Founded in 1997 by Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portafaix, MAP OFFICE moves the boundaries of traditional architectural practice with work that ranges from territorial and urban planning to gallery installations. With maps, master plans, statistical data, essays, video and photographs, they engage ideas of spatiality and mobility in contemporary territories, and more precisely examine the mechanisms of production and distribution and their impact on local geography and environment.
Nominees for the US $30,000 prize hail from 18 countries across Asia and the Pacific.Read More Ocula Feature An Atlas of Mirrors: the 5th Singapore Biennale By Elliat Albrecht, Singapore
Rather than present an amalgamation of international artists as is commonplace in biennales, its curatorial team chose to only include regional artists.Read More Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong
Contemporary art has broken down the boundaries of its traditional mediums, which points us in the direction of where a 21st-century museum should be going.Read More Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong
Because we are an institution being born in the 21st Century, we cannot but be a global institution.Read More
Under the artistic direction of Susie Lingham, Director of the Singapore Art Museum, and nine other curators, the fifth edition of the Singapore Biennale, An Atlas of Mirrors, showcases sixty artists and three artist collectives from nineteen countries and territories around South, East, and Southeast Asia. Spanning eight venues in close...Read More Related Press 'Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative': 11 stories from Asia at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai 1 July 2016, Art Radar Journal
Tell me a story sounds like a demand, but it is not a request for the truth. The exhibition is concerned with disrupting the narratives through which places are constituted. The choice of words is a warning too; this is not easy art with anecdotes and colourful locals, but art about how a change in perspective can produce a different territorial...Read More Related Press Honolulu Biennial in 2017 to spotlight local and international contemporary artists 23 February 2016, The New York Times
Hawaii has a population of more than 1.4 million people but not a single museum is dedicated to contemporary art, said Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, a co-founder of the first Honolulu Biennial, which will open in spring 2017. “We can both highlight our tremendous local talent as well as bring in national and international contemporary artists...Read More