ArtReview Asia Spring 2015

Issue features: Ten exhibitions you won’t want to miss this spring, Points of View, Ming Wong, Shooshie Sulaiman, Gabriel Orozco, Liang Shaoji, Shirin Neshat, Miao Jiaxin, Mika Ninagawa, Strokes for Different Folks, Art in Context: Singapore, Reviews and more...


In Art Previewed

Ten exhibitions you won’t want to miss this spring: Sharjah Biennial at Sharjah Art Foundation and additional venues, Sharjah and Kalba; Shirin Neshat at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Rainbow in the Dark at SALT Galata, Istanbul; Kishio Suga at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Come to [what] end? At Sàn Art Laboratory, Ho Chi Minh City; Haegue Yang at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Wang Gongxin at OCAT, Shanghai; Liu Wei at UCCA, Beijing; Singapore Art Week at various venues, Singapore, By Hettie Judah

Points of View: Our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond: Marie Darrieussecq on public and private enterprise in South Korea; Rosalyn D’mello on how The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is remaking India’s links to the global artworld; Xu Ya-Zhu on how social work recasts aesthetics in the art of Huang Sunquan; Paul Gravett on the ‘bad but good’ trailblazing of Yumura Teruhiko

In Art Featured

Ming Wong: The Singaporean artist whose work offers an intriguing study of cultural exchange, past futurology and the political and social realities of the present, by Sara Arrhenius

Shooshie Sulaiman: The Malaysian artist who’s finding a place for art while understanding the place of people, in a contemporary world, by Mark Rappolt

Gabriel Orozco: With a major exhibition opening in Tokyo, the Mexican artist has been revisiting earlier work, and in some cases remaking it, by Christian Viveros-Fauné

Liang Shaoji: Using silkworms and their threads as a medium, the Chinese artist is producing poetic meditations on the passing of time and the nature of life, by Zoe Zhang Bing

Shirin Neshat: The filmmaker and artist examines what revolution looks like behind the frontlines, by Hettie Judah

Miao Jiaxin: The past year has seen an evolution in the work of the New York-based performance artist, by Aimee Lin

Mika Ninagawa: The Tokyo-born filmmaker and photographer whose interest in artificiality and self-invention are informed in part by her earlier immersion in the world of commercial image-making, by Mark Rappolt

Strokes for Different Folks: The comeback of the handmade and the handsigned in fashion, by Clara Young

Art in Context: Singapore – The evolution of the Singapore art scene, by Sherman Sam

In Art Reviewed

Reviews from around the world

Wang Jianwei at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Busan Biennale 2014: Inhabiting the World at Busan Museum of Art and various other venues, Busan

10th Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House at Biennale Hall, Gwangju

Yip Kin Boon at 1a Space, Hong Kong

Voices / Landscapes (for the eye and ear) at Kwun Tong ferry pier & Connecting Space, Hong Kong

Liang Shuo at Space Station, Beijing

APB Foundation Signature Art Prize at Singapore Art Museum

Love in the Time of Choleric Capitalism at What About Art?, Bombay

The Anthropocene Project. A Report at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Laurent Grasso at Galerie Perrotin, Paris

The Inhabitants at Fondation Cartier, Paris

Serendipity Revealed at Brunei Gallery, London

Aiko Miyanaga at White Rainbow, London

Korakrit Arunanondchai at Carlos / Ishikawa Gallery, London

Nam June Paik at Asia Society, New York

William Kentridge at Johannesburg Art Gallery

Song Dong at Baró Galeria, São Paulo


The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War, by Rohini Mohan

Art and Politics Now, by Anthony Downey

Ai Weiwei, edited by Hans Werner Holzwarth

The Twenty-First Century Art Book, by Phaidon Editors

The Strip: a new work from Vishwajyoti Ghosh, introduced by Paul Gravett

Off the Record: Gallery Girl in Kyzyl and Singapore