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.

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).