Video Art: Newfangled or here to stay? 6 must-read Art Radar posts

Though video art has been a cultural staple since the 1960s, it has proven especially popular with young and mid-career Asian artists. As part of our “lists” series, we’ve collected six of our best video art posts.

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The art of history: Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai rediscovers lost republic

Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai’s project “Lan Fang Chronicles 2012” wove together fact and fiction to create a tangible legacy for what was possibly the first democratic republic in Southeast Asia.

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Cao Fei’s unsung factory heroes explained – art:21 video

Chinese artist Cao Fei discusses the anti-hero characteristics she gave factory workers from the Pearl River Delta region in China in a recent theatrical work.

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Collect Arab art? Journalist Mustafa Akyol demystifies Islam – TED video

In a March 2011 TED talk, Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol takes us through the ideals of Islam in the past and today, breaking down some of the common criticisms of the faith.

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Yayoi Kusama ‘Dots Room’ enchants young child – video on Hyperallergic

In this joyous video a child runs excitedly around Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Dots Mirrored Room (1996), on display at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, USA.

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What happened at Hong Kong Ai Weiwei rally? Art Radar breaking coverage

Art Radar was at the Hong Kong Ai Weiwei rally and brings you video and images of the event as well as insights from attendees.

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Penelope Seidler announced board director Sydney Biennale

BIENNALES AUSTRALIA ART PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS One of the world’s longest running biennales, the Biennale of Sydney, has announced architect and arts supporter Penelope Seidler AM as a new Board Director. Though new to the event’s board, Seidler is by no … Continue reading

Missed the 8th Gwangju Biennale? Watch it all online

BIENNALES CONTEMPORARY ART EVENTS KOREA Mousse Magazine was chosen by the Gwangju Biennale to put together a series of video portraits of the entire 2010 event. The resulting set of films tour the various exhibition spaces and provide a surprisingly … Continue reading