ArtReview Asia Spring issue out now

Featuring Richard Lin and Michael Lin, Tishan Hsu, an artist project by Shirazeh Houshiary, a survey of all Thailand’s biennales, and much more


Richard Lin & Michael Lin, by Mark Rappolt
A side-by-side showing of works by Taiwanese artists Richard Lin (d. 2011) and Michael Lin (very much alive) reveals as many differences in form as shared interests in the instabilities that occur in mass production

Tishan Hsu, by Jeppe Ugelvig
Since emerging in 1980s New York, the Chinese-American artist has pioneered new ways of representing the interface between physical and virtual worlds

All Thailand’s Biennials
With three major biennales coinciding in Thailand in 2018, Max Crosbie-Jones considers the organisers’ different agendas and wonders whether there can be too much of a good thing

Blast from the Past: F.N. Souza (1966), by Barrie Sturt-Penrose
In the first of a series of reprints from the archive coinciding with ArtReview’s 70-year anniversary, Indian painter F.N. Souza (1924–2002) recounts how his career developed following his move from Mumbai to London in 1949

Textures on the Edge of the Gobi, an artist project by Shirazeh Houshiary

Also in this issue

ArtReview Asia’s guide to the best exhibitions to see this Spring, in Beijing, Hong Kong, Sharjah, Shanghai, Graz, Gwacheon, New York, Tokyo, Philadelphia, Victoria, Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Rome and Taipei, as well as a look forward to the Venice Biennale, with a guide to the national pavilions.

In Points of View, novelist Charu Nivedita writes from Madras about the tale of a kidnapper-turned-actor; studying the under-recognised Tulu language in Kerala, Deepa Bhasthi asks what is lost when an oral tradition is bound to a literary one, and whether translation can help to elevate the status of a language.

International reviews including…
The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, by Adeline Chia
Cao Fei at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, by Wenny Teo
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018, by Emma Sumner
Lucy Raven at Bellas Artes Projects Outpost, Manila, by Joyce Roque
Ng Joon Kiat at ADM Gallery, NTU-ADM School of Design, Singapore, by Adeline Chia
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. at National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum Singapore, by Mark Rappolt
Taipei Biennial 2018 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, by Fi Churchman

And books including…
Towards a Poetics of Opacity and Hauntology, by Im Heung-soon, edited by Helen Jungyeon Ku
Guantánamo Kid, by Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc
Sovereign Words: Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism, edited by Katya García-Antón
The Tempest Society, by Bouchra Khalili
Pulp II: A Visual Bibliography of the Banished Book, by Shubigi Rao
Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–1998, edited by David Teh