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(Left)SIMRYN GILL AND MICHAEL TAUSSIG: BECOMING PALMEdited By Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu. (Right) CITY OF PROTEST: A RECENT HISTORY OF DISSENT IN HONG KONGBy Antony Dapiran.

Between the Lines

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City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong

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. 

BY YSABELLE CHEUNG

THE JAPANESE PHOTOBOOKBy Manfred Heiting And Kaneko Ryuichi. 

The Japanese Photobook

A blurred photograph of a pocket wristwatch fronts a hefty color tome of Japanese photography.

BY YSABELLE CHEUNG

Charting Thoughts: Essays on Art in Southeast Asia

A scattering of tiny, gold numbers grace the cover of Low Sze Wee and Patrick D. Flores’ hefty, soft-backed compendium, which contains 25 illustrated essays by scholars that detail pioneering ideas in Southeast Asian art historical discourse, illuminating often-overlooked aspects of the past. 

BY CHLOE CHU

(Left) INTUITIONBy Axel Vervoordt Etal. (Right) CHARTING THOUGHTS: ESSAYS ON ART IN SOUTHEAST ASIAEdited By Low Sze Wee and Pattrick D. Flores.

(Left) SCOUTING FOR LOCATIONSBy Yazan Khalili (Right) CONTEMPORARY INDONESIAN ART: ARTISTS, ART SPACES, AND COLLECTORSBy Yvonne Spielmann ; Translated From Germany By Mitch Cohen

Scouting for Locations

Ghassan Kanafani’s 1963 novella Men in the Sun is an iconic story of Palestinian hardship: three men from a refugee camp in Iraq can’t find work and arrange to be smuggled into Kuwait, but suffocate in a truck’s water tank en route. 

BY HG MASTERS

Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK

This cotton-candy-pink hardcover book comes with 500 color illustrations of domestic visual ephemera, offering a cross section of North Korea’s state-sanctioned designs—from taffy packaging to beer-bottle labels and New Year’s postcards.

BY YSABELLE CHEUNG

(Left) SYRIA: INTO THE LIGHT. (Right) MADE IN NORTH KOREA: GRAPHICS FROM EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE DPRKBy Nicholas Bonner

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