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City Art Guides
City Spotlight: Kuala Lumpur | #ArtInMyCity
This week, we spotlight Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and a city gleaming with skyscrapers, colonial architecture, natural attractions and bustling street markets. Interweaving Malay, Chinese, and Indian traditions into its rich heritage and culture, KL has produced some of the most important modern and contemporary artists as well as sculptors within the region. With a flourishing art market, it is perhaps the unique mesmerising charm of the city that has made it such an attractive env
May 18, 2020
City Spotlight: Jakarta | #ArtInMyCity
This week, The Artling explores Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia and the most populous city in Southeast Asia. Over the last decade, Jakarta has grown into an important arts destination in Asia, for both its modern and contemporary arts sphere.
May 12, 2020
City Spotlight: Bangkok | #ArtInMyCity
This week, the Artling takes a closer look at Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, a lively and colourful city that is home to more than ten million people. Known for its historic temples, markets, and nightlife, the bustling and culturally diverse city is a cornucopia of sights, sounds and experiences. Such fusion of history and heritage, paired with the city's contemporary pulse has established Bangkok as a major creative hub in Southeast Asia.
May 04, 2020
City Spotlight: Shanghai | #ArtInMyCity
This week, The Artling takes a closer look at Shanghai, a lively and dynamic city often dubbed as the contemporary arts and cultural capital of China. With numerous galleries and institutions dotted around the cosmopolitan hub, Shanghai is also home to an array of local as well as international artists. In recent years, the city has distinguished itself through its diverse and sprawling contemporary art scene which has attracted various collectors and art lovers from around the world.
April 22, 2020
City Spotlight: Manila | #ArtInMyCity
This week, The Artling explores Manila, a vibrant and bustling city with an energetic art scene. Having produced some of the most renowned contemporary masters of our time, the Philippine capital has played an integral role in the development of the Southeast Asian art market.
April 17, 2020
City Art Guide: Cape Town
The last decade has marked a significant development for South Africa’s burgeoning contemporary art scene, particularly in its capital city, Cape Town, where the arts sector has flourished rapidly especially after the inauguration of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in 2017. Now, the vibrant port-city of Cape Town has been touted as a major epicentre for African art and artists.
April 15, 2020
City Spotlight: Hong Kong | #ArtInMyCity
This week we focus on the cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong, a city that many would regard as a major epicentre for the arts in Asia. Over the last year, Hong Kong’s arts and culture industry has faced many challenges. With unprecedented levels of social unrest and the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is safe to say that Hong Kong’s resilience has been tested on all fronts.
April 09, 2020
City Spotlight: Singapore | #ArtInMyCity
In this week's city spotlight, The Artling looks into the ways Singapore has implemented measures to protect its arts and creative industry.
April 08, 2020
City Art Guide: Seoul
More than just kimchi and k-pop, Seoul has a vibrant art scene that speaks to both traditional and contemporary art. Discover a whole new world of art with our City Art Guide!
August 19, 2019
City Art Guide: Istanbul
Istanbul is known for its breathtaking architecture, cuisine, and some of the warmest people. Geographically, it straddles two continents, with the western half situated in Europe and the eastern half in Asia. Istanbul is Turkey’s biggest city with a population of over 15 million people, it is also the economic, financial and cultural center of Turkey. The best time to visit Istanbul is either in Spring or Autumn when the weather is moderate and crowds are less hectic. Getting around Istanbul by taxi is made a little easier with smaller denominations of Turkish Liras (in 5s, 10s, 20s). You can also opt to travel by the metro of the ferry as long as you have an Istanbulkart. Istanbul has been known to have art events ranging from glamorous party spots to converted Ottoman power stations, showing works by emerging artists to masters. It is also home to Contemporary Istanbul, the leading art fair in Turkey that offers a platform for the city’s thriving art scene. Returning in September, it coincides with the Istanbul Biennial that stages its 16th edition in 2019. The Artling brings you the Istanbul City Art Guide, highlight galleries, institutions and non-profit spaces worth checking out if you find yourself in Turkey’s bustling capital. Commercial Galleries .artSümer Kemankeş mah. mumhane cad. no:46-50/1 Karaköy, Beyoglu, 34425 Istanbul, Turkey
June 11, 2019
City Art Guide: Beirut
Although Beirut has seen its fair share of conflict through the 20th and 21st century, it has now evolved into one of the ten liveliest cities in the world and is teeming with arts and culture.
May 28, 2019
City Art Guide: Jakarta
If you're in Jakarta, check out our guide to some of the city's exciting galleries and art spaces!
April 23, 2019