ArtReview Asia Spring & Summer 2014

Carsten Nicolai, Zhang Enli, Michael Joo, Performance Art in India, six films by contemporary Asian artists, Tatsuo Miyajima, the Annlee project, Dieter Roelstraete and Anselm Franke, Koki Tanaka


Art Previewed

Ashley Bickerton at Gajah Gallery, Singapore; Chen Zhen at Galerie Perrotin, Paris; the 8 of Paths at Uferhallen, Berlin: Hans can Dijk: 500 Names at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Lee Bul at Lehman Maupin, New York; Lee Mingwei at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Kan Yusada at Eykyn Maclean, New York; Paul Chan at Schaulager, Basel; Toby Zeigler at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong; Zhang Hui at Long March Space, Beijing, by Martin Herbert.\nPoints of View: Bharti Lalwani on the 8th edition of Art Dubai; Esther Lu on the meeting preceding the 2015 Sharjah Biennial; J.J. Charlesworth on how contemporary art is driving the economy in Dubai; Mark Sladen on Hito Steyerl and artists using Tumblr; Du Qingchun on Joon-ho Bong's new science fiction action film Snowpiercer.\nGreat Collectors and Their Ideas: Wang Wei, one of China's biggest-spending Chinese art collectors with her husband Liu Yiqian, and founder of two private museums in Shanghai, talks to Aimee Lin. \n

Art Featured \n

Carsten Nicolai; Zhang Enli; Michael Joo; Performative practices in India; Time as a cultural construct, through the analysis of six films by contemporary Asian artists; Tatsuo Miyajima; Pierre Huyghe's and Philippe Parreno's Annlee project, a manga character they bought and then hired out to other artists, 'set' free as a character in one of her own works; Dieter Roelstraete and Anselm Franke on the exhibition in an essayistic rather than thematic form; Koki Tanaka's text-based Impossible Project. \n

Art Reviewed \n

Made in Commmons at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Liu Wei at White Cube Mason's Yard, London; Subodh Gupta: Everything Is Inside at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Dehli; Naiza Khan: The Weight of Things at Koel Gallery, Karachi; Liang Yue: The Quiet Rooms at Shanghart H-Space, Shanghai; Liu Ding: Lake Washington at Antenna Space, Shanghai; Marrakech Biennale 5; Florian Pumhösl at Miguel Abreu Gallery, Eldrige and Orchard streets, New York; 3rd Colombo Art Biennale: Making History; Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Cartagena de Indias \n

Books: Disobedient Objects, edited by Catherine Flood and Gavin Grindon; Black Sun: Alchemy, Diaspora and Heterotopia, edited by Gerrie Van Noord; All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art, by Sarah Lowndes; Book from the Ground: From Point to Point, by Xu Bing and The Book about Xu Bing's Book from the Ground, edited by Mathieu Borysevicz. 

 The Strip: Coco Wang 

 Off the record: Gallery Girl - in Cambodia\n