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Asian Art Biennial 2024 announces curators

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Source: Art Review

The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts has announced that Haeju Kim, Asli Seven, Fang Yen-Hsaing, Anne Davidian and Merv Espina will curate the 2024 Asian Art Biennial.

Taiwanese curator and critic Fang Yen-Hsiang will lead the curatorial team comprising of Armenian curator Anne Davidian, Filipino curator Merv Espina, Korean curator Haeju Kim and Paris- and Istanbul-based curator Asli Seven. The press release states the exhibition will ‘unfold through collective dialogue’, to rethink ‘the territory and definition of Asia’ and highlight the diversity of Asian artistic practices and perspectives.

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Inheritor innovates to keep Chinese textile art relevant

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A young inheritor of Chinese textile art is breathing new life into the intangible cultural heritage in Southwest China’s Chongqing.

Chinese linen, or xiabu — literally “cloth for summer” — is a traditional handmade textile made from China grass, also known as ramie. Being hailed as the “king of natural fibers”, the linen is comfortable, durable and easy to wash. It’s also delicate, yet not as fragile as silk.

A variety of xiabu was developed in what is now Chongqing’s Rongchang district during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Royals and nobility during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) liked wearing the linen during the summer months. It was one of the first products to be exported from the region in the 20th century, with an annual output of around 700,000 bolts.

According to the district’s commission of commerce, it now exports about 3 million bolts of xiabu annually overseas, of which 40 percent is sold to South Korea. Over the past three years, 13 xiabu manufacturing companies in Rongchang have exported goods worth more than 50 billion yuan ($6.93 billion).

Read more: https://asianews.network/inheritor-innovates-to-keep-chinese-textile-art-relevant/

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Asian Artists to Watch 2024: Din Art

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Each year, we identify the Asian artists on the rise, shining a light on the exciting and provocative works enriching the region’s artistic and cultural landscape. Cambodian artist Din Art shares his story.

Borin Teang, known as Din Art in the art world, is one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary abstract artists, a visionary who transforms ancient and mystical apsara dancers into modern and vibrant masterpieces. His paintings and sketches are a fusion of tradition and innovation, culture and creativity, beauty and grace.

Read more: https://www.prestigeonline.com/kh/lifestyle/asian-artists-to-watch-2024-din-art/

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Collectors return to Asia’s biggest art fair despite cooling market

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Picture Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and George W. Bush as 7-year-olds. Now set them on a playground.

What would they talk about? Would they take turns to slide? Would the world be in a better place?

It’s a thought-provoking exercise — one generated by Beijing-born artist Lí Wei’s eerie, hyperreal sculptures of six world leaders, on show this week at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/29/style/hong-kong-art-basel-collectors-intl-hnk/index.html

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