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  • Gallery Weekend Beijing February 23
  • BOOSTED February 22

    Have you heard of the kiwi based

  • VIDEO: Upcycling Ideas February 21

    Y'all know how I like to repurpose

  • Interview: Ko Injae February 20

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai,

  • HKwalls – Open Call for HK Artists February 18

    HKwalls returns this March for a nine-day

  • VIDEO: Bamboo Decoration Ideas February 18

    Hola people! I've been looking around the

  • The Artists of Waiheke Island February 16

    So, as you may know

  • VIDEO: Styling Thailand  February 15

    Hong Kong lifestyle brands enjoy strong

  • Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors February 15

    The Singapore Biennale 2016, is arguably one

  • Interview: Takeru Toyokura February 14

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai,

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      Gallery Weekend Beijing announces the exhibitions of participating galleries and institutions “What is a gallery weekend?!” you might ask. The idea of the Gallery Weekend was developed by galleries in Berlin in 2005 and each year the best galleries join forces to invite collectors worldwide to come and see the best exhibitions these galleries have to offer.Beijing is home to the largest community of artists in China and a major place for artistic production, much of which the world has never seen...

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    Thursday, 23 February, 2017
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    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai, the "Joyful Moment" Asian Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition comprises four Asian artists. In a collaboration with Noeli Gallery, we present interviews with some of the artists. Second out is Ko Injae.----------------------   Some photos from the opening night ----------------------The group exhibition is extended to 1st of March so go see it!For additional information, please contact Noeli Gallery:Website: www.noeligallery.com | T: +86-21-64319442Address: 150 B Yueyang Road,Shanghai, Xuhui Area 200031, China 

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    Monday, 20 February, 2017
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    HKwalls returns this March for a nine-day celebration of street art and creative collaboration in the industrial district of Wong Chuk Hang. From March 18 to 26th, the festival will engage the public with an incredible line-up of live mural painting, a print exhibition featuring the artists and more programmes to be announced later. The HKwalls team is on the lookout for new talent to participate in the festival and is currently holding an open call for any Hong Kong-based artists to apply...

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    Saturday, 18 February, 2017
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    So, as you may know I have visited Waiheke Island outside Auckland quite a lot lately... First I was there for the Garden Safari (read more about it here), and then again for headland Sculpture on The Gulf (see all the gorgeous sculptures here). While spending time on the island, I was stunned at how many amazing artists this little paradise had to offer, and so with the help of the local art gallery I sussed them out. Turns out there is not just one, but a few art galleries, and there is even a sculpture park! In addition, there are independent studios with artists working in oil, ceramic, watercolour, mixed media, gold, acrylic, glass and kauri wood...

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    Thursday, 16 February, 2017
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    The Singapore Biennale 2016, is arguably one of Asia’s most exciting contemporary visual art exhibitions, open to the public from 27 October 2016 until 26 February 2017. Titled An Atlas of Mirrors, this Biennale features works by 63 artists and art collectives from 19 countries and territories across Southeast Asia, East and South Asia. Artworks of various media are curated around nine sub-themes and presented at no less than seven locations, with the Singapore Art Museum and SAM at 8Q as anchor venues...

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    Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
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    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai, the "Joyful Moment" Asian Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition comprises four Asian artists. In a collaboration with Noeli Gallery, we present interviews with some of the artists. First out is Takeru Toyokura. ---------------------- Takeru Toyokura is a Japanese artist and illustrator based in Osaka, Japan. He graduated from Osaka-Sogo Design College. After graduating, he started to work as a professional artist. He makes his art by felt and paper...

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    Tuesday, 14 February, 2017
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    While in town for the World Design Capital Taipei, Style by Asia met with Johnny Chiu of JC Architecture, which was started in 2010, and is one of the Taiwanese capitals most innovative architectural firms, to talk about the past and the future of Taiwanese architecture. All images courtesy of JCA.--------------------- Welcoming us into the architect firms offices in Taipei, Johnny starts by explaining that there has been a massive change in Taiwan over the past 10 years. During the 1980-90's boom, everything worked, all projects that were started were finished, and the work produced was of the expected kind...

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    Wednesday, 08 February, 2017
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    Yes you heard me. I know... It's HUGE. As last year was drawing to an end, I reflected on Style by Asia, where we are today, and where we should be heading over the next few years. In the three years since the platform was first founded, we have grown so much. And so fast. We have done great collaborations with brands, companies, artists and galleries and helped businesses with events, media outreach, and collaboration introductions. We have participated in numerous panel debates (and led a few too), discussing the current and future state of the creative scenes in Asia, and we have been media partner for many big art fairs and worked closely with design events in both Shanghai and Taiwan...

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    Friday, 03 February, 2017
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    A new must-watch series is coming on Netflix! Especially for all of us who love design. See the trailer for the new documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design that starts airing on Feb 10th.The show, produced by Editor-In-Chief of WIRED Scott Dadich, follows the creative genius of eight minds working in the world of art and design today, and will spotlight how design influences daily life. Don't miss it!

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    Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
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    Come along to the neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa in Tokyo, for some great fashion, interior design and street art inspiration - and lots of fun! -------------------- A while back, when we visited Tokyo for the Design Week there, we took the opportunity to do some sightseeing around the Japanese capital. Along with the more well-known neighbourhoods like Harajuku and Shinjuku, there are some great, more unknown ones. Like Shimokitazawa for example. This neighbourhood is well known (to the locals) for the density of small independent fashion retailers, cafes, theaters, bars and live music venues...

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    Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
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    The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary opens in the afternoon and evening of Thursday, January 19th with an invitation-only Private View and Vernissage. General admission kicks-off on Friday the 20th, and continues throughout Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd.---------------------- Spread over 6,000+ square meters, Singapore Contemporary will host more than 90 exhibitors offering collectors and art enthusiasts a wide selection of accessible and collectable works including original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography - including investment-grade art with a strong secondary market and auction following, plus works by some of the world's most interesting and promising artists...

