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October 25, 2016

The 11th edition of Benesse Prize will award an Asian artist from Singapore Biennale 2016. This is the first time that the Benesse Prize, awarded at Venice Biennale for the last 10 editions of which Cai Guoqiang and Olafur Eliasson were previous recipients, is presented in Asia.

Mr. Soic...

October 23, 2016

Thomas J. Berghuis, Director of Indonesia’s Museum MACAN in Nusantara, Steps Down. 

The private museum, widely branded as the "first museum in Indonesia dedicated to international modern and contemporary art" with Thomas Berghuis at its helm, has a change of leadership 9 months after its...

October 21, 2016

Change of leadership in Singapore's National Arts Council (NAC). Kathy Lai leaves NAC for Singapore's trade development body, IE. I enjoyed the burst of energy, openness and rejuvenation she brought to NAC. A regular at most art events around town, Kathy brought a measure of passion, em...

October 15, 2016

 Mayo Martin's succinct summary of the new breed of 3 of a new breed of young Indonesian art collectors. Well done Wiyu Wahono on starting the group about 10-12 years ago. Well done Tom H. Tandio and Paula Dewiyanti and the whole dynamic group of young collectors. Tom Tandio is having h...

October 15, 2016

Works by artists in Southeast Asia enter collection of yet-to-be-opened M+ museum in Hong Kong via donation: Jompet Kuswidananto, Eko Nugroho, Sopheap Pich, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, L.N. Tallur etc. Works from Southeast Asia will reach an expanded audience in Hong Kong and China.


October 15, 2016

What kind of M+ will result ? 

"New blood from Hong Kong’s business sector has been injected into the board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, with veterans in the art and creative industries stepping down as it struggles with financing for the final phase of the multibillion-d...

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