On the cover: Wolfgang Tillmans
The German artist speaks to Aimee Lin as he opens his first solo show in Hong Kong; followed by a six-page photocollage by the artist
Shanzhai special – Xin Zhou looks at the Chinese phenomenon and its resonances beyond the production and consumption of counterfeited goods; plus a curatorial project by artist duo The Shanzhai Lyric
Jakarta – Adeline Chia finds the Indonesian capital’s art scene is finally experiencing a coming-of-age
Wang Bing – Throughout his career, the Chinese director has weaved a fierce implicit critique of China’s social realities in his slow observational films, says Benny Shaffer
Under the Paving Stones: Mumbai – On a tour of the Indian megalopolis’s art scene, Mark Rappolt sees facets of himself reflected back at him
Our columnists have their say…
Skye Arundhati Thomas on how Khoj International Artists’ Association are rethinking art infrastructures within local communities; Charu Nivedita recalls the bloody aftermath following the assassination of Indira Gandhi; Prabda Yoon on why Thai political activist and writer Siburapha should be a household name; Mark Rappolt on what to take back from the Dhaka Art Summit; and Adeline Chia on the mushrooming of makeshift art spaces in Singapore.
Also in this issue
Reviews from around the world, includingNGV Triennial, Melbourne; Wu Tsang at Antenna Space, Shanghai; Melati Suryodarmo at Shanghart, Singapore; Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna at National Gallery Singapore; Danh Vo at Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hassan Sharif at Sharjah Art Foundation; Hugo Boss Asia Art 2017 at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; Tong Kunniao at Platform China, Beijing; Yin-Ju Chen at TKG+, Taipei; When is Space? An exhibition on contemporary architecture, at Jawahar Kala Kendra; Persevering Traditions at Sakshi Gallery; Shahpour Pouyan at Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai; Sahej Rahal at Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham; From Ear to Ear to Eye at Nottingham Contemporary; Jewyo Rhii at Amanda Wilkinson, London
Extended seasonal previews of shows across Asia and beyond, including a what's on during Art Basel Hong Kong; and books, including reviews of The White Book by Han Kang, Boris Groys’s Russian Cosmism, Charu Nivedita’s Marginal Man, and more
A new strip by Sheila Putri; and Gallery Girl gets banned from Art Basel Hong Kong.