Welcome to the Almanac, ArtAsiaPacific’s compendium of the most significant art events of 2015 and a look ahead at what’s next, in 2016.
Over the last two decades, Dinh Q. Lê, one of Vietnam’s most distinguished living artists, has drawn attention to the mutability of human memory and the misrepresented narratives of Southeast Asian history.
A small 33-island archipelago near the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain has experienced instability since 2011 when mass protests by its Shia community erupted, and were met with increasing violence.
The Asia-Pacific’s youngest nation, Timor-Leste, or East Timor, saw a peaceful transition to a younger generation of political leaders in 2015.
The historic nuclear accord reached between Iran and world powers on July 14, and the gradual elimination of international sanctions, will usher in what many hope will be a flourishing era for the cultural and artistic scenes in Iran.
Krygyzstan is unique in the region for its relatively free and fair parliamentary elections, the second round of which were held in October.
One of the few remaining one-party communist states, Laos lags behind its regional neighbors in infrastructure. Its largely rural population lacks access to basic services.
The world’s largest gaming hub, Macau has been enduring an economic decline in the last two years due to China’s anticorruption sweep.
Recently I’ve noticed that when I meet people who know my work, they say, “Oh you must be so busy!” I usually reply with something like, “Well, I’m getting by,” which probably gives people the impression that I’m quite reserved.
The initiation of a new points-based system (PBS) for immigration by the United Kingdom Border Agency in November 2008 has sparked considerable controversy in the British arts community.