Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. This years show, also curated by Lu, spans four … Continue reading

Top 5 sites for Japanese contemporary art news by Matthew Larking


JAPAN ART READING What are the top sources of information about Japanese contemporary art? The Japanese art scene can seem impenetrable to non-Japanese speakers and yet, despite  this, there is a growing swell of global interest in contemporary art from Japan. There … Continue reading

Japanese contemporary art – changes and trends – by gallerist Koyanagi


JAPANESE ART SCENE Gallerist Atsuko Koyanagi discusses: why Japanese galleries group together in different districts how the opening of the Mori museum impacted the art scene Japanese government’s relationship with culture how Japanese and Western collectors differ the strengths and weaknesses … Continue reading

Takashi Murakami on why the War helped create Japanese pop culture


          JAPANESE ART LECTURE HONG KONG On November 28 2008 world-renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami gave a lecture organised by Christie’s as an ancillary event appended to their November sales in Hong Kong. He is the … Continue reading

Internationally renowned Hong Kong fashion and film photographer Wing Shya returns to art – Saatchi


  PHOTOGRAPHY HONG KONG Clad in jeans and a faded T-shirt, Wing Shya crunches on a taco and pushes his long black hair behind his shoulders. He thinks about my question. “My style? I don’t know what my style is..” … Continue reading