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Inside

On the cover: Park Chan-kyong – Aimee Lin on the Korean artist whose films reflect on the ghosts of his country’s history and the traces they leave in contemporary Korean society

Elmgreen & Dragset – The artist-curators of this year’s Istanbul Biennial speak to Nicole O’Rourke about what it means to be a ‘good neighbour’, and the value of a unifying event in times of political uncertainty

Anicka YiMing Lin considers the work of Seoul-born, New York-based artist Anicka Yi, whose olfactory works take the form of fictional scenarios that probe the human psyche.

Arin Rungjang – In performing a kind of ‘historical CSI’ the artist’s works reveal uncomfortable truths about Thai politics, says Adeline Chia

Our columnists have their say…

Hu Fang imagines landscape of desolation which turns out to be full of potential; Charu Nivedita on the persecution of Madras’s Muslim minority and the tyranny of Hindutva; Aimee Lin despairs over Documenta 14

Previews

Nirmala Devi’s pick of shows to see this Autumn – in Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama, Suzu, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Canberra, Wellington, Sydney, Moscow, Berlin, London, Glasgow, Metz, Los Angeles, New York and São Paolo

Reviews

Octopus 17: Forever Transformed at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, by Tristen Harwood
The National: New Australian Art, various venues, Sydney, by Mark Rappolt
Patty Chang at Bank, Shanghai, by Li Bowen
Wang Wei, Ko Sin Tung, at Edouard Malingue, Shanghai, by Li Qi
Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta at M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong, by Morgan Wong
Noh Suntag at Art Sonje Center, Seoul, by Morgan Wong
Tomás Saraceno at ACC, Gwangju, by Mark Rappolt
Kryzstof Wodizco at MMCA, Seoul, by Mark Rappolt
Chia En-Jao at TKG+, Taipei, by Guo Juan
Tang Da Wu at Nanyang Academy, Singapore, by Adeline Chia
Hiroshi Sugimoto at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, by Aimee Lin
Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive at Korean Cultural Center, London, by Fi Churchman
Ding Yi at Timothy Taylor, London, by Mark Rappolt
Minimalist Anyway, at White Rainbow, London, by Zehra Jumabhoy
Jia Aili at CAC Málaga, by David Terrien

Books

SouthEastAsia: Spaces of the Curatorial, edited by Ute Meta Bauer and Brigitte Oetker
Black: An Artist’s Tribute, by Santosh Kumar Das
The Battle for Home: The Memoir of a Syrian Architect, by Marwa al-Sabouni
Abandon, by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay
Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader, edited by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
The Art Museum (revised edition)

Plus…

A new strip by French-Cambodian artist Séra Ing; and in her latest instalment, Gallery Girl has some ‘advice’ for Western gallerists hoping to open a branch in Asia.