Asian Art Museum’s “Phantoms of Asia”: 5 Indian artists contemplate tradition


In a survey exhibition at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, five contemporary Indian artists create works that talk with the artifacts they sit next to.

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Yoshitomo Nara shows first-time bronze sculptures: Japan exhibition tour


Starting in July 2012, a huge exhibition of new work by 52-year-old Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara will travel to three museums in his home country.

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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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Political spectre looms over Ai Weiwei Taiwan exhibition – round up


“Ai Weiwei absent” wrapped up at TFAM on 29 January 2012 after a three-month-long run. Art Radar takes a look at its reception and the political questions surrounding the show.

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Exhibition missed? National Art Gallery Singapore has solution – resource alert


The National Art Gallery, Singapore has launched Exhibition Panoramas and Art Radar takes a virtual tour to find out how close to a real show experience the feature is.

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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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Russian-born Lena Liv captures Moscow's socialist subways in Tel Aviv museum show


PHOTOGRAPHY INSTALLATION LIGHT BOXES MUSEUM SHOWS RUSSIA ISRAEL ITALY Artist Lena Liv takes her shots in the early morning, capturing various Moscow subway stations before people crowd the architecture. Her interest in these Stalin-era “palaces for the Proletariat” may stem … Continue reading

Rashid Rana show proof of Musée Guimet new contemporary acquisition policy – interview with curators


INTERVIEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM CONTEMPORARY ART PAKISTANI ARTISTS Revolutions come far and few in between in the museum world. This season promises to be different. The Musée Guimet, France’s leading ancient Asian art museum, has opened its doors to contemporary Asian … Continue reading