New Zero Art Space, led by the artist Aye Ko, emblematizes the country’s emergence into the international contemporary art world.
Ellen Pearlman is a writer and new media artist who lives between New York and Asia, where she is a PhD candidate at the School of Creative Media, Hong Kong City University.
A Brief History of Contemporary Art in Myanmar
Burmese artists have weathered the changes from British colony to free country to military state, building a small but vital creative community along the way.
From Slut Shaming to Systemic Racism, Indie Opera Tackles Timely Issues
These operas are not the types of performances seen at traditional opera venues with their generous budgets, megastars, and perfect-pitch performances.
Watching Election Results Roll In While Surrounded by Political Art
On Tuesday night at WhiteBox, artists used their work to sound a clarion call to political action.
Rebooting a Landmark Series of Art and Technology Collaborations
The first large-scale art and technology collaborations that occurred in the United States are not as legendary as, for example, the 9th Street Show that launched the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, but they should be.
The Prescient Work of an Artist Killed on 9/11
The Michael Richards exhibition on Governors Island, curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, proves what an astonishing loss it was when the artist was killed on 9/11.
Paying Tribute to Moholy-Nagy with a Concert of Light and Sound
“Moholy-Nagy: Optical Sound,” a recent three-part concert curated by artist Luke DuBois and musician Zach Layton at the Guggenheim Museum, highlighted both the history and the modern trajectory of optically inspired sound, especially as put forth by visual artist László Moholy-Nagy.
1,588-Foot-Tall Artwork Lights Up a Political Inferno in Hong Kong
HONG KONG — Add Oil Team is the name of the artist duo of Sampson Wong Yu-hin and Jason Lam Chi-fai, whose most recent work, “Our 60-Second Friendship Begins Now” — aka, the “Countdown Machine” — has sparked a firestorm of controversy, both locally and abroad.
Resurrecting the First VR Installation to Cross the Atlantic
HONG KONG — Maurice Benayoun’s new show at the Osage Gallery in Hong Kong, Just Dig It, consists of five latticed, skeletal metal sculptures capped by circular projector screens showing various 2D projections.
Binging on Selfies and Regurgitating Money: The Best of Hong Kong’s Art Fair Week
HONG KONG — Admission to the final days of last week’s Art Basel Hong Kong was sold out, and the fair logged an impressive 70,000 attendees.
A New Hong Kong Museum Exposes China’s Censored Memories (Part 2)
HONG KONG — After the Tiananmen uprising and ensuring crackdown in 1989, the Chinese art world nosedived in a stark and different direction.
A New Hong Kong Museum Confronts the Difficult History of Chinese Contemporary Art (Part 1)
HONG KONG — The M+ Sigg Collection, thought to be the most thorough and important collection of contemporary Chinese art in the world, consists of 1,510 art objects produced by 375 artists spanning 1974 to 2010.