Emerging Taiwanese sound artist addresses environmental issues – interview with Hsu Yen-Ting


Taiwanese sound artist Hsu Yen-Ting discusses her latest project, inspired by the Cheng Long wetlands of Taiwan, the importance of active listening and whether art can be used to raise awareness of pressing societal issues.

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Emerging artists: 4 top posts from 2010 to 2011


In the fourth post of our ongoing ‘Lists’ series, we dig deep into our archives to bring you the best and brightest posts written by us on the topic of ‘Emerging artists’.

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Hong Kong Street Art Series: ufo Gallery quits Hong Kong art scene


GALLERY CLOSURE ART MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE ART As we wrote in a December 2010 article called ‘Gallery shake-out expected in Hong Kong in 2011’, a number of galleries in Hong Kong have been forced into closure due, in part, to the … Continue reading

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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Ou Ning on Get it Louder – new voice in China’s visual arts scene


The third edition of “Get It Louder” (GIL), perhaps one of the most ambitious Chinese exhibitions representing emerging young talent across multiple fields, ran from 19 September to 7 November this year in Beijing and Shanghai. Curious about GIL’s mission and its growth, Art Radar Asia had an in-depth discussion with Ou Ning, the brainchild and chief curator of the event. Ou Ning himself is a wearer of many artistic hats and our interview also explores some of his experiences.

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Miao Xiaochun pushes limits of digital art – an Art Radar interview


Chinese digital artist and photographer Miao Xiaochun held his first solo-show at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany from 15 August to 3 October this year. The show was entitled “Macromania” and showcased a selection of his work from the past ten years. Art Radar had a chance to catch up with him in his studio in Beijing to discuss his latest works, his artistic process and his views on the art market.

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Artist Manit Sriwanichpoom’s pink prophecies for Thailand – Art Radar interview


“Phenomena and Prophecies” is an exhibition of over 100 photographic and video works by the internationally acclaimed Thai artist Manit Sriwanichpoom. In an interview with the artist, Art Radar explores how he uses photography to expose the brutal truth behind Thai society and to denounce consumerism through satirical compositions.

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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