So I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture began as a series of conversations between artist Leung Chi Wo and two Moroccan women living in Hong Kong. Assia, born in Morocco, was trained as an interior designer and came to Hong Kong with her husband, an investment banker; she’s now a housewife. Saloua, born in France, is an architect who was sent by her firm to start up a studio in Hong Kong. The conversations were adapted as a 4-channel video installation commissioned by the Marrakech Biennale 2012.
This first major monograph on the artist examines over 25 years of Khan’s work and accompanies her first US solo exhibition at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, running from February 22-May 26, 2013.
The first book to examine the practice of Sara Rahbar, including her early installations for the Queens Museum of Art, a photographic series made in Tehran, and the politically inspired textile-based works, all which use historically charged materials and forms.Essay by Catherine Grenier, adjunct director of Centre Pompidou, and interview with Elaine W. Ng.
Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond features nine Tibetan artists—Dedron, Gonkar Gyatso, Losang Gyatso,Kesang Lamdark, Tenzin Norbu, Tenzing Rigdol, Pema Rinzin, Tsherin Sherpa and Penba Wangdu—who are trained in traditional painting and the strict interpretations prescribed by Buddhist religio-spiritual formulas and artistic norms, from which they break by experimenting with alternative media
ArtAsiaPacific has launched the 2014 edition of its Almanac, now in its ninth year. Its comprehensive Countries section is a detailed survey of each of the 67 nations we cover in the Asia-Pacific region—stretching from Turkey right across to the Pacific island of Kiribati—and captures all the significant cultural developments that have taken place in their respective art scenes over the past year.
The Art Spaces Directory is an international guide to the sites where contemporary art and artists are nurtured, interrogated and sustained. With detailed profiles of over 400 independent art spaces from 96 countries around the world, this easy-to-use volume is a useful tool for artists, curators, students and the general public.
Back issues of ArtAsiaPacific, from 1993 onwards.
Seen/Unseen is an artist book and monograph documenting Strachan’s 2011 survey exhibition “Seen/Unseen,” installed in an undisclosed New York City location and deliberately made inaccessible to the general public. Navigating through the polarizing dichotomies of presence and absence, visibility and invisibility, and man and nature, Tavares Strachan has engineered a multidisciplinary artistic practice that mobilizes our visual, intellectual, and emotional faculties.
Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art reflects upon the complex relationship between ancient Tibet’s artistic tradition of anonymity and contemporary artists’ search for a voice in the present. This fully illustrated catalogue, designed by Philipp Hubert and co-published by ArtAsiaPacific and Samuel Dorksy Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, includes texts by exhibition curator Rachel Perera Weingeist, curator and writer David Elliott and Tibetan cultural activist Jamyang Norbu. Participating artists Penba Wangdu, Tenzing Rigdol and Tsherin Sherpa also contribute essays sharing personal insight into their artistic practice.
The Part In The Story Where We Lost Count Of The Days is an artist book and monograph that reflects on the artistic practice of Singaporean artist Heman Chong. Acting as both maker of objects and facilitator of situations, Chong’s work sits at the intersection of multiple genres: visual art, performance, writing, installation and science fiction. Through commissioned texts and explanations of Chong’s selected projects, this publication seeks to engage and unravel these categories as well as to highlight their overlapping and circuitous nature.
Roundabout° explores the possibilities of artistic exchanges between geographically separated cultures and of different traditions and languages. This full-color catalog designed by award-winning graphic designer Paul Sahre, features the work of 108 artists from around the world, including New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Bhutan, Tibet and Thailand.