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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.