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Art Central opened on Monday with the VIP preview and then what they call the “Opening Night”.Style by Asia was obviously there, and in this photo log you will see some of the art we saw on the night.Read more about the fair and its programmes here------------------------ But as always, art is better appreciated live, then and there, so do head down to the tents on the Hong Kong harbour front. One of the most fun things of this type of art fair is to walk around, browse the galleries and the artist they represent and to talk to them about their art and how they make it...

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Wednesday, 22 March, 2017
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Art Basel and Google Arts & Culture collaborate on virtual reality project for Hong Kong showArt Basel has done a new collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, which was presented at the upcoming Art Basel show in Hong Kong yesterday. 'Virtual Frontiers: Artists experimenting with Tilt Brush' is a collaborative presentation of work by renowned international artists boychild, Cao Fei, Robin Rhode, Sun Xun and Yang Yongliang, created with Tilt Brush by Google – a 3D drawing and painting application...

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Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
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The Asia Contemporary Art Show returns to kick-off the art events in Hong Kong with its 10th edition, starting with a VIP preview last night (March 17th). Taking place from March 17 to 20, 2017, the Show will be the first art fair during Hong Kong Art Week to welcome collectors and art enthusiasts to view more than 3,000 artworks presented by over 80 galleries and artists from Asia and the world – from up-and-coming and mid-career artists, to those who have achieved success at auction.The 10th edition hosts galleries from 17 countries, and introduces two new features, China Perspectives and Artist Projects...

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Saturday, 18 March, 2017
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What used to be Art Week has now turned into more of an Art Month here in Hong Kong with not just Art Basel as the main highlight for many, there are numerous local art fairs and event. Here are some of the many art related things to see and do in Hong Kong this month! -------------------  Asia Contemporary Art Show (March 17th - 20th)The Asia Contemporary Art Show returns to kick-off the art events in Hong Kong with its 10th edition. Taking place from March 17 to 20, 2017, the Show will be the first art fair during Hong Kong Art Week to welcome collectors and art enthusiasts to view more than 3,000 artworks presented by over 80 galleries and artists from Asia and the world – from up-and-coming and mid-career artists, to those who have achieved success at auction...

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Friday, 17 March, 2017
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Drawing on ideas of collectability and fantasy, the Japanese artist Hiro Ando combines tradition with contemporary culture in his sculpture work. Ando’s editioned sculptures resemble enlarged toy cartoon characters and bear names such as SumoCat, SamuraiCat, UrbanCat, WarriorCat and RobotCat. They’re mainly monochrome and glossy, a few are enrobed in rhinestones or hand-painted. Ando’s work is the creative fruit of Japanese mass culture. His cat figures are reminiscent of maneki-neko (which literally means “beckoning cat”), a ubiquitous Japanese cultural icon symbolizing good luck...

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Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
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AUSTRALIA - The Eagle EyeA journey across Australia from an eagle's eye. Featuring animals and landscapes from the deserts to the ocean, including The Kimberley, Arnhem Land, The Pilbara, Cairns to Cape York and a handful of Western Australian Deserts. This video and more can be viewed on their Vimeo account here. Cinematography: Nick Robinson, Luke Peterson, Caspar Mazzotti, Cam Batten, Sid TinneyEditor: Caspar MazzottiMusic licensed from Beatbox'Lumina' by M J Petrie'Swarm Of Lights' by N Jean, G Felix, S Casais'Earthrise' by C P HaighCopyright 2017 Wild Pacific Mediawildpacificmedia...

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Sunday, 12 March, 2017
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Freespace Happening wraps up with a two-day fest!To celebrate the last of many Freespace Happenings of the season, West Kowloon Cultural District brings you a weekend packed with great music and events! --------------------For the live music lovers we have Wedance from Korea, The Murky Crows from Taiwan, Zhaoze from China, plus a great line-up of local bands including Kolor, Qiu Hong, Sensi Lion, New Youth Barbershop, silhungmo, ANWIYCTI, Maniac and Modern Children.For literature fans the House of Hong Kong Literature presents book talks with local writers, literature-based tours and treasure hunts, their popular “Potted Poetry Workshops” and “Literary Fortune-telling” sessions...

