City shows, financial woes: 2012 Shanghai Biennale round up


While the Shanghai Biennale’s new 2012 city pavilion concept attracted a lot of attention, it was overshadowed by financial and curatorial issues in the run-up to the event.

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Hong Kong’s Para/Site Art Space announces new curator Qinyi Lim


Singapore-born Qinyi Lim was recently appointed as curator for Hong Kong’s Para/Site Art Space. The appointment marks the first time the non-profit has taken on a permanent curator.

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Gallery-less art fairs: Asia’s next big art marketing format?


In Asia, artist-led fairs and gallery-less exhibition formats might fill a grassroots niche for young artists. Do they increase creative freedom or weaken institutional support?

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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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BNEv4: 3 emerging Indonesian artists consider individual role in global art world


Version four of the Bandung New Emergence (BNE) exhibition was held at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung, Indonesia in June and July 2012.

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Experimenter’s 2012 Curators’ Hub probes South Asian art practice – event alert


On 27 and 28 July 2012, Experimenter in Kolkata will hold the second edition of its Curators’ Hub programme. As part of this year’s conference, ten curators will give presentations.

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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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