Gwangju Biennale 2012: Curatorial genius or chaos?


With so many directors (six) and directions (six overlapping sub-themes), will it be possible for those behind the 9th Gwangju Biennale to produce a cogent and compelling event?

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ART HK 12: Redefining the space we live in – Asia Art Archive Open Platform speakers


On Friday 18 May 2012, Asia Art Archive once again held their Open Platform programme. Two of the groups discussed art and its role in negotiating public spaces, but with very different approaches.

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Sydney Contemporary 2013: ART HK founder Tim Etchells’ newest fair venture


ART HK founder Tim Etchells has launched Australia’s newest art fair, an international biennial event called Sydney Contemporary that is to be held in 2013.

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Art Fair Tokyo expands venue in 2012


Art Fair Tokyo has announced that it will be expanding its venue in 2012, using all of the available space in the Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Hall.

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Dining with Abramović and her nudes: Exploitation or art? Opinion round up


The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Arts sparked controversy when Marina Abramović’s planned performance was publicly condemned by American choreographer Yvonne Rainer.

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Venice Biennale model outdated? Cultural citizenship an alternative – curator Ranjit Hoskote


Curator Ranjit Hoskote shares his views on the Venice Biennale model and his image of the event as a shift from spectacle to search engine, nationality to cultural citizenship.

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Yu-Chen Wang’s installations breathe new life into Manchester’s industrial past


Yu-Chen Wang looks at Britain’s industrial past during residency at Manchester’s Chinese Arts Centre. Click through for more about this work and the Centre.

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