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ISSUE 107

MAR/APR 2018

Issue 107
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Editor's Letter

Elemental Forces

Also available in:  Chinese

While governments big and small seem to be treading water, writhing in the muck of infighting, the art world is busy and active, creating changes in perception in the lives of those whom it reaches. 

Reports: Dispatch

Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh was, up until April 1975, known as the “Pearl of Asia.”

Reports: The Point

Navigating Laws and Accessibility in Exhibition Practices

I am always mindful of how I identify and present myself in the art world—at the same time, I’m aware of how much certain laws, rules and expectations have shaped me.

Essay

Man, Machine or Dragonfly?

The buzz surrounding Xu Bing’s new film Dragonfly Eyes (2017) is that it was created from cutting and compiling more than 10,000 hours of video surveillance footage and is possibly the first such “film” to combine the technologies of over 245 million global surveillance cameras and cloud computing. 

Profile

Grand Designs
Penelope Seidler

Protruding from a wall in Penelope Seidler’s Sydney penthouse is a three-dimensional painting by American minimalist Frank Stella. 

Features: Young & Emerging

Landscapes Scarred and Renewed
Inas Halabi, Andrew Luk, Kim Heecheon, Karrabing Film Collective and Genevieve Chua

We dream of green and blue, but live in concrete and plastic. Pixel resolutions surpass our eyes’ capacities; screens become the world. 

Reviews

Negotiating the Future
Sixth Asian Art Biennial

In the sixth Asian Art Biennial, titled “Negotiating the Future” and organized at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, Japanese artist group Chim Pom’s site-specific installation Street(2017) is an asphalt road that runs from the museum’s foyer through the main entrance to the street outside.

Reviews

Mecca Journeys
Ahmed Mater

Moving between the sacred and secular, Saudi artist Ahmed Mater’s photographs, videos and installation works at the Brooklyn Museum situate the city of Mecca as both a historical pilgrimage site for Muslims and a locus of contemporary urban development. 

Print Content
LETTERS & CORRECTIONS
Women Speak Out
REPORTS
Brook Andrew on Jimmie Durham
Palestinian Cultural Figure and Activist Detained
Follow Your Nose
Where Art Thou?
Optimal Outlook
The Far View
Around the World
Growing Pains
ESSAYS
Beyond Infrastructures
PROFILES
Désiré Feuerle: Unparalleled Visions
Andrew Ruff and Ling Ling Zou: Sustained Support
Jam Acuzar: Changing Spaces
Douglas So: Decisive Moments
Pakhruddin Sulaiman: Ahead of the Curve
FEATURES
Kwok Mang-Ho: Perpetual Rebel
Jumana Emil Abboud: Spirits That Possess Homelands
Then And Now
The Artist As Mirror Holder
REVIEWS
Art And China After 1989: Theater Of The World
Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art In The 1990s
Lisa Reihana: Cinemania
Reenacting History: Collective Actions And Everyday Gestures
Joseph Beuys And Nam June Paik: Lettres Du Voyant
Kohei Nawa: Vessel
Yin Xiuzhen: Back To The End
The Weight Of Lightness: Ink Art At M+
Jakarta Biennale 2017: Jiwa
Chen Wei: Fresh Dewdrop
Artisterium 2017
Raed Yassin: Yassin Haute Couture
Home Beirut. Sounding The Neighbors
Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective
Basma Alsharif: The Gap Between Us
When Worlds Collide
Noboru Takayama
WHERE I WORK
Jawad al-Malhi
FINE PRINT
The Artist Pension Trust And The Price Of Trusting Others
THE SKETCH
Hon Chi Fun

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