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Mirrored Interrogations

By Eunice Lacaste (1000 words, four-minute read) In post-colonial Southeast Asia, the constraint of politically-engaged artworks is not uncommon. One can see the spatial and temporal struggles through telling cases from the region: last July, Seven Decades was a retrospective…

To Biennale or Not To Biennale (Part II)

By Sunitha Janamohanan (2610 words, 30-minute read) This is the second of a two-part essay on origins and rise of  biennales within the context of Malaysia’s aspirations for a world-class international visual art mega-exhibition. Read Part I here.  Part II…

The Man Who Built Cambodia’s National Theatre

Vann Molyvann (born November 23, 1926) is a Cambodian architect. During the Sangkum Reastr Niyum regime (1955–1970) Prince Norodom Sihanouk enacted a development policy encompassing the whole kingdom with the construction of new towns, infrastructure and architecture. Molyvann was the…