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Nov 26 2013

New Memorial in Sydney to honor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Men and Women

by Chloe Mandryk
New Memorial in Sydney to honor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Men and Women

Sydney-based artist Tony Albert will install Yininmadyemi–Thou Didst Let Fall, the first memorial sculpture in Australia to honor the military service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women. The “long overdue and necessary” monument will be revealed on Anzac Day 2015 in Sydney’s Hyde Park South, coinciding with the centenary of Australia’s involvement in World War I.

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Nov 20 2013

Hong Kong Art Galleries Hope to Boost Visitor Numbers

by The Editors
Hong Kong Art Galleries Hope to Boost Visitor Numbers

This week 49 galleries throughout Hong Kong joined forces to launch the inaugural Hong Kong Art Gallery Week. Founded by the collective of like-minded commercial gallery heads who make up the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA), the event seeks to entice audiences to explore the city’s numerous artistic offerings. 

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Nov 04 2013

Breaking Barriers: Kwan Sheung Chi Wins Hugo Boss Award

by The Editors
Breaking Barriers: Kwan Sheung Chi Wins Hugo Boss Award

On November 1, the newly established Hugo Boss Asia Art Award went to Hong Kong artist Kwan Sheung Chi. In a ceremony which took place at Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum (RAM), the 33-year-old artist was recognized for works containing “against-the-grain criticism of the system” and which open up the possibility for “personal utopias,” earning a USD 48,000 prize.

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Nov 22 2013

Eungie Joo Announced As Curator of Sharjah Biennial

by The Editors
Eungie Joo Announced As Curator of Sharjah Biennial

Eungie Joo has been announced as curator of 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, which opens in March 2015. Previously the Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum in New York City and presently the Director of Art and Cultural Programs at Instituto Inhotim in Brazil, Joo has led a career “focused on working closely with artists and communities.” The Biennial’s president, Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi, hopes that Joo’s collaborative perspective “will find resonance in Sharjah.”

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Nov 13 2013

Filipino American Museum Seeks to Fill Void

by Karlynne Ejercito
Filipino American Museum Seeks to Fill Void

In 2010, the United States Census counted around 3.4 million Filipino-Americans nationwide—the largest Filipino population outside the Philippines and the second-largest Asian-American population behind Chinese-Americans. Given that at least 17,500 museums currently exist in the United States, according to the American Alliance of Museums, the conspicuous absence of a museum engaging the interests of a considerably large demographic makes the recent launch of the Filipino American Museum (FAM) all the more significant.

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