Singaporean Curator Khairuddin Hori joins Palais de Tokyo in Paris

On October 12, it was announced that Singaporean curator Khairuddin Hori will be joining Palais de Tokyo, Paris, as its deputy programming director. Hori, who is currently serving as senior curator at the Singapore Art Museum, will take up his new position next month.

Chinese Modernist Painter Chu Teh-Chun dies at 93

On March 26, the renowned abstract painter Chu Teh-Chun died in Paris at the age of 93. Following closely after the passing of his friend and fellow proponent of the Chinese Modernist movement Zao Wou-ki (1920–2013), last year, as well as Wu Guangzhong in 2010, Chu’s death marks the end of generation of Chinese painters living in Europe whose works continue to offer salient cross-cultural perspectives.

Zao Wou-ki dies aged 93

Zao Wou-ki (1920–2013), the prominent contemporary Chinese painter, died on April 9 at the age of 93. His dynamic compositions emerged from a hybrid aesthetic of traditional Chinese brushwork and vivid European abstraction, and made him a seminal figure during the formative years of contemporary Chinese art.