Japanese painter Mitsuhiro Ikeda examines place “where exterior and interior coexist” – picture feast


Mitsuhiro Ikeda returns to ShugoArts in September and October 2012 after a three year absence with a solo exhibition of oil on canvas and cotton paintings.

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Alserkal Avenue’s 2012 art season to open amid expansion plans


Alserkal Avenue, an organically-grown, self-sustaining arts district in Dubai, is celebrating the opening of its annual art season on 10 September 2012.

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Realist painter Liu Xiaodong now represented by Lisson Gallery


In June 2012, Lisson Gallery announced that they will represent Chinese neo-realist painter Liu Xiaodong. Liu joins Ai Weiwei, who has been represented by the gallery since 2010.

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Taiwanese painter Lien Chien Hsing’s fictional reality – picture feast


Lien Chien Hsing returns Taiwan to nature, imagining its future as a country of ruins, in his paintings on show as part of “Between Reality and Fiction: Sceneries of the Mind”.

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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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Building cultural bridges: Animation art exhibition connects Iran, Kurdistan – video


PressTV reporter Dale McEwan was in Erbil, Kurdistan in June 2012 to cover an exhibition of work by Mashaallah Mohammadi, an Iranian-Kurdish painter and animator.

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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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