What's in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of ArtReview Asia

In Art Previewed


Ten exhibitions on through spring and summer you won't want to miss  – in Singapore, Paris, Berlin, Beijing, New York, Tokyo, Basel and Hong Kong, by Martin Herbert.

Points of View

Our writers on what's happening in the artworld and beyond, including 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.

Great 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.

In Art Featured

Carsten Nicolai

Electronic musician Carsten Nicolai talks to Mark Rappolt, ahead of his skyscraper-size installation α (Alpha) Pulse, in the ICC Tower on the Kowloon harbourfront.

Zhang Enli

Chinese artist Zhang Enli talks to Aimee Lin ahead of his new exhibition at the K11 Art Foundation’s pop-up space in Hong Kong.

Michael Joo

Mark Rappolt looks at the aesthethics of identity and revolt in the work of Korean American artist Michael Joo, on show at the Moot Gallery in Hong Kong.

Performance Art in India

Niru Ratnam retraces the history of performative practices in India, and looks at their relation to the rituals and customs of everyday life. 

Eastern Standard Time: Everything Chnages in Order to Remain the Same

Tim Crowley asks whether or not time is a cultural construct, through the analysis of six films by contemporary Asian artists.

Tastuo Miyajima

We caught up with Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima at the opening of his show at Lisson gallery in London last November, to talk about art, technology, and the meaning of life, by Mark Rappolt.

About Annlee

French novelist Marie Darieussecq considers the potential of 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.

Resistance to Communication Is Crucial

With a new generation of curators approaching the exhibition in an essayistic rather than thematic way, two of the leading proponents of this trend, Dieter Roelstraete and Anselm Franke, tell us what it’s all about.

Koki Tanaka on the Impossible Project

Japanese artist Koki Tanaka, who represented his country at last year's Venice Biennale, discusses his text-based project, conceived as an experiment in possibilities and potentials, going beyond the limits of the 'realistic' and 'realisable'.

In Art Reviewed

Current and recent exhibitions across Asia, Europe, USA and elsewhere.

Made in Commmons, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam

Liu Wei, White Cube Mason's Yard, London

Subodh Gupta: Everything Is Inside, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Dehli

Naiza Khan: The Weight of Things, Koel Gallery, Karachi

Liang Yue: The Quiet Rooms, Shanghart H-Space, Shanghai

Liu Ding: Lake Washington, Antenna Space, Shanghai

Marrakech Biennale 5

Florian Pumhösl, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Eldrige and Orchard streets, New York

3rd Colombo Art Biennale: Making History

Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Cartagena de Indias

Book reviews:  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: A new work by Coco Wang

Off the record: Gallery Girl - in Cambodia

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