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.

Continue reading

Indonesian contemporary art in Italy: Primo Marella maps emerging Asian art regions


The last half of a two part series on Indonesian art in Italy. We talk to Primo Marella, owner and director of the Milan-based Primo Marella Gallery about mapping Asia for European audiences.

Continue reading

Art Stage Singapore 2012 round up: Sales slow, coverage listless


From 12-15 January, the Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibtion Center hosted the second annual Art Stage Singapore, organised by Art Basel and Art Basel Miami founder Lorenzo Rudolf.

Continue reading

National Art Gallery Singapore offers tantalising tidbits on Southeast Asian master artists


Learn more about Southeast Asian master artists with little effort. Find out how, with the click of your mouse, you can delve into National Art Gallery, Singapore’s collection.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

3 young Malaysian contemporaries, 3 cultural interrogations


Valentine Willie Fine Art, located in Kuala Lumpur, presented “3 Young Contemporaries” in October and November this year. As the title suggests, the exhibition contained the work of three Malaysian contemporary artists: Chi Too, Minstrel Kuik and Poodien. It is part of the gallery’s annual exhibition programme that aims to provide a platform for young and emerging artists from the Southeast Asian region. Here we summarise comments made on the exhibition by curator and writer Eva McGovern.

Continue reading

Christie’s provides first-hand view of top Indonesian artists – event alert


This one’s for Hong Kong-based lovers of contemporary Southeast Asian art. Visualising Indonesia – A Curatorial Journey is part of Christie’s Autumn 2010 Lecture Series in Hong Kong and an event we highly recommend those in the city try to get to. Speaker Enin Supriyanto, an independent curator and writer based in Jogjakarta will speak on the top artists of the region from his position “as an active observer of the local art scene.”

Continue reading