At a recent dinner party, I was seated next to a gallerist who shows young artists from Hong Kong. I was struck by his quirky description of one of his artists: he called him a “human photocopier.”
The Taiwanese Cultural Association, in operation between the years 1921 and 1931, was established during the period when Taiwan was under Japanese colonial rule (1895–1945) by members of the resistance, educator Lu Ping-ting and intellectual Chiang Wei-shui.
The art and cultural scene in Singapore has changed a lot since I started making art in 1997. I don’t think anyone can deny the fact that Singapore’s government is one of the very few in Southeast Asia that has progressively encouraged the local growth of art,
Before her seventh birthday, Chinese artist Ma Qiusha’s parents decided that she was going to be a musician. They bought her an accordion and enrolled her at the local music academy.
Since the 1980s, the work of Alfredo Jaar has dealt with the forms and ethics through which art takes responsibility for complex phenomena in society. He has created a language that breaks through the mechanisms that dehumanize individuals and communities in moments of turmoil from our recent history.
My drive through the craggy Hajar Mountains to reach artist Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim’s studio conjured visions of Donald Judd’s stark Marfa, Texas refuge from the New York art world din.
In January, American artist Katherine Craig filed a lawsuit to protect her public artwork, The Illuminated Mural, created in 2009 on an Albert Kahn-designed building on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan.