NOV/DEC 2016

Issue 101
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Editor's Letter

Vivid Conditions

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For months, a stream of unsettling events has flooded the world as the deleterious effects of rapid globalization and the nationalist backlash it has prompted shake the foundations of nation states. 

Reports: Dispatch

Kuala Lumpur

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Whether in politics or culture, Malaysia has never really gained the kind of international prominence that her immediate neighbors in Southeast Asia (such as Indonesia, Thailand or Singapore) have over the past decade. 

Hong Kong
Reports: The Point

Art-Making in a Troubled World

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How does a person—for example, Kafka—sincerely believe that he must throw away his fate (and to him, to throw away his fate is to stay close to the truth), that he must become a writer? 

Hong Kong

Only Numbers

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On May 22, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) announced that it would stop the display of Our 60-Second Friendship Begins Now (2016), 


Constructed Chaos
Aditya Pande

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It was a coincidence that Aditya Pande was in the gallery when I visited his solo exhibition at New York’s Aicon Gallery in May.

Lebanon France

Every One of Us is a Radio Transmitter
Etel Adnan

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Writer, essayist and artist, Etel Adnan (born 1925) is a keen observer of geopolitical unrest and, in particular, of imperialism, colonialism and neocolonialism. 


Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

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Soil and stones, as geologic materials, are the essential building blocks that compose the vast areas of the earth fragmented by the abstract and arbitrary demarcations of geography. 

Lebanon Palestine UK
Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum

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A large cube, lined inside with hundreds of magnets, was covered with millions of black iron filings forming intestinal undulations that appeared as though fat worms lurked beneath the structure’s surface.

Hong Kong
Where I Work

Trevor Yeung

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Behind a narrow nursery in Mong Kok’s Flower Market, tiny plant specimens glow like mutant organisms under a pulsing UV light. 

Print Content
Praneet Soi on Jean-Pierre Gorin
Ai Weiwei Crosses Redline (Again)
The Great Game
Where Art Thou?
Shifting Focus
Outlook: Generally Fine
Encompassing Views
The Ties that Bind
Indian Artivism
Wang Guangle: Passage of Time
Le Brothers: Brothers in Art
Teppei Kaneuji: Freedom in Forms
Juan Davila: Toward or Away from Reality
And then that ‘Statement’ turns out to be the Beginning of Six Rooms Full of Artistic Stuff.: I have never Dreamt of Being an Artist
The Eighth Climate (What does Art do?): Gwangju Biennale 11
Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form
Makoto Aida: Let us Dream of Evanescence, and Linger in the Beautiful Foolishness of Things
Busan Biennale
Taipei Biennial: Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future
Tsang Kin-Wah: Nothing
Summer Triangle
Summer Triangle
Operation PRD – Big Tail Elephants: One Hour, No Room, Five Shows
O Dear What can the Matter Be
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness
Artists in Residence 2015/2016
Gülsün Karamustafa: Chronographia
Shahzia Sikander: Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector
Zhang Peili: Continuous Reproduction
Two Hours
Lee Kit: Hold Your Breath, Dance Slowly
Mika Tajima & Jean-Pascal Flavien
Familiar Meetings, Strange Lands
Lala Rukh

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