A round up of the articles and interviews I've done for Art Radar in the last two months.
News from the art world
News from the art world
INDIA, UK | Tate to work with Indian culture ministry on art initiatives
The Indian Ministry of Culture and UK’s Tate signed an agreement on 6 February 2014 in a bid to collaborate on projects and initiatives related to the modern and contemporary art of both countries. Read more.
AUSTRALIA | Sydney Biennale faces boycott over sponsorship controversy
The 19th Biennale of Sydney faced calls for a boycott due to links with sponsor Transfield, which runs Australian detention centres and asylum services on a for-profit basis. Read more.
CHINA | Christie's opens first Asia-based gallery in Hong Kong
Christie’s expands its reach in Asia by opening its first Asian gallery in Hong Kong, The James Christie Room, targeting the region’s rising art market and affluent collectors. Read more.
QATAR | Qatar announces new artist residence centre amid booming cultural infrastructure
The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) announces that the former Civil Defence headquarters will soon re-open, housing the programme “Fire Station: Artists in Residence”. Read more.
AUSTRALIA | Melbourne on the global art map with Australia's newest triennial
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) announces the new NGV Triennial that will celebrate the best of contemporary international art and design, and will put Melbourne on the global art map. Read more.
Reviews and overviews
SOUTHEAST ASIA | Southeast Asian women in the diaspora - Troubling Borders book review
Troubling Borders, a new anthology of Southeast Asian art and literature, looks at how the Diaspora’s women artists are pushing literal and figurative boundaries. Read more.
CHINA, USA | Chinese artists at Armory Focus 2014 - Alexandre Errera's watch list
Alexandre Errera, Founder and CEO of online platform Artshare.com, reveals to Art Radar his five favourite artists and artworks from the Armory Focus: China section at the Armory Show 2014 in New York. Read more.
AFRICA | 4 West African photographers to know now
Art Radar profiles four West African photographers that are challenging stereotypical representations of their countries, people and culture through art. Read more.
BANGLADESH | South Asia in focus: 5 curated shows at Dhaka Art Summit 2014
Art Radar highlights five curated shows at the 2014 edition of Dhaka Art Summit. Read more.
MALAYSIA | Contemporary Muslim calligraphy debuts in Malaysia
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Kuala Lumpur’s Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is displaying its private collection of contemporary Islamic calligraphy publicly for the first time. Read more.
TURKEY | Contemporary visual culture from Turkey and beyond
As part of a series of events for its 10th anniversary, Istanbul Modern presents an exhibition titled “Neighbours – Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond”, highlighting contemporary art from Turkey and its neighbours. Read more.
USA | Armory Show 2014: China steals the limelight? - media round up
The 2014 Armory fair brought Chinese contemporary art to New York and tried to address the organisational problems of previous years, but did it impress the critics? Read more.
UAE | Central Asia in focus at Art Dubai: Marker 2014
The Marker section of Art Dubai 2014 (at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, from 19 to 22 March 2014) featured art from Central Asia and the Caucasus region, curated by the art collective Slavs and Tatars. Read more.
INDIA | 6 artists contemplate freedom in "Waiting for the Wind"
“Waiting for the Wind”, at Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery from 7 March to 26 April 2014, features artists whose videos, installations and images explore issues of militarisation, violence, captivity and freedom. Read more.
Features and guides: Delhi
INSERT 2014 | Re-imagining Delhi as a cultural space
INSERT2014: The Sharp Edge of the Global Contemporary, a series of events and exhibitions in New Delhi from 17 January to 28 February 2014 curated by Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective, rethinks the use of galleries and the infrastructure of the city. Read more.
Art Radar Guide | Contemporary art in Delhi
Art Radar’s city guides series continues with tips and suggestions on what to visit for contemporary art and culture in India’s capital, New Delhi. Read more.
IRAQ | In the shadow of war: Photographer Jamal Penjweny on Iraq today
Iraqi photographer and filmmaker Jamal Penjweny speaks to Art Radar about his art projects and the everyday life in Iraq that they portray, a side of the country not often seen in the media. Read more.
INDIA | Indian artist Jayasri Burman on mythology and imagination
Indian artist Jayasri Burman talks to Art Radar about her inspiration from mythology and folk art and merging tradition and modernity in her work. Read more.