Interview with Cai Guo-Qiang about his latest exhibition at the Guggenheim in NY and his role in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Kana Calligraphy of Saigyo, on show at the Idemetsu Museum in Tokyo. Our annual, pull-out colour guide to Asia Week in New York, including listings, map and useful addresses. Chen Chieh-jen, the Taiwanese video artist. What's happening in the world of Southeast Asian contemporary art. Previews of fairs in Maastricht and Tokyo. Hong Kong auction previews.