BNEv4: 3 emerging Indonesian artists consider individual role in global art world


Version four of the Bandung New Emergence (BNE) exhibition was held at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung, Indonesia in June and July 2012.

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Emerging Taiwanese sound artist addresses environmental issues – interview with Hsu Yen-Ting


Taiwanese sound artist Hsu Yen-Ting discusses her latest project, inspired by the Cheng Long wetlands of Taiwan, the importance of active listening and whether art can be used to raise awareness of pressing societal issues.

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David Armi Putra solo exhibition “Pembual/Loudmouth”: fantasies confront and confound


Indonesian artist David Armi Putra recently wrapped up his solo show, “Pembual/Loudmouth”, at the Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung on 11 May 2012.

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Mongolian Mugi’s first Hong Kong solo: Rediscovering past lost to communism


Mongolian artist Munkhtsetseg Jalkhaajav, also known as Mugi, recently concluded her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Her works commonly depict women and deal with the re-emergence of Mongolian heritage.

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Palais de Tokyo expands: More room for international contemporary art


Eleven Asian artists have been included in the inaugural edition of La Triennale, which was launched at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on 20 April 2012.

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Australian art school graduate pockets 35,000 dollars with ‘science fiction prop’ sculpture


Lachlan Petras was awarded the AUD35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize at the 2012 “Hatched” National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Art Observed reports on Mathaf Arab art museum inauguration and preview


Art Observed was on site for the inauguration of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar. As stated by the online art magazine, “Mathaf – Arabic for ‘museum’ – is the first institution of its kind in the region focusing entirely on Arab art and creativity.” Read on for images and information from the magazine.

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Tsong Pu discusses six artworks: Part III – On local recognition of local art and the cube redefined


TAIWANESE CONTEMPORARY ART INSTALLATION TAIWAN-CHINA RELATIONS ARTIST INTERVIEW When Tsong Pu was studying overseas in the 1970s he would introduce himself as Chinese or as being from China. Later, as China opened it’s borders and more art from the country was … Continue reading