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Essays

Beyond Recurring Traumas and a New Scar: Notes on the Impoverished Public Art Infrastructure in Korea

Kim Heejin calls for renewed attention to the importance of good infrastructure and art institutions in Korea

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Conversations

Interview with Chen Jin

The Co-Founder and Chief Curator of Open International Performance Art Festival shares his views on the past, present, and future of Chinese performance art in China

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Photologue | Second Time Around, 2009 Asian Art Biennial

Images from the 2009 Asian Art Biennial

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Research Log | Showing Art in India

A hive of activity in Bombay's local art scene

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Interview with Moe Satt

The Burmese performance artist discusses his background, performance art in Myanmar, his generation of artists, and Beyond Pressure, the performance platform he initiated

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Photologue | Seoul: Defense Security Command (DSC)

Images of the grand opening of the former military space as a new art venue

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The Politics of Play in Malaysian Art

Eva McGovern is an independent curator, art critic, and lecturer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Conversations

Interview with Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

The Thai artist discusses her latest series, her views on female artists, and the use of the corpse in her work

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Photologue | Bangkok Updates

Images of artists, artworks, and a symposium

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Photologue | In Quest of New Parallelism in Contemporary Asian Art

Images of the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale

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Photologue | Seven Days in the Art World of Shanghai

A trip exploring the Chinese contemporary art world through young artist collectives

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Conversations

Interview with Chang Yoong Chia

The Malaysian artist discusses his works, including the series Flora & Fauna and Quilt of the Dead, and his experience participating in residency programmes

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Photologue | An Extravagant Art Fair

Images of the India Art Summit

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Photologue | Rejuvenating Rural Japan with Contemporary Art

Images from the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2009

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Essays

Reading Through the Lense of the Political: Contemporary Art in Pakistan

Naiza is a visual artist and researcher based in Karachi

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Conversations

Interview with Tsui Kuang-yu

The Taiwanese artist talks about satire, daily life, and his upcoming trip to Antarctica

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Photologue | Home Today, Saigon Tomorrow

Images from three days of a research trip to Ho Chi Minh City

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Regional Formation and the Postcolonial Question: Contemporary Art in Hong Kong and the PRD

Carolyn Cartier, Professor of Human Geography and China Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney

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Interview with Tsang Kin-wah

The Hong Kong artist discusses his background, artistic practice, and his latest work

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News from Islands

Aaron Seeto, Director of Gallery 4A in Sydney