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    Monday, 16 January, 2017
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    We have previously written about STPI in an article about artist residencies in Asia, read that article here-----------------STPI, or Singapore Tyler Print Institute as is its long name, is an internationally renowned space in Singapore with a creative workshop focusing on innovative print and paper techniques. Their mission is to develop Singapore as a leading player in the international contemporary art world by: Collaborating with leading international artists in ground-breaking projects; Engaging the international art community, collectors and the Singapore public with the highest quality artworks and exhibitions; Developing an appreciation of print and paper art practice with inspiring and innovative programmes; Inspire the Singapore visual arts community on the possibilities of print and paper art practice...

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    Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
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     The seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore returns from 12 to 15 January 2017 (Vernissage on 11 January) with the second Southeast Asia Forum and regional and international galleries presenting artists from across Asia and the world.  ----------------------- Featuring more than 120 galleries from 27 countries, three quarters of the upcoming exhibitors are returning galleries in this, the seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore. A part of the fair, the second Southeast Asia Forum, titled Net Present Value: Art, Capital, Futures, focuses on capitalism as its theme and direct attention to questions surrounding the values of art, imagination, and progress, and the price of doing business as usual amidst the changing dynamics of the international capitalist system...

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    Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
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    Recently opened at Auckland Art Gallery, the new exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer's famous Māori portraits is something very unique. Read the sister articles about the exhibition itself here, and about art restoration, and the preparation of some of the artworks for this exhibition here--------------------- Until February 19th, 2017, explore Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich history through more than 120 historical portraits of Māori and Pākehā by the country's most prolific professional colonial painter, Gottfried Lindauer...

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    Monday, 09 January, 2017
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    Penang is known for its street art, but there is much more art than the murals that adorn the streets of George Town. The Hin Bus Depot is a great spot absolutely filled to the brim with art, and this collective creative hub also houses a great little cafe, organises markets and other creative events - making it a definite not to miss on any Penang itinerary.--------------------------- First a bit of background:The Hin Company Limited was one of the many private companies in Penang awarded by the licensing authority  to operate a motorbus service after World War II...

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    Friday, 06 January, 2017
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    Style by Asia meet with the up and coming Taiwanese design house Kanari to talk about their young design company, being an entrepreneur, and about the supportive Taiwanese design industry.-------------------- Taiwanese design house Kanari was started a few years ago, by three friends who all studied in London. They are young, enthusiastic, and have received great support for their design from the start. Style by Asia meets co-founder Sean Wang in their office in Taipei, where ideas are formed and dreams drawn...

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    Tuesday, 03 January, 2017
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    During Auckland Art Week a while back, I joined a tour of the K Road street art scene and its murals, conducted by Paul Walsh. The tour was 90 mins long but could easily have been much much longer!! There is SO much to see, and I really encourage anyone with a bit of interest for street art to head up there when you are in Auckland!Below some of the fantastic art we saw on our tour. I hope I have credited everyone correctly, also adding a bit of the  story behind the works (wherever I have it and can)...

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    Saturday, 31 December, 2016
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    As we look back at 2016, we look back on a year of some damn fine content!So fine in fact, that we have decided to gather some of them here and present them to you, in one post.Easy Peasy Japaneasy and You're Welcome! In no particular order (but we group them by category to make it easy for you):  FASHION EMERGING TALENT SHOWCASE AT INDIAN FASHION WEEKSix talented new fashion designers showcased their latest collections as part of the Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 Gen Next show in India. The depth of talent was obvious in these carefully crafted collections...

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    Thursday, 29 December, 2016
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    One of the great brands and platforms we found while visiting WDC Taipei 2016 (read more about it here, here and here) was the Taiwanese crowd funding platform zeczec. A great site for finding new, cool design, it gives you the best of the best that Taiwan has to offer. Right here, right now. And you can help fund someones dream at the same time!-----------------------  It was in the "Power of Taiwan Design Pavilion", curated by Li Wei-Lang, Creative Director for Afterain Design in an exhibition called "Breakthrough" that we came across zeczec...

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    Wednesday, 28 December, 2016
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    In 1967, Jim Thompson, the man who brought silk to the west, went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. He disappeared without a trace, and thus began the Jim Thompson legend... Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home of Thompson, that was the 'talk of the town' and the 'city's most celebrated social center'. Even today, the charming Thai style house continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok, but these days for the art collections housed in the gorgeous old buildings...

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    Saturday, 24 December, 2016
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    We love anything that is handmade, ethical and pretty. Of course. And not only have we been keeping an eye on FRANKITAS from Malaysia for a while, we have been using their gorgeous products too! So we thought its about time that we introduce you to them too.  FRANKITAS bags and purses are all made from traditional ethnic textiles, which are rich in heritage and history. Infusing contemporary colours and design, these products definitely appeal to women who embrace being different - as you'll stand out sporting a FRANKITAS clutch or bag! But purely in a good way...

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    Thursday, 22 December, 2016
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    At World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration.  ----------------------- Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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    Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
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    In 1967, Jim Thompson, the man who brought silk to the west, went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. He disappeared without a trace, and thus began the Jim Thompson legend... Jim Thompson is the man who is generally credited with bringing Thai Silk to the West. We recently published an article about Jim Thompson and his life recently, read it here Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home of Thompson, a house that was the 'talk of the town' and the 'city's most celebrated social center'...

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    Friday, 16 December, 2016
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    During Auckland Art Week, we visited Auckland Art Gallery and had the privilege to go behind the scenes and take a close look at the conservation departments of the museum.Follow us there and be awed by how much of an art work can actually be saved or discovered about if you look a bit closer. -------------------- Art is fragile. There are many ways a piece of art can be damaged, but the biggest threats to any art work are light and humidity; along with any damage an art work might suffer when moved from one place to another...

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    Thursday, 15 December, 2016
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    At World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration. We take a look at the art and fashion design collaboration exhibition. -----------------------  Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid (definition at the end) - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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    Wednesday, 14 December, 2016
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    At Style by Asia, we have been fortune enough to collaborate with many great brands, galleries and designers in this past year, and so we thought we would gather some of them here, in a comprehensive and inspiring Xmas Shopping List. A present from any of these shops, brands, artists, designers and galleries would make a gift anyone would be lucky to receive!  In alphabetical order...AME Gallery - the artisan contemporary jewellery gallery  ARCHETYPAL - for anything in interior design  BLUE LOTUS GALLERY - supporting local artists  CIPHER - handmade fashionable sneakers    colourliving - for a present for the home  Garosu - the boutique jewellery brand   HATTON STUDIOS - for the person who has everything, how about a jewellery making course?  HIMKALA LIMBU - for a unique, feminine, glamorous gown  J...