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Friday, 10 March, 2017
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 Sotheby’s Hong Kong Classical Chinese Paintings spring sale will take place on April 3rd at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This sale presents 100 lots of classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy from celebrated private collections including the Mo Boji Family Collection and Si Wei Tang. Among the highlights of the sale are Landscapes by Shitao, formerly in the Wu Hufan Collection, Landscape after Huang Gongwang by Wang Yuanqi and Geese on the Waterfront by Ma Ben...

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Wednesday, 08 March, 2017
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The season of Sakura blossom is upon us. Nowhere in the world is the blossoming of cherry trees as awed, celebrated, and obsessed about as much as in Japan. And for a reason, after all the cherry blossom is considered their national flower.--------------------- "Hanami" is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree.Every year the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the public track the sakura zensen (cherry blossom front) as it moves northward up the archipelago with the approach of warmer weather via nightly forecasts following the weather segment of news programs...

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Tuesday, 07 March, 2017
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Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival comes to Singaporei light Marina Bay returns this March to set the Bay aglow with 20 sustainable light art installations taking centrestage at the Marina Bay waterfront. Running from 3 to 26 March 2017, the fifth edition of Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival will also feature, for the first time, three themed festival hubs that will create a festive atmosphere and experience.Held since 2010, i Light Marina Bay is a showcase of light art installations created by artists from Singapore and around the world...

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Saturday, 04 March, 2017
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The City of Sydney is seeking expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2017/18 program  WHAT IS ART & ABOUT?Art in unusual places.Artists rethinking and temporarily reshaping city spaces.It can happen anywhere at anytime.It is for everyone.Art & About Sydney is a continuous program and as such they are now looking for work that can take place from July 2017 onwards all over Sydney WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?They are looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of Sydney’s local area, wishing to engage, involve and inspire Sydneysiders, and therefore they seek creative projects that share this aim...

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Friday, 03 March, 2017
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A while back we visited George Town in Penang, and were totally blown away by the city's street art. You can read our articles about it here, here and here. The murals by Ernest Zacharevic are the ones that are most well-known, but did you know that there is also a whole slew of Steel Rod Sculptures depicting the history and culture of the city?------------------- The project Marking George Town Steel Rod Sculptures is a collection of caricatures placed on historic streets of George Town by a local company called Sculpture at Work...

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Thursday, 02 March, 2017
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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
Editor

Have you heard of the kiwi based arts-crowdfunding platform ‘Boosted’? Well maybe it is time you check it out! This awesome organisation, set up as a Charitable Trust, has recently reached a significant milestone, namely raising over NZ$3 million dollars for arts and creative projects! How awesome is this?!! And this in a sector typically dominated by competitive funding bodies.---------------------- The NZ$3 million contribution equates to over 22,857 donations across 568 projects in fine-arts, film, theatre, music, dance, writing, fashion, gaming and photography...

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Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Auckland Explorer

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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Missed Art Stage Singapore a few weeks ago in Merlion City? Check out this short video of some of the highlights of the art fair.Via Home & Decor Singapore. Watch more here 

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Monday, 06 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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 Yesterday, Friday Jan 27th was the start of headland Sculpture On The Gulf on Waiheke Island. I headed out last night, as the sun was starting to set, to check out all the cool sculptures, 35 of them, on this 2km long walk along the coast. It was a gorgeous night and I can highly recommend for everyone to head out and do this, it is great for families and dogs too!Guided by terrain and place, both highly respected senior and more recently established New Zealand artists has transformed a two kilometre section of headland from Church Bay towards Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve and Matiatia with ambitious and striking art works...

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Saturday, 28 January, 2017
Auckland Explorer

Have you heard about Art in Paradise in Bangkok?It is the first 3D Interactive Art Museum in Bangkok, and seriously a cool place to interact with art. For big and small children alike.---------------------- Art in Paradise (Bangkok) is the first “illusion” and three-dimensional museum in Bangkok, and comprises six permanent exhibition zones with different concepts. Every painting ranges from a period or country theme, with a mix of traditional and new art. The museum is divided into two floors, over 2,500 square meters and 150 interactive paintings that visitors can have fun with and enjoy...

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Wednesday, 25 January, 2017
Bangkok Buzz

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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headland Sculpture on the Gulf, returns from Friday 27th January till Sunday 19th of February on Waiheke Island just outside of Auckland. Sculpture on the Gulf aims to make a unique contribution to the cultural life of New Zealand Aotearoa by creating opportunities for people to experience the power and beauty of contemporary sculpture in the landscape.And it gives you a work out too!--------------------Focusing on the very best of New Zealand art practice, 35 new artistic concepts created specifically for the event will be shown along a stunning coastal headland route and nearby surrounds on the island of Waiheke, just a 35min ferry ride from downtown Auckland...

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Saturday, 14 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
Editor

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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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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Sam Jinks' sculptural work sustains the briefest and often most private moments in time. Emotional vulnerability is both the subject and result of his work and moves audiences in a way not expected from contemporary art. For Jinks, his works are not literal representations, but are based on the combination of different stages of life. Jinks uses these themes of old and new to suggest unrealized potential: the figures are frozen in time, simultaneously at the beginning and end of life. This can be interpreted either as a melancholy reflection of loss, or as the experience of generations standing together with the awareness of life cycles and different stages of development...

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Thursday, 29 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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HONG KONG STREET ART EXHIBITIONIt has been eventful year for Szabotage, who made a splash in Hong Kong's visual culture scene with his bonanza show 'Gone Fishing!'.  The British street artist, who has resided in Hong Kong for over 3 years, resolutely made his mark with a confident solo showing held in the sprawling Loft22 space of California Tower in the heart of Central, Hong Kong in November 2016. This year witnessed the fruition of the Szabotage's creative energies channeled into a major solo exhibition after years of intriguing street art campaigns featuring the artist's notorious koi fish...

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Tuesday, 20 December, 2016
urbanDNA

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
Editor

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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MY SCULPTURES - of Driftwood and Found Objects As far back as I can remember , I was always playing with different materials and objects which my environment provided.  It was either an odd piece of firewood, or a rusty metal part from the machinery in my father's workshop, I loved to touch them, feel their texture, weight, smell. From an early age I saw various images emerging from these ordinary shapes and forms.  I was deep in my fantasy world - probably like any other kid in any part of the world is...

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Sunday, 11 December, 2016
Guest Blogger

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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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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Recently opened at Auckland Art Gallery, the new exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer's famous Māori portraits is something very unique. Read the sister article 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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Tuesday, 22 November, 2016
Auckland Explorer

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
Editor

From local indie concerts to drinking hole, Carmen has been in the centre of the arts and music scene in Singapore. As the co-founder of Getai Group, Lepark, and Afterglow, she wants to spark a change in the appreciation of the Singapore culture and raise more support for the local artists.The creative community in Singapore is small but mighty. Carmen believes deeply in something she likes to call a ‘kampung’ spirit, that a culture of community and collegiality can manifest and flourish in Singapore when there is the support of people, cultural roots, and a community spirit to fall back on...

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Friday, 18 November, 2016
MATTER Prints

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
Editor

This weekend I ventured out to Waiheke Island, just half an hours ferry ride away from Auckland. This is no ordinary island, in 2016 Lonely Planet awarded this little island #5 out of the Top 10 Regions to visit IN THE WORLD. You get it. The place has everything - gorgeous beaches, over 30 vineyards and it is also home to a large number of artists and creatives.This weekend it was the Waiheke Garden Safari, and 12 island residents opened up their well-manicured gardens to allow the public to come and enjoy them - and to take home some inspiration...

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Thursday, 17 November, 2016
Auckland Explorer

If you live in Asia, or have ever visited, chances are that you have at one time or another stopped to admire someone doing tai chi or other martial arts in a park, a square, under a large building, or even on a roof top. In Asian society, the art and essence of tai chi and other martial arts permeates daily life and is not just a way of exercising - it is the foundation upon we build our whole existence (or in some cases, should).When watching someone performing martial arts, we often feel as if we can see and touch the energy created in thin air...

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Wednesday, 16 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
Editor

 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
Editor

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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