ARTASIAPACIFIC // AUGUST 2019

Chinese Art Hit by New US Tariffs

”The extent of the ongoing trade dispute’s impacts on the art market remains to be seen, while dealers and gallerists have little recourse as developments take on an increasingly erratic, tit-for-tat aspect.”

ARTASIAPACIFIC // AUGUST 2019

MIT Media Lab Director Apologizes for Epstein Connection

”The short blog post, published on the Lab’s website, began with a detailed account of Ito’s relationship with Epstein, who, according to the United States Bureau of Prisons, committed suicide in holding on August 10 while awaiting trial.”

ARTASIAPACIFIC // JULY 2019

Yana Peel Resigns as CEO of Serpentine Galleries

Yana Peel has officially resigned from her position as CEO of London’s Serpentine Galleries, following a controversial exposé published by The Guardian that publicizes her position as co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons corporation whose software has reportedly been used by authoritarian regimes to track and target dissidents.”

ARTASIAPACIFIC // JULY 2019

Hong Kong Artists Join Mass Protests Against Extradition Bill

”On June 11, the Hong Kong Artist Union began to circulate an open letter calling for the city’s cultural institutions to join a strike on the day of the reading, where, independently, a mass protest was also organized next to the Legislative Council.”

ARTASIAPACIFIC // JUNE 2019

Transparent Control: Interview with Maryam Jafri

”Jafri’s narratives are connected by the same essential hierarchy of information and control, which uncovers the complex, interlinked mechanisms behind global patterns of consumerism, labor and agency, and the interstitial spaces that we—and the artist—might be able to occupy.”

ARTASIAPACIFIC // MAY 2019

Roundtable Review: An Opera for Animals

”While the works found common ground in a history of violence—and big cats—visitors were not privy to an emic view of the many indigenous cultures referenced.” Co-written with HG Masters, Chloe Chu, Ophelia Lai and Xuan Wei Yap.

ARTASIAPACIFIC // DECEMBER 2018

#MeToo Accusations Shock the Indian Art World

”The Indian art world has been rocked by the explosive escalation of the #MeToo movement since October 8, when Scene and Herd began posting similar stories of verbal and physical harassment, financial exploitation, overt sexism, attempts of rape, sexual coercion and other grave sexual misconduct by various male and female figures.”