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A summary of what is happening around the world of art - just click on our selected links to get a quick overview of some international art trends.

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Xu Bing: A Retrospective @ Taipei Fine Arts Museum

The exhibition features works by Xu Bing over the past four decades, including woodcuts, drawings and sketches from the 1970 and 1980s, followed by some of his more well-known works, such as Book from the Sky (天書), An Introduction to New English Calligraphy (新英文輸入法入門) and Book from the Ground (地書), as well as large-scale site-specific installations and new works.

19th Biennale of Sydney, 21 March to 9 June 2014

Alongside the Venice Biennale, São Paulo Biennale and Documenta, the Biennale of Sydney is the fourth oldest biennale in the world and was the first biennale to be established in the Asia-Pacific region. The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire will be held from 21 March – 9 June 2014, under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg.

Yokohama Triennale 2014, August 1–November 3, 2014

A voyage of silence and whispers.
A voyage of fahrenheit 451.
A voyage into the useless.
A voyage to meet the Enfants Terribles.
Drifting into a sea of oblivion.
Yokohama Triennale 2014 aims to present a story of such a voyage through the mind.

Okwui Enwezor named artistic director of the Venice Biennale 2015

The first African-born curator in the exhibition's 100 year history, Okwui Enwezor has been appointed Director of Visual Arts for the 56th Venice Biennale 2015.

Laure Prouvost wins Turner prize 2013

法國藝術家 Laure Prouvost 奪Turner Prize 2013。得獎錄像作品 “Wantee’ 首展於Tate Britain德國藝術家 Kurt Schwitters (1887 – 1948) 展覽。

Urban Border Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2013 (Shenzhen)

“This biennale doesn’t glorify. It experiments. It doesn’t consolidate. It takes risks. It is a vehicle for change, for real change. It produces leverage for alternative histories and a new future.” -Ole Bouman Team: Biennale as Risk

Portrait of the Times , 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art @ Power Station of Art, Shanghai


Time: The Images of Chang Chao-Tang, 1959–2013 @ Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Chang Chao-Tang’s first comprehensive solo exhibition which presents more than 400 works of photography from 1959 to today, including a series of previously unreleased portraits, contact prints, as well as eight documentaries.

Everyday Life: 2013 Asian Art Biennial @ National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 5.10.2013 to 5.1.2014

Curated by Iris Shu-Ping Huang, the exhibition focuses on aesthetic depictions of ”everyday-ness”. Artists from Israel, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan are invited to produce new works locally.

A summer of light - James Turrell

Three major Turrell exhibitions in one go, spanning the United States (Guggenheim New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) during summer 2013.

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