The (potential) politics of art: China’s soft power push


The New York Times ran an article in June 2012 on Chinese museums and their recent push to host exhibitions of international artwork. We take a closer look at China’s soft power push.

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Para/Site’s “Taiping Tianguo”: Moving beyond the survey in Hong Kong


Running from 12 May to 12 August 2012, Para/Site Art Space’s exhibition “Taiping Tianguo” empowers the viewer to find or imagine the common threads between its artists.

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What is ahead for contemporary Asian art, 2012 and beyond? Part II


The past decade has seen galleries expand, both in their reach and roles. Just how are they responding to the challenges of a globalised world? We explore in the second post in our 2012 and beyond art trend series.

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Chinese artist-run spaces rise up again?


ARTIST RUN SPACES BEIJING CHINA Eflux writer Carol Linghua Yu has written an interesting piece on the recent sprouting of independent artist-run spaces ‘born as a response to a specific situation in China’. Obsessed with constructing physical infrastructure and state-of-the-art … Continue reading