Surreal Zhang Xiao photographs document changing Chinese coastline – picture feast


“Coastline”, the award-winning photography series by Chinese emerging artist Zhang Xiao, examines the rapid changes occurring in the coastal cities of China.

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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2011: Contemporary Asian Art


Art Radar reports from the auction room of Sotheby’s evening sale of Contemporary Asian Art on October 3, 2011. The 176-lot sale featured two ‘premium’ works, and revealed lagging enthusiasm in the contemporary Asian art market

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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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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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Malaysian artist Yee I-Lann mixes batik and photography in “Boogeyman” exhibition


“Boogeyman” is Malaysian artist Yee I-Lann’s attempt to document and explore the notion of the Orang Besar, a Southeast Asian term used to describe those members of the socio-political and economic elite in the area. In this exhibition, the artist uses a mix of batik and photography techniques to develop elaborate works which provoke a strong emotive response.

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