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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ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: Gallery sales – ART FUTURES and ASIA ONE sections


We move away from reporting on the “blue-chip” sales at ART HK 11 and take a closer look at what was happening in the new ASIA ONE and ART FUTURES sections of the fair.

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Islamic tradition reworked by 10 Jameel Prize finalists – artwork and artists


The 10 finalists for the 2011 Jameel Prize have been announced. To qualify for this V&A-administered prize, all artists must seek influence from Islamic art.

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2 Japanese galleries among 40 for Maurice Lacroix Art Award


Two Japanese galleries compete with 38 mostly European spaces at the 45th Art Cologne to win best stand and the 2011 Maurice Lacroix Art Award for New Contemporaries.

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Walid Raad’s Lebanon shows in Sweden for first time – picture post


Lebanese-American Walid Raad’s retrospective spans twenty years of artworks that study Beirut, the Lebanese civil war and the Arab art world.

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