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Pick of the Week
Pick of the Week

For our latest issue, Almanac vol. XI, our editors selected five artists from the Asia-Pacific region who had an outstanding year in 2015. Here we feature one of the nominees, Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê.

Current Issue
Preface

A Productive Decade

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Welcome to the Almanac, ArtAsiaPacific’s compendium of the most significant art events of 2015 and a look ahead at what’s next, in 2016.

Vietnam
Five Plus One

Dinh Q. Lê

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Over the last two decades, Dinh Q. Lê, one of Vietnam’s most distinguished living artists, has drawn attention to the mutability of human memory and the misrepresented narratives of Southeast Asian history. 

Bahrain
Countries

Bahrain

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A small 33-island archipelago near the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain has experienced instability since 2011 when mass protests by its Shia community erupted, and were met with increasing violence. 

East Timor
Countries

East Timor

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The Asia-Pacific’s youngest nation, Timor-Leste, or East Timor, saw a peaceful transition to a younger generation of political leaders in 2015. 

Iran
Countries

Iran

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The historic nuclear accord reached between Iran and world powers on July 14, and the gradual elimination of international sanctions, will usher in what many hope will be a flourishing era for the cultural and artistic scenes in Iran.

Kyrgyzstan
Countries

Kyrgyzstan

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Krygyzstan is unique in the region for its relatively free and fair parliamentary elections, the second round of which were held in October. 

Laos
Countries

Laos

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One of the few remaining one-party communist states, Laos lags behind its regional neighbors in infrastructure. Its largely rural population lacks access to basic services. 

Macau
Countries

Macau

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The world’s largest gaming hub, Macau has been enduring an economic decline in the last two years due to China’s anticorruption sweep. 

Japan
Reflections

Kishio Suga

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Recently I’ve noticed that when I meet people who know my work, they say, “Oh you must be so busy!” I usually reply with something like, “Well, I’m getting by,” which probably gives people the impression that I’m quite reserved. 

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