Preserving Indonesian street art: ISAD director Andi Rharharha interview


The Indonesia Street Art Database (ISAD) is an online portal that is setting out to archive street art in Indonesia. Art Radar sits down with director, Andi Rharharha, to find out more.

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Gallery-less art fairs: Asia’s next big art marketing format?


In Asia, artist-led fairs and gallery-less exhibition formats might fill a grassroots niche for young artists. Do they increase creative freedom or weaken institutional support?

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Delhi’s artist-led United Art Fair opposes ‘monopolised aesthetic’


The artist-centred United Art Fair, which aims to move away from the “monopolisation of aesthetics” by mainstream art, will feature 520 emerging and established Indian artists selected from 1,850 entries.

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Taiwanese painter Lien Chien Hsing’s fictional reality – picture feast


Lien Chien Hsing returns Taiwan to nature, imagining its future as a country of ruins, in his paintings on show as part of “Between Reality and Fiction: Sceneries of the Mind”.

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New Zealand artist Kerry Ann Lee digs into Taiwan through image and ruin


On 16 June 2012, New Zealand contemporary artist Kerry Ann Lee held her temporary art installation “The Parallel City Picture Show” in Taipei’s Ruin Academy.

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Shanghai’s Birdhead combines poetry and photography for first London exhibition


CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART URBAN LIFE Paradise Row gallery in London is currently running a show of new work by Shanghai-based photography duo Birdhead. The exhibition, entitled, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again, London” will feature a site specific installation. It runs … Continue reading

What is ahead for contemporary Asian art, 2012 and beyond? Part III


In this third installation of our four part Asian art trends series, we look at trends that, while tangential to the contemporary art world, will have vital influence.

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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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