State of art appreciation in Pakistan – The Express Tribune

Pakistan has seen a wave of interest in its contemporary artists. Some critics remain sceptical about this popularity, however. Is the Pakistani art industry is still immature?

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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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South Asian contemporary art scene: Five artists to watch

Looking for new names in the South Asian art world? Deepika Sorabjee, writing for CNN Go, has profiled five emerging artists from India and Pakistan whose works were recently on display in Mumbai galleries. We provide information and images on the five artists: Bani Abidi (Pakistan, 1971), Prashant Pandey (India, 1984), Waqas Khan (Pakistan), Ritesh Meshram (India, 1975), C K Rajan (India, 1960).

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Which Asian contemporary artists made Artprice auction revenue top 500?

Art Radar Asia has put together a list of this year’s biggest-selling Asian artists, compiled from the Artprice Annual Report (2009/2010). Out of the 500 international contemporary artists named by Artprice, 238 come from Asia. With artists like Yifei Chen (China), Anish Kapoor (India) and Takashi Murakami (Japan) topping the list, the results of this report are a testament to the continued growth of the Asian art market.

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Critics can’t fault Pakistani artist Rashid Rana’s Guimet show

Pakistani artist Rashid Rana, 42 is exhibiting twenty-seven sculptures and photomontages in his retrospective called “Perpetual Paradox” at the Musée Guimet in Paris. Born in Lahore, and working in Lahore, Rana is known for documenting paradoxes and contradictions. We round-up the immediate critical response to the show.

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Documentary and art photography crossover exhibition attempts to portray alternate realities of war

The work of number of photographers and artists that, in various direct or indirect ways, deal with the Iraq and Afghanistan war were collected together for the late 2010 exhibition late “Bringing the War Back Home” at Impressions Gallery. The works blur the boundaries between documentary photography and art, often manipulating common images of the war to present a view different from that given by photojournalists. Artists include: Farhad Ahrarnia, Sama Alshaibi, Lisa Barnard, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Edmund Clark, Kay May, Asef Ali Mohammad, Christopher Sims, Peter van Agtmael.

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Asia Society brings historic show of Pakistani art to US Sep 2009

  PAKISTANI ART SHOW Along with the Japan Society and the ICP, the Asia Society based in New York is developing a reputation for curating the most influential books and shows to document emerging art coming out of Asia today. Its … Continue reading

Asian contemporary art course Sothebys July 2008 London

ASIAN ART COURSE SOTHEBYS LONDON JULY 21-25 2008 If you have arrived at this post and want more up to date course info (click here for latest) This one-week course will explore the work of artists from East Asia, India, … Continue reading