JUL/AUG 2019

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After signing off on the July/August issue of ArtAsiaPacific, the editors are hoping to savor two comparatively languid months off from the frantic art world calendar. 

One on One

Pio Abad on Leo Valledor

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Pio Abad on Leo Valledor

In 2006, Mitchell Algus Gallery in New York City presented an exhibition that traced the Philippine roots of minimalism through two painters: Mario Yrisarry, who was born in Manila in 1933, and Leo Valledor, born to Filipino parents in San Francisco in 1936. 

The Point

Blockchain: Tree of Potential

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Blockchain: Tree of Potential

Throughout 2019, The Point explores new models for operating in the art market.


Double Hatting

Double Hatting

In March, news broke that the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) had appointed Eugene Tan as its director—a position that he would hold concurrently with his directorship at the National Gallery Singapore (NGS), making him the leader of the country’s two major public art institutions. 


Mining the Machine
Long Xinru

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Mining the Machine

“If artists can work with technology, then why can’t curators?” asked Long Xinru, when we met in a coffee shop close to her workplace, the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Long, who is both an artist and curator, is currently working on a number of projects focused on the relationship between art, science and technology. 


In Depth

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In Depth

A horrifying deluge of oil-black liquid courses through narrow stone streets; it pours into the sacred interior of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. 


They Live
Huma Bhabha

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They Live

The ominously titled “They Live,” referencing the eponymous 1988 cult alien-invasion film, was Huma Bhabha’s largest survey to date, showcasing the Pakistani-American artist’s three-dimensional works, photography, and drawings from the past two decades. 


The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

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The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

There was a lofty goal behind “The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

Print Content
Los Angeles
Forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné on Brett Whiteley Exposes Fakes
Vicious Cycles
Where Art Thou?
The Next Big Thing
There and Back Again
Subversive Roleplay
That Was Then
Mohammed Rashid Al-Thani: the Poetry of Institution Building
Seulgi Lee: Human Craft
Patty Chang: Abject, Exposed and Potent Desires
A Conversation with Mochu: Amphibian Heroes, Skins, Naive Effects
In Depth
Herlinde Koelbl: The Essence of Our Existence
58th Venice Biennale: “May You Live in Interesting Times”
The National 2019
Ha Chong-Hyun
Lee Kun-Yong: Form of Now
China Landscape: Selections from the Taikang Collection 2019
Lam Tung Pang: Saan Dung Gei
The Center Will Not Hold
Civil Architecture: Foreign Architecture / Domestic Policy
Mike Nelson: Projektör (Gürün Han)
The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis
Nil Yalter: Exile Is a Hard Job
Motions of This Kind: Propositions and Problems of Belatedness
Simone Fattal: Works and Days
Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Turning Pages
Lawrence Abu Hamdan

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