Music as Freedom: sound in the visual art practice of Vietnam’s Vũ Dân Tân – artist profile


Long considered the acute opposite of mainstream Vietnamese contemporary art, artist Vũ Dân Tân is celebrated with a three-week long exhibition that examines his mixed media and installation practice, that towards the end of his life incorporated sound and music components as a means to interrogate the cultural traditions of his home country.

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“Celebrating Murni”: life, legacy and memory of Indonesia’s IGAK Murniasih – artist profile


Art Radar speaks to the artists and curators involved in the exhibition “Celebrating Murni” and profiles the artist IGAK Murniasih, an influential figure in the Indonesian art scene.

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Curiosity bags Indian artist Navin Thomas 2011 ŠKODA Prize


The ŠKODA Prize is fast becoming the most prestigious contemporary art award in the Indian visual art scene, featuring the work of younger artists across the country.

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Louis Vuitton gets Yayoi Kusama’s polka-dots


Marc Jacobs of Louis Vuitton continues to push fashion and art collaboration to the cutting edge as his partnership with the contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama proves.

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Southeast Asian photography: Langgeng Art Foundation holds rare group showing


The Langgeng Art Foundation has brought together works by Southeast Asia’s top photographers in a rare exhibition that is running until 21 January 2012.

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HelpersUnite connects artists and entrepreneurs with charities for joint fundraising


HelpersUnite is the first platform to combine fundraising for creative and business ventures with charitable giving and online event ticketing. Art Radar takes a closer look.

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Will Ai Weiwei rebuild Shanghai studio in Ghent?


Flemish artist Wim Delvoye has offered Ai Weiwei the chance to rebuild his demolished Shanghai studio in his planned sculpture park in the grounds of his house in Ghent.

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