ArtReview Asia vol 4, no 4

Featuring Yuko Mohri; a survey of the Cambodian art scene; artist profiles including Chen Shaoxiong; Waqas Khan; Kwan Sheung Chi; interviews with Maria Lind, artistic director of this year's Gwangju Biennale, and Chinese artist and faire director Zhou Tiehai; and more


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Inside this issue

21 must-see exhibitions and art events across Asia and beyond

On the Spot – In this new series of interviews, we speak with Maria Lind, the artistic director of the Gwangju Biennale, opening in Korea, and Zhou Tiehai, the Chinese artist who's been spearheading the growth of an art fair: West Bund Art & Design in Shanghai

Yuko Mohri – The Japanese artist tells Mark Rappolt, "I'm a beginner when it comes to contemporary art", vastly underplaying the story of how she's come to turning observation and life experience into art

Why is it that Cambodian artists often seem more preoccupied with the past and future of their country than its present? Roger Nelson surveys the Cambodian art scene

Chen Shaoxiong – As the South China artist struggles with illness, Edward Sanderson meets to discuss Chen's latest project, including the emergence of some of his purest memories yet in a body of work dedicated to stripping away the influence of ideology on shared histories

Waqas Khan – Mark Rappolt finds Sufi mysticism, dervishes, Dhikr, peace, love and more – or is it less? – in the work of the Pakistani artist

Kwan Sheung Chi – Ming Lin explores the Hong Kong artist’s deadpan take on glitzy self-celebration in the commercial artworld

Our columnists have their say...

Aimee Lin on the newly inaugurated Feuerle Collection in Berlin and its perspective on both Chinese and wider Asian heritage; Clarissa Oon on how literary sensation Eka Kurniawan challenges the history of modern Indonesia; and Chennai-based novelist Charu Nivedita on the spiritual crater at the heart of Indian society

Reviews of exhibitions across Asia and beyond

That Has Been, and May Be Again at ParaSite, Hong Kong

Ma Qiusha at Beijing Commune

Miao Ying at MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai

Chou Yu-Cheng at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

Teppei Kaneuji at MIMOCA Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art

Tam Ochiai & Hiroyuki Oki at Arataniurano, Tokyo

Yang Fudong at Platform-L Contemporary Art Space, Seoul

Charles Lim at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore

Each Blade of Grass Each Shrub Each Tree at The Substation, Singapore

Degenerate Art at Art Space Pool, Seoul

Shooshie Sulaiman Kadist, Paris

Beili Liu at Hå gamle prestegard, Nærbø

Tromarama at One Park West, Liverpool

Bhupen Khakhar at Tate Modern, London

Nasreen Mohamedi at The Met Breuer, New York

and books...

Human Acts, by Han Kang

Self-organised, edited by Stine Hebert, Anne Szefer Karlsen

Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century, by Gideon Rachman

Qiu Zhijie: Unicorns in a Blueprint, edited by Defne Ayas

Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book. Vol I of V, by Shubigi Rao

The Nakano Thrift Shop, by Hiromi Kawakami

12 September 2016