“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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“I Thought of You”: Chinese ink artist Peng Wei at Suzhou Museum


The Suzhou Museum’s Contemporary Art Gallery becomes the stage for a play between Peng Wei’s ethereal, timeless ink artwork and the architectural surroundings of the exhibition spaces.

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“Figures in a Landscape”: British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf


British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara turn his anthropological gaze to the languages of social media, marketing and advertising in solo exhibition entitled “Figures in a Landscape” at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

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Myanmar artist Aye Ko wins Joseph Balestier Award for Freedom of Art 2017


A finalist for three consecutive editions, Aye Ko tops the 2017 shortlist including female artists Arahmaiani from Indonesia and Chaw Ei Thein from Myanmar for the Joseph Balestier Award for Freedom of Art.

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Photo Gallery: “Welcome to BIRDHEAD World Again” at ShanghART, Singapore


The acclaimed photography duo BIRDHEAD presents a new series of work on Southeast Asia at ShanghART in Singapore.

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AIA Vietnam Eye: Vietnamese contemporary artists in focus – in pictures


Parallel Contemporary Art and the Saatchi Gallery team up with AIA Vietnam Life Insurance to present the major exhibition “AIA Vietnam Eye”and a book on contemporary Vietnamese art.

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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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