ArtReview Asia, vol 4, no 1
Our guide to 20 must-see exhibitions and art events on now and coming up in the next few months: in London, Shanghai, Philadelphia, Singapore, New York, Seoul, Beijing, Kanazawa and Bangladesh.
Li Bowen discusses politics, identity and popular culture in the work of cover artist Guan Xiao – just don’t call it post-internet; Heman Chong quizzes Douglas Coupland about works in his recent exhibition Bit Rot; Niru Ratnam finds hope and sorrow in the use of Sufi symbols in the latest work of Kolkata-born artist Praneet Soi; Taro Nettleton explores an exhibition in the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone; Thai artist Navin Rawanchaikul imagines his own funeral; and Wong Molin looks at the curious case of Cheng Tsun-Shing's forgotten photographs.
Maria Lind on Walid Raad and Beirut’s new art-kid-on-the-block; a new fiction by Hu Fang; and a comic strip by self-taught artist and former Cambodian soldier, monk and survivor of human trafficking, Vannak Anan Prum.
Reviews from around the world including:
National Gallery Singapore’s inaugural exhibitions; Liu Chuang at Magician Space, Beijing; Yan Xing at Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing; Zheng Bo at Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai; Tsuyoshi Ozawa at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo; David Diao at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Nina Canell at Arko Art Center, Seoul; Kyuchul Ahn at MMCA, Seoul; Richard Streitmatter-Tran at Dia Projects Dong Khoi, Ho Chi Minh City; 6th Moscow Biennale at VDNKh, Pavilion No.1; 14th Istanbul Biennial; Nguyen Trinh Thi at Jeu de Paume, Paris; Jitish Kallat at Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris; Survival Is Not Enough at Rodeo, London; Ian Cheng at Pilar Corrias, London; 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.