4 Russian artists to watch: Turku Biennial 2011 selection


We explore the work of four Russian contemporary artists – Tatiana Akhmetgalieva, Alexander Gurko, Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov – as shown in Turku.

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4 top photography posts: market outlook, Japanese veterans, Russian perspective


In this continuation of our ongoing series of list posts, we look at how the photography market is growing in Asia by linking to the best posts on this topic from our archives.

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Was Nam June Paik’s Tate Liverpool show information overload? Critics report


Nam June Paik, a Tate Liverpool retrospective celebrating the late artist’s career, wound up in March 2011. We’ve picked out a few of the best critic quotes.

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International contemporary ink artists show with Chinese in Shenzhen


The traditional art of Chinese ink painting has so far received little attention in the international art market. This state of affairs may finally be changing.

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Israeli art scene online with Omanoot.com launch – resource alert


New Israeli art website Omanoot.org launched with locally produced video art and film. Founded by Edoe Cohen, work by Israeli visual artists will follow.

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Taiwan digital art in rare established Paris gallery showing


Exhibition “False Friends/An Ephemeral Video Library” marks the first time Taiwanese digital art has been showcased in an established Paris gallery. Three Taiwanese artists, Ming-Yu Lee, Wu Shang Lin and Chia Wei Hsu, are among 24 international artists whose video-based works are on display in the city’s Jeu de Paume.

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Words in Art: India’s Raqs Media Collective see all words as equal


Indian artist group Raqs Media Collective is the first to be featured as part of our new words-in-art series. In this interview, Raqs talks about how they use written language to express their particular views and thoughts within their new media works. – Group conversation and discussion, and the recording of this narrative, is integral to their art practice – Their biggest challenge to date was the curation of “The Rest of Now” for Manifesta 7 in 2008 – The group likes to use words that leave the reader asking questions and for them, words have no hierarchy – The installation Skirmish (2010) is part of an ongoing series of ‘love stories’ – Time is often explored in artwork by Raqs and is a concept that particularly interests the group; they discuss Escapement – A show at Experimenter Gallery in February, 2011, is announced as well as a new light sculpture, Revoltage.

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Taiwan eco-art exhibition Going Green tours America – curator interview


Environmental art in Asia is not a subject we’ve touched on much here at Art Radar. So when we heard about “Going Green”, an environmental art exhibition that took Taiwanese artists and their art to America, we decided to interview curator Jane Ingram Allen to find out more.

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