Rare panoramic view of North Korean art scene – Asia Times book review


Asia Times Online journalist Michael Rank reviewed a book by renowned scholars of North Korean arts and culture that offers original research and rare perspectives on the enigmatic nation.

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Gwangju Biennale 2012: Curatorial genius or chaos?


With so many directors (six) and directions (six overlapping sub-themes), will it be possible for those behind the 9th Gwangju Biennale to produce a cogent and compelling event?

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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

Emerging Korean artist Rim Lee exhibits new surrealist works in Chicago


Young Korean artist Rim Lee’s first solo exhibition, “Retrospective”, recently opened at Kasia Kay Art Projects gallery in Chicago.

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Tune in to Art International Radio for 30+ talks on Asian contemporary art


Online US-based radio ART on AIR, focussed on all things art, has produced a number of podcasts on Asian contemporary art that are worth making time for.

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Missed the 8th Gwangju Biennale? Watch it all online


BIENNALES CONTEMPORARY ART EVENTS KOREA Mousse Magazine was chosen by the Gwangju Biennale to put together a series of video portraits of the entire 2010 event. The resulting set of films tour the various exhibition spaces and provide a surprisingly … Continue reading

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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