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Aug 21 2014

Concrete Love

by Jen Kwok
Concrete Love
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Aug 20 2014

Film Blog: The Turning

by Susanna Chen
Film Blog: The Turning

From Forrest Gump (1994) to Hugo (2011), countless novels have been adapted as screenplays, ending up as successful movies adored by millions. The Turning (2013), one of the films shown at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival earlier this year, belongs in this category—the original book, written by Australian author Tim Winton and published in 2005, is a collection of linked short stories illustrating the lives of people along the coast of Western Australia. Yet, at times, the experimental yet mesmerizing collage-film that results seems closer to a piece of video art.

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Aug 19 2014

Report: Melbourne Art Fair

by Michael Young
Report: Melbourne Art Fair

Now in its 25th year, the Melbourne Art Fair (MAF) was still eager to shake off the perception that it is a somewhat dowdy old lady. Even Barry Keldoulis, CEO of Art Fairs Australia, which now manages the event, was circumspect when talking about the new performance art and emerging artists programs that was tucked upstairs on the fair’s mezzanine level. He later confessed to ArtAsiaPacific of the need to tread wearily when dealing with the current owners of the fair, the Melbourne Art Foundation. “We have adopted a collegiate approach,” he said.

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Aug 15 2014

Yang Zhichao’s Love Story

by Michael Young
Yang Zhichao’s Love Story
There are sure to be both prurient reactions and voyeuristic interest when details of Chinese artist Yang Zhichao’s Love Story become public in 2016. Originally a collection of punch cards, it has grown over the years, and now takes the form of a diary, with individual pages embellished with drawings. 
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Aug 13 2014

ArtCrush 2014 And The Opening Of The Shigeru Ban-Designed Aspen Art Museum

by Paul Laster
ArtCrush 2014 And The Opening Of The Shigeru Ban-Designed Aspen Art Museum

Colorado’s Aspen Art Museum (AAM) kicked off a four-day celebration last week for it’s new USD 45 million, 33,000-square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed building, which opened to the public on August 9, with its tenth annual ArtCrush Summer Benefit.

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Aug 08 2014

Field Trip: Huang Jue Ping Art Hive, Chongqing

by Oliver Gosling
Field Trip: Huang Jue Ping Art Hive, Chongqing

Huang Jue Ping is the locus of a small, busy, thriving arts hub within the massive and fast-developing municipality of Chongqing, the capital of southwest China. Chongqing has a rich atmosphere that is village-like, and it roots itself along its eponymous main street that leads to an omnipresent coal plant.

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Aug 07 2014

Concrete Love

by Jen Kwok
Concrete Love
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