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                                                                                                                                                                                               14 June – 21 October 2007                           Venice Biennale
                                                                                                                                            Louisiana Museum of Modern Art                     Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves                 www.labiennale.org                                 Mohatta Palace Museum
                                                                                                                                            DK-3050 Humlebaek                                  The exhibition presents more than 100 con-                                                             7 Hatim Alvi Road
                                                                                                                                            T + 45 - 42 19 07 91                               temporary artists from twenty Asian countries.      10 June – 21 November 2007                         Clifton, Karachi 75600
                                                                                                                                            www.louisiana.dk                                   The term ‘thermocline’ refers to a dramatic         52nd International Art Exhibition                  T +(92-21) 583 7669
                                                                                                                                                                                               change in the temperature of ocean water            Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind: Art    www.mohattapalacemuseum.com
                                                                                                                                            Until  August 2007                                causing a maelstrom that has remained invis-        in the Present Tense
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                                      Australia                                                                                             Made in China                                      ible until this point to suddenly shoot out         The central international exhibition, set up in    Until 30 September 2007
                                      Melbourne Museum                                   Haizhuqu, 510300 Guangzhou                         This exhibition presents nearly a hundred          over the surface. In a similar fashion, this        the Arsenale Corderie, in some spaces of the       Tale of the Tile: the Ceramic Traditions of Paki-
                                      11 Nicholson St                                    T +86 20 84296760                                  works from one of the world’s largest col-         show exposes a huge continent of art, which         Arsenale Artiglierie and in the Italian Pavilion   stan
                                      Carlton, Victoria                                  www.vitamincreativespace.com                       lections of contemporary Chinese art, the          has remained hidden below the surface of            at the Giardini, will present about a hundred      The Mohatta Palace Museum presents a
                                      T + 61 3 8341 7777                                                                                    Estella Collection. The selected works offer       observation. The exhibition presents primarily      artists from all over the world with works         panoramic view of the ceramic traditions of
                                      www.melbourne.museum.vic.gov.au                    Until 31 August 2007                               insight into the many currents that are mov-       emerging artists who still live in their coun-      – including site-specific and new productions      Pakistan from c. 2800 BCE to the present day.
                                                                                         Chu Yun: Smile of Matter                           ing through contemporary Chinese art and           tries of origin - from Kazakhstan to Korea,         – created in co-operation with the Venice          The more than 400 historical objects consist
                                      Until 22 July 2007                                 The first solo exhibition of Chu Yun.              provide an introduction to art which is rapidly    from Mongolia to Indonesia. It is a postmod-        Biennale for this occasion. Asian pavilions        of architectural elements, tiles, and vessels
                                      Great Walls of China: dynasties, dragons & war-                                                       attaining an important position on the interna-    ern and post-ethnic art that shows the results      include:                                           from Mehgarh, Multan, Uch, Sitpur, Lahore,
                                      riors                                              Hong Kong Heritage Museum                          tional art scene.                                  of globalization and its effects on the Asian       China: Arsenale.                                   Sehwan, Kamarro Sharif, Thatta, Hala, and
                                      Over 50,000 kilometres long, the Great Wall of     1 Man Lam Road                                                                                        region. This panorama of art includes paint-        China - Hong Kong: Calle della Tana near           Hyderabad. Highlights include stunning calli-
                                      China is now a major international exhibition.     Sha Tin, Hong Kong                                                                                    ings, installations, film, video, photography,      Arsenale.                                          graphic panels of Persian verses by Bahauddin
                                      National treasures tell the 2,000-year-old         T +852 2180 8188                                   France                                             sculpture, and objects which occasionally           Central Asia: Spiazzi.                             Zakaria.
                                      story of the building of the walls across China    www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/english                  Halle Saint Pierre                                 transgress the borders of Western understand-       Japan: Pavilion at the Giardini.
                                      as part of successive defensive and offensive                                                         2, rue Ronsard                                     ing of art.                                         Korea: Pavilion at the Giardini.
                                      strategies. Themes explored include the ori-       Until 30 July 2007                                 75018 Paris                                                                                            Singapore: Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti.             Singapore
                                      gins, construction, and function of the walls,     Cameras Inside Out                                 T +33 (0) 1 42 58 72 89                            Linden-Museum Stuttgart                             Taiwan: Palazzo delle Prigioni.                    Asian Civilisations Museum
                                      the cultures of the peoples living nearby, the     While examining the evolution of the manu-         www.hallesaintpierre.org                           State Museum of Ethnology                                                                              1 Empress Place
                                      introduction of Buddhism that followed the         facture of cameras, the first part of this exhi-                                                      Hegelplatz 1                                                                                           Singapore 179555
                                      Silk Road trade routes along the course of the     bition showcases a number of cameras that          Until 2 August 2007                               D-70174 Stuttgart                                                                                      T +(65) 6332 7798
                                      walls, and the significance of `The Great Walls    date back as far as 100 years. It also probes      India: Nek Chand & Jivya Soma Mashe                T +49 (0) 711/2022-3                                                                                   www.acm.org.sg/exhibitions
                                      of China’ as a national symbol, precious cul-      the development of the photographic art in a       Nek Chand, born in 1924, and Jivya Soma            www.lindenmuseum.de
                                      tural heritage, and tourism icon.                  display of selected works by a group of senior     Mashe, born in 1934, both create works that                                                                                                               Until 31 August 2007
                                                                                         local photographers including Kan Hing-            connect art and the landscape. This side-by-       Until 21 October 2007                                                                                  Asian Beauty: 200 BCE to Today
                                      The Art Gallery of New South Wales                 fook, Tchan Fou-li, Leo K. K. Wong, and Ngan       side view of their works is a first. The exhibi-   In the Sign of the Dragon – on the Beauty of Chi-                                                      This exhibition examines the many interpreta-
                                      Art Gallery Road, The Domain                       Chun-tung. In the second part, the exhibitions     tion is also punctuated by other works of tribal   nese Lacquer Art: Homage to Fritz Low-Beer                                                             tions of beauty across Asian cultures.
                                      Sydney NSW 2000                                    presents the diversity of modern photography       and popular art.                                   This exhibition presents the extensive col-
                                      T +02 9225 1700                                    thourgh the works of five contemporary artists                                                        lection formerly belonging to Fