The Asian Art Newspaper was launched in November 1997 and, in 2012, keeps true to its original remit: offering a snapshot of what's happening in the world of Asian and Islamic art around the globe. Our world is truly international - East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian as well as Himalayan arts, combined with coverage from Sydney to Shanghai and from New York to London.
News is important to us, as are profiles of people who make the news. Each month we include an interview with an artist, as well as covering all the major international exhibitions, auctions, art fairs and other events, to keep you up to date. We also include the performing arts, film and literature to link the past with the future. We also have a dedicated page to the arts of the Islamic world: Islamic Arts Diary that includes exhibitions, gallery shows, auctions, books and general news.
Each year we produce special guides within the newspaper that cover the main Asia weeks around the world - New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Brussels - to help you easily find where to go and what to see. We also have our eye on emerging markets and attend art fairs around the world, including USA, Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Turkey and the UK.
Asian Art guides outside of the major Asian art weeks have become part of the newspaper's annual output: a guide to museums, Asian art and exhibition on West Coast US Guide, published each February and, in December, our annual good-book/good-read reviews of the year.
Not only do we review the major exhibitions around the world, but also include the smaller but no less important ones (just in case you want to visit or get the catalogue). Auctions, art markets and fairs are found at the back of the newspaper along with a comprehensive listings page, which includes conference, lecture and film information.
And if you just want a good read, try one of our feature stories…
Our website updates monthly and offers you archives, back issues, subscriptions, single issues as well as our current guides.
We launched our digital edition of the monthly newspaper five years ago and this type of subscription grows in popularity each year. It is exactly the same content as the print and can also be downloaded as a pdf for archiving or printing. Digital back issues can be accessed by subscribers. It can be purchased as an annual subcription or alongside the print edition.
We also produce apps for iPhone and iPad: Asian Art Newspaper New York directory (updated end of February for Asia Week each year); and Asian Art in London (updated in September each year). We are also working on a Kindle edition of the monthly newspaper.
A year of reading the ASIAN ART NEWSPAPER will provide you with a different editorial focus every month ...
January we cover Japanese art and look at the year ahead
February brings you our annual guide to the museums and exhibitions on the West Coast of America.
March gives you comprehensive coverage of New York Asia Week in the form of our pull-out guide, which features a map of dealers, fairs, auction houses, societies and institutions and all the info to help you make the most of this action-packed period in New York
April features stories on the arts of South Asia and the Himalayas, as well as general news and features, as well as our guide to Asian Art in Brussels
May brings you a focus on the arts of China - both ancient and contemporary - as well as a focus on contemporary art
June - our summer issue - focuses on events during June, July and August - with special attention to Europe
There are no issues July or August
September kicks off with the autumn guide to the Asian art events and auctions in New York and looks at major events planned for the autumn. September is usually the issue we include our guide to events in Paris
October includes our pull-out guide to Asian Art in London, which is usually takes place in the first week of Novemeber
November we turn our attention to contemporary art in all its forms
December is the time for our roundup of the best books published during the year - from reference, history, biography, fiction, exhibition catalogues, miscellaneous and audio books. Textiles also feature in this issue
Of course, things can change, so to keep up to date with what we are doing here at Asian Art Newspaper, check our In Next Month section of the website.
Sarah Callaghan, Editor/Publisher