Christie’s Hong Kong autumn 2011 sales: Indonesian art triumphs, Indian falters amid cautious market


The response to Christie’s Hong Kong day sale of Asian Contemporary Art, held on 27 November 2011, was restrained. 28 percent of works in the 273-lot sale failed to sell.

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Thai installation artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s relational aesthetic – Studio Banana TV video interview


Thai installation artist Rirkrit Tiravanija appears in another great video interview by Studio Banana TV in which the internationally known artist talks on social intentions.

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Which Asian contemporary artists made Artprice auction revenue top 500?


Art Radar Asia has put together a list of this year’s biggest-selling Asian artists, compiled from the Artprice Annual Report (2009/2010). Out of the 500 international contemporary artists named by Artprice, 238 come from Asia. With artists like Yifei Chen (China), Anish Kapoor (India) and Takashi Murakami (Japan) topping the list, the results of this report are a testament to the continued growth of the Asian art market.

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Writer Steven Pettifor talks about the old and the new in Thai contemporary art – Art Radar interview


THAI ART BOOK WRITER INTERVIEW Thailand has long had a small but very vibrant contemporary art scene. Compared with its recently-flourishing neighbours, however, contemporary Thai art hasn’t been getting much attention. Little has been written about it. Back in 2003, … Continue reading

27 contemporary Southeast Asian artists featured in ASEAN-Korea photo exhibition


KOREAN ASEAN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Created to showcase the range of dynamic contemporary photography coming from Korean and Southeast Asian artists, “Emerging Wave“, currently on view at the GoEun Museum of Photography in Busan (South Korea), features works from 27 artists … Continue reading

Thai Chinese artist Nipan Oranniwesna shows installation art made of baby powder in Hong Kong – review


THAI CONTEMPORARY ART IN HONG KONG Is national identity still relevant within our globalized world, which is more interdependent than ever before? Where do we get our identity, and what does baby powder have to do with it? Art Radar … Continue reading

Why is Thailand difficult for street artists? Graffiti artist Bundit Puangthong explains


THAI STREET ART GRAFITTI Thai artist Bundit Puangthong arrived in Melbourne 10 years ago and is a well established figure in the Australian art world, having staged highly successful exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. He tells the Bangkok Post … Continue reading

Thai installation artist Surasi Kulsowong promises Good News at Para/Site Hong Kong – review


THAI ARTIST SHOW REVIEW Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya, as new curator for the well-regarded Hong Kong non-profit Para/Site art space, explained his mission for the space in January 2009 to Claire Morin for Time Out: “I want to refocus Para/Site … … Continue reading