SEP/OCT 2013

Issue 85
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Editor’s Letter

Tilting Backward

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Innovation versus tradition, fine arts versus crafts, global versus local . . . What do these notions mean today? Since 1993, ArtAsiaPacific has introduced artists, such as those from the Pacific Islands, who have forged new paths in craft-making, 

Reports: Dispatch


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Tokyo has always been well suited to the role of major hub for the Asian art world, yet has never established itself as such, and in the past decade has been eclipsed by Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.

China USA Hong Kong
Reports: The Point

Fast and Furious

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Sometime in 2006, I went to observe our competitor’s New York evening sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art—as one sometimes does in the industry—to gauge the mood, to observe the “action.” 

Indonesia Germany Hong Kong

Unspoken Language
Melati Suryodarmo

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She enters the space to sounds of beating Indonesian drums. Stepping on 20 slabs of butter positioned in the center of the floor, she starts to dance; 

Pakistan USA

Intertwined Identities: Shahzia Sikander in Conversation with Vishakha N. Desai
Shahzia Sikander

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In June, the Pakistan-born, New York-based artist Shahzia Sikander and Vishakha N. Desai, president emerita of Asia Society and Asian art scholar, met at Sikander’s studio in Midtown, New York, 

United Arab Emirates
Features: 20/20

Experiments and Objects 1979–2011
Hassan Sharif

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Like much of the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates is a hotbed of misconceptions. Commonly reduced to images of metastasized construction projects, 

Hong Kong China

Unofficial Chinese Art 1974–1985
Light before Dawn

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There is a quiet satisfaction in viewing unfamiliar, accomplished and important work in handsome surroundings. “Light Before Dawn: Unofficial Chinese Art 1974–1985” certainly met these criteria. 

Pakistan USA

Imran Qureshi
The Roof Garden Commission

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s decision to invite Pakistani painter Imran Qureshi to splatter blood-red acrylic paint across its elegant rooftop patio was a deliberately jarring aberration from tradition. 

Vietnam USA
Where I Work

Dinh Q. Lê

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Dinh Q. Lê’s four-story home-studio is a 25-minute drive from the center of Ho Chi Minh City. It also happens to be a five-minute walk from the home of his aunt—

Fine Print

American Law and Celebrity Culture or, Celebrity Law and American Culture

During a recent argument about copyright law and its alleged negative impact on appropriation art in the United States, a friend asked me if I thought Chinese artists would feel similarly constrained by American copyright law.

In-Print Only Content
Vladimir Tretchikoff: Ming Wong on Vladimir Tretchikoff
Istanbul’s Art Scene Standing Firm
If You Can’t Take the Heat . . .
Going Steady
No Rest for The Wealthy
Changing Times
Fictional Systems
How People Collect
The Ominous Future of Things Past and Present
Hong Kong Garden
Fulya Erdemci: Agoraphilia
Adrian Wong: Wong’s World
Leang Seckon: The Promise of Flowers
After Ink: China’s young ink painters—in concept and practice
Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: Beauty and the Apocalypse: Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho
FX Harsono: This is History
Bhupen Khakhar: Paintings 1991-1993
Durriya Kazi: Art Caravan
Tabaimo: Japanese Kitchen
Venice Biennale: The Encyclopedic Palace
Fiona Hall: Big Game Hunting
Choi Jeong-Hwa : Kabbala
Duan Jianyu & Hu Xiaoyuan: A Potent Force
A Journal of the Plague Year: Fear, Ghosts, Rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story
Eiffel Chong: Under Control
Zones of Contact: Propositions on the Museum
Zones of Contact: No. 10
Jumaldi Alfi : Never Ending Lesson
Points of Departure
Yoshitomo Nara
Temporary Insanity: Pinaree Sanpitak
When All Is Said (and Done)
Qiu Anxiong

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