Art Radar has put together a list of 5 interesting videos and related articles on Asian contemporary art.
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The inaugural edition of the Lahore Biennale, Pakistan’s first art biennale, will take place in November 2017, and is set to become the country’s largest contemporary art event ever. Renowned artist, academic, curator and Lahore native Rashid Rana (b. 1968) was named Artistic Director in March this year.
Earlier in May 2016, Rana spoke at the Museum of Modern Art in New York with MoMA Director Glenn Lowry about his plans for the inaugural biennale. Rana shed light on his personal art practice, his previous curatorial projects and his ambitions for Lahore’s upcoming flagship biennial event.
As part of the Conversations programme at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, Hong Kong sound artist Samson Young and Japanese new media artist Tatsuo Miyajima discussed their visual symbolism, the challenges and opportunities presented by technology and new media, and the links between self-reflection and social engagement in their innovative works.
Samson Young has recently been selected to represent Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale opening in May 2017.
London’s Royal Academy Artistic Director Tim Marlow conducts a revealing interview with Ai Weiwei on the occasion of his exhibition “Ai Weiwei” launched on 19 September until 13 December 2015. The landmark exhibition, which marked the artist’s first major institutional survey in the United Kingdom, was curated by the RA Artistic Director together with Senior Curator Adrian Locke, and featured some of his most significant artworks from 1993 to the present.
Ai, who was elected a Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Arts in May 2011, also presented new, site-specific installations and interventions throughout the RA spaces.
Read the article to view the second part of the video interview between the artist and the curator.
In a 2015 video interview produced by Artshare, Hong Kong architect, artist and collector William Lim talks about his passion for collecting art from his home city, Hong Kong’s place in the global art scene and his recent book The No Colors.
Artshare‘s short video interview with one of the most important figures in the Hong Kong art scene came at a time when the art world was shifting its focus to Hong Kong. March 2015 featured the annual flagship art fair Art Basel Hong Kong and the launch of a new art fair, Art Central.
As an art collector, Lim is one of the most significant figures in Hong Kong contemporary art. Lim was Co-chairman of the non-profit space Para Site, and is still on the Gallery Advisory Committee of the Asia Society, a Board member of Asia Art Archive and serves on the Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee for the Tate in London.
On 30 October 2014, Vastari hosted a symposium entitled “The Axis Shifting East” to coincide with the opening of Asian Art in London. Of the three panel discussions, “The Effect of Lifting Sanctions on Export of Art from Iran” was the third and last in the symposium hosted by Vastari with Georgina Adam from The Art Newspaper. Speakers gave illuminating perspectives on the legal and practical implications of lifting sanctions on the export of art from Iran and the Gulf Area.
The panelists included Janet Rady, specialist of Middle Eastern contemporary art at The Auction Room; Daniel McClean, lawyer specialising in art law, intellectual property law and media law, curator and writer; and Soheila Sokhavari, Iranian-born contemporary multimedia artist.
- 5th International Çanakkale Biennial announces Artists Line-Up and Venues – July 2016 – the Turkish biennial has announced a line-up of 40 artists and venues scattered through the city centre in Çanakkale
- From Samson Young’s sonic canon to Liu Yiqian’s new Richter – Art Basel 2016 round-up – June 2016 – Art Radar rounds up key takeaways on Asian art and Asian collecting from Art Basel 2016
- Art censorship on the rise: Freemuse annual report 2016 – June 2016 – from direct attacks to self censorship, the Freemuse report discusses the global threats to art and artists
- A tale of two cities: Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne – April 2016 – the exhibition “Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei” at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne explores modern and contemporary art, life and cultural politics
- A selection of Chinese works from Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection – in pictures – March 2016 – the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris presents the works of 11 artists from its collection
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