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Forum: The Collectors

Published on 9 July, 2010 by | 8 | Filed under: News, Reviews |

When private & public interests collide: thoughts on Malaysian Art Friends show @ NAG, in preparation for the panel discussion on art collecting tomorrow, Sat 10 Jul, 3pm.

A Road to Pass Through

Published on 28 June, 2010 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , ,

Stepping on the backs of artists. A review of “ROAD”, an exhibition by Myanmar artist Myat Kywat, 12 – 17 June 2010 at newly opened DAGAUNG Gallery in Yangon

The 2nd Annual KL Photoawards

Published on 18 June, 2010 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Seeking the best interpretations in contemporary portraiture in two categories: individual and story portraits, the 2010 KL Photoawards attempts to bring together photographic practitioners.

A Call to Action

Published on 14 June, 2010 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , ,

FX Harsono: Testimonies a retrospective and tribute to the Indonesian’s artist position in the development and redefinition of contemporary art within the country.

Forum: Big and Beautiful???

A major book project sets new benchmark for art publication in Malaysia. Is this a good thing? We like to hear what you think!

Realism in Asia

Realism in Asia had evidently moved beyond a strategy appropriated from the West as it began to advance in response to specific cultural-historical contexts.

Here Comes the Sun: Myanmar Artists Shine on Singapore

Osage, Singapore presents plAy an exhibition of thirteen major players in the Myanmar art scene, highlighting a region often left out of the canon of Asian contemporary art.

Tapping into the intangible

Published on 17 May, 2010 by | 2 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , , ,

Knowing that VWFA featured new batik works by Greek artist Tano, one expected that strange and irrelevant combination when West infiltrates East. Instead, Bharti Lalwani found quite the contrary.

A Pantheon for the Contemporary

Canonisation is apparently no longer a task meant for the descendants. Our Singapore contributor looks at the sticky relationship between contemporary art and art history.

Reviewed: The emergence of Malaysia

Published on 24 January, 2010 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , , , ,

by Yusuf Martin

Whether it is Zulkifli Yusoff’s abstract expressionism or his latterly Pop Art influenced works, there is a delicious thread of humour, or downright cheekiness, which seems to unite what, otherwise, might appear as a disparate collection of the artist’s work.

Jogja Jamming

Published on 19 January, 2010 by | 1 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , ,

by Karim Raslan

In Jogjakarta, from the perspective of the arts, more is more. And with the recently concluded Tenth Biennale: Jogja Jamming, the city reveals once again its central role in the Republic’s creative imagination.

Bangkok: The Agony and the Ecstasy

Published on 13 January, 2010 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , , ,

By Eva McGovern

Thai artist Maitree Siriboon’s exhibition Isarn Boy Soi 4 at Whitespace Gallery. An intoxicating total installation or better yet a self reflective temple/bordello/nightclub for the artist to pause on issues of culture and gender identity


Published on 1 January, 2010 by | 25 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , , ,

We pitch TimeOut KL against KLue to see whether the two competing lifestyle journals are savvy enough when it comes to the all important ART ISSUE.

Rasukan Seni Pascamoden Jejas Industri Seni Tampak?

Published on 30 December, 2009 by | 1 | Filed under: Essays, Reviews |

Pameran Seni Muda / Young Arts di RA Fine Arts Gallery memberi lapangan kepada artis untuk meluahkan isi hati mereka melalui lukisan dan arca.

Rock, Pop, Politics: Yeah Baby

Published on 29 December, 2009 by | 20 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , ,

By Eva McGovern

Aswad Ameir’s recent solo show X at Galeri Chandan evokes a heady panoply of experiences with a thematic focus on music and politics through a confident sampling of pop culture. Musicians, images of conflict, song lyrics and the artists own image entertain and confuse viewers in this circus of visual art.

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