Creative Alchemy: ACAW’s Field Meeting Take 6
To kick off Asia Contemporary Art Week’s two-day forum, “Field Meeting Take 6: Thinking Collections,” curator and writer Leeza Ahmady performed a reading of On Kings, Films and Astronomads: A Script from Cave Paintings / Sufi Fluxus Production (2017). The fictional story begins with . . . Read more here.
Hong Kong Cultural Workers Run in 2019 District Council Elections
Following 20 consecutive weeks of protests in Hong Kong, several artists and cultural workers have announced their participation in Hong Kong’s 2019 District Council elections . . . Read more here.
Highlights from Booked: Art Book Fair 2021
Featuring more than 80 pop-ups, "Booked" took place in Hong Kong's Tai Kwun Contemporary in February 2021. Here are my highlights from the art-book fair. Read more here.
In this introduction to the News section in ArtAsiaPacific's Almanac XVII, I summarize the key news topics of 2021, from the NFT boom to the military takeover of Myanmar, air strikes on the Gaza Strip, and the rise of racist attacks in the United States. Read more [PDF].
Bounce Back Bigger
Amid a global health crisis and rocky economic circumstances, collectors were emboldened to make riskier purchases, favoring the new and unfamiliar over the tried and true. This was seen in the extraordinary rebound by global contemporary art auctions in 2021. Read more [PDF].