“Morning Glory” adorns Tyler Rollins: second solo for Cambodian Sopheap Pich


Cambodian sculptor Sopheap Pich presents a poignant statement on daily life in his homeland through large-scale sculptures of a humble, hardy flower, the morning glory.

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South Asian artists: 4 top posts from 2009 to 2011


In the third 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 ‘South Asian artists’.

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Documentary and art photography crossover exhibition attempts to portray alternate realities of war


The work of number of photographers and artists that, in various direct or indirect ways, deal with the Iraq and Afghanistan war were collected together for the late 2010 exhibition late “Bringing the War Back Home” at Impressions Gallery. The works blur the boundaries between documentary photography and art, often manipulating common images of the war to present a view different from that given by photojournalists. Artists include: Farhad Ahrarnia, Sama Alshaibi, Lisa Barnard, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Edmund Clark, Kay May, Asef Ali Mohammad, Christopher Sims, Peter van Agtmael.

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Sound art, trickery and time – interview Hong Kong new media artist Chilai Howard Cheng


HONG KONG ART Chilai Howard Cheng, an ambitious young artist in his early twenties, draws attention to his video exhibition Stiffen Water at Para/Site Central, Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong (5 Sep – 30 Oct). A fresh graduate of School … Continue reading

Vietnamese performance art – new research underway


VIETNAMESE PERFORMANCE ART   Performance art is regarded as one of the more esoteric branches of contemporary art and Vietnamese art is decidedly off the beaten track. But perhaps that is why Nora A. Taylor, a familiar name in Vietnamese art … Continue reading