Auction houses on move in Asia: Christie’s first Singapore Pop-Up Preview


Many auction houses are expanding their Asian operations at a rapid pace in 2012, Christie’s among them. In anticipation of its fall 2012 auction season in Hong Kong, Christie’s held its first pop-up preview show in Singapore.

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Major museum acquisitions for Malaysian contemporary artists Chong Kim Chiew, Yee I-Lann


In the first half of 2012, the Singapore Art Museum and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanawaza acquired works by two Malaysian artists: Chong Kim Chiew and Yee I-Lann.

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What the ballet ban means for contemporary art in Malaysia in 2012


Just how pernicious is censorship in Malaysia, and what does this mean for Malaysian contemporary art?

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Christie’s Hong Kong autumn 2011 sales: Indonesian art triumphs, Indian falters amid cautious market


The response to Christie’s Hong Kong day sale of Asian Contemporary Art, held on 27 November 2011, was restrained. 28 percent of works in the 273-lot sale failed to sell.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Curator Patrick Flores: early Southeast Asian manifestos and art movements – ART on AIR podcast


We have tuned in to another Art on Air podcast, this one recording a talk with Philippine curator and scholar Patrick Flores at New York’s Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

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Asia realising art part of society, says Peter H. H. Lim – The Star Online


What place does art have in Asian society today? How can Malaysia hold onto its intellectuals? Malaysian artist Peter H. H. Lim shares his thoughts with The Star Online.

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Political correctness enemy of good art says Valentine Willie – BFM podcast


We pull some quotes from a fascinating BFM podcast with Malaysian contemporary art specialist and dealer Valentine Willie. Find a link to the interview here, too.

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