P
R
E
V
N
E
X
T

ALMANAC 2018

Almanac 2018
Order Issue
Online Content
Preface

Unfinished Business

Also available in:  Chinese

Even before we had laid down our red pencils and signed off on the final proofs of this year’s Almanac, it occurred to us that real closure was impossible.

China
Five Plus One

Song Dong

Also available in:  Chinese

Since graduating from the Capital Normal University in Beijing during the momentous turbulence of 1989, Song Dong has been at the forefront of conceptual art in China. 

East Timor
Countries

East Timor

The 2017 presidential election in the
Asia Pacific’s youngest nation Timor-Leste, 

or East Timor, was won by former freedom fighter Francisco Guterres, who aims to reduce poverty and unemployment in the 15-year-old nation. 

Korea, South
Countries

Korea, North

With Kim Jong-un at the helm, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has conducted 16 missile tests in 2017, including two that launched rockets over the Japanese archipelago in August and September.

Laos
Countries

Laos

One of the five remaining communist states, Laos lags behind its neighbors in infrastructure. The majority of cultural funding is devoted to the preservation of the nation’s Buddhist heritage. 

Nepal
Countries

Nepal

Still recovering from the disastrous earthquakes of 2015, Nepal experienced dramatic monsoon flooding and landslides in its southern plains in August. 

Syria
Countries

Syria

The war in Syria rumbles on. The country is now fractured into three main zones, with the Assad regime holding major cities; US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces dominating the north; and anti-Assad factions in the hinterlands. 

Turkmenistan
Countries

Turkmenistan

Winning 98 percent of the votes in February 2017 elections, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov maintains his restrictive grip over this closed country. 

Taiwan Hong Kong
Reflections

Patrick Sun

Also available in:  Chinese

The past year was a memorable one. Trump dominated the news. Brexit talks shook Europe. North Korea’s nuclear power threatened Asia. 

Books

Between the Lines

The world watched in 2014 as Hong Kongers, increasingly desperate to achieve democratic elections before the expiration of its semi-autonomous constitution in 2047, staged dramatic street occupations to demand universal suffrage. 

Print Content
EDITOR'S LETTER
True Believers
NEWS
Heaven Can Wait
States of Urgency
Coast to Coast
The Honorable
#MeToo
Out in the Open
First Looks
The Acclaimed
TIMELINE
2017 Timeline
CULTURAL CURRENCY
Saving the World
Beyond Leonardo
Changing of the Guard
FIVE PLUS ONE
Innovations at the Intersections
Rasheed Araeen
teamLab
Lisa Reihana
Melati Suryodarmo
Martha Atienza
COUNTRIES
Work-Life Balance
Afghanistan
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Georgia
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea, South
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
New Zealand
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
REFLECTIONS
Against the Odds
Yayoi Kusama
Aaron Seeto
Natasha Ginwala
Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi
Simon Mordant
FESTIVALS
Climate of Concern
Sharjah Biennial 13
Documenta 14
Shanghai Project, Chapter 2
15th Istanbul Biennial
57th Venice Biennale
EXHIBITIONS
Deep Focus
Galleries
Museums
PREVIEWS
In Line
AGENDA
2018

These articles are only available to our print subscribers. 
SUBSCRIBE NOW to receive ArtAsiaPacific’s print editions, including the current issue, for only USD 85 
a year or USD 160 for two years.