MAR/APR 2015

Issue 92
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Editor's Letter

Dial M for Madness

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M is for March, money—and madness. The art world is in for a dizzying month of activity including the Sharjah Biennial, sandwiched in between the Armory Show and Asia Week in New York, TEFAF in Maastricht, followed by Art Basel and Art Central in 

Reports: The Point

Dslcollection: A Collecting Project for the 21st Century

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In 2005, after almost 25 years of collecting art, my wife and I established Dslcollection after our first trip to China. For this project, we knew from the beginning that we did not want to just amass artworks. 


Capital of Un-Commerce

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For decades Japan was the primary source of and destination for innovative contemporary art in East Asia. The period from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s was a relay race of avant-garde movements,


Outside Chance
David Walsh

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Australian David Walsh is a professional gambler, art collector, iconoclast and autodidact with an acute grasp of philosophy. He is also an eccentric who, in 2011, opened the AUD 171 million Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, 

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The Sensuous Immortal
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014)

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“Objects are your best teachers,” Robert Hatfield Ellsworth liked to say. But now that America’s greatest Asian art dealer is gone, many of us recall Bobby, as he was known to his friends, as our best teacher. 


Visions of Interiority: Interrogating the Male Body
Rameshwar Broota

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“Visions of Interiority: Interrogating the Male Body,” at Delhi’s Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), was the first comprehensive exhibition of Rameshwar Broota, a seminal figure of contemporary Indian art. Curated by art historian and KNMA chief curator 

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Serious Games
Harun Farocki

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In July 2014, experimental filmmaker Harun Farocki died at the age of 70, leaving behind a legacy of work that looked at the many ways that images are used in communication. Earlier in the same year, Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof held a solo exhibition of the artist

Where I Work

Yuree Kensaku

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For 100 Tonson Gallery’s tenth anniversary dinner in Bangkok, in January 2014, artist Rirkrit Tiravanija curated a series of performances during the celebratory evening. It included experimental Thai food concocted by Finnish chef Antto 

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The Dilemma of “Illegal” Art

On January 20, Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold at auction an exact replica of a work by the French street artist known as Invader. Entitled Alias HK_58 (2014), the two-meter-wide ceramic-tile mosaic depicts cartoon character Hong Kong Phooey 

Print Content
Ho Sin Tung on Zhong Ling Ling
Tightening the Reins
Follow the Sheep
Setting the Pace
Evolving Approaches
Global Dialogues
Material World
Beyond Space
Wiyu Wahono: Cultural Engineer
Füsun Eczacıbaşı: I Dream of Silence
Alan Lau: History in the Making
Thes Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner: It’s Personal
Chen Bo-Wen: Native Son
Huang Yong Ping: Change is the Order of the Day
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: Potential of the Moment
Chosil Kil: The Raconteuse
Fiete Stolte: Mirror
VS Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes
Lee Mingwei and His Relations
Beyond and Between
10th Shanghai Biennale
Unseen Existence: Dialogues with the Environment in Contemporary Art
When You Get Closer to the Heart, You may Find Cracks…
Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Whorled Explorations
Mariam Suhail: Acciental Excavations
The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia
Shilpa Gupta
Pio Abad: Some are Smarter than Others*
Nam June Park: Becoming Robot
From all Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction
On the Border Between Love and Hate
Nevin Aladağ

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