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October 31, 2018

As the world gets starry-eyed about private museums that have been sprouting all over the world at break neck speed, this is a nudge that their performance remain to be seen. This problem is also seen in private museums in China. Issues of accountability, poor programming continue to pl...

October 31, 2018

For those of us who are always on the move, but wish to be tapped in, do check out the ArtAsiaPacific inaugural podcast. Congratulations AAP! 

In the inaugural episode, it was good to learn about ArtAsiaPacific’s beginnings (about the time of the inaugural APT), and hear Aric Chen, M+ cu...

October 30, 2018

For those who wish to understand more about contemporary art and artists in Singapore, here is your chance to plug in weekly. Congratulations Naima Morelli and well done!

Read it here.

October 26, 2018

A rare overview of the Myanmar art scene- in education, thinking and infrastructure.

Read it here.

October 25, 2018

Tomás Saraceno, ON AIR. Three dimensional sculptures interwoven by different spider species⁣⁣⁣.⁣
Breathtakingly beautiful. A multi-sensorial choreography of voices belonging to both human and non-human (spiders, cosmic dust and radio waves and entities floating in the air) universe...

October 25, 2018

They had practised it on the Murakami Louis Vuitton fake bags sold in Shenzhen. It is just a matter of scale I Guess.😅😅😅😅

“...a series of duo-exhibitions purportedly featuring works by Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami have sprung up in cities across China, including Shenzhen, Guangz...

October 25, 2018

Artists, work with gallerists who think like this. 💪💪💪 We have already seen some galleries in our midst morphing into this kind of working. There is significantly more work on the gallerist’s part, but the results are encouraging. This is the experience of someone who has done it for...

October 22, 2018

“When photography was first invented in the early 19th century, people feared that photographs would suck out their souls. They were right......” Hiroshi Sugimoto

After the screening at AsiaNow Paris, I took the opportunity to visit Versailles to catch the show of noted photographer, Hir...

October 21, 2018

I have heard much about how the Thai art scene has been growing and took the opportunity of the the Bangkok Biennale to learn more. 

The theme of the Biennale is Beyond Bliss, in Prof Apinan Poshyananda’s words, “The theme beyond bliss may sound superficial. But in the days of trauma, ho...

October 20, 2018

Well said. 

"The challenge is keeping up with the demands of the fair system — For me, the biggest challenge is operating in the current fair system. The top of the market pyramid is the art fair and it shouldn't be like that. The bottom is the education system and institutions such as a...

October 9, 2018

An interview with Dr Apinan Posyananda on the Bangkok Biennale. Insightful on what the Bangkok Biennale will be showing and his reading of the Thai contemporary art scene. Looking forward to checking it out !

“The BAB's artist line-up was decided following a worldwide open call, and feat...

October 6, 2018

Banksy’s biggest joke on the art world: the more you want to collect, the less you get to do it - in the end, what are you really collecting?

Read the story here.

October 2, 2018

I am not sure how realistic it is to expect Southeast Asia to have a canon when many scenes in Southeast Asia, for eg, Indonesia, do not even their their “national” canon yet, though such plans have been in the pipeline. 

Also, I’m not sure if people in Southeast Asia ever think of thems...

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