Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, known as Zunar, speaks with the New York Times about the dangers of self-censorship, and continuing make art in the face of possible imprisonment.
Thai art platform Onarto explores the late King’s prolific art practice, including sculpture, music and photography.
Culture360’s report on the recent Asiatopia Performance Conference held in Bangkok.
Umapagan Ampikaipakan catches up with Lionel Shriver at the Singapore Writers Festival 2016 and together they discuss her controversial comments on cultural appropriation and the future of America under Trump.
Gallerist Valentine Willie reports for ArtAsiaPacific on the growth of the contemporary art scene in KL, Malaysia.
Artsy.com’s Frances Arnold discusses the 11th Shanghai Biennale curated by Delhi-based artist group Raqs Media Collective.
Jasmine Curtis-Smith won Best Actress for her role in the movie Baka Bukas, while the gay-themed coming-of-age flick 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten was declared Best Picture. (ABS-CBN)
(plu)ral, the art blog begins with The Society of the Spectacle, meets some misshappen heads on the Ratchaprasong Skywalk Art Maze and lands at the Art Stage Singapore 2017 media launch.
Thai news portal The Nation reports on Indonesian painter Gatot Indrajati’s win in the 2016 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year competition, based in Singapore.
In the Bangkok Post, Philip Cornwel-Smith shares an overview of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016.
Sharmilla Ganesan writes for Malaysian culture portal Star2.com, reflecting on the myriad issues brought up at the Singapore Writers Festival 2016.
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has taken the first step toward setting up grant funding for the arts, ministry officials said on Friday. Moulnithi Tratrong Ning Akphivath Silapak Cheat—the foundation for national arts support and development—was established late…
The Philippine Educational Theatre Association’s The Tempest Reimagined (11 Nov – 4 Dec 2016) fuses the survivor stories of 2013′ Typhoon Hainan/Yolanda, which claimed 6000 lives, with Shakespeare’s classic tale of a catastrophic storm and its aftermaths. Read Murphy Report’s…
ArtsEquator gives you … cats. But what cats these are! Sharon Chin and Zedeck Siew’s animated gif was screened at Festival Filem Meowlaysia 1, Malaysia’s first Cat Video Festival in September 2016. Yes, Meowlaysia.
Su-Wen Chi was one of four mentors at a week long workshop for young dancers at the Indonesian Dance Festival in Bobor, West Java in May this year. She recounts her experience working with contemporary Asian dancers and opening her…
Gareth Richards and Mohd Izzuddin Ramli delve into Penang’s historical position as the site of translation in Southeast Asia, a precursor to the burgeoning independent publication scene in the region. (Source: Penang Monthly)
Marcus Yee of RightAfters reviews a collection of Singapore art writing, Histories, Practices and Interventions: A Reader in Singapore Contemporary Art edited by Jeffrey Say and Seng Yu Jin.
Chen May Yee explores the contradictions of Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister in her review of Ilham Gallery Kuala Lumpur’s Era Mahathir show. (Source: New York Times)
Arthop’s Michelle Liew reviews the National Gallery of Singapore and Tate Britain’s Artist and Empire: (En) countering Colonial Legacies on at the National Gallery of Singapore until March 2017.