Art Stage Singapore East-West balance praised


ART FAIRS SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY ART EVENTS ASIAN ART MARKET With a total of 32,000 visitors – viewing work presented by 121 galleries from 26 countries – and some major sales, the inaugural edition of Art Stage Singapore seems to have proved … Continue reading

Galleries say debut Art Stage Singapore brings diversity ART HK lacks


ART FAIRS SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY ART EVENTS Art Stage Singapore made its success debut at Marina Bay Sands last week. While attendees praised the fair’s diverse yet strongly Asian audience, initial sales have been reported as mixed. Art Radar was there, taking … Continue reading

Contemporary galleries face intense competition, must re-think game plan


As pointed out in a recent The Art Newspaper article, competition has never been fiercer for international contemporary galleries so today the top ones are focussing on building their global brand. As demand for contemporary artwork grows, the size and number of contemporary art galleries that sell it increases.

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Indonesian ethnicity on display in national gallery show


“Ethnicity Now”, held at the Indonesian National Gallery in December this year, was expected to be a “small step towards cultivating … pride in an Indonesian art that is rooted in local culture and tradition.” It has, however, been followed by mixed reviews. Some say the Indonesian-made artwork in the exhibition failed to reflect or emphasis the show’s title. Others were impressed by the brilliance, uniqueness and diversity of the display.

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Para/Site bring Indonesian moving image to Hong Kong – Record Waves exhibition


“Recorded Waves: Moving Images from Indonesia” began at Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong in November this year. Curated by Para/Site’s Executive Director and Curator Alvaro Rodríguez Fominaya, the exhibition displays an assemblage of examples of the development of video art in Indonesia. It is presented simultaneously with “Jompet.Third Realm”, a solo exhibition of work by celebrated Indonesian artist Kuswidananto aka Jompet.

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Taiwanese artist Wu Mali on role of art in communities – Asia Art Archive


Collaboration with communities has been an ongoing significance in Wu Mali’s works for a decade now. As she explains, dealing with socially-engaged practice through art presents a learning experience of its own. In an interview with Asia Art Archive which we summarise, Wu explains her work and why she thinks community collaboration is so important for art practice.

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Cemeti moves on from Landing Soon with new residency programme


After eleven successful Landing Soon residency projects, a three year exchange programme run by Indonesian art space Cemeti Art House in collaboration with Heden in The Hague, Netherlands, Cemeti Art House has refreshed its residency programmes which are now open to artists, curators and researchers.

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3 electronic gifts any collector would love


Who could say no to getting the latest in technological wizardry this holiday season? Art Radar presents a hand-picked selection of gadgets for the artniks in your life. Below are three gizmos which can be used to display those stored art works digitally or to create and saturate yourself in digital media.

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