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Uzbekistan Fires Director of the Famous Nukus Art Museum
August 28, 2015
Uzbekistan Fires Director of the Famous Nukus Art Museum
Marinika Babanazarova has been director of the Karakalpak Museum of Art since 1984. Her dismissal has caused an uproar.
Uzbekistan Fires Director of the Famous Nukus Art Museum
Hoarding Banned Soviet Art in Uzbekistan
May 30, 2015
Hoarding Banned Soviet Art in Uzbekistan
And the "discourse of danger" in Tajikistan, recommended reads.
Hoarding Banned Soviet Art in Uzbekistan
Build Your Own Bangkok: An Artist Turned Amateur Anthropologist
May 22, 2015
Build Your Own Bangkok: An Artist Turned Amateur Anthropologist
In her art, Kathy MacLeod explores Bangkok's 'vibe of self-worship', the hipster invasion, and sexpat culture.
Build Your Own Bangkok: An Artist Turned Amateur Anthropologist
<i>The Buddhist Bug</i>: Islam, Buddhism, and Art in Cambodia
May 13, 2015
The Buddhist Bug: Islam, Buddhism, and Art in Cambodia
Anida Yoeu Ali’s multi-media installation and performance project is an exploration of spiritual turmoil.
The Buddhist Bug: Islam, Buddhism, and Art in Cambodia
Japan's Real 'Salarymen'
July 30, 2010
Japan's Real 'Salarymen'
Some of Japan’s hardest working people are types far from what you’d expect.
Japan's Real 'Salarymen'
Kyrgyzstan Food Art
July 21, 2010
Kyrgyzstan Food Art
American burgers become art in one of the busiest community hubs in Kyrgyzstan?
Kyrgyzstan Food Art
Bittersweet Kyrgyzstan
July 09, 2010
Bittersweet Kyrgyzstan
The setting of an art project in Kyrgyzstan’s been destroyed. But hopefully not all is lost.
Bittersweet Kyrgyzstan
June 08, 2010
Made in China
A new art exhibit features Chinese printing, a technology pioneered over 1300 years ago.
Made in China
BAS! Beyond the Red Light
May 17, 2010
BAS! Beyond the Red Light
A new documentary about young girls in Mumbai’s red light district is worth seeing.
BAS! Beyond the Red Light
No. 2: Godzilla
March 25, 2010
No. 2: Godzilla
Over 50 years old, this iconic monster of a film is second on our countdown.
No. 2: Godzilla
February 08, 2010
Not Born into a Brothel
‘From a Calcutta brothel to a New York University,’ reports the BBC today on one of the eight children who were featured in the 2004 documentary Born into Brothels, a remarkable film about finding hope through art for some of the most unfortunate you
Not Born into a Brothel
February 02, 2010
Girls in School Shot (on film)
Upon seeing a photo from an essay titled ’14 Stunning Photos of Afghanistan’ earlier this week, I was reminded of how so many great, hard-to-find photos from around the world are actually shot by the US Army. It turns out (according to some on-line s
Girls in School Shot (on film)
December 03, 2009
Uncorking the Arts
I’ve always thought of wine-making as an art form — in the same category as fine cheese and fine chocolate production — though at the same time I try not to forget I’m fortunate to even be able to have an opinion on this.  
Uncorking the Arts
December 02, 2009
The Mickey Curse
As planning for a Shanghai Disneyland surges forward, boosted by the recent go-ahead of China’s economic planning agency, an interesting news story I came across today sheds some light on local perspectives. A televised protest by Sha
The Mickey Curse
November 13, 2009
Pakistan Talent: More than meets the headlines
Right now, ‘Pakistan’ is flooding my news feeds and making headlines across the internet, though in doing so it is sadly reinforcing the tendency these days to associate the country with unrest and violence. Today it is a bombing at a spy agency that
Pakistan Talent: More than meets the headlines
November 05, 2009
Bets Back on HK
This week I mentioned the (supposed) Singapore vs. Hong Kong art war, with the two metropolises said to be vying for top city status through the development of world-class arts and culture scenes.  Well, judging from a wine industry update I rec
Bets Back on HK
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