As we bid farewell to the year that was and head into 2017, The Artling takes a look back at some of our top picks for exhibitions featuring Asian art in 2016...
28 February – 20 June 2016
Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Telling the story of batik painting, from its traditional origins to its use in the contemporary world, Love Me in My Batik featured works from over 70 artists.
From 12 March 2016
ArtScience Museum, Singapore
This permanent exhibition at the ArtScience Museum presents Japanese art collective teamLab’s interactive installations, utilizing technology to create participatory artworks.
19 March – 29 May 2016
Para Site, Hong Kong
Afterwork was a group exhibition exploring issues of class, race, labor and migration in Hong Kong, its surrounding region, and beyond.
3 April – 17 July 2016
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In this exhibition, 11 artists respond to the political, environmental, and social conditions of their respective home cities in Asia, with works by Choi Jeong Hwa, Asim Waqif, Song Dong and many more.
3 April – 30 August 2016
MoMA PS1, New York
Beijing-based artist Cao Fei had her first museum solo show at MoMA PS1 this year, featuring the artist’s multimedia works, mixing social commentary and pop aesthetics.
13 May – 23 Oct 2016
National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne
In collaboration with Indian artist Subodh Gupta and New York-based art collector Larry Warsh, NGV presented a solo exhibition including key works that utilize Gupta’s signature use of domestic, everyday objects.
25 May – 30 July 2016
Victoria Miro Gallery, London
This blockbuster exhibition across Victoria Miro Gallery’s three locations saw queues out the door, for a [timed] peek inside one of the artist’s famed mirror rooms.
25 June 2016 – 19 February 2017
Art Gallery NSW, Sydney
Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho’s solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW includes immersive installation and two-dimensional works, reflecting on Indonesian cultural identity within a contemporary context.
14 July 2016 – 20 November 2016
21er Haus, Vienna
2016 was undeniably the year of Ai Weiwei, exemplified by the dissident Chinese artist’s four simultaneous exhibitions in New York City at the end of the year. The 21er Haus exhibition presented Ai’s first major solo show in Austria, with past as well as site-specific works.
4 November 2016 – 10 March 2017
Guggenheim, New York
Chia-En Jao, Kan Xuan, Sun Xun, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Tsang Kin-Wah, Yangjiang Group, and Zhou Tao explore concepts of geography and nation-state in this second exhibition of The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative.
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