Asia-Pacific’s 7 most shocking performance art pieces


From body mutilation to blood transfusion, performance artists tend to do strange things. But just how far will they go to express their art – and why bother? Read on for Asia-Pacific’s 7 most shocking art performances.

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6 artists contemplate freedom in “Waiting for the Wind” – in pictures


An exhibition in Kolkata, India, delves into issues of militarisation, violence, captivity and freedom through the work of six artists.

“Waiting for the Wind”, at Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery from 7 March to 26 April 2014, features Indian, Egyptian, Bangladeshi and Lebanese artists whose videos, installations and images explore issues of militarisation, violence, captivity and freedom.

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7 influential women artists from Asia-Pacific


Art Radar pays tribute to 7 women artists that have made an impact on the global art stage on the occasion of the recent International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on 8 March to celebrate women’s economic, political, and social achievements.

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Disrupted Choreographies from Vietnam – in pictures


Eight Vietnamese artists explore alternative views of colonisation and alter assumptions of history in Museum of Contemporary Art Nîmes’ recently launched “Residual: Disrupted Choreographies”.

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Iranian artist Shirin Neshat on art, politics and changing the world – interview


Iranian-born, self-proclaimed nomadic artist Shirin Neshat talks about the cultural, gendered and political aspects of her critically acclaimed works, including her current exhibition Our House Is on Fire, part of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s new One-to-One artist initiative.

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In the shadow of war: Photographer Jamal Penjweny on Iraq today – interview


Iraqi photographer and filmmaker Jamal Penjweny speaks to Art Radar about his art projects and the everyday life in Iraq that they portray, a side of the country not often seen in the media.

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11 influential South Asian neo-miniaturists


Art Radar finds out who are the most influential artists who have been inspired by South Asian miniature art working today.

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