43 Ideas

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Essays

Free Art vs. Public Law | Tattoos on Shared Social Skin: The Art and Laws of Street Murals and Graffiti

Contemporary art has taken to the street, as street art marches towards aesthetics in Asia

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Conversations

Interview with Desire Machine Collective

The artist collective examines their interest in negotiating power relations and elaborates on the two experimental art initiatives they founded in Guwahati, India

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Notes

Photologue | The New Generation of Manila’s Artist-Run Spaces

Images of the newest artist-run spaces in Manila

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A Horse for the Arts: Looking Back at the Future

Art's task is to reveal the present more critically, clearly, and with wonder

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | A Seminar on Post-1945 Japanese art

Reiko Tomii situates 1960s Japanese art in the world history of modern and contemporary art

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Notes

Photologue | Mediation and Meditation in Asia, the 3rd Asian Art Biennial

Images of the 3rd Asian Art Biennial

'How to set up and apartment for Johnny.', 2011, acrylic on fabric, cardboard paintings, video, read
Conversations

Interview with Lee Kit

Chantal Wong speaks with the artist about his anxiety, artistic inspiration, and obsession with personal hygiene products

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Conversations

Interview with Manuel Ocampo

The Filipino artist shares how his practice has changed since he started painting, his return to Manila, and the gallery and art school he has started there

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | The Reality of Utterance in Korean Contemporary Art

Sunghee Lee traces the trajectory of Korean contemporary art in the 1980s–1990s

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Notes

Photologue | Shanghai Highlights

Images of exhibition openings during the SH Contemporary in Shanghai

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Essays

Stepping Over the Fence

Suspending pre-conceptions about art for spaces of commonality

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Conversations

Interview with Arin Rungjang

The Thai artist reveals the role collaboration plays in his work and discusses his interest in everyday objects and exchanges

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Notes

Photologue | The Chance to Recover Our Humanity

Images of the Yokohama Triennale 2011

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Research Log | Turbulence in Cultural Affairs

Taipei Fine Arts Museum in turmoil

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Essays

What Can We Do? Action/Reaction in Japan

On the possibility and desire to create art in times of crisis

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Art as Voice: Political Art in Southeast Asia at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Art as an important socio-political voice on inequality, corruption, the environment, and authoritarianism

Traveling Plants, 2011, wild plants and suitcase
Conversations

Interview with Phuong Linh Nguyen

The Vietnamese artist talks about salt workers, her shift away from provocative imagery, and her work with Nhasan Studio in Hanoi

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Notes

Photologue | Hong Kong Heat Wave

Images of Hong Kong's art scene in the summer

Another view of Nous ne notons pas les fleurs, Fort Ruigenhoek
Conversations

Interview with Tintin Wulia

The Indonesian artist discusses global citizenship, the prevalence of maps in her work, and the secret that haunts her family

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Notes

Photologue | Nations in Venice

Images of the 54th Venice Biennale