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Pick of the Week
Pick of the Week

Every January, ArtAsiaPacific’s Almanac details the art world activities in 53 countries of the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Check out this year’s entry on Papua New Guinea by contributor Catherine Wilson. 

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Preface

Glitched Out

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

Blame it on the monkey. As 2016 approached, many people—particularly those who follow the Chinese lunar calendar—were apprehensive. 

Hong Kong
Five Plus One

Samson Young

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

Fascinated by armed conflict and military technology, Samson Young once noted that cannons and bells are made from the same materials, melted down and reforged depending on whether war drums are sounding or peace currently prevails.

Bhutan
Countries

Bhutan

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

In February, Bhutan welcomed the birth of its crown prince, Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck, the first child of the reigning King Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

Brunei
Countries

Brunei

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

Citizens of the small, oil-rich Sultanate of Brunei enjoy an impressive standard of living. 

Jordan
Countries

Jordan

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

With a population of just eight million, the kingdom of Jordan has more than 2.7 million refugees, including 655,000 Syrians.

Papua New Guinea
Countries

Papua New Guinea

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

The most populous tropical Pacific Island nation, with more than 750 languages, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has recently experienced strong economic growth

Taiwan
Countries

Taiwan

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

Taiwan elected its first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, in January 2016. Though Tsai’s party, the Democratic Progressive Party, leans toward formal independence from China

Uzbekistan
Countries

Uzbekistan

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

On September 2, 2016, longtime strongman president of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov died suddenly and without an apparent political heir.

Korea, South
Reflections

Yongwoo Lee

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

There is no “biennale” in biennales. The art calendars in Asia and in the West are quite different from one another.

Books

Critical Readings

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