“ESCAPE from the SEA”: Japanese and Southeast Asian artists in Kuala Lumpur – in pictures


Japanese and Southeast Asian artists explore issues of identity, belongingness and history through the politics of borders in the region and beyond, in “ESCAPE from the SEA” by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur.

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Filipino artist Pio Abad explores political “Counternarratives” at Silverlens Gallery


Artist Pio Abad brings up the archive of resistance to the Marcos dictatorship in the Phillipines following the recent burial of the dictator.

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“Playtime”: exploring the sociopolitical present with British artist Isaac Julien at Platform-L, South Korea


British artist Isaac Julien holds first exhibition in South Korea at Platform-L, Seoul.

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“A Tale of Two Cities”: Indian and Sri Lankan artists at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts


“A Tale of Two Cities” brings together 11 artists of Indian or Sri Lankan descent to respond to the cities of Anuradhapura and Varanasi.

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“On Becoming Two”: Lebanese artist Tony Chakar at Beirut Art Center


Tony Chakar’s site-specific installation explores the notion of critique and suspicion with regards to the commodified art object as well as the media-saturated readings of the unresolved Lebanese civil war.

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Chinese Pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale announces artists


Tradition and innovation will mark works in the Chinese Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.

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