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ISSUE 99

JUL/AUG 2016

Issue 99
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Editor's Letter

New Emperors, Old Clothes

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

Although the northern hemisphere is shifting into its summer retreats, there are plenty of reasons to take a critical look at the present state of the world.

Japan
Reports: One on One

Teppei Kaneuji on Eyヨ

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I am often asked which artist has influenced me the most. To tell the truth, the answer is probably EYヨ. I think this is true for many artists of my generation and, potentially, not only those in Japan.

United Arab Emirates
Essays

Rising Above

Also available in:  Arabic

An air of urgency weighed heavily on attendees at Sharjah Art Foundation’s (SAF) March Meeting (March 12–13) this year, resulting from a call to action by William Wells of Cairo’s nonprofit Townhouse Gallery. 

Japan
Profiles

The Primacy of Matter
Chiharu Shiota

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I meet Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, a short ferry ride from Cockatoo Island where her installation Conscious Sleep (2016) was on show as part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney (3/18–6/5). 

Turkey
Features

Tragedy and Farce
Hale Tenger

Also available in:  Arabic

When you stepped through the door into a sparse hallway, illuminated by a lone fluorescent bulb, it immediately felt like you had traveled back in time several decades. 

China Denmark
Reviews

Nothingness is not Nothing at All
Olafur Eliasson

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Widely recognized among art-world intelligentsia, Olafur Eliasson recently became the first internationally acclaimed foreign artist to have a major solo exhibition at Shanghai’s Long Museum.

Iran United Arab Emirates
Reviews

Fearless: The Next Wave of Artists from Iran

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Little did Icarus know, as he flew toward the dazzling embrace of the sun, that every moment was bringing him closer to his fateful demise.

Print Content
REPORTS
Wellington
Art Worlders Named in Tax Haven Leak
Not at Home in the World
The Young and the Restless
Where Art Thou?
Progress Report
Fair Weather
Mass Medium
A Closer Look
ESSAYS
A Separate Piece
PROFILES
Martha Atienza: Community Engagment
Pallavi Paul: Screen Studies
FEATURES
Post-Fukushima Art Scene in Japan: After the Quake
Pio Abad: Powerful Stuff
A Fictional Account
REVIEWS
Walid Raad
Osamu Kanemura: Buddha Virus Suicide Attack
Bae Young-Whan & Yang Fudong
Cho Yong Ik: Revealing the Void
Shahzia Sikander : Apparatus of Power
Amit Desai: Ancestor Bone Hug
Charles Lim Yi Yong: Sea State
Sudarshan Shetty: Shoonya Ghar
Huda Lutfi: Magnetic Bodies: Imaging the Urban
What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China
Murat Akagündüz: Vertigo
Liu Ding: Rice, Mango, Pork . . . and Ghost
Queens International 2016
But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise
Just Follow the Rulers
WHERE I WORK
Khadim Ali
THE SKETCH
Len Lye