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    Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
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    JIA Inc. of Taiwan recently took home a Golden Pin Best Design Trophy for their Rolling Mortar at the Golden Pin Design Awards. Below we present the product and tell you just WHY the judges loved it so much. Plus, we hear a bit from JIA's product design manager Spencer Hung and learn about the company's ethos in general. ------------------------- Inspired by the Tang Dynasty ceramic tea mortars, The Prep, Rolling Mortar is designed to crush mixed spices, tea leaves, Chinese herb medicines, and various other spices...

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    Monday, 12 December, 2016
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    Squeezing a Japanese fusion restaurant into a narrow footprint saw designer Andy Malcomess draw upon the fable of Momotaro — or Peach Boy, as he is fondly referred to in his native Japan — to inspire his design. -----------------------This story is published in collaboration with Perspective, and the story first appeared in their print magazine.  Subtle details reference the Momotaro fable, such as tables shaped like stylised peach blossoms, fish scale patterns and tatamistyle floor tiles Located on Wellington Street, hugging the boundary of Hong Kong’s Central business district, Momotaro was designed by Hong Kong-based Andy Malcomess Interior Architects (AMIA), using his storytelling approach and drawing upon a famous Japanese fairy tale about a small boy who descended to Earth in a giant peach...

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    Friday, 09 December, 2016
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    At the World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition, the curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration. ----------------------- Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid (definition at the end) - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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    Thursday, 08 December, 2016
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    Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Tuan Dung opens 'My Story', his first solo exhibition of acrylic on collage paintings at Craig Thomas Gallery in Saigon on Thursday, 8 December. In preparation for the exhibition, CT gallery talks to Dung about the My Story collection, his motivations, and his creative influences.Read other interviews with Vietnamese artists here, here, here, here, here and here----------------------- Nguyen Tuan Dung (b. 1990) is a talented young visual artist living and working in Hanoi...

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    Monday, 05 December, 2016
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    So you have "done" all the temples, you have been to the floating market and to the Chatuchak market and honestly - you are a bit "thai-ered" (pun intended).OR, you only have one day in Bangkok and you are not very interested in those items above..Well, then we have the perfect itinerary for you!-------------------Bangkok can be very much "in your face" - it is chaotic and full of people, and it is really BIG. Sometimes you don't want to do all that much, sometimes you want to take some time out, and sometimes you wish to find a breathing hole or two to chill for a while...

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    Monday, 05 December, 2016
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    As a part of our collaboration with Singapore Contemporary, we here publish their newest 'Art Alert' - and bring your attention to some perhaps less-heard-of Malaysian Galleries. Enjoy!    Read more Art Alerts from Singapore Contemporary here, here here and hereSee more from Singapore Contemporary here

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    Saturday, 03 December, 2016
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    The Singapore Biennale 2016 opened on 27 October 2016 and will run till 26 February 2017. It is titled An Atlas of Mirrors and it presents 60 artworks by 62 artists and art collectives that explores the following notions - space, time, memory, nature, boundaries, agency, identity, displacement and absence. The artworks spans various mediums, clustering around nine sub-themes and is being presented across seven venues - Singapore Art Museum and SAM at 8Q, Asian Civilisations Museum, de Suantio Gallery at SMU, National Museum of Singapore, Stamford Green, and Peranakan Museum...

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    Friday, 02 December, 2016
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    This is a sponsored article  “Let life be beautiful like summer flowers …..“   - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Humble House Taipei aims to create a leisure space for relaxation and fun in the fast-paced modern city. Inspired by the renowned Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore's work: "Let life be beautiful like summer flowers…", the hotel features the theme: "Summer Flower" in the form of contemporary art. In Humble House Taipei, art works are not displayed on shelves but fitted in the space taking advantage of various forms of new media, installation art and sculpture to capture two themes: "Illusion Takes Form" for installation art, and "Realm of Universal Observations", illustrating Asian philosophical thoughts...

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    Thursday, 01 December, 2016
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    The Art of Shoes Design Competition Returns for a Second Time in 2016 with 8 new Finalists After a successful first run where Uzbek model Sevara Mirkhusanova won the inaugural Art of Shoes Design Competition for her collection titled "Back to Nature", the Singapore national footwear design competition, The Art of Shoes Design Competition 2016, was back in full force during Singapore Fashion Week (read more from that here here and here), this year to the theme of “Enchanted Forest”. The Art of Shoes was created to provide Singaporeans and Permanent Residents in Singapore with the opportunity to take their first step into the world of footwear design...

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    Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
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    This article is published in collaboration with Design Hotels. The story was first published in Design Hotels™ Made By Originals. All images courtesy of Design Hotels. Read the original article here-------------------- Kasemtham Sornsong & Tirawan Songsawat - A Well-Versed Retreat  When Kasemtham Sornsong first conceived The Library, situated on the Thai island of Koh Samui, he envisioned a hotel that invites one to read quietly while absorbing volumes of unmatched luxury. The result is a literary and literal wonder...

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    Thursday, 24 November, 2016
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    SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK ACCESS (SGFWA) During Singapore Fashion Week, a brand new industry-support flexible-format platform for designers and businesses to showcase their latest collections was unveiled. We present you the designers, and some of the creations from their showcases. See our report of the International Highlights and Homegrown Favourites Shows previously published here.---------------------- MAX.TAN:Presented by Microsoft Surface Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Futures ShowcaseBest known for his monochromatic, geometric creations and use of drapery, local designer Max Tan, showcased his Spring/Summer 2017 collection of avant-garde designs in the MAX...

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    Wednesday, 23 November, 2016
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    Presented as one of the International Highlight Shows at AUDI SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK 2016, Chinese haute couturier Guo Pei's showcase was certainly highly anticipated. We can't resist showing you most of the garments from the collection. Enjoy the intricate details and gorgeous fabrics and let us know which one was your favourite? Background to the Guo Pei Spring/Summer 2016 "Courtyard” CollectionKicking off the festival at SGFW (Gallery) was Chinese haute couturier, Guo Pei. As one of the most renowned designers in the Chinese fashion scene, Guo was commissioned to create a gown for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony...

