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ISSUE 123

MAY/JUN 2021

Issue 123
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Editor's Letter

Radical Exposure

Also available in:  Chinese

Photography is often described as a passive media—a recording of things that happen before the lens. 

Reports

Control+Art+Delete: How does social media content moderation affect artists?

In 2020, Tyler, a popular Mumbai-based street artist,

asked Instagram users to call out public figures guilty

of spreading propaganda.

New Currents

Distance and Proximity

Also available in:  Chinese

The Siege of Lanka (c. 1725), a series of miniature paintings by 18th-century artist Manaku, illustrates scenes from the epic Ramayana

Profile

Poetic Resistance
Abdullah M. I. Syed

Also available in:  Chinese

When I spoke to Pakistani-Australian artist Abdullah M. I. Syed in February, he had just finished two weeks of hotel quarantine in Sydney, having returned to Australia after nine months in Karachi.

Review

to the curve of you
Caitlin Franzmann

Also available in:  Chinese

The germ of Caitlin Franzmann’s exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), “to the curve of you,” came to the artist during her daily walks along a local creek. 

Review

Glitch in the Matrix
Luke Ching

Also available in:  Chinese

Visitors to Luke Ching’s solo exhibition at Para Site were immediately confronted with an unusual demand.

Where I Work

Where Paper Becomes Flesh
Zhang Xu Zhan

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The journey to Zhang Xu Zhan’s studio is like a retreat from the urban jungle of skyscrapers, motorbikes, and non-stop traffic in Taipei City. 

Print Content
REPORTS
Dispatch: Yangon
The Point: Let Us Vote!
Hong Kong Arts Organizations Accused of Endangering National Security
Haig Aivazian on Eugène Delacroix
Vax to the Future
Auction Report: Resuming Operations
Art Fair Report: Full Steam Ahead
Previews: Bridging Boundaries
ESSAYS
The End of Alternative: Looking back at Arrow Factory, Beijing’s hutong storefront space
PROFILES
Agung Kurniawan: Tackling Taboos
Ayoung Kim: The Seismogenic Zone
FEATURES
Finding New Light
Candice Lin: Eat Me
Minouk Lim, Sarah Choo Jing, Mika Tajima: Up Close
Simone Fattal: Casts of Delays
REVIEWS
The National 2021: New Australian Art
Yun Suknam: Women of Resistance, Becoming Historic
Jam Wu: Through the Walls
Theaster Gates: China Cabinet
Heman Chong: Peace Prosperity And Friendship With All Nations
Dorian Sari: Post-Truth
Tiffany Sia: Slippery When Wet
Pauline Shaw: the blues
BOOK REVIEWS
Converging Perspectives
THE SKETCH
Carl Cheng: Artificially Natural
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