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For ArtAsiaPacific’s July/August issue, Mimi Wong reviews Ian Cheng’s “Emissaries” at MoMA PS1, New York. For his latest simulations, the artist, who holds a degree in cognitive science, aimed for managed chaos. He likened constructing a “virtual ecosystem,” where the video game plays itself, to experimenting with a chemistry set: “You put all the ingredients together, and then just watch. It goes boom.”

ISSUE 104

JUL/AUG 2017

Issue 104
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Editor's Letter

Slow Down, Look Closer

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As the hectic art calendar decelerates north of the equator, the July/August issue of ArtAsiaPacific spotlights artists who methodically capture the more subtle aspects of time and place that constitute both personal and collective memory. 

Pakistan USA United Kingdom
Reports: One on One

Rasheed Araeen on Anthony Caro

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In early 1985, I found myself in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.   

Syria United Arab Emirates
Reports: The Point

Narrating Syria Through Family-Run Arts Patronage

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A patron is not simply a collector who gathers works of art for his own pleasure or a philanthropist who helps artists or founds a public museum


Myanmar Hong Kong United Kingdom
Profiles

Through Burmese Eyes
Ian Holliday

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Hong Kong has a reputation for art collections of all kinds, from the private to the well-publicized. 

United Kingdom Bangladesh United Arab Emirates
Features

Simply Put
Rana Begum

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For all their chaos, ugliness and noise, cities have a poetic tendency to create serendipitous moments of beauty. 

Germany Malaysia Singapore Japan Korea, South China
Reviews

2 or 3 Tigers

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Predator, conqueror, god—many qualities come to mind when considering one of nature’s most majestic creatures.

USA
Reviews

Emissaries
Ian Cheng

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With the incredible popularity of eSports and the prevalence of mobile gaming apps, video games are now squarely part of mainstream entertainment. 

Want to read more about the 53 countries covered by ArtAsiaPacific? 

Purchase Almanac XII, a compendium of the most significant art events of 2016 and a look ahead at what’s next in 2017.

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