Southeast Asian gallerist Valentine Willie retires from commercial art world


In a surprise move, renowned dealer Valentine Willie announced in September 2012 that he will close down at least three of his four gallery spaces in Southeast Asia next year.

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Major museum acquisitions for Malaysian contemporary artists Chong Kim Chiew, Yee I-Lann


In the first half of 2012, the Singapore Art Museum and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanawaza acquired works by two Malaysian artists: Chong Kim Chiew and Yee I-Lann.

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David Armi Putra solo exhibition “Pembual/Loudmouth”: fantasies confront and confound


Indonesian artist David Armi Putra recently wrapped up his solo show, “Pembual/Loudmouth”, at the Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung on 11 May 2012.

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What the ballet ban means for contemporary art in Malaysia in 2012


Just how pernicious is censorship in Malaysia, and what does this mean for Malaysian contemporary art?

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