Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Art Radar 18 most-searched contemporary Asian artists to June 2011


Goodbye Takashi Murakami. Hello Tsang Kin-Wah. Art Radar‘s list of the top twenty most-searched Asian contemporary artists to June 2011 holds some surprises.

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Invisible paintings by Filipino artist Edd Aragon light up in Yuchengco Museum – profile


An increasing number of artists are working with light as part of their art creation. Now Filipino-born artist Edd Aragon has developed his own UV light-reactive paint.

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Which Asian contemporary artists made Artprice auction revenue top 500?


Art Radar Asia has put together a list of this year’s biggest-selling Asian artists, compiled from the Artprice Annual Report (2009/2010). Out of the 500 international contemporary artists named by Artprice, 238 come from Asia. With artists like Yifei Chen (China), Anish Kapoor (India) and Takashi Murakami (Japan) topping the list, the results of this report are a testament to the continued growth of the Asian art market.

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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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Filipino emerging artist named Yumbassador


Art in the Philippines never sounded so good. When you hear the word “Yum” you usually think of food. But a Filipino fast food chain seems to have a different kind of “Yum” in mind. Launched in October this year, the Jollibee Yumbassadors is an effort of Jollibee Foods Corporation to give back to the food loving Filipino community by means of youth empowerment emphasising Filipino individuality. And with the inclusion of Nasser Lubay in the Yumbassador roster of nine, it seems that the company views contemporary artists as particularly inspirational.

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