On 11th March 2011, a catastrophic earthquake struck northeast Japan, triggering a tsunami and nuclear power-plant explosion at Fukushima. Known as ‘3/11’, this environmental, polit
Shinkansen trains snake into Kyoto Station. Under the first shy blossoms of spring, pilgrims and tourists visit shrines, temples and palaces⎯some with selfie-sticks, others with coins to make a
With only a matter of days until the opening of Art Fair Tokyo 2015 – shortly followed, it’s forecast, by the first cherry blossoms – what better time to explore the city. Orga
I walk along Tokyo’s Ginza shopping street towards the basement art gallery of Shiseido’s store, where three series of recent works by renowned Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki are on display in Nobuyoshi Araki Ōjō Shashū: Photography for the Afterlife — EasternSky. It’s one of those autumn days when the...
At the height of McCarthyism, American writer Ray Bradbury published his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 which describes life in a near future where all books are burned on the orders of the state. Extrapolating from the situation of censorship that he felt pervaded 1950s America, Bradbury imagined a fleet of ‘firemen’ who ignite...
Since its foundation in 2000, Seoul’s contemporary art biennial, Mediacity, aims to represent the city’s identity as a hub of media and technology. With an exhibition on three floors of Seoul Museum of Art, and a programme of screenings in the Korean Film Museum, Mediacity surveys the current climate in art production, shifting its...
Similar events are taking place from Warsaw to Santiago this month in a global effort to reactivate the art world.
The exhibition aims to showcase outsiders and provocateurs in Australian contemporary art.
Made with silver and blue polypropylene, the project will be completed and revealed to the public on Saturday 18 September.
The talks programme, initiated by Saint Petersburg's Manege Central Exhibition Hall, will introduce ideas to help us rethink our relationship with the world today.
At Simon Lee Gallery in Hong Kong, Dexter Dalwood invites the viewer to consider what painting could be.
Monika Szewczyk, the director of de Appel in Amsterdam, discusses the importance of creating the conditions for deep study.
The Armory Show is an important New York art fair presenting leading international art galleries. Held in September at the Javits Center, view Ocula's highlights from the ground in this photolog.
Ho is taking over from Claire Hsu, who built the world's largest collection of materials related to Asian contemporary art.
The sale will include coveted works by Mark Rothko, Alberto Giacometti, Andy Warhol, and Cy Twombly.
One of China's sharpest observers of online expression explains how censorship has evolved in the decade since Google left the country.
Gallery Weekend Berlin launches its second event of the year with galleries presenting artists whose work is lesser known to the broader public.
Huma Bhabha's first exhibition with Xavier Hufkens showcases new sculptures and works on paper expressing the artist's characteristic alien forms.
Two artists, selected by a jury of arts professionals around the globe, will receive the independent art platform's annual prize this year.
With his latest solo show now on view at Zeno X Gallery, Mircea Suciu discusses his approach to capturing the psychological undercurrents of now.
Here's a fun fact: the vibrant colours of Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway system was not just an aesthetic choice.
At Ota Fine Arts in Singapore, Tsuyoshi Hisakado experiments with the concept of 'infinite' space.
Born Barrie Bates, the artist was quick to identify ways artists could exploit ideas developed by marketers.
Russia's leading contemporary art fair was relocated and nudged back a week, creating challenges for international galleries.