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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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Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009

Altermodern, the fourth Tate Triennial, will present itself as a collective discussion around the hypothesis of the end of postmodernism, and the emergence of a global altermodernity. This year's Triennial has been conceived by Nicolas Bourriaud who co-founded the influential contemporary gallery Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Echigo Tsumari Triennial 2009

The Echigo-Tsumari Triennial is unique among the many biennials and triennials in the art world, held every three years in the Echigo-Tsumari region, encompassing Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town in Niigata Prefecture. For the fourth Triennial, 150 artists from 26 countries will create site-specific works in collaboration with local residents, urban supporters, young students and the elderly.

Annette Messager: The Messengers

Presented by the Hayward, the exhibition, Annette Messager: The Messengers, traces the development of Messager's work over the last four decades. This is the first major UK retrospective of Annette Messager, widely regarded as one of Europe's most important artists.

The Third Mind Live @ Guggenheim Museum

A series bringing world-renowned practitioners in the fields of music, performance art, dance and theater to the museum. An exhibition explores an alternative lineage of creative culture that illuminates the dynamic and complex impact of Asia on American art.

Rotterdam Dialogues: the Curators Symposia

The symposia explore the roles of three of the central protagonists of the contemporary art world: the critic, the curator and the artist.

New Artistic Director of the documenta 13

原籍保加利亞的Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev被文件展委員會選為2012年《文件展13》的藝術總監,且看這位現任意大利都靈Castello di Rivoli當代藝術館館長、當代藝術作家,2008年悉尼雙年展的藝術總監及前P.S.1策展人,如何為下屆文件展帶來新藝術視野。

Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece

The new Acropolis Museum in Athens will house many of the relics of one of the world’s most fascinating archeological and historic sites.

Turner Prize 2009

Won this year by Mark Leckey - video artist. See announcement of prize by musician Nick Cave and read a recent article about Leckey's work in 'The Guardian' newspaper.

Announcement can be seen at (cut & paste this URL):

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre - newly opened

The new Centre has only been open for four months. Its inaugural exhibition is 'Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politics + Love' featuring 300 works by over 100 Thai and international artists. The museum is open daily except for Mondays.

New Edition of the 'The Travels of Marco Polo'

Not exactly an art event - but this book, so influential in forming Western notions about China, should be acknowledged somewhere! The new edition, with an introduction by travel writer Colin Thubron, will be published in late October 2008.

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