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    Saturday, 19 November, 2016
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    NZ Sculpture OnShore is New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, and one of the oldest too. First held in 1996 in a private garden in Takapuna on the North Shore, the event gradually grew so popular that in 2004 it moved to the spectacular Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve on Auckland’s North Shore. This weekend is the last chance to see it for this year, so make it down to Devonport to see some truly great sculptures and installations! ----------------------The exhibition at Fort Takapuna features work from both established and emerging artists (and even school children!), and provides a unique snapshot of contemporary three dimensional art practice in New Zealand...

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    Saturday, 19 November, 2016
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    This is an excerpt from an article written by Stephanie Bailey, published on Ocula.com, with full rights. Read the full article here This year has been an important one for Guan Xiao. In April, the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London showed the artist’s first exhibition in a United Kingdom institution. Entitled Flattened Metal (20 April – 19 June 2016) and organised in association with K11 Art Foundation, the ICA show was a perfect articulation of the artist’s practice thus far, incorporating a concise body of work that investigates relationships with time and matter...

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    Friday, 18 November, 2016
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    SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK 2016 @National Gallery Singapore This year, Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW) partnered up with National Gallery Singapore as Official Partner, held the fashion showcases in the Gallery, a visual arts institution housed in two national monuments that have been beautifully restored and transformed (we have previously written about it here). It lies in the heart of the Civic District, and is home to the largest collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. According to the organisers:The introduction of the Gallery as the setting for Singapore Fashion Week is a perfect fit as it coincides with SGFW’s continued emphasis on local talent support and industry development in Singapore and the region...

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    Friday, 18 November, 2016
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    By Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi for Ocula.com Excerpt republished with full permission. Read the full article here The 11th edition of the Shanghai Biennale (SHB 11) opened to the public on 12 November 2016 under the chief curatorship of the New Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective. Anchored by the idea of biennale making as a form of posing questions, the SHB 11 is titled Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories. In this Ocula Conversation Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi speaks to members of Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta) on the relevance of engaging with the biennale form today, and their specific plans for the SHB 11...

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    Saturday, 12 November, 2016
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     Craig Thomas Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition of oil paintings by Hanoi-based artist Quach Bac called Familiar Sky from 11 – 28 November. The gallery speaks to the artist before the opening.-------------------- Quach Bac is a talented young visual artist who brings a critical eye and a perspective and maturity to his work that belies his relative youth (b. 1988). In preparation for his upcoming solo exhibition, we posed some questions below to Bac about the Familiar Sky collection, his motivations, and his creative influences...

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    Friday, 11 November, 2016
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    Last week we visited the second session of Tokyo Design Week. Some great design was on display, ranging from fashion and jewellery to robots, smart home solutions and shoes designed for entertainers that can be connected to your smartphone and which tracks your movements, creating wild patterns and all kinds of other cool stuff. A selection below of what we saw - which one(s) do you like most?Tell us in the comments below. One of the coolest ones we thought (but very hard to photograph) - a devise that actually projects images you can interact with (press buttons etc) into thin air! Really quite spooky at first...

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    Thursday, 10 November, 2016
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    As a part of our collaboration with Singapore Contemporary, we here publish their newest 'Art Alert' - this time we take a look at Photography.     Read more Art Alerts from Singapore Contemporary here, here and here

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    Thursday, 10 November, 2016
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    We just heard about this from a friend and thought we should let all you Singapore fashionistas in on the new venture! Swagalls is Singapore's first online fashion swapping that lets you shop unlimitedly without hurting your wallet and the planet. The newly started company currently has a campaign on KickStarter and by supporting them (and receiving a great reward for it, see more at the end of this article) you will help them realise their dream. Please click here to do so and read on below  So how does it work?? We had a brief chat to the founder Raye Padit, or as he likes to call himself: Swapaholic-In-Chief about the business: 1...

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    Tuesday, 08 November, 2016
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    Wang Xuejun unveiled his first photography collection of "Neutral Sex" in his solo show opening at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai, China on October 22nd.In his new collection of photographs, Wang Xuejun projects some typical feminine symbols such as jewelry and lace lingerie onto a male body to create an unique visual image of "Neutral Sex". These new images of Neutral Sex challenge our traditional perception and value to define a female and a male's position and their invisible emotions, strengths and weakness...

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    Saturday, 05 November, 2016
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    In a collaboration with Rossi & Rossi in Hong Kong, gallery directory Corey Andrew Barr talks to artist Tsherin Sherpa about Beautiful Decay, the artists first solo exhibition in Asia which took place at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong from 24 September–5 November.   Corey Andrew BarrHello Tsherin, I’d like to take a moment to discuss Beautiful Decay, your first solo exhibition in Asia which took place at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong from 24 September–5 November. Your work projects strong references to traditional Buddhist iconography, however it also incorporates contemporary imagery and non-traditional forms, how do you explain this, for example in the work titled OMG? Tsherin SherpaThis work is inspired by my own experience as a Tibetan living in the US...

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    Saturday, 05 November, 2016
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    Check out this teaser trailer for Redress' very first feature-length documentary, Frontline Fashion, about the EcoChic Design Awards and its designers! With your purchase you are supporting the organisations work in cutting waste out of fashion! ABOUT FRONTLINE FASHIONFrontline Fashion is a documentary following 10 talented Asian and European emerging fashion designers determined to change the future of fashion – currently one of the most polluting industries – for the better in the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, The EcoChic Design Award...

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    Friday, 04 November, 2016
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    This fall Cordis Hotel in Mongkok is partnering with Hong Kong Sculpture to host the latest Art-in-Residence exhibition, on the theme “Embracing Nature”. In this new installation, located in the lobby of the hotel and open to public from 24 October to 11 November 2016, five emerging Hong Kong sculptors display their own unique sculptures, each paying homage to the beauty of nature. Style by Asia speak to two of the artists about their art practice and their inspiration.----------------------- Cordis, Hong Kong is a hotel that takes art seriously...

