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Pick of the Week
Pick of the Week

For our May/June issue, Jeddah-based artist Ahmed Mater pens an essay articulating on the challenges of initiating arts education in conservative Saudi Arabia.

Current Issue
Editor's Letter

The World According to Venice

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

When contemplating what to cover in the May/June issue ofArtAsiaPacific, we were naturally compelled to consider the upcoming Venice Biennale. We were struck by how many of the artists who will represent their native lands have already graced our Feature pages. 

Reports: The Point

(Art)space Exploration

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In 2010 when we first started Artspace, the online marketplace for contemporary art, we were surprised by how often friends and investors would ask whether people would actually buy art online. The question seemed crazy to me. 

Saudi Arabia
Essays

Singing Without Music

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

I am an advocate of the philosophy that education is not about learning facts, but about cultivating ways of thinking. In this piece, I look at the way we think about education in Saudi Arabia and how it dictates and affects society. 

United Arab Emirates
Essays

Beyond Safe

Ask people to describe the cultural panorama of the United Arab Emirates and they are likely to conjure up images of Abu Dhabi’s pharaonic franchises of Western museums emerging amid seas of imported laborers. 

Philippines Mongolia Italy
Profiles

Salvage Operation
Patrick D. Flores

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It’s a drizzly March afternoon in Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong industrial district, located on the eastern side of the Kowloon Peninsula. Patrick D. Flores, curator of the Philippines Pavilion at this year’s 56th Venice Biennale, is in town for the opening

Singapore Italy
Features

Navigating the Unseen
An Interview with Charles Lim and Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

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In oceanography, the condition of a large natural body of water is called a “sea state.” According to the height, period and power of waves, the surface of the sea is categorized in ten levels, ranging from “0 (calm)” to “9 (phenomenal).” This classification system is the central motif that Charles Lim has used over the last decade in his film- and data-based projects

China Singapore
Reviews

Ivory Black
Ding Yi

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The cross is a universal symbol. It represents spatial orientation, real or imagined. Its intersection of vertical and horizontal axes may delineate the positive/negative, past/future, seen/unseen.

New Zealand USA
Reviews

Drawings from Many Worlds
Susan Te Kahurangi King

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A self-taught artist from New Zealand, 63-year-old Susan Te Kahurangi King finally made her solo gallery show debut in late 2014. One of 12 children born to working-class parents, King inexplicably stopped speaking at the age of four and soon after 

Hong Kong
Where I Work

Frog King Kwok Mang-ho

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On a bright March day, the afternoon sun beats down on the tile roofs and red-brick facades of Hong Kong’s Cattle Depot Artist Village, a former slaughterhouse facility north of the city center. Built before World War I and renovated in 2001

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