Pick of the Week
Pick of the Week

In our September/October issue, UAE desk editor Kevin Jones concludes his three-part series on the United Arab Emirates’ arts infrastructure with an analysis of the vital contributions made by various local collectors.

Current Issue
Editor's Letter

Vocabulary Test

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

For the September/October issue of ArtAsiaPacific,  we look at artists who extend the vocabulary of their given practices—through the use of a specific material or by adopting a range of strategies and styles, both old and new—to communicate their ideas, often in novel, unexpected ways.

United Kingdom
Reports: The Point

Screen Resolution

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How the world has changed since Seditionart.com was founded three years ago! When I first started thinking about the company in the 1990s, the idea of a digital, limited-edition artwork was seen as bizarre;  “digital edition” seemed a contradiction in terms.

United Arab Emirates

Why Here?

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Any reader of lifestyle-oriented art magazines is familiar with the topos of the collector interview. Proudly posed amid a smattering of treasures, the collector tells tales of provenance and pedigree, impulse and addiction, sudden chance and shrewd pursuit through art world haunts dotted with cameos by complicit dealers, affable advisors and artists who have become fast friends.


Analytic Interventions
Haro Cümbüşyan

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Just off Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, at the top of the street that curves down toward the Dolmabahçe Palace, is a small space with two glass walls facing the street.

New Zealand

Mercurial Consistency
Billy Apple

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Without question one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most remarkable artists, Billy Apple is nearing 80. His lengthy, and still ongoing, career has encompassed direct involvement in some of the most crucial phenomena of postwar and contemporary art, from Pop to Conceptualism, body art to institutional critique—sometimes all together.

Hong Kong India
Para Site

Sheela Gowda

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For nearly 25 years, Sheela Gowda has been  lauded for her use of agrarian materials, such as cow dung and jute, sourced from her native India, as well as thread and human hair.

Korea, South USA
MIT List Visual Arts Center

Anicka Yi
6,070,430K of Digital Spit

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In the near decade since the MIT List Visual Arts Center presented “Sensorium” (2006), an artistic exploration of aesthetics, technology and the senses, the institution has championed art that engages the body as well as the eye.

Where I Work

Xu Bing

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It’s graduation season and spirits are high on the campus of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). It is during this time in June that Xu Bing, the institution’s former vice president and current head of its academic committee, meets with me at the CAFA museum café. 

Fine Print

Buyer Beware!

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The cavalier approach in the art market to signing

contracts is a matter that causes constant dismay to

lawyers who observe the industry.

Web Reviews
Gods and Beasts
Bengal Art Lounge

Ronni Ahmmed

China USA
Paul Kasmin Gallery

Tai Xiangzhou

USA Hong Kong
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery

Alexander Calder

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

TV Moore

From the Archive
Her Dagestan
FROM Mar/Apr 2014

Her Dagestan: Taus Makhacheva

In Taus Makhacheva’s three-minute video Walk (2010), a jagged cliff zigzags across the frame producing a line of perspective. Three points demarcate the division between the ocher earth and a brilliant blue sky, and a figure in black comes into view walking at a steady pace, bisecting the landscape. This same dark figure features in another work, Endeavour (2010), which was filmed on the same day. 

Gillman Barracks
Asia Art Archive
Art Beijing
China Guardian
Sinsegi Media
de Sarthe Fine Art
Japan Society