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    Thursday, 03 November, 2016
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    Core Design Gallery in Malaysia brings a new groundbreaking show titled Faizal v Haafiz.  Forerunners in the art of contemporary printmaking art in Malaysia, Faizal Suhif and Haafiz Shahimi come together in this show, pioneering the way into extended printmaking art within the local Malaysian contemporary arts scene.--------------------------------  Faizal Suhif is constantly seeking out fresh visuals and images through the environment around him, be it nature or man-made structures, and innovatively manoeuvres his printmaking art to another level...

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    Sunday, 30 October, 2016
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    By Elliat Albrecht for Ocula.com Excerpt republished with full permission. Read the full article here--------------------- Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong takes figure painting out of the studio and into the fields, factories and family homes of regions rife with political turmoil, economic unease, and environmental degradation. Setting up easels on location to depict real people in places such as rural China, Thailand, Tibet and Israeli-Palestinian conflict zones, Liu is a modern plein air master, painting his subjects in their natural settings with a sensitivity to their complex situations...

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    Sunday, 30 October, 2016
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    BMW Art Journey winner Abigail Reynolds has begun the first leg of her journey along the Silk Road, which sees her travel by motorbike to visit the sites of 'lost libraries' she has come across in her research. We tell you about her journey, and publish some excerpts from her online diary.-------------------- Abigail Reynolds is the third BMW Art Journey winner and will be the second artist to unveil her work at Art Basel's Hong Kong show, following work by previous winner Samson Young which debuted at this year's edition...

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    Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
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    This is an article published in collaboration with Ocula.com. To see the original one, click hereFor its second edition, Asia Now is broadening perspectives on contemporary Asian art and its growing market, showcasing both established and emerging artists to demonstrate its value and potential. Asia Now gathered over 30 galleries in Paris, representing artists from more than 12 Asian territories including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam...

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    Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
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    Craig Thomas Gallery in Saigon, Vietnam, is currently showing solo exhibition 'Fading Memories', a series of oil paintings by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Minh Nam, his first solo exhibition at the gallery.--------------------- The artists latest collection Fading Memories is a further stanza in his on-going paean to the inevitable losses suffered by traditional Vietnamese culture in the country’s headlong rush into the modern world. While there is clearly regret at the fading of culture-defining traditions, Nam’s paintings also portray an intriguing future-present where a new class of liberated women are freed from antiquated notions of their chastity and roles as mere appendages of men...

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    Saturday, 22 October, 2016
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    This is a sponsored article Recently our Managing Director took a trip to Sydney, Australia to check out some of the city's great museums and events, and she was lucky enough to get to stay at the uber stylish QT Sydney - a Design Hotel well worthy the name. Read more about QT Sydney in the "Made By Originals" article, in a series published in collaboration with Design Hotels here---------------- Situated in the restored Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney’s CBD, QT Sydney’s artful revamp of two historic spaces has brought a unique, hip designer hotel to the city’s CBD...

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    Thursday, 20 October, 2016
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    Metzo’s Bistro & Bar, located at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand, has won the prestigious “Best Restaurant Within a Hotel” award at the International Hotel and Property Awards 2016. Style by Asia take a look at the design and speak to the architects S+A behind the concept.----------------- Sophie Bughin, Associate and Design Director at Metzo’s Bangkok-based design team, Santhaya & Associates, accepted the award at a glamorous awards ceremony in Venice, Italy on 16 September...

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    Tuesday, 18 October, 2016
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    As part of ArtWeek Auckland, we got the opportunity to go on a guided tour of the Spark Art Trust Collection last week.Below we tell you a bit about the collection, and show some of the works in it. ----------------------Housed largely within the board, and meeting rooms on the ground floor of the Spark Headquarters on 167 Victoria Street West in Auckland, this is a very contemporary collection, with many sculptures and lots of glass art. The former Chief Executive Rod Deane is credited with being the driving force behind the collection, which he began putting together in the 1990's...

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    Monday, 17 October, 2016
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    A limited-edition Shanghai Tang collection by Kévin Germanier has just hit the stores. Style by Asia speaks to the designer, the EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 first prize winner, about his sustainable fashion collection, sustainability in general, and his future as a fashion designer. --------------------------- The seven-piece womenswear capsule collection will be Shanghai Tang’s first sustainable collection; up-cycled using their surplus textile stock, demonstrating that sustainability is part of a growing global trend to create fashion in a more environmentally sustainable way...

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    Friday, 14 October, 2016
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    As a part of our collaboration with Singapore Contemporary, we here publish their newest 'Art Alert' - this time we take a look at Chinese Ink Paintings.--------------- To start off your year in style, plan in a trip to Singapore Contemporary Art Show - January 19-22nd. But we would suggest you to already now head to the Singapore Contemporary website to browse these artists and their works, along with many more.Some works have even been bought off the website unseen, so if there is something particular that catches your fancy, go for it! Head to www...

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    Thursday, 13 October, 2016
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     Sotheby’s Hong Kong With more than twenty auctions over five days, Sotheby’s autumn sale series in Hong Kong defied expectations. Fierce bidding from new buyers and experienced collectors alike resulted in several artist records as well as 100%-sold sales, including The Sublime – Wou-Ki Zao, a sale of sixteen works on paper by the artist, and the collection of renowned Japanese dealer Sakamoto Gorō. Other highlights include #TTTOP, a special auction guest-curated by Korean star T.O.P, which is now the highest-value sale of western contemporary art ever held during a major auction series in Hong Kong...

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    Tuesday, 11 October, 2016
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    Announcing the Selected Artist for the 2016 YCIS Artist-In-ResidenceFor the first partnership artist residency program between Yew Chung International School and Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China, an overwhelming 95 applications for one spot were received!(We have written more about art residencies in Asia, check out our articles here , here  and here.)Obviously it was a very difficult decision process, but it has now been revealed that the October-November 2016 YCIS artist-in-residence is Megan Mosholder...

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    Monday, 10 October, 2016
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    Style by Asia recently published a video from the Hong Kong fashion week CENTRESTAGE (see that article here). One of the brands that showed was MVN by Marvin Mak and Abella Cheung. Here buyMeDesign speaks to Marvin about the brand and his hopes for the future. Republished with full rights, read the original article here MVN (Est. 2015) is a Hong Kong fashion brand co-founded by two ’90s kids, Marvin Mak and Abella Cheung. Both born and raised in Hong Kong, and educated in the United Kingdom, the creative duo decided to bring back a touch of British sophistication to the place where their roots are...

