Saturday, October 31, 2009


The Eighth Edition of America's Most Prestigious Art Show, Featuring Totally New Exhibition Design and the Launch of the Oceanfront Area

From December 3 through 6, 2009, Miami Beach, Florida, will be home to the 8th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the international art show. More than 250 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part. Chosen by the renowned gallerists of Art Basel Miami Beach Selection Committee, the galleries will show works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Special sectors are devoted to very recent artworks, curated exhibits, performance, and art in public spaces.

Mona Hatoum, Undercurrent (red), 2008 | Galleria Continua | San Gimignano

This year, the layout of Art Basel Miami Beach will be extensively redesigned, including larger spaces for many galleries, and an innovative floorplan to maximize the visitor experience inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Art Positions sector, focused on special projects by young artists and galleries, formerly situated at Collins Park, will now be sited in the center of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Art Galleries, the main section of the show, will again feature the Art Kabinett program, which spotlights curated presentations in the selected gallery’s booth, while Art Nova will present new works by more than 170 artists.

John Baldessari, Raised Eyebrows/Furrowed Foreheads: Woman (with Semaphore Flags), 2009 | Mai 36 Galerie | Zürich

The totally new Oceanfront exhibition environment will be created by Los Angeles artist Pae White commissioned by Creative Time, the legendary New York-based public art organization, and host a daily program including the Art Basel Conversations, Art Perform, Art Video and Art Film. Presented in the public spaces between and around the Oceanfront and the Miami Beach Convention Center, this year’s Art Projects will connect the two main areas of the show.

Georg Baselitz, Dix besucht Goya, 2008 | Contemporary Fine Arts | Berlin

The show’s list of participants makes Art Basel Miami Beach the most prestigious art show of the Americas, featuring highly established galleries and the most dynamic newcomers. Prices range from a few hundred dollars for multiples and works by young artists, to several million for museum-quality masterpieces.

On the eve of the opening, prominent guests from around the world will attend the exclusive Vernissage. Many major US museums are organizing trips to Florida, and numerous groups of art collectors from Latin America and Europe have already announced their visits. During the show’s five-day run, more than 40,000 art lovers are expected to visit the international art show.

For the latest updates on Art Basel Miami Beach, visit


Friday, October 30, 2009

the erased time

A solo exihibition by a renowned Indonesian contemporary artist, FX Harsono. Held at National Gallery of Indonesia, from November 1 - 14, 2009. Opens this Sunday, November 1, 7.30pm. Organized by Langgeng Gallery, Indonesia. *wish I could be there.*

Click here to view artworks and curatorial notes (Bahasa Indonesia).


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Albert Yonathan Setyawan

A young talented Indonesian contemporary ceramist, Albert Yonathan Setyawan, recently had a solo exhibition, "I am a bird now, am I?", at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan. It was as part of a residency project (JENESYS creators 2009) supported by The Japan Foundation and The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. Above are some snapshots from the exhibit. To learn more about Albert, you could visit his blog, white circle, where he shares his works.

Click here for more images and the story behind his exhibit. Enjoy! :)


Tales of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The Prince, oil on linen, 180 x 160 cm, 2008

Tales of yesterday, today and tomorrow,
oil on linen, 240 x 200 cm, 2009

A solo exhibition by a leading Thai contemporary artist, Natee Utarit. At Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More artworks here.

(images © Natee Utarit)


Sorry, No Canvas Today

A solo exhibition by Uji Handoko at SIGIarts, Jakarta, October 23 - November 3, 2009.

Click here for its curatorial notes.

Thanks, Paula!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Turner Prize 2009


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Land of the Morning: The Philippines and its People

16 Oct 2009 - 10 Jan 2010
@ Special Exhibitions Gallery, ACM Empress Place

Made up of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is known for its stunning natural beauty and its people - warm, resilient and synonymous with the People Power movement. Land of the Morning: The Philippines and its People explores the identity of the Filipino people, created by the blending of indigenous local cultures and foreign influences.

More than 300 years of Spanish colonial rule is most visible in the religion, language, architecture, art and food of the Philippines. Today, the Philippines has the largest Catholic population in Asia. Muslim communities in the south, indigenous highland communities and the influence of Chinese migrants add to the picture of cultural diversity that is the Philippines.

This unprecedented exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum features more than 290 rare and important artefacts - ancient gold, Catholic imagery, tribal artefacts and contemporary Filipino artworks – from museums and private collections in the Philippines, some of which will be on display for the very first time.

This exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Ayala Museum, Manila.


Ronald Ventura @ Akili Museum of Art

"Major Highways, Expressways and Principal Arterials" - a solo exhibition by Ronald Ventura - opens this Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Akili Museum of Art, 5 pm. Dress Code: Casual.

Exhibition ends October 31, 2009.

Akili Museum of Art
Mutiara Kedoya
Block A1 - 1JKIM
Raya Kembangan
Jakarta 11520, Indonesia

Open from Mon - Sat 10.00 - 16.00

For more details, you could click on the image above.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pics of Jane Lee exhibit @ Osage Singapore

Status (detail)
Plentiful (detail)

Pictures on selected works from Jane Lee Solo Exhibition at Osage Singapore are available here. Click here and here to read the reviews.


Agus Sumiantara and Dodit Artawan @ ARTSingapore 2009

Agus Sumiantara
Agus Sumiantara
Agus Sumiantara

Agus Sumiantara and Dodit Artawan are indonesian contemporary artists, members of Taxu Art Clinic, who are managed by SIGIarts. I met them at SIGIarts booth this afternoon at ARTSingapore 2009. Since I don't have the images of the artworks exhibited at the fair, pardon me if I plucked a sample of their work from their last exhibits here.

Dodit Artawan

Dodit Artawan

Other participating artists at SIGIarts booth are Ketut Moniarta, Ali Rubin, Ichwan Noor, Arief Tousiga, and Benny. Only Agus and Dodit are present during the fair. Catch them while you can at ARTSingapore 2009. The fair ends Monday, October 12, 2009 by 5 pm.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pics of Agus Suwage's Circle exhibition

Circle by Agus Suwage
Textual (detail)

Click here. The exhibit runs till October 24, 2009 at STPI Singapore. Read the reviews here and here.


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