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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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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3 out of 5 Sharjah Biennial 10 prizes go to Asian visual artists


We highlight the three Asian visual artists that have been honoured in the Sharjah Biennial Prize for 2011. A Pakistani miniaturist took out the top prize.

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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

Shahzia Sikander questions authority with new video art medium at Para/Site in Hong Kong


PAKISTANI CONTEMPORARY VIDEO ART Art Radar talks to Pakistani miniaturist and video-maker Shahzia Sikander on the occasion of her debut show in China. The internationally acclaimed Shahzia Sikander spent 2003-2008 performing an in-depth study of the moving image and the fruits … Continue reading

Pakistani contemporary miniature art – overview on video


PAKISTANI CONTEMPORARY MINIATURE ART Keep hearing about contemporary Pakistani art and want to know a bit more? Here is a great little introductory video. RTHK, a Hong Kong media organisation, has produced a brief but powerful  video which, in just 6 … Continue reading

Two emerging Pakistani miniature artists on show in US for first time


PAKISTANI MINIATURE PAINTING Mudassar Manzoor and Attiya Shaukat: Contemporary Miniature Paintings to March 29 2009 Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco with Gandhara Gallery, Pakistan In the 1980s the National College of the Arts in Lahore, Pakistan revived the ancient traditional … Continue reading

Middle Eastern, Indian, Pakistani artists show seminal works in 3-city exhibition: Lines of Control


MIDDLE EAST SOUTH ASIA ART Two influential art enterprises, Green Cardamom and Middle Eastern gallery The Third Line co-present Lines of Control, a fascinating series of exhibitions in Dubai, Karachi and London comprising both seminal and new works by 18 … Continue reading