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South Korea is building a gigantic art storage facility in its latest bid to be Asia’s art hub

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A new enormous multimillion-dollar art storage—with a total floor area of one million square feet—is now being built next to South Korea’s Incheon International Airport as the country eyes the crown of Asia’s art hub amid local market expansion, according to Artnet News.

Tentatively called Arshexa Freeport, the project is developed by a consortium led by a Korean company called Arshexa. It claims the new art storage facility will be one of the world’s biggest, consisting five stories including a basement and 138 rooms in various sizes. Occupying about 470,049 square feet of the land under the Incheon International Airport Corporation, the art storage is expected to be completed in 2026 and Arshexa will have the right to operate it for the next 30 years after it opens.

Read more: https://azertag.az/en/xeber/south_korea_is_building_a_gigantic_art_storage_facility_in_its_latest_bid_to_be_asias_art_hub-2840351

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Exploring environment, culture, community; Ladakh opens Asia’s highest altitude land art exhibition

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Asia’s highest-ever contemporary land art group exhibition, titled “sa,” at an astounding altitude of 3,600 m, will launch from June 1-10 at Disko Valley Bike Park in Leh, Ladakh.

According to the German Embassy in Delhi, “The artist-led exhibition titled “sa” focuses on the intersection of environment, culture and community in high-altitude environments.”

Read more: https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/exploring-environment-culture-community-ladakh-opens-asias-highest-altitude-land-art-exhibition20240610192001

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Filipina American Kristina Sison turns skateboards into works of art

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Source: AsAm News

On Thursday, May 2nd, Kristina Sison debuted her first ever collection of skateboard art at the Portland-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy. This showcase was a part of Wieden+Kennedy’s Shared Spaces, an immersive Asian household experience.

The pieces on display were inspired by her Filipino-American upbringing. Filipino American identity has always had an impact on Sison’s work. She loved the patterns and intricacies of Asian art growing up.

“In every Asian household there are wood carvings, mixed media, red and gold everywhere and I just loved all those pieces you’d see in a very stereotypical Asian home,” said Sison in an interview with AsAmNews.

Read more: https://asamnews.com/2024/05/19/filipina-american-kristina-sison-turns-skateboards-into-works-of-art/

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Asia Foundation Announces 2024 Margaret Williams Fellows in Asian Art

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The Asia Foundation and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco are pleased to announce Min-hyung Kang (Korea) and Ellen Larson (United States) as the 2024 Margaret F. Williams Memorial Fellows in Asian Art.

Min-hyung Kang (she/her) is the founder of Barim, a decentralized community art space in Gwangju, South Korea, which she established in 2014. She has worked extensively as an independent curator, collaborating with many international and domestic artists. Her work has led to partnerships with prestigious art institutions in Korea, including the Seoul Museum of Arts, Asia Culture Center, and Gwangju Biennale. She has curated critically acclaimed exhibitions like Degital and Forking Room, offering unique platforms to critically engage with art, technology, and society in South Korea. Fluent in English, Korean, and Japanese, she also worked as a professional translator and interpreter in the field of art and culture, working with most of the important art institutions in South Korea. She holds a master’s degree in New Media art from the Tokyo University of the Arts.

Read more: https://asiafoundation.org/2024/05/13/asia-foundation-announces-2024-margaret-williams-fellows-in-asian-art/

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