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    Friday, 07 October, 2016
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    Hiya all! I just came across something and thought I should share it...You know how we all get thrown a lot of paper products, packaging and the likes. Like ALL THE TIME?Well one spice company (won't say which one) has tried to do their part by encouraging their customers to reuse and repurpose their packaging after they are done with it. It is such a small and easy one, and therefore I thought best I share it.Here we are using packaging for spices, but I am sure you could use pretty much any paper packaging that is build the same or similar way...

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    Friday, 07 October, 2016
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    By Diana d'Arenberg for Ocula.com. This article is reposted with full rights. Read the original article here  Artist Danh Vō brings together fragments—pieces of his life, and of history—to tell stories. He places these objects and works in exhibition spaces with the restraint of a Zen master, creating layers, pauses, and silences between statements. There is space for phantoms and memories to float between the works, creating a dialogue between the past and present. And there are moments of poetry...

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    Wednesday, 05 October, 2016
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    We have previously reported on the Golden Pin Design Awards process during the year. Now they have announced the 2016 Design Mark recipients! The Golden Pin Design Award – an annual award organized by the Taiwan Design Center that seeks to raise global awareness for design created for and within huaren (Chinese-speaking) communities have revealed its Design Mark recipients for 2016.After gruelling Secondary Selection judging rounds held in China and Taiwan, a total of 457 entries from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and England, and Switzerland have re-ceived a Golden Pin Design Award 2016 Design Mark and are now in the running for a coveted Best Design trophy...

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    Tuesday, 04 October, 2016
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    Fashion is a US$1.2 trillion business, and Asia represents an increasing chunk of the industry both from the consumer and design end. As a regional hub for the fashion industry, Hong Kong provided a setting to spotlight four of Asia’s hottest emerging designers, who took centre stage at Hong Kong’s new premier event for designer brands.Hong Kong’s Mim Mak, Simon Gao from Beijing, Ko Taeyong of Seoul, and the design duo of Pongsak Suprratccheep and Thita Kamonnetsawat from Bangkok, showcased their Spring/Summer 2017 collections at the inaugural CENTRESTAGE ELITES gala show...

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    Monday, 03 October, 2016
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     Lisa Roet’s Golden Monkey Takes Over The Opposite House for Beijing Design WeekLarger-than-Life Sculpture Shares Timely Message of Conservation To celebrate Beijing Design Week and Golden Week with a creative flair, The Opposite House in Beijing has collaborated with acclaimed Australian artist Lisa Roet to install a giant inflatable sculpture of a golden snub-nosed monkey on its iconic façade in the vibrant Sanlitun art and commercial district.Entitled “Golden Monkey”, the sculpture measures 14 metres tall and will is displayed from 22 September to 30 October...

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    Thursday, 29 September, 2016
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    Inspired by European fairy tales, artist Yan Xiaoqian’s latest solo exhibition merges European fairy tales with Chinese classical poems by quoting the classic fairy tales to represent the similar plots and circumstances from Chinese classical poems in a very strong sense of oriental pictures. The overall tones of her artworks convey oriental poetry and vivid, however the atmosphere of Xiaoqian’s art is sentimental, yet not sad.Xiaoqian believes fairy tales offer us the greatest fantasy and the ideal world, while Chinese poems tend to show the reality from the fairy tales...

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    Tuesday, 27 September, 2016
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    A conversation with John Kaldor - Arts Patron and Collector, AustraliaBy Susan Acret  for Ocula.com. Republished with full permission. Read the original article here------------------- The 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project presents Australian-Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones), which is on view in the Sydney Royal Botanic Garden from 17 September–3 October 2016. Since 1969, arts patron and collector John Kaldor has been sharing his love of contemporary art with the Australian public through what is now his non-profit organisation Kaldor Public Art Projects, which commissions major large-scale projects from well-known international artists...

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    Tuesday, 27 September, 2016
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    The value of images is to remind the self of its limitations, and at the same time, of the possibility of an endless journey - FRANCESCO CLEMENTE Francesco Clemente, an Italian born artist now spending his time between New York, USA and Varanasi, India has collaborated with a community of artisans in Rajasthan, India, over three years from 2012-2014 to create a series of tents featuring intricate patterns, emblematic imagery and vividly painted human figures, both real and allegorical.  This is not your usual exhibition...

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    Wednesday, 21 September, 2016
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    MADNESS by Shanghai Creative Collective (SCC), organises bi-monthly events to gather creatives from all creative industries in one room, to share inspirational stories from powerful guest speakers and to exchange ideas and generate crossovers between creative industries.Shanghai Creative Collective tries to unite creative professionals from different creative industries in one room around a hot topic to get inspiration from different creative industries and to create crossovers between them. Shanghai Creative Collective’s goal is to elevate Shanghai as a creative hub in Asia...

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    Saturday, 17 September, 2016
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    Original article written by Elliat Albrecht for Ocula.com. Read the original here. Republished with full rights. ------------------------The appeal of the commercial art fair model is obvious—whether one goes to speculate, buy, assess trends in contemporary art or just to cop some free champagne during the vernissage, it’s terrifically convenient to get it all done under one roof. Furthering this efficiency, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai does away with painting, sculpture and the rest of it to solely showcase photographic works...

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    Thursday, 15 September, 2016
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    The Cat Street Gallery has showed Australian artist Emma Hack's works before, and no wonder they were very excited to announce the return of Emma for her second solo show ‘Chinoiserie’ at the gallery at the end of August.  Emma Hack is an Australian artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation and photography. Emma’s newest works, ‘Chinoiserie’, previewed in Adelaide at SALA, prior to launching at The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong in the month of August. Chinoiserie (, derived from the French word Chinois, meaning "Chinese") is the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theater, and musical performances...

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    Tuesday, 06 September, 2016
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    This article is published in collaboration with Design Hotels. The story was first published in Design Hotels™ Made By Originals. All images courtesy of Design Hotels. Read the original article here -------------------- David Seargeant - The Local Touch  His success in hospitality is driven by a respect for local culture, making bold decisions, and the need to spark inspiration among his guests—all hallmarks of the QT brand.With a title like CEO and Group Managing Director of Event Hospitality & Entertainment Ltd...

