Get Indonesian street art smart: Glimpses from ISAD


The Indonesian Street Art Database (ISAD) is a new artist-run project that aims to archive street art in Indonesia as a documentation of the country’s urban culture.

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Who is futureproofing Singaporean art? 26 young artists in SAM survey


A survey of Singaporean contemporary art, titled “The Singapore Show: Future Proof”, closed at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) on 15 April 2012.

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Decade-long worldwide graffiti tour makes Jakarta first Asian stop


The first Kosmopolite Art Tour event to be held in Asia took place in Jakarta, a thriving Southeast Asian hub for graffiti art, in December 2011. Art Radar talks to co-founder Kongo.

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Singapore needs to address issues of freedom, says urban artist Trase One – The Canvas interview


Interviewed by The Canvas, Singaporean graffiti artist Trase One is not afraid of the controversy that could be caused by his politically motivated works.

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Galleries provide legal space for Russian street art – New York Times


In a special report on contemporary art The New York Times explores urban art culture in Russia. According to Oxana Bondarenko, a curator profiled by the paper who concentrates on street art and lives between Paris and Moscow, it is difficult to be a graffiti artist in Russia as the state invests a lot of money in chasing down artists and painting over their work. Furthermore, even though there is no specific law that regulates street art, people can be caught and penalised under criminal law. However, artists have started to find new outlets which allow them to work legally.

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Hong Kong Street Art Series: No Borders not boxed in by graffiti art label


In this third feature of our Hong Kong street art series, Art Radar will take you to No Borders Art Gallery, established in the city in September 2009. Founder of No Borders Alina Dickey and gallery manager Zoe Dulay discuss the gallery’s unique concept, its established international reputation and how they plan to attract a more local audience.

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Hong Kong Street Art Series: Above Second imports new energies and aesthetics to local art scene


HONG KONG STREET ART URBAN ART SERIES In this first feature in our Hong Kong Street Art Series, Art Radar Asia will introduce you to one of the newest art spaces in Hong Kong to show street and urban art, … Continue reading