Art Jog ’12 opening weekend sales: Indonesian contemporary painting dominates


The 2012 edition of Art Jog saw healthy sales on its opening weekend, with buyers favouring contemporary Indonesian paintings. Art Jog ’12 officially opened on 14 July 2012. Initial sales indicate a healthy interest in contemporary Indonesian painting. While it is … Continue reading

Mella Jaarsma in rare Manila performance art residency


Multidisciplinary artist Mella Jaarsma was one of four artists invited to take part in a rare performance art residency hosted by Filipino gallery Manila Contemporary.

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Asian pavilions at the 54th Venice Biennale – first critic response


ART HK 11 is over and as art world attention moves back to Europe, we take a look at what pavilions from the Asian region are offering viewers at the 54th Venice Biennale.

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Words in Art: New media artist Hung Keung’s war on Simplified Chinese


In this interview, Hong Kong-born new media artist Hung Keung explores the philosophy behind Traditional Chinese characters. Part of our “Words in Art” series.

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Words in Art: How does Manuel Ocampo avoid alphabet soup?


Manuel Ocampo talks to Art Radar Asia about how he uses words and philosophy as a tool of expression in his paintings and so joins our Words in Arts series.

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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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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

Representing South Korea at the 54th Venice Biennale: Lee Yong-baek and his art


KOREAN ARTIST VENICE BIENNALE ART EVENTS Artist Lee Yong-baek is to represent Korea at the upcoming 54th Venice Biennale, Arts Council Korea recently announced. According to a report in the Korea Times, Lee, 44, has been chosen as the official … Continue reading