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September 2015

Cover news: New Measures to Protect Archaeological Heritage Sites

Profile: the multi-media artist Du Zhenjun. The Art of Bada Shanren in Washington DC. The Fabric of India exhibition at the V&A in London opens their India Season. Asian and Islamic World work at the Venice Biennale. A short history of Fatimid crystal ewers. The new Sun Museum’s inaugural exhibition in Hong Kong. New York Asia Week, exhibitions at the Met and Philippine Gold at Asia Society. New York auction previews. A round-up of the gallery shows in New York. Woven Luxury, velvets from the Indictor Collection. Paris Section: Bon art at the Guimet Museum; Parcours des mondes – gallery shows; Korean Season in Paris; Chinese and Thai contemporary art at Palais de Tokyo. Maps from the Kalakriti Archive on show in New Delhi and photographs in Los Angeles. New World discovers Asia in Boston. Thota Vaikuntam paintings and Tribal Art in London. Hong Kong auction previews. Islamic Arts Diary.

Bonpo: The Art of Ancient Tibet
BON, THE OLDEST spiritual tradition of Tibet, has greatly contributed to forming the specific culture of the country. Existing before Buddhism, which entered Tibet in the 7th century, Bon is considere...
Enigmas: The Art Of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)
OFTEN CONDEMNED as a mad eccentric, the monk-artist Bada Shanren also known as Zhu Da, created some of the most daring and powerful paintings in 17th-century China. Wayward compositions with many laye...
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia
GLOBALISATION IS nothing new. At first, it was overland – the Silk Road that connected China to the Mediterranean coast of the Roman Empire. Secondly, it was in coast-hugging boats in the Medite...
The Venice Biennale: All The World’s Futures
FOR ITS 56th edition, the Venice Biennale appointed Okwui Enwezor (b 1963 in Nigeria) as artistic director for this leading survey of the contemporary art world. Presently heading the Haus der Kunst i...
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