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Takashi Azumaya (1968-2012)

The independent curator Takashi Azumaya died Oct 16 at the age of 44, it has been announced. After completing his MFA in 1994 at Tokyo University of the Arts, Azumaya worked as a curator at the Setagaya Art Museum andView More >

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Singapore inaugurates new art zone

Through a biennale, an art fair, institutional development and other initiatives, Singapore has aggressively positioned itself as a hub for contemporary art in Southeast Asia. On Sep 15 the island-state welcomed the latest addition to its growing art infrastructure, GillmanView More >

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9th Gwangju Biennale opens to public

One of Asia’s most respected art festivals, the Gwangju Biennale opened its 9th edition to the public Sep 7. Entitled “Roundtable,” and co-directed by a group of six female curators from across Asia, the exhibition includes 92 artists and groupsView More >

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Franz West (1947-2012)

The Austrian artist Franz West has died at the age of 65, it was announced Jul 26 in a joint statement issued by the Franz West Foundation, Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Meyer Kainer and Galerie Eva Presenhuber. According to the statement,View More >

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documenta 13 opens in Kassel

The 13th edition of the periodic survey of international contemporary art, documenta, has opened to the public Jun 9 in Kassel, Germany. Organized by artistic director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, documenta 13 spreads across a range of traditional and unconventional venues, spanningView More >

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Taishin Arts Award celebrates 10 years

Jao Chia-en – REM Sleep (2011), installation view. All images: Courtesy Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture. One of the Asia-Pacific region’s most prestigious privately sponsored awards for arts and culture, the Taishin Arts Award has been an annualView More >

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David Weiss (1946-2012)

David Weiss, of the Swiss artist duo Fischli/Weiss, died Apr 27, it has been reported. He was 66 years old. Weiss began collaborating with Peter Fischli in 1979. Consistently unsettling the boundaries between amateur craft and conceptual rhetoric, together theView More >

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