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Pick of the Week
Pick of the Week

For our November/December issue, contributor Dominic Zinampan reviews “Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs,” organized by San Francisco- and Paris-based Kadist Foundation and Para Site Hong Kong, and held at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila.

Current Issue
Editor's Letter

Vivid Conditions

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

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. 

Malaysia
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
Essays

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), 

India
Profiles

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.

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Features

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. 

Philippines
Reviews

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

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
Reviews

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. 

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From the Archive
The Fiction of Auto-Generation
FROM Sept/Oct 2008

The Fiction of Auto-Generation: Anish Kapoor

His works look like artifacts from alien civilizations, emanating a signature red glow that suggests they may even possess their own sentience. How a legendary sculptor gives life to monumental installations while taking himself out of the creative process.

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