Emerging Taiwanese sound artist addresses environmental issues – interview with Hsu Yen-Ting


Taiwanese sound artist Hsu Yen-Ting discusses her latest project, inspired by the Cheng Long wetlands of Taiwan, the importance of active listening and whether art can be used to raise awareness of pressing societal issues.

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Dafen Art Village, part II: Original art struggles in Shenzhen copy town – artist interview


In the second part of our series on Dafen Art Village, we speak to Wang Zeng Chun to find out what it’s like for an original artist in an art district dedicated to copy-art.

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Thai artist combines Japanese cartoons with traditional Thai motifs – Bangkok Post


Design becomes contemporary visual art at the hands of emerging Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, who is inspired by Japanese manga and traditional Thai motifs.

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ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: IQ2 debater Simon de Pury on beautiful art – interview


Art Radar catches up with iconic auctioneer Simon de Pury, in Hong Kong to participate in the latest IQ2 debate, the motion of which is “Art Must Be Beautiful”.

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Hong Kong artist activist Kacey Wong on Ai Weiwei arrest – interview


We talk to Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong about why he is so strongly involved in local protest action and what Ai Weiwei’s detention means for the city’s art community.

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Work of 3 Chinese artists gets first time MoMA showing in performance photography exhibit – curator interview


We talk to MoMA about 3 photographs by Chinese artists Ai Weiwei, Rong Rong and Huang Yan, on show for the first time since their acquisition by the museum in 2008.

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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

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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