ArtReview Asia vol 4, no 2

In this issue: Kishio Suga, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Elmgreen and Dragset, Tatsuo Miyajima, Yutaka Stone, an interview with Adrien Cheng, plus reviews form around the world, a guide to the must-see exhibitions, and more


ArtReview Asia selects 22 shows on through May 2016 in Tokyo, Setonaikai, Hong Kong, London, Paris, New York, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei, Shenzhen, Liverpool, St Louis and Sydney. By Nirmala Devi

Points of View – our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond:
Hu Fang’s latest piece of fiction ruminates on the role of being a public executioner; in a mechanised columbarium in Yokohama, Dean Kissick finds tombs that reflect our modern and technological lives; curator Hyunjin Kim investigates the ramifications of (self-)censorship in South Korea; Mark Rappolt assesses whether the Dhaka Art Summit is building a sustainable local art scene.


Kishio Suga
Recent work by the Japanese artist suggests a way of rethinking the legacy of Mono-ha and connecting it to some of the most pressing issues of today. By Taro Nettleton

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler
The artists who create work that exposes the power of the ‘deep state’ so as to counter it. By Stephanie Bailey

Adrian Cheng
As the artworld descends on Hong Kong for Art Basel, ArtReview Asia catches up with the collector, businessman and founder of the K11 Art Foundation and K11 brand. Interview by Mark Rappolt and Aimee Lin

Artist project: Picnic in Carrara
What happened when eminent artists Yutaka Sone, Luc Tuymans and Rirkrit Tiravanija met for a picnic in the marble quarries of Carrara, to put the artworld to rights. By Donatien Grau.

Elmgreen and Dragset – The Making of a Fair
The artists present a visual and email document of their fictional art fair at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing


Exhibition reviews from around the world

Sous la Lune at Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, by Adeline Chia
Vandy Rattana at Sa Sa Bassac, Phnom Penh, by Vera Mey
aaajiao at Gallery Yang, Beijing, by Edward Sanderson
Peepshow at Long March Space, Beijing, by Li Bowen
Yeh Wei-Li at Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, by Stephanie Bailey
Thinking Tantra at Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, by Niru Ratnam
Discordant Harmony at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, by Dean Kissick
Ken Kagami at Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, by Dean Kissick
Seoul Babel at Seoul Museum of Art, by Tiffany Chae
Heri Dono at Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, by Sherman Sam
A Fact Has No Appearance: Art Beyond the Object at National Gallery Singapore, by Mark Rappolt
Ni Youyu at Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, by Aimee Lin
White Cube... Literally at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, by Kevin Jones
Corruption: Everybody Knows... at e-flux, New York, by Ming Lin
Tadanori Yokoo at Albertz Benda, New York, by Joshua Mack
Song Yige at Marlborough Fine Art, London, by Matthew McLean
Maria Taniguchi at Ibid, London, by Ming Lin

Book reviews

25 Years of The Substation: Reflections on Singapore’s First Independent Art Centre, edited by Audrey Wong
Entry Points: The Vera List Center Field Guide on Art and Social Justice, No. 1, edited by Carin Kuoni and Chelsea Haines
Avant-Garde Museology, edited by Arseny Zhilyaev
Kathmandu: Lessons of Darkness, by Martino Nicoletti

The Strip: a new work by Nguyen Thành Phong, introduced by Paul Gravett

Off the Record: Gallery Girl at Art Basel Hong Kong