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December 5, 2019

Comments of 30-somethings while browsing an art fair: “Collecting is such a 19th century thing to do”, “it’s a way of turning money into trouble”.

Interesting perspective on the impact of a passive experience of life through screens and how that in turn drives an art experience economy....

December 4, 2019

Bravo!!!!  👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

“The decision came after the four artists contacted the jury today to ask for the prize to be awarded to them as a collective, writing: ‘At this time of political crisis in Britain and much of the world, when there is already so much that...

November 15, 2019

For those Singapore-based artists and practitioners, here’s a resource that is catered to arts freelancers that has just been launched - opportunities, financial planning, physical co-working spaces, advice on contracts and legal recourse etc etc. It’s not extensively populated yet but...

November 13, 2019

Well-deserved!!!!!

Last week, i saw her 4-channel video, Corponomy, at the Rockbund Museum. The work speaks of how dance students graduating out of academies who have difficulty finding work get shunted into the service industry performing sexualised dance acts that are choreographed for...

November 12, 2019

 Interesting.

“The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Yuz Museum Shanghai (YUZ), and Qatar Museums (QM) have agreed to jointly develop and share exhibitions and other programming across their institutions in an attempt to encourage the exchange of art and ideas among the three...

November 5, 2019

So interesting to observe how an institution with its origin as a private museum in China is corporatising and expanding - soon with a new branch in Shanghai. Direct references to words like “brands” and “integrated art and design” are signs that UCCA is monetising it’s brand and progra...

November 5, 2019

“The fair isn’t looking to expand into a brand. It just wants you to see (and buy) good art.”

This isn’t about Asia, but the story provides some food for thought. As I read about Ullens’ branded expansion in Shanghai, I come across a piece about the art fair that isn’t interested in expa...

October 31, 2019

“The Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has won the inaugural $1m Nomura Art Award, the largest cash prize for contemporary art in the world.

The Nomura award, announced today in Shanghai, will enable Salcedo to make further works in her Acts of Mourning series, made up of sculptural install...

October 31, 2019

..the [Karachi] Biennale ‘has completely ditched me as an artist and abandoned my work.’ 

Adeela Suleman

“On October 27, plainclothes police stormed the 2019 Karachi Biennale and demanded that the event’s organizers remove an installation by Pakistani artist and academic Adeela Suleman, t...

October 27, 2019

Totally star-struck 🤩 🤩 🤩 🤩 meeting #hsiehtehching in person. ⁣

Well done Seelan Pillay from Coda Culture for this major coup. Respect!!! The response was of course overwhelming, in fact, it was too good. The room was so crowded that everyone was bunc...

“Two galleries have withdrawn from the Art Basel Hong Kong fair amid ongoing protests in the Asian city,...

In London last week, Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s global director, was spotted making the rounds at Frieze on Thursday, encouraging exhibitors to hold off making a decision about whe...

October 4, 2019

Well said!!! This needed to be said. 

“I think art has been very glamourous, setting high prices, decorating cultural museums and galleries....but art is really failing in its responsibility towards society. 

Art is supposed to be the conscience of society, it is supposed to have the imag...