Vietnam-born artist Danh Vo wins ninth Hugo Boss Prize


On 1 November 2012 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced artist Danh Vo as the ninth winner of the Hugo Boss Prize. The artist was born in Vietnam and grew up in Denmark.

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Palais de Tokyo expands: More room for international contemporary art


Eleven Asian artists have been included in the inaugural edition of La Triennale, which was launched at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on 20 April 2012.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Rise of the celebrity artist: Vietnamese artist Trong Nguyen featured on Bravo TV reality series


CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS CELEBRITIES REALITY TV From dance competitions to rehab, it seems that no subject is left untouched by reality television producers. Even the act of finding a spouse has been successfully commercialised for audience entertainment. Now, with Bravo TV’s new series, Work … Continue reading

Will Vietnamese non-profit art space Sàn Art shift the art scene from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city? – interview Dinh Q Le


SOUTHEAST ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART Here is a useful Art Info interview with artist Dinh Q. Le, one of the four founders of the renowned Vietnamese non-profit Sàn Art. Multimedia artist Dinh Q. Le will be having a solo show at MOMA in 2010. Read on … Continue reading

Contemporary Asian art research grant 2009 – call for applications by Asia Art Archive


ASIAN ART RESEARCH GRANT The first of its kind in the field, AAA Research Grant was created by Asia Art Archive with the generous support of Martell in 2005. It was established to encourage understanding of the exciting developments taking … Continue reading

Indonesian, Filipino prices rise at Sotheby's despite meltdown


  AUCTION SOUTH EAST ASIAN ART 2008 Sotheby’s autumn sales in Hong Kong were grim apart from the South East Asian sale which provided some much needed relief. The success of the sale prompted an ebullient quip from Sotheby’s entertaining auctioneer Chin … Continue reading

Art fair Shanghai breaks new ground with Best of Discovery emerging artists – Financial Times, Artkrush


  Tushar Joag  ART FAIR CHINA EMERGING ARTISTS “Best of Discovery” is a unique curated section of Shanghai’s premier art fair ShContemporary 08 featuring over 30 selected emerging artists from the Asia Pacific region who are presented to a global … Continue reading