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Asian Biennales Forum, Part II ... INTRODUCTION

TitleAsian Biennales Forum, Part II ... INTRODUCTION
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsChoy LW
Series Titlen.e.w.s
KeywordsAsian Biennales, Carla Bianpoen, Joselina Cruz, Michael Lee, Phoebe Wong, Susan Kendzulak, Thomas Berghuis, Tiong Ang

Art from Asia is on the rise — or so it must seem. From Sydney to Shanghai, Busan to Berlin, Asian artists are all over the place. The year 2008 was a banner year for biennales in this part of the world. September alone saw several biennales and triennials opening, including Gwangju, Busan, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Singapore, Taipei and Yokohoma. However, research and analysis of contemporary art from the region have not kept pace with the spectacle of exhibition. And it’s arguable that this underdeveloped state of discourse is an urgent concern. What we need, perhaps, is less chatter, and more reflection.