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ISSUE 76

NOV/DEC 2011

Issue 76
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Editor's Letter

Structuring a Way Forward

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

Two months after moving into our new headquarters in Hong Kong, infrastructures have been an ongoing topic of conversation among the editors. Not only how to set up our formerly New York-based editorial office in Asia, but also how our peers in the field might approach building their own arts organizations in the many burgeoning but institutionally starved scenes throughout the region.

Korea, South
Reports: Dispatch

Dispatch
Seoul

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The modern image of Seoul belies a complex history of colonialism, war, reconstruction, military government and rapid industrialization. Successive renewals of Seoul’s urban fabric since the 1960s have meant significant tracts of the city have quickly disappeared, becoming the stuff of memory.

United Arab Emirates
Reports: The Point

Empire of Happiness

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The Gulflabor Coalition campaign for human rights and fair labor practices at the Guggenheim’s Saadiyat Island construction site in Abu Dhabi may be the first moderately successful action organized by visual artists in decades.

Armenia
Profiles: Q & A

Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art

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The founders of Yerevan’s leading incubator of artistic experimentation discuss the challenges and triumphs of running the center.

Israel Palestine
Features

Within/Without

There are innumerable walls, lines and divisions through the landscape between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Some are concrete, many are demographic, many more are imagined and almost all of them are contested. Four individuals living in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories share their reflections on what it means to live, work and produce exhibitions or projects in the region.

Singapore
Features

Art and Censorship in Singapore: Catch 22?

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Within Singapore’s arts-forward environment, censorship remains, and there is a lingering sense of something like a quota on free expression. The latest case of censorship, at the 2011 Singapore Biennale, calls to mind controversial moments over the last two decades. 

China
Reviews
National Art Museum of China

Translife

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Japan USA
Reviews
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Time is Not Even, Space is Not Empty
Eiko & Koma

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Turkey
Projects

Where I Work
Cevdet Erek

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Around the corner from the luxury department store Beymen in the fashionable Nişantaşı neighborhood, Cevdet Erek’s building is besieged by noise: pneumatic drills, honking taxis, the clicking of high-heels on the stone sidewalks. Inside, however, is a hushed bourgeois oasis.

Print Content
REPORTS
Ashley Bickerton on Nyoman Masriadi
Pyrrhic Victories
That Strange Familiar Feeling
Space at the Top
Whispering Gallery
Making Connections
Lyota Yagi, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Gao Weigang: Sounds, Stones and Stories
ESSAYS
Nicholas Mangan: Mining Histories
Call for a New Order
Curatorial Practice in India: Between the Alternative and the Mainstream
A Paper Suit Unfolds
PROFILES
Ranbir Kaleka
Yee Sookyung
Vasl: Minding the Gaps
FEATURES
Wang Keping: Out on a Limb
Wong Wai Yin: Hypothetical Objects and Handmade Autonomies
REVIEWS
Yokohama Triennale
Jeffry Feeger & Ratoos Haopa Gary: Contending Change
Yoko Ono: The Road of Hope
Yang Mao-Lin: Kill Alice – Final Battle
Yang Yongliang: Phantom Metropolis
Paula Sengupta: Lv, Pony
Masuma Halai Khwaja & Samar F. Zia
Bangkok Density
Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity
Tabaimo: danDAN
Lu Xinjian: City DNA III
BOOK REVIEW
Looking for the Real Deal
THE LAST WORD
Indemnity system for Japan’s museums
QUESTIONNAIRE
Ho Siu-Kee