Art Radar’s 17 most-searched Asian contemporary artists, January to June 2012


Heading into the second half of the year, Art Radar’s artist search data for January to June has just come in. 2012 brought with it several major changes to the list.

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Mella Jaarsma in rare Manila performance art residency


Multidisciplinary artist Mella Jaarsma was one of four artists invited to take part in a rare performance art residency hosted by Filipino gallery Manila Contemporary.

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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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New fair Art Stage Singapore announces 100+ list of gallery participants


Art Stage Singpore has released the names of galleries and artists that will be attending the art fair in January next year. This event is new to Singapore and aims to bring together artists, art professionals and collectors from the West and East while also focussing attention on art from surrounding regions. The seasoned Lorenzo Rudolf, who has been involved with Art Basel and ShContemporary, is Fair Director. We have copied the media release for you to read.

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