Major museum acquisitions for Malaysian contemporary artists Chong Kim Chiew, Yee I-Lann


In the first half of 2012, the Singapore Art Museum and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanawaza acquired works by two Malaysian artists: Chong Kim Chiew and Yee I-Lann.

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Philippine Ateneo Art Gallery celebrates 50 years with exhibition and art fund


Philippine university art museum Ateneo Art Gallery has turned fifty. The gallery began in as a collection of paintings donated by multimillionaire heir, philanthropist and educator Fernando Zobel de Ayala, himself a painter. Today, it is busy inaugurating extended gallery space and setting up contemporary art acquisition and endowment funds.

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian collected by The Met


Dubai gallery The Third Line announced in a recent newsletter that work by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Farmanfarmaian is a mosaic artist, often working mirrors, who has spent much of her prestigious artistic career in New York. She returned to Tehran in 2000 and continues her work from there.

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Rashid Rana show proof of Musée Guimet new contemporary acquisition policy – interview with curators


INTERVIEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM CONTEMPORARY ART PAKISTANI ARTISTS Revolutions come far and few in between in the museum world. This season promises to be different. The Musée Guimet, France’s leading ancient Asian art museum, has opened its doors to contemporary Asian … Continue reading

MOMA acquires Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner video Moby Dick


ISRAELI NEW MEDIA This year Israeli artist’s Guy Ben-Ner’s Moby Dick (2000) has been acquired by MOMA. Ben-Ner was born in 1969 and is resident in New York and Berlin. He represented Israel in Venice Biennale 2005. His art, resonant … Continue reading