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ArtAsiaPacific Jul/Aug 2016

For over 20 years, ArtAsiaPacific has been at the forefront of the powerful creative forces that shape contemporary art from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. Covering the latest in contemporary visual culture, ArtAsiaPacific is published in Hong Kong, with over 30 editorial desks worldwide. Our annual issue, the Almanac, is an alphabetical tour d'horizon of the 67-odd countries covered in ArtAsiaPacific, spanning Afghanistan to Vietnam. The Almanac also invites influential art world figures to comment on the major cutural events that have shaped the past 12 months. Now also available on the iPhone!

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new emperors, old clothes

Although the northern hemisphere is shifting into its summer retreats, there are plenty of reasons to take a critical look at the present state of the world. In Asia, observers are watching how things unfold with newly elected presidents in Taiwan and the Philippines, particularly as tensions are escalating in the South China Sea. In the United States, the battle for the presidency will only grow more noxious until election day on November 8. The European refugee crisis is continuing, and possibly worsening, while the United Kingdom will decide whether to stay in the European Union, or “Brexit,” on June 23. For many looking at the world’s leaders, there is a fear of history repeating itself in the forms of fascism, isolationism and grandiosity. In the July/August issue of ArtAsiaPacific,…


JENNIFER FIELD Jennifer Field is a New York-and Hong Kong-based art historian. She received her MA from Hunter College, City University of New York, and is currently completing her PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, on the subject of New York School painters’ prints. She has worked at Sotheby’s, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Willem de Kooning Foundation. (See REVIEWS) HITOMI HASEGAWA Hitomi Hasegawa is a Hong Kong-based curator and founding director of the Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art Japan, an organization dedicated to the preservation of film and video in Japan. Hasegawa has previously worked at the Yokohama International Arts and Media Festival and was a guest researcher at Hong Kong’s Asia Art Archive. Most recently she was co-curator and coordinator of the…

one on one: teppei kaneuji on eyヨ

I am often asked which artist has influenced me the most. To tell the truth, the answer is probably EYヨ. I think this is true for many artists of my generation and, potentially, not only those in Japan. EYヨ is a visual artist and musician who was part of many different bands based in Japan’s Kansai region during the 1980s—including the noise bands Hanatarash and Boredoms. As well as being the lead singer for Boredoms, EYヨ is known for his emotive use of various experimental instruments, such as the open-reel tape recorder and other electronic equipment. His music practice is characterized by songs that sound like they are from outer space and are accompanied by outrageous dance performances. Prior to the digital age, his drawings, print collages and sculptures— like his…

dispatch: wellington

Wellington is a comfortable city where the pace of change is slow. It’s the sort of place that people leave because of its dependable consistency, before returning, attracted by the very same reasons. In terms of scale, the city is small and will remain that way. Curving around a harbor on one side and confined by a band of tree-covered hills on the other, its physical bounds limit possibilities for expansion. Politically, Wellington is New Zealand’s capital, but when it comes to population, economy and sheer scale, it’s Auckland’s game. Policy, including arts policy, tends to have a strategic focus on Auckland. Wellington instead plays the younger sibling, eager to prove itself more hip, more creative and fueled by better coffee. This emphasis on cultural capital gives the city two parallel…

art worlders named in tax haven leak

On April 3, prominent figures in the art world became embroiled in the controversial leak of the “Panama Papers.” A trove of 11.5 million documents, referred to as the Panama Papers, was attained by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The documents, leaked by an anonymous source and shared between a coalition of media outlets, unveiled clients of Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm specializing in wealth management and known for establishing offshore tax havens for its clientele of global elites. The firm has allegedly created more than 214,000 shell companies. The ruling family of Azerbaijan was among the first named in the ICIJ’s reports. The London-based art patron Leyla Aliyeva, vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and daughter of Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev, was…

the point: not at home in the world

“Not at home in the world” is a phrase I first encountered in Anthony Vidler’s 1992 book The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely. The word uncanny in the book’s title, from the German unheimlich, serves as a metaphor for a fundamentally “unhomely” modern condition: a sense of estrangement or alienation within the seemingly familiar, everyday aspects of modern life. Because the uncanny is familiar and yet somehow alien, it creates a cognitive dissonance in the experiencing subject, due to the paradoxical nature of being simultaneously attracted to yet repulsed by an object. In Vidler’s account of the modern condition, this ambiguous relationship plays out as a confrontation between the desire for a home—a longing for security stemming from its apparent opposite, repressed feeling of deep-seated insecurity—and the threat…