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ArtAsiaPacific Issue 128 - May/June 2022

ArtAsiaPacific

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- Size: 28.5 (L) x 21.5 (W) cm

- Binding: softcover, 104 pages

- Language: English

- Publisher: ArtAsiaPacific, 2022

The simple activity of hanging out propelled the establishment of many of Indonesia’s collectives in the 2000s. Among the groups born of this era are Taring Padi, for whom hangouts serve as the basis for collective discussions, which can then lead to solidarity movements alongside women, Indigenous peoples, the LGBTQ community, farmers, and others fighting for their rights. In our cover Feature, contributing writer Kerstin Winking details the group’s approaches to pacifist activism as they respond to the evolving conditions of marginalized communities. In the second feature, deputy editor HG Masters talks with Jumana Manna about her new film Foragers (2022), which depicts Palestinians gathering wild herbs in defiance of Israeli laws. Reflecting on her interest in Levantine agricultural practices and ideas of resilience, Manna explores the film’s ties with her earlier films and her sculptures. In Up Close, the editors spotlight three recent works: Yang Yongliang’s video Five Dragons (2020); Tammy Nguyen’s Freehold (2022) paintings; and Leung Mee Ping’s installation Sound of Silence (2021). For Inside Burger Collection, curator Hendrik Folkerts examines the work of the enigmatic artist Vaginal Davis. Elsewhere, associate editor Pamela Wong profiles Tsubasa Kato, whose collaborative projects are occasions for community members to rally together. Managing editor Chloe Chu spoke to Shubigi Rao about her ten-year-project Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book (2014- ), on view in the Singapore Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale. Essays delves into Jakarta’s Gudskul and the potentials of alternative art schools in Southeast Asia. For Dispatch, we hear from curator Olga Veselova about the aftermath of Almaty’s violent protests in January. In Where I Work, writer Emily Chun visits the Brooklyn studio of Stewart Uoo. Lastly, in One on One, James Clar explains how Pierre Huyghe taught him about constructing narrative experiences that reflect humanity’s values.

EDITOR'S LETTER
Being Together BY ELAINE W. NG

REPORTS
Dispatch: Almaty BY OLGA VESELOVA
Auction Report: Confidence Boost BY THE EDITORS
Art Fair Report: Tokens of the Future BY THE EDITORS
Whispering Gallery: A Tale of Many Covids BY DT
Previews: documenta fifteen BY THE EDITORS
New Currents: Everyday Poetry BY PAMELA WONG, CHLOE CHU, NICOLE M. NEPOMUCENO
Controversy, Career Moves, Public Domain BY THE EDITORS
Russian War Against Ukraine Impacts Major Exhibitions BY THE EDITORS
One on One: James Clar on Pierre Huyghe BY JAMES CLAR

ESSAYS
Bad Students, Gudskuls BY CHLOE CHU

PROFILES
Tsubasa Kato: Collective Possibilities BY PAMELA WONG
Shubigi Rao: Stories of Creation and Destruction BY CHLOE CHU

FEATURES
Up Close: Yang Yongliang's Five Dragons BY PAMELA WONG
Up Close: Leung Mee Ping's Sound of Silence BY NICOLE M. NEPOMUCENO
Up Close: Tammy Nguyen's Freehold BY HG MASTERS
Inside Burger Collection: Vaginal's Veil BY HENDRIK FOLKERTS
Taring Padi: Solidarity in Public Space BY KERSTIN WINKING
Jumana Manna: Sustaining Resilience BY HG MASTERS

REVIEWS
Amsterdam: Revolusi! Indonesia Independent BY KERSTIN WINKING
Chronicles for the Future BY PETER CHUNG, CHLOE CHU, PAMELA WONG
New York: Baseera Khan BY EMILY CHUN
New Delhi: Atul Dodiya BY KAMAYANI SHARMA
Sharjah: CAMP BY RUBA AL-SWEEL
Singapore: Chua Mia Tee BY LOUIS HO
Sydney: 23rd Biennale of Sydney BY JANE O'SULLIVAN
Melbourne: Vivienne Binns BY HILARY THURLOW
Oxford: Ali Kazim BY DAVID ELLIOTT
Seoul: Seeun Kim BY ANDY ST. LOUIS
Hong Kong: William Kentridge BY NICOLE M. NEPOMUCENO
Milan: Anicka Yi BY ALESSANDRA ALLIATA NOBILI

WHERE I WORK
Stewart Uoo: Conceptual Objects BY EMILY CHUN

THE SKETCH
Ha Chong-Hyun: Method Painter BY ANDY ST. LOUIS