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    Monday, 05 September, 2016
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    This year marked the 16th year of the New Zealand Fashion Week, sponsored by Mercedes Benz. It was the first year for us to attend, and from the people we spoke to on the ground, we gathered that it had a rather different approach than previous years. Trade days were Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th of August, and the fair was open to the public from Friday and during the weekend. What was different, and rather odd in our view, was that few of the "big" household names were showing during the trade days, and instead names like Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester, Huffer and the likes were showing their IN SEASON collections to the public during the weekend...

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    Friday, 02 September, 2016
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    Esther Stewart wins the 2016 Sulman Prize with geometric masterpiece "Flatland Dreaming".A relative new-comer to the Australian art scene, with an undergraduate degree in fine art from Victorian College of the Arts and a Master’s degree in Cultural and Arts Management from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne based artist Esther Stewart is the winner of the 2016 Sulman Prize with her signature geometric and angular designs. The Sir John Sulman Prize is awarded for the "best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist...

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    Thursday, 01 September, 2016
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    Five sisters from a remote Aboriginal community in Australia are the 2016 winners of the prestigious Wynne Prize for their landscape painting titled "Seven Sisters". First awarded in 1897, the Wynne Prize is an open competition awarded annually by the trustees of the Gallery of New South Wales, Australia for the "best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of a figure sculpture by Australian artists." Winners: Wynne Prize 2016 This year's winner is a collaborative canvas titled "Seven Sisters"...

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    Thursday, 01 September, 2016
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    Malaysian artist Rajinder Singh opened his new solo show "Cage of Deliverance" at Wei Ling Contemporary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gallery speaks to the artist before the opening, about his art, his practice and the inspiration behind the new exhibition. ------------------------ Wei Ling Contemporary is pleased to present Cage of Deliverance, a solo exhibition by Rajinder Singh. This marks the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The first being ...the ceiling floats away with a sigh...

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    Tuesday, 30 August, 2016
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    Original article written by Zara Sigglekow for Ocula.com. Read the original here. Republished with full rights. ----------------- The TarraWarra Biennial was established in 2006 to pinpoint new trends in Australian contemporary art, and develop original modes of exhibition making. It is presented in the TarraWarra Museum of Art, a private art museum situated in the verdant outskirts of Melbourne. The upcoming iteration of the Biennial is a curatorial collaboration between Helen Hughes, editor of Melbourne-based art journal Discipline, and TarraWarra Museum of Art director Victoria Lynn...

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    Saturday, 27 August, 2016
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    Fashion designers MÜNN and TOTON were recently announced as the menswear and womenswear winners, respectively, of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Asia regional final. Style by Asia talks to the winners about their collections, designing in wool, and their plans for the future.-------------------- Known for his use of interesting silhouettes and unexpected details and patterns, Korean designer Hyun-min Han of MÜNN presented a multi-layered menswear look with relaxed tailored structures created from a combination of woven wool, selvedge detail, raw edges and cable-knitted wool...

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    Friday, 26 August, 2016
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    For anyone who has visited the Fragrant Harbour lately, you will be acutely aware that it is sadly not so fragrant anymore.  Over the past few months, Hong Kong has been plagued by more-than-usual garbage and debris being washed up on its beaches . It has been downright disgusting at times. One organisation is trying to do something about it.Using art.----------------------- In an effort to help Hong Kongers play their part in protecting the world’s ocean, Ocean Recovery Alliance is raising awareness through a unique public art installation called ‘Grate Art’...

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    Thursday, 25 August, 2016
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    This article is published in collaboration with Design Hotels. The story was first published in Design Hotels™ Made By Originals. All images courtesy of Design Hotels. Read the original article here-------------------- Priya Paul - A Passage to a New India When she was thrust at a young age into the role of a hotelier, Priya Paul followed her heart and not a hotel handbook. The result has been a mesmerizing success.Born in 1966 to a privileged family, Priya Paul grew up knowing that she would eventually join the family business...

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    Monday, 22 August, 2016
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    Tung Yue Nang 邓汝能 was born in Singapore in 1959. In the 1970's, under the tutelage under Shi Xiang Tuo and Ng Eng Teng; he was taught Chinese Painting, Calligraphy, Seal Carving, Engraving, The art of Ceramics and Sculpture.Tung's interest and practice in the Tao Te Ching philosophy, focusing on harmony and tranquillity amidst chaos and disorder, is reflected in Tung’s art in his choice of subjects and composition. His artistic philosophy of reconciling art with life, has enabled him to combine Western art concepts and media with Chinese art styles and expression and his experiments with acrylic and mixed media paintings has led to many different series of paintings...

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    Thursday, 18 August, 2016
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     Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi is a part of 15 Invitations for 15 Years, a special programme series featuring exhibitions, projects, written works, performances, a blog, and publication marking Asia Art Archive's (AAA) 15-year anniversary. Between 1967 and 2009, Hong Kong-based artist Ha Bik Chuen collaborated with the Beirut-based artist Suha Traboulsi on a number of projects. Most of these remained out of view until 2010, after Ha's death, when his archives were unpacked and studied...

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    Thursday, 18 August, 2016
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    In a world that is growing increasingly aware of the dangerous effects of climate change many industries are looking for greener methods to innovate and create. Redress, an organisation that Style by Asia works closely with, and support whenever we can, is an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry. They have created the EcoChic Design Award, a competition to encourage emerging designers to create wearable apparel with minimal textile waste. Since inception the competition has generated over 100 alumni, many who have continued on their journey to cut waste out of fashion...

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    Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
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    This article is re-published in collaboration with buyMeDesign. You can find the original article here Kufed | A Talk With The Founder of Indonesia’s Freshest Shopping Destination Kufed is a brand new online shopping destination born and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Here visitors can expect to find coveted designer products, a lifestyle journal and an upcoming community of like-minded design lovers to connect and share with. The website is still in its infancy, but a great growth spurt in the coming months is expected...

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    Sunday, 14 August, 2016
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    Golden Pin Design Award 2016 - Entries Are In!In 2016, Golden Pin Design Award–Taiwan's premier design award celebrating design for and within huaren (Chinese-speaking) communities–received a record 3,005 entries from 13 countries and regions.Most products and projects were entered by designers and firms in China, followed closely by Taiwan. New countries with design works represented in the competition include Canada, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, and the UK, while there was continued strong representation from countries and regions with large huaren populations, including Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, and Singapore...

