Anticipating the season’s many festivals that will draw artists, curators and collectors from all over the world to far-flung locations, ArtAsiaPacific 78 considers the work of artists participating in the Biennale of Sydney in Australia, the inaugural Kyiv International Biennale in Ukraine and this year’s quinquennial Documenta 13.
In the last several years, microblogs and social-media sites have become ubiquitous platforms for the exchange of information and ideas.
Rummaging through the debris of Documentas past and present
What moral rights do artists possess with artworks of appropriation and destruction?
One continuing theme of Gargash’s work is the psychological effect of society’s pressure on the individual to conform.
From homeless architecture to dictatorial dinnerware? Whether overseeing the operation of an Iraqi food truck manned
by refugees and war veterans, or creating replicas of looted artifacts, Rakowitz’s interventionist projects and site-specific installations explore the idea of making “the invisible” visible.
Exhibitions of work by young sculptors are rare in Beijing, where installation and painting invariably claim the limelight.
The structure of Collector’s Wish is a simple setup. The largest wall of the subterranean gallery was painted floor to ceiling in horizontal strokes of crimson and brick red.
There is a recurring theme within the literature discussing Zarina Bhimji’s art, including her own writings: that the documentary approach is eschewed and each subject is accessed instead through echoes, allusion and aesthetics.