Profile of the artist Xiao Fan. Omi: Spiritual Home of Gods and Buddhas at the Miho Museum, Japan. Asian and Islamic-world Art at the Venice Biennale – what to see and what to avoid. Contemporary documentary photography in Myanmar. New York gallery shows. New York auction previews. Exhibitions on in New York museums this autumn. Paris exhibitions: Ofuda: Engravings from Japanese Buddhist Temples at the Guimet; Paris-Delhi-Bombay at the Pompidou Centre; The Forbidden City at the Louvre: and Chinese Emperors and French Kings at the Louvre. Parcours des mondes, gallery shows on the left bank. Hong Kong autumn auction previews. Fairs: Tribal Perspectives in London and Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong. Xu Bing’s Tobacco Project in Virginia. The Elegant Image: Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Bronzes from the Bhansali Collection in New Orleans. Indonesian Eye: Fantasies & Realities, contemporary art in London. International Listings. Islamic Arts Diary.