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Nov 28 2013

Concrete Love

by Jen Kwok
Concrete Love
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Nov 25 2013

Controlled Spontaneity: Interview with Cai Guo-Qiang

by Michael Young
Controlled Spontaneity: Interview with Cai Guo-Qiang

Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang has been making his signature gunpowder works for over twenty years. In 2008, he was commissioned to create Footprints in the Sky (2008), a dazzling firework arrangement that traversed the Beijing sky during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.  

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Nov 21 2013

Untitled Selection: Nguan

by Ann Woo
Untitled Selection: Nguan

Untitled Selection is a weekly post of photography from ArtAsiaPacific’s areas of coverage. Created by our photo editor, Ann Woo.

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Nov 18 2013

Picture Roundup: Paris Photo 2013

by Jacqueline Furniss
Picture Roundup: Paris Photo 2013

Even the cold and rainy weather could not stop the image hungry public from attending the opening of the 17th edition of Paris Photo. With snake-like queues running around the entry of the historic Grand Palais, it was clear that photographie ces bon.

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Nov 14 2013

Concrete Love

by Jen Kwok
Concrete Love
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Nov 12 2013

Modes of Resistance: 2013 Creative Time Summit

by Aditi Ohri
Modes of Resistance: 2013 Creative Time Summit

In late October, artists, activists, community organizers, politicians, and architects converged in New York City for the  2013 Creative Time Summit. Between panels, conversations, lectures and presentations—bookended with dinners and cocktail receptions—the experience was chaotic, frenetic and, depending one’s ability to process massive amounts of information in a short amount of time, awe-inspiring. Aiming to be a catalyst for collaboration and reflexivity, the Summit facilitated the sharing of ideas and insights and inspired lively debate on issues of capitalism, place-making and belonging—all of which played out with mutual respect and admiration. 

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Nov 08 2013

Northern Lights at Sydney’s Biennale

by Michael Young
Northern Lights at Sydney's Biennale

There is nothing frivolous about Juliana Engberg—artistic director of the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire (BoS)—you get what you see. She is likeable, vivacious, entertaining and quick to laugh but is susceptible, she confesses, to “a bit of intellectualism.”  Her background is of Danish ancestry and perhaps this heritage has dictated the biennale’s focus, which this year is strongly influenced by a Nordic and European sensibility. There are 36 artists from Scandinavia and countries such as Lithuania and Poland and several from Northern Europe, France, Germany and Holland, for example.

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Nov 01 2013

Spotlight: Laos at Singapore Biennale 2013

by Sylvia Tsai
Spotlight: Laos at Singapore Biennale 2013

In the past few years, Laos’ art scene has remained relatively under the radar while neighboring Southeast Asian countries, such as Myanmar and Cambodia, have gained considerable international recognition (Vietnam and Thailand already having a notable presence). It was therefore a treat to see two Lao artists at this year’s Singapore Biennale.

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