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ArtAsiaPacific 108 (May/Jun 2018)

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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ways of marking time

A homecoming event in Sydney to celebrate ArtAsiaPacific’s 25th anniversary and the opening of the 21st Biennale of Sydney—graciously hosted by art patrons Gene Sherman and Andrew Cameron—brought together many editors and contributors from the magazine’s early years in Australia, as well as young artists, students and writers. The gathering encapsulated our focus this year of looking forward and backward, while still savoring the effervescence of the present moment. This juxtaposition is reflected in the main Features of our May/June issue. From the present we introduce Istanbul-based artist Cevdet Erek, whose conceptual, architectural installations are derived from his reflections on sound as a marker of time and social progression. His projects have been staged around the world, including in the Pavilion of Turkey at the 2017 Venice Biennale. In February, AAP…

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JOOBIN BEKHRAD Joobin Bekhrad is AAP’s Canada desk editor and has authored numerous books of prose and poetry. His writings have been published in Frieze, The New York Times, Columbia Journal, The Financial Times and The Guardian. He has been interviewed by Newsweek, Monocle and The Art Newspaper. (See REVIEWS) NICHOLAS BONNER Nicholas Bonner set up Koryo Tours and Studio in 1993, which specializes in cultural trips to North Korea focusing on fine art. Bonner travels regularly to North Korea, and is currently working with emerging North Korean filmmakers and artists there by providing them with a space and platform to experiment outside of their everyday restrictions. (See DISPATCH) WILFRED CHAN Wilfred Chan is a writer based in New York City covering contemporary photography and visual art. He is also the managing editor of the Cardstack Project,…

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one on one   slavs and tatars on johann georg hamann

We’re not normally drawn to bad boys. In fact, we swing more for bookish, soft-spoken types. Johann Georg Hamann, however, is the exception to the rule. He was the enfant terrible of the Counter-Enlightenment and wore the badge with pride. Kierkegaard called him “the greatest humorist in the world.” Goethe considered him the brightest mind of his time; and Isaiah Berlin dubbed him “one of the few wholly original critics of modern times.” Hamann wasn’t just dark. He was the darkest. A book on German prose style says that compared to Hamann, “Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit is… perfect vacation reading.” The superlatives he garnered from fanboys and frenemies alike are worthy of a Marvel comic. And Hamann was clearly happy to play the role of the Dark Knight to the Enlightenment’s…

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dispatch   pyongyang

All art in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is produced by the state, and is primarily controlled by the three main art studios in Pyongyang: Mansudae, Paekho and Central Art Studio. Mansudae is the largest art “collective.” Yet its sales are currently experiencing a low due to sanctions and the decline in tourist numbers. On August 5, 2016, after North Korea’s missile tests, the UN Security Council subjected Mansudae to a global asset freeze, effectively banning the export of artworks and construction projects like the recently completed visitor center in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, and the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal. Showrooms at both Mansudae and Paekho consist of all manner of fine arts: oils, ink, linocuts, embroidery, sculpture, celadon pottery and “powder” painting (using crushed stone to produce…

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Bangladeshi artist Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury picked up the Samdani Art Award at the 2018 Dhaka Art Summit on February 6, receiving a six-week residency with the Delfina Foundation in London. On March 8, Emirati artist Farah al-Qasimi was presented with the New Art Dealers Alliance Artadia Award at the opening of the alliance’s New York art fair. Four artists—Subodh Gupta, Shirazeh Houshiary, Ju Ming and Park Seo-Bo—were honored at Asia Society’s Asia Arts Game Changer Awards ceremony on March 29 in Hong Kong. Courtesy the artist and Helena Anrather, New York.…

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yuz and lacma form historic partnership

On March 28, Indonesian-Chinese entrepreneur, collector and Yuz Museum founder Budi Tek announced an agreement between Yuz and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) that would see a series of joint programming, and a donation of 1,500 works from Tek’s contemporary art collection to a foundation in which the two institutions would be equal partners. Tek, who was receiving chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer in Frankfurt at the time, made the announcement via video at a panel discussion hosted by Art Agency, Partners in Hong Kong. As part of the deal—the first of its kind between an American and a Chinese institution—Yuz will also gain access to LACMA’s collections of American, European and Latin American art. The first exhibition under the new agreement is slated to open in the first…