Artworks & exhibitions in Asia
In the early 1990s, Kuwait hit news reports worldwide for the war that different nations fought within its boundaries. In the years following that event, Kuwait and the effects of its war on citizens have inspired countless works of art worldwide. They have inspired movies, songs, and paintings. Sebastiao Salgado developed a stunning series known […]
From using thousands of keys to web threads to suspending a bunch of suitcases, Chiharu Shiota’s works always inspire. Among her best artworks is A Room of Memory, which is famous for its Berlin Wall aesthetics. A Room of Memory All her artworks focus on expressing memories and experiences from past events. And A Room
Usually, you would not need much encouragement to visit the Taipei Fine Art Museum in Taiwan. The museum hosts several top exhibitions that receive tons of visitors from all over the world. Just outside the museum stands a grand summer pavilion that displays one of the most beautiful attractions – Mist Encounter. If you’re ever
West Bund Art & Design fair shows modern and contemporary art in Shanghai. Well-known local artist Zhou Tiehai, previously director of the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, established it in 2014. Now, West Bund is one of the major Asian fairs, hosting more than 100 galleries from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Along with numerous
Junya Ishigami is a Japanese architect. He was born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1974. In 2000, he obtained a master’s degree in architecture and planning at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He had a short stint working at Kazuyo Sejima between 2000 and 2004 at SANAA. Accomplishments Right after leaving SANAA, he
Hai Bo, born in 1962, is a photographer with special interests in intangible photography. His works usually aim at documenting changes in the social and economic environments of society. The main characteristic that defines Hai’s aesthetic is the fact that he captures the everyday moment and, at the same time, tries to compare the beauty
Australia has a couple of documentary photographers and Stephen Dupont is one of the most renowned and awarded. He’s also a photojournalist that has participated in several risky photographic scenes. He has an edge over the world, focusing on producing extraordinary photo essays from some of the most dangerous countries, such as Afghanistan. Dupont’s Afghanistan
Tsang Tsou Choi was born on November 12, 1921, in Gaoyao, Guangdong, Republic of China, and died in Hong Kong on 15, July 2007. When he was 16 years old, Choi traveled to Hong Kong. He worked manual jobs there, which was the only kind he was qualified to do as he was barely literate.
Gregor Sailer is an Austrian photographer born in 1980. He is known the world over for his architectural photographs. His most remarkable work is the Potemkin Village, in which he pairs together a couple of ‘fakes’ to create cities and towns. Gregor was educated in Austria and Germany, where he specialized in architectural photography. Since
Carsten Nicolai has created an impressive audio-visual work in his sterling career as a contemporary artist. His α (alpha) pulse creation stands out from the others for its uniqueness. Through it, he endeavors to illuminate the Hong Kong skyline. The latest creation adds to the impressive list of mindboggling stuff that Nicolai has always churned
Moriyama House (2005) is a perfect example of a home designed to represent a community, while at the same time connecting the inside and outside. The building is located in Kamata, Tokyo and the brainchild of Ryue Nishizawa of Pritzker Prize-winning architectural firm SANAA. The multi-building residence consists of ten separate buildings, ranging from 1
Japanese artist Onishi Yasuaki is well-known for his ethereal art installations, paintings and sculptures that he creates using a mix of materials. Born in 1979 in Osaka, the artist has been at the forefront of creating new forms and inspiring a sense of awe, etherealism, and thoughtfulness with his work. He credits his inspiration to
Emily Jacir is a Palestinian artist and a filmmaker. She was born in Bethlehem in 1973 and spent most of her life in Saudi Arabia. She later attended high school in Italy and eventually attended Memphis College of Arts where she graduated with an art degree. One of her most renowned work is Ex Libris.
Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian born documentary photographer. He is also a photojournalist who has traveled to about 120 countries to pursue his passion: photography. Salgado was raised in Brazil by middle-class parents and later studied economics. He was then involved in student protests against the military dictatorship, so he had to flee his homeland.
Feelings Are Facts was created as a result of a collaboration between Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and Beijing-based architect Ma Yansong of MAD studio. Feelings Are Facts was constructed within one of the rooms at the UCCA galleries. It measured approximately 60m by 20m and featured a moderately slanted floor that progressively became steeper at
What have seeds got to do with art? Well, Thomas Heatherwick did manage to preserve a big chunk of our plants within an art piece he presented at the UK pavilion at Expo 2010. Out of the 200 building exhibits on display, Heatherwick must have instinctively known that he had created a masterpiece. Alongside other
Through the course of her very illustrious career, internationally celebrated artist Shirin Neshat has covered an array of themes in film, video, and photography. Her works cover several themes, including politics in Muslim nations, issues of gender equity and disparity, identity, as well as the link between the personal and the political. As a result
Only a few people would know which face to match with the name Sharbat Gula, yet her image is quite popular. As a young refugee in Afghanistan, she was photographed by the National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. This photograph of the green-eyed girl that even the photographer would not identify came to be the face
A life without art would be soundless, tasteless, and shapeless; essentially, an abyss. A life without art would be dull because art is beneath the structure of everything and anything that matters. No one recognizes its fundamental need to society and audiences more than artist Yayoi Kusama does. The global success of Kusama Yayoi Kusama
Zeng Fanzhi’s The Last Supper is one of the most noteworthy Asian contemporary pieces of art. Throughout his career, Zeng Fanzhi has been working to make Chinese art more popular. His artwork is known for offering an honest critique of the contemporary Chinese lifestyle while creating a much-needed dialogue between Eastern and Western philosophies. His
For any artist, the greatest challenge must be the search for images that do not feature in their unique personal situations but which humans can relate to. For the most part, something that quickly comes to mind when viewing artwork is beauty, love, death, birth or sex. The works of Mariko Mori have this effect