6 Asian and Middle Eastern artists at the Whitney Biennial 2017


In a time of turmoil, the Whitney Biennial considers how racial tensions, economic inequities and polarising politics affect our sense of community.

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“Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia” at the Arts Centre Melbourne


Art Radar takes a closer look at some of the participating performance artists and their practice in “Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia”.

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“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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Preview: first time national pavilions at the 57th Venice Biennale


Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati and Nigeria launch inaugural national pavilions at the 57th Venice Biennale.

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“It is Not Necessary to Understand Everything”: Bangladeshi artist Naeem Mohaiemen at Tensta Konsthall, Sweden


Naeem Mohaiemen excavates national and personal histories in his film essay “It is Not Necessary to Understand Everything” on show at the Swedish Tensta Konsthall.

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Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise at SculptureCenter, New York


SculptureCenter holds latest exhibition of work by Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise until 27 March 2017.

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