What’s that sound (art)? Art Radar’s guide to aural aesthetics

From 10 August to 3 November 2013, “Soundings: A Contemporary Score”, a major exhibition of sound art at MoMa, New York, showcases works by sixteen of the most prominent contemporary sound artists from around the globe.

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Xu Bing on life, art, China and New York: ARTINFO studio interview – video

Art Radar links to a video interview by ARTINFO with contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing, known for his unique approach to Chinese characters, calligraphy and printmaking.

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Indian art season in France: installation dominates 2 major museum shows

Work by a plethora of Indian artists is on show at two French museums: “Paris-Delhi-Bombay” at the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and “Indian Highway IV” at MAC (Lyons).

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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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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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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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Ai Weiwei fills Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with 100 million ceramic sunflower seeds

AI WEIWEI CHINESE ART TATE MODERN UNILEVER SERIES INSTALLATION SCULPTURE Ai Weiwei – artist, architectural designer, curator and social commentator – unveils his work for the prestigious Unilever Series for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall – Britain’s largest contemporary art commission. … Continue reading