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    Thursday, 11 August, 2016
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    This article is published in collaboration with Design Hotels. The story was first published in Design Hotels™ Made By Originals. All images courtesy of Design Hotels. Read the original article here -------------------- Loh Lik Peng (Loh and Behold)By placing luxury hotels and restaurants in off-the-radar neighborhoods, master of the unexpected Loh Lik Peng has had a devilish good time transforming cities and putting a new spin on how to succeed.“For guests to choose one of my hotels they need to have a sense of curiosity—a conservative traveler might not think of staying there...

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    Tuesday, 09 August, 2016
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    By Susan Acret for Ocula.com. Republished with full rights. Read the original article here  Amna Naqvi is a collector, philanthropist and gallerist who lives in Hong Kong. She and her husband Ali Naqvi recently set up the AAN Foundation to further their ability to support, exhibit and disseminate information about contemporary and modern Asian art, with a focus on Pakistan. The AAN Foundation has plans to make their collection of over 800 works available to the public.---------------- Amna, thank you for speaking with Ocula...

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    Monday, 08 August, 2016
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    This is a sponsored article Shopping for a woman can be hard, and we often hear non-Asian women complaining that in Asia, there is no one catering to "normal size women" (their words, not ours by the way..). Comes as no surprise then that shopping for the larger-than-average man is near impossible. Honestly, guys are struggling as it is already to find good options for stylish clothing no? Cue - J.J. Threads. They actually cater for any size person, man or woman, so keep on reading - all the below goes for anyone struggling to find good threads - although this time we are looking at the problem from a giant perspective...

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    Thursday, 04 August, 2016
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    The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has justcelebrated the completion of M+ Pavilion, the first permanent venue for exhibitions and arts events in the West Kowloon Cultural District, marking a milestone in the development of the art hub in Hong Kong.The M+ Pavilion is the first permanent facility to open in the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) since the Development Plan was approved in January 2013.  Although this facility is modest in scale, its completion marks a significant milestone in the development of this major cultural undertaking in Hong Kong...

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    Wednesday, 03 August, 2016
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    Looking for a weekend away? Why not pop down to Penang and visit the George Town Festival? It is on for the whole month of August and there is a plethora of events in the small Malaysian town. George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community. Inaugurated in 2010 in honour of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival transforms the city into a global stage, showcasing world-class performances, installations and collaborations from international and local artists alike...

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    Wednesday, 03 August, 2016
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    By Diana d'Arenberg, originally for Ocula.com. Republished with full permission. Read the original, full article here You don’t have to paint a fist to challenge authority; it is only natural that the mode of fighting was to devote oneself to the abstract, to deny the unreal reality.’– Lee UfanAt first glance, Kyungah Ham’s embroidered canvases are beautifully seductive. From afar the works seem to be brightly coloured high-resolution prints. It’s only up close that one sees the tightly woven stitches, like millions of tiny pixels that make up the detailed embroidery...

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    Monday, 01 August, 2016
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    This is a sponsored article Located in the buffer zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a boutique hotel that better than any showcases the mix of cultures and styles that George Town, Penang in Malaysia is known for. ---------------- Nardya Wray and Roberto Dreon come from the hospitality industry. They have drawn from their experiences both from their individual professional lives, and their own travels around the world when designing Campbell House. Bought prior to the UNESCO status in 2008, the full renovation took a year to complete after the commencement at the end of October 2010...

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    Thursday, 28 July, 2016
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    Sooooo... The big Auckland Fair is coming up on Sunday. It is an event not to miss, and I have been looking forward to it for a long time. Can't wait to go make some fabulous finds!Going to a local crafts fair, you are not only getting your hands on some great handmade products, you are also supporting your local industry, economy and the maker's independence when purchasing from them, so bring lots of cash! The more you spend, the more support. You are buying a product that has been crafted from concept through to tangible product with careful attention to detail by the person sitting right behind that table, and it is not often we as consumers have a chance to meet the makers of the items we buy...

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    Thursday, 28 July, 2016
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    Have you heard of the great initiative in Mumbai, India transforming the insides of taxis to pure works of art? In the chaotic, congested and colourful streets of Mumbai, India, diving into a taxi can often prove to be a respite from the madness of the mega city. The insides of some of the city's taxis have been transformed into travelling art galleries and design showrooms. They are so striking that Chris Martin of Coldplay recently sat in one in the video for the bands song "Hymn for the Weekend"...

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    Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
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    This article is published in collaboration with Design Hotels. The story was first published in Design Hotels™ Made By Originals. All images courtesy of Design Hotels. Read the original article here-------------------- Ellie Lai  - Artistic high notesBecoming a leading member of a national orchestra sounds like the pinnacle of one’s career. For Ellie Lai, it was just the beginning. It takes skill, patience, and hard work to become a professional musician. But it takes courage to achieve great success in that arena and then leave the stage to start a new professional life...

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    Monday, 25 July, 2016
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    Not all DIY's need to be tons of work. Sometimes, a little DIY goes a long way.Just like with this candle holder for example. I found it in a second hand shop, it looked ok, but nothing really great.It had obviously been used, and had some scratches and the likes on it. Still, I could see that it had a lot of life in it.Being a lover of all things white, I decided to simply rough up the surface a little with a bit of sandpaper, and paint it white. This is what you need:Sandpaper (medium grit, basically just to rough up the surface for the paint to stickWhite paintA brush  How to do it:Remove the cups inside the holesRough up the surface of the wood with the sandpaperPaint the whole thingAdd a second layer once it has driedPut back the cups Voila! Looking a lot better, and adding some atmosphere to an otherwise pretty dull space...

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    Sunday, 24 July, 2016
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    This article was first published by Jennifer Lindsay here. It has been republished on Style by Asia with the authors permission. If you could sit down one night and write down the most crazy things you could ever think of; if you stayed in China long enough, you'd see it.• • •After ordering a cab to Michael's studio in Songzhuang, the driver checks out my destination. "Oh, are you going out there to pick fruit?" This is Michael's second studio in eight years in Songzhuang, and he is getting ready to move again...

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    Thursday, 21 July, 2016
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