Words in Art: How Indian-born painter Sujata Bajaj uses Sanskrit on canvas


For the last interview in our year-long “Words in Art” series, Art Radar met with the Indian painter Sujata Bajaj in her Paris studio. Read on for an overview of her practice.

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Words in Art: Wenda Gu on rewriting and retranslating traditional Chinese culture


As we near the end of our “Words in Art” series we look at how seminal Chinese artist Wenda Gu manipulates and reinvents the traditional calligraphy of his home country.

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Words in Art: Australian artist Josephine Starrs maps rivers with poetry


Australian artists Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski use poetry, local quotes and lyrics in their environmentally-conscious new media art.

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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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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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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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3 Indian and 2 Chinese artists in top 10 for sculpture auction revenue – Artprice


CHINESE INDIAN ARTISTS CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE ART MARKET REPORT Three Indian and two Chinese artists are featured in Artprice’s top 10 of contemporary artists for auction revenue from sculptures. While the report’s contemporary painting segment features artists from the US, the … Continue reading

First Malaysian art auction nearly sells out – Art Radar interviews Henry Butcher president


For the last couple of years, the Malaysian art scene has been opening up to visitors. The 4th International Art Expo Malaysia, held at the end of October this year, attracted large numbers of visitors and buyers and the event has been instrumental in encouraging the Malaysian art market. While this expo is perhaps Malaysia’s best known international art event, the real story could be said to begin with Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers.

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