Have fairs and biennials fallen out of step? The Art Newspaper


The Art Newspaper notes an unusual trend in the contemporary art world. Young artists from established countries like America are receiving less and less attention at biennials.

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How magic was the Yokohama Triennale 2011? Highlights round up


After the terrible disasters that befell Japan this year, Art Radar looks at the works that made The Yokohama Triennale 2011 live up to its theme “OUR MAGIC HOUR”.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Photographer David LaChapelle in Hong Kong: Asian art scene buzzing while New York’s stagnates


At the opening press conference for his Hong Kong debut solo, “The Raft”, David LaChapelle shares his thoughts on the Asian art scene and how Asia inspired his work.

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Taiwan eco-art exhibition Going Green tours America – curator interview


Environmental art in Asia is not a subject we’ve touched on much here at Art Radar. So when we heard about “Going Green”, an environmental art exhibition that took Taiwanese artists and their art to America, we decided to interview curator Jane Ingram Allen to find out more.

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Art Radar explores use of words in Asian contemporary art: A series introduction


Art Radar Asia introduces the reader to a new series of interviews with Asian artists working with words in art. Among the artists and artist groups we speak with are Raqs Media Collective (India), Hung Keung (Hong Kong), Sujata Bajaj (India), Wenda Gu (China), Manuel Ocampo (Philippines) and Josephine Starrs (Australia). We have asked them questions about why and how they use words, script and text in their works and why language is significant to their work and to their world.

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If it makes you scratch your head, its art – Sakshi 25th anniversary exhibition


MUMBAI ART SHOW SAKSHI GALLERY SWAPAN SETH Mumbai-based Sakshi Gallery has made the rather unusual decision of having a first-time curator put together its golden jubilee show. Having said that, the gallery is well-known for exhibiting experimental works so perhaps, … Continue reading

3 art DVD stocking stuffers to buy


The holiday season is upon us. Not only is it a good time to invest in some much needed rest and relaxation, the time off allows us to finally get in some screen time. We’ve listed our top three DVDs on the world of art that will allow you (or the lucky family member or friend you buy them for) to curl up in your holiday couch while brushing up on your art history knowledge.

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