Art In America

Dueling Visions at Art Basel Hong Kong

The commissioned showpiece for Art Basel Hong Kong (May 15-18) was German artist Carsten Nicolai's sound and light work Alpha Pulse, which throbbed nightly up and down the facade of the city's tallest skyscraper, the 118-story International Commerce...

The Sharjah Biennial

The Sharjah Biennial has become the most talked about international art event in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Westerners and Easterners Alike Flock to Art Basel In Hong Kong

Art Basel in Hong Kong, formerly known as Art HK, is the place to go for East-meets-West-style work like Wu Di's Plaything (2013). The painting shows a monkey-headed human figure in Western Renaissance garb on the end of a leash held by a human-headed...

Does the Art World Need an Online Biennial?

The first BiennaleOnline, an exclusively Internet-sited contemporary art exhibition, launches Apr. 26 under the direction of Jan Hoet, currently artistic director of Germany's MARTa Herford. Among his other credentials, he founded SMAK in Ghent and...

Why Mess With Success?: Art Basel Hong Kong

Other than the new name, the fair (May 23-May 26) stays the course set by founding director Magnus Renfrew, who is now one of three members of Art Basel's executive committee.

Sharjah Biennial Dates and Some Artists Announced

  The Sharjah Art Foundation announced today that the 11th Sharjah Biennial will take place Mar. 13-May 13, 2013, and named five artists who will create work for the exhibition: Saadane Afif, Yang Fudong, Studio Mumbai, Kazuyo Sejima and Wael...

Hong Kong Art Fair Erases Borders

Globalism is alive and well in Asia, at least for the next few days. Art HK 12, the fifth edition of the Hong Kong International Art Fair (May 17–20), has presented its May 16 preview crowd of journalists and decked-out VIPs with a one-world vision...

Yuko Hasegawa Named Curator of Sharjah Biennial

Yuko Hasegawa has been selected to curate the 11th Sharjah Biennial, scheduled to open in March 2013. Since 2006 she has been chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, and prior to that was chief curator and founding artistic...

Women's Art Power Surges in Asia

Asia is not the first place that leaps to mind when one thinks of female liberation and the widespread opening of professional roles for women. But in the continent's far-flung art scene, if not yet in its old-boy corporate boardrooms, a new wave...

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