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THE ARTISTS TO WATCH AFTER FRIEZE NEW YORK

The seventh edition of Frieze New York concluded on May 6, 2018, after showcasing works by leading and emerging artists from around the globe. This year, the premier art fair was led by Frieze director Victoria Siddall in partnership with Loring Randolph, Frieze’s newly appointed artistic director.

 

7 Outstanding Contemporary Photographers from AIPAD New York 2017

The Photography Show held its 37th edition at Pier 94 in New York City from March 30 through April 2, 2017. With over 115 participating galleries from around the world, the exhibition, organized by AIPAD, is the longest-running photography event of its kind. This year’s edition featured an expanded showing of modern and contemporary photographs, alongside video and works in new media. Amid the expanse of exceptional artworks, these seven contemporary photographers stood out from the crowd.

 

Thinking Performance at Asia Contemporary Art Week 2015, New York – Leeza Ahmady interview

Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) returns to New York with its 10th edition from 28 October to 8 November 2015. In an interview with Art Radar, Director Leeza Ahmady speaks about the artists and the programming for “FIELD MEETING Take 3: Thinking Performance”.


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7 Fantastic Artists from New Museum's 'Surround Audience' Triennial


Curating as an art form – Art Reoriented interview

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath are the co-founders of Art Reoriented – an independent curatorial platform based in Munich and New York. The duo tells Art Radar about their unique curatorial practice focusing on individual artists that challenges exhibitions based on conventional classifications of art history.


Frieze New York 2014: 5 Asian galleries on their fair experience

Frieze Art Fair held its third edition at Randall’s Island Park, New York, from 9 to 12 May 2014. This edition featured over 190 contemporary galleries from around the world, with 53 from New York. Art Radar was at the fair and spoke to five exhibiting galleries based in Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo about mixing modern and contemporary works, their featured artists and their sales.


Korean artist Ik-Joong Kang on the art of being Zen – interview

Ik-Joong Kang, who early on in his career was awarded the Venice Biennale Special Merit prize in 1997, is among Korea’s foremost contemporary artists. He is known for his moon jars and 3 by 3 inch canvases, which over the past three decades have multiplied to create larger narratives through monumental installations.


Deep breaths with Kimsooja at the 55th Venice Biennale’s South Korean Pavilion – interview

Korean artist Kimsooja, known for her performance, video and installations based on displacement and humanity, is representing South Korea at the Venice Biennale 2013. Art Radar spoke to the artist about her site-specific installation for the pavilion and the vision behind her work.


Echo: Support for contemporary Iraqi art

Art Radar interviews Rijin Sahakian on the functions of Echo, or Sada in Arabic, a non-profit organisation formed in 2010 to support the growth of contemporary visual art in Iraq and its diaspora. Discover how Echo is dealing with the social challenges created by war and isolation.


Tokyo Wonder Site 2011 solos for 20 emerging Japanese artists

Every year, in collaboration with Tokyo Wonder Wall, TWS-Emerging selects twenty artists for solo exhibitions at the TWS-Hongo studio. Art Radar lists the artists chosen in 2011 and takes a closer look at five of them.


The Highlights of the 2018 AIPAD Photography Show

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD held its 38th edition at Pier 94 in New York City earlier this month. This year’s show featured 96 galleries from 14 countries, with 15 panels and special exhibitions showcasing early, modern, and contemporary photography and photo-based works.

 

Contextualizing Contemporary South Asian art: Diana Campbell Betancourt on Dhaka Art Summit 2016 – interview

Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) returns to Dhaka at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in partnership with the country’s National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts from 5 to 8 February 2016. Chief Curator of DAS and Artistic Director of Samdani Art Foundation, Diana Campbell Betancourt speaks to Art Radar about the artists, concepts and programming for DAS 2016.

 

Largest-ever “Rain Room” arrives in Shanghai: Random International interview

Art Radar interviews founders Florian Ortkrass, Stuart Wood and Hannes Koch about their artistic process and their monumental project Rain Room opening in Shanghai’s Yuz Museum next week. 

 

Captivating audiences with kitchen utensils: Subodh Gupta – artist profile

Delhi-based artist Subodh Gupta’s “Seven Billion Light Years” opened in New York last month. Art Radar explores Gupta’s rise to international fame as well as the local and cross-cultural references behind his works.


FIELD MEETING at Asia Contemporary Art Week 2014, New York – interview (part 2)

Returning to New York from 22 October to 2 November 2014 is the 9th edition of a city-wide event on Asian contemporary art organised by Asian Contemporary Art Week’s (ACAW) Consortium members. In the second part of Art Radar’s interview, Leeza Ahmady and Xin Wang speak about their new signature program for ACAW, the FIELD MEETING.


Iranian artist Shirin Neshat on art, politics and changing the world – interview

Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat and Christy MacLear, the Executive Director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, speak to Art Radar about the Foundation’s new One-to-One artist initiative, the current exhibition Our House is on Fire in New York City, and Neshat’s internationally acclaimed works on culture, gender and politics.


War, art and the Lebanese space race: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige – Guggenheim talk

On 2 December 2013, filmmakers and artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige discussed their works in relation to the history of Lebanon and the impact of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) at the Guggenheim, New York. Art Radar was at the event to learn more about the artists’ projects and the ideas behind their works.


Cao Fei’s unsung factory heroes explained – art:21 video

In a video produced by art:21, Chinese artist Cao Fei discusses the anti-hero characteristics she gave factory workers from Pearl River Delta, a region that experienced rapid growth in manufacturing, in a recent theatrical work.

Called PRD Anti-Heroes, the performance has the feel of a variety show, outlandish and comical, yet it addresses the realistic concerns of workers in the Pearl River Delta development. Click here to watch the video (4m:02s) on art:21.


Nomadic paper artist Zarina Hashmi’s concept of home – Guggenheim talk

On 1 March 2013, in conjunction with her first retrospective “Zarina: Paper Like Skin” at the Guggenheim in New York, Indian-born American artist Zarina spoke with Andreas Huyssen, Professor at Columbia University, about her influences, travels, paper and her notion of home.


Highlights of the 2018 Armory Show

The Armory Show’s 24th edition opened at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City on March 8, 2018. With 198 galleries from 31 countries, the Armory Show remains a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting modern and contemporary art.

 

10 Extraordinary artworks from Frieze NY 2016

 

3 Art Trends To Watch From The 2015 Venice Biennale

Every two years, the art world—including dealers, advisors, collectors and academics—gathers in Italy for one of the most prestigious and oldest contemporary art exhibits, the Venice Biennale. With each participating country selecting an artist to represent their nation, the Biennale's historic influence on the international art world can be tremendous.


Gutai artist Kazuo Shiraga’s paintings in dialogue with Satoru Hoshino’s ceramics – in pictures

From 29 January to 4 April 2015, Dominique Lévy gallery is showing seminal works by postwar Japanese artist Kazuo Shiraga of Gutai, with sculptures by Satoru Hoshino of Sōdeisha, the avant-garde postwar ceramics group. Both artists experiment with new ways of engaging their medium that challenge traditional techniques.


The changing landscape of Asian art in New York: Asia Contemporary Art Week 2014 – interview (part 1)

From 22 October to 2 November 2014, New York will host the 9th edition of ACAW, a week-long event on Asian contemporary art. In the first of a two-part interview, Leeza Ahmady and Xin Wang tell Art Radar what to expect and what to look out for.


Contemporary Asian art in New York City: Art Radar guide

In our latest City Art Guide, we look at New York City, a global centre for contemporary art and culture. This art guide contains tips and suggestions on when and where to see Asian art in a city that’s home to an extraordinary selection of museums, galleries and cultural organisations.


More than a museum: Doryun Chong on Hong Kong’s M+ – interview

Doryun Chong, formerly the associate curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, speaks to Art Radar about his new role as chief curator of M+ Museum, his curatorial approach and his vision for M+ as a 21st century model for an international museum situated in Hong Kong.


Young Korean painters return to traditional painting styles in New York exhibition – picture feast

In “Permeated Perspective: Young Korean Painters”, an exhibition that was held at Doosan Gallery in New York City from 17 January to 16 February 2013, traditional Korean painting concepts and techniques that were previously rejected by the country’s younger generations of painters are revived.


Seeking Korea artist residency? International opportunities at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon

Seoul Art Space Geumcheon wrapped up its 2011 international artist residency exhibition, called “Reflections of an Outsider on ‘Outsiders'”, in December 2011, prompting Art Radar to take a closer look at this and the other centers that make up Seoul Art Space’s cultural network.


Hong Kong Contemporary: Hotel art fair to piggyback ART HK 12

Art Radar looks into Hong Kong Contemporary, a hotel art fair set to launch on 17 May 2012. The new art fair will run concurrently with the eagerly anticipated ART HK 12 in an effort to draw international collectors and visitors.