Brian Curtin

“Traversing Expanses”

SA SA BASSAC

August 2014

The three artists in this exhibition were born in Cambodia and in refugee camps on the Thailand-Cambodia border before, during, and after the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. All three were subsequently raised abroad, and in this… READ ON

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Manuel Ocampo

Manuel Ocampo on his recent work

December 2012

Philippines-born artist Manuel Ocampo is currently based in Manila, where he runs the gallery Dept. of Avant-Garde Cliches and is about to launch an alternative art school called Bureau of Artistic Rehab. Ocampo’s curatorial project … READ ON

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art | 尤伦斯当代艺术中心

February 2012

British critic Jonathan Romney once wrote in The Independent, “We shouldn’t mistake Apichatpong [Weerasethakul]’s true nature as a hyper-sophisticated modernist with complex, innovative ideas about time and narrative,” but he didn… READ ON

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“Still Life”

July 2011

The inclusion of Sherrie Levine in this show alongside five younger artists—Gillian Carnegie, Anne Collier, Mark Leckey, Seth Price, and Richard Wright—was an inspired decision. Levine’s presence here not only demonstrates the continuing… READ ON

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“Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House”

April 2011

The declared nontheme of this year’s Singapore Biennale is “Open House,” which alludes to Asian festivals such as Dewali and Chinese New Year, a time when people open their homes to one another. In this respect, visitors are invited to… READ ON

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Rirkrit Tiravanija

August 2010

The title of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s first solo show in his ethnic homeland is “(who’s afraid of red, yellow and green)”—surely a reference to the 1982 attack on Barnett Newman’s similarly titled painting in Berlin. The vandal defended… READ ON

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Olivier Pin-Fat

April 2010

Photographic representations of Bangkok usually tend toward one of two poles: seamy or spiritual. The satiric online magazine notthenation.com recently ran a fake-news item about CNN ordering its correspondents to report on current political… READ ON

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Ohm Phanphiroj

November 2009

Ohm Phanphiroj’s latest series of photographs, “The Disabled,” 2009, was shot at the “Male Disabled Center and Rehabilitation” in southeast Thailand. In these works, Phanphiroj eschews the high production values of his previous … READ ON

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Pornpilai and Jiradej Meemalai

September 2009

Pornpilai and Jiradej Meemalai are married artists who are building a solid reputation with collaborative works that metaphorically address their relationship. Doubling, repetition, and reflection are key features of their new exhibition, … READ ON

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Ambroise Tezenas

July 2009

Ambroise Tezenas’s photographs of Beijing’s rapidly disappearing hutongs (traditional residential streets) offer a notable adjunct to all the artworks that decry the effects of modernization and modernity on Asia. Tezenas’s vision of … READ ON

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