As advances in science reshape society, artists embracing new media have increasingly sophisticated means for perceiving and reinterpreting the world. ArtAsiaPacific’s July/August issue focuses on artists who use technology to explore new frontiers.
The Chinese government rarely makes concessions to its citizens, especially when it involves allegations of governmental mismanagement and the actions of artist Ai Weiwei.
The archives of Nam June Paik have found a new home in the American capital. The guardians of Paik’s estate chose the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as major museums in the United States vied for the thousands of objects, artworks and documents belonging to the late artist.
As construction is about to begin on Abu Dhabi’s new USD 27 billion museum complex, the emirate’s cultural-tourism development on Saadiyat Island has come under criticism for its treatment of laborers working there.
Even for artist-prankster Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997), his Modell Interconti (1987) is a high point in the subversion of art and its institutions.
In the hands of digital wizard Paul Pfeiffer, images of professional athletes and celebrities get an uncanny makeover.
Venturing out onto the virtual battlefield, a young painter trailblazes new media in the People’s Republic.
Independent urbanists, new-media theorists, social psychologists—call them what you will—the New Delhi trio Raqs Media Collective weave together poetic threads from multidisciplinary research into their lecture-performances, web platforms, films and installations.
Spelled out in flowers on a grass bank along an entry road leading into Sharjah is the welcoming phrase: “Smile You Are in Sharjah.”
Good artists have a way of taking over your psychic space. Exiting Simryn Gill’s solo survey exhibition “Gathering,” at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), I started to comb through material layers in downtown Sydney with the kind of ardent attention Gill instigates.
Paris-based Ryoji Ikeda is a leading Japanese electronic-music composer and visual artist who produces music albums, sound and video installations, and composes music for theater performances and other artists’ projects internationally.
The New Delhi-based painter, animator, installation and video artist Subba Ghosh is a mercurial figure in India’s art scene.