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Jul 03 2015

Indian artist Nek Chand leaves behind his legacy Rock Garden

by Denise Tsui
Indian artist Nek Chand leaves behind his legacy Rock Garden
On June 12, Indian sculptor Nek Chand passed away at the age of 90 after suffering a cardiac arrest. 
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Jun 10 2015

4A Centre For Contemporary Asian Art Appoints New Director

by Denise Tsui
4A Centre For Contemporary Asian Art Appoints New Director

On June 9, Sydney’s 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art announced the appointment of curator and academic Mikala Tai as incoming director of the distinctive institution. The new role will see Tai relocate from Melbourne to Sydney to assume her position in September.

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May 28 2015

Architects Chosen for Art Gallery of New South Wales expansion

by Michael Young
Architects Chosen for Art Gallery of New South Wales expansion

Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA has been selected by Sydney’s leading public art institution—the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)—to build its AUD 450 million (USD 350 million) extension called the Sydney Modern Project.

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May 17 2015

Gulf Labor Members Denied Entry to UAE

by HG Masters
Gulf Labor Members Denied Entry to UAE

This week two artists, Walid Raad and Ashok Sukumaran were denied entry to the United Arab Emirates, where they were scheduled to attend the March Meeting (May 11–15), organized by the Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Jun 30 2015

Indian Sculptor Shiv Singh dies at age 77

by Denise Tsui
Indian Sculptor Shiv Singh dies at age 77

In the early hours of Friday June 26, renowned Indian sculptor, painter and designer Shiv Singh passed away at the age of 77. 

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Jun 09 2015

Kimsooja Wins Samsung’s Ho-Am Prize For The Arts

by Hanae Ko
Kimsooja Wins Samsung’s Ho-Am Prize For The Arts
On June 1, New York-based video artist Kimsooja was awarded the 2015 Ho-Am Prize in Seoul. The prize, established in 1990 by the Korean conglomerate Samsung and named after the pen-name of its late founder Lee Byung-chull, is awarded to “people of Korean heritage who have contributed to the enrichment of culture and arts for humankind.” As part of the Ho-Am Prize, Kimsooja was presented with a special diploma, a pure gold medal and a cash prize of KRW 300 million (USD 275,000).
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May 22 2015

Worcester Art Museum Appoints New Curator of Asian Art

by Denise Tsui
Worcester Art Museum Appoints New Curator of Asian Art

The Worcester Art Museum (WAM), Massachusetts, has appointed Chinese Art specialist Vivian Li as the new curator of Asian art. Announced on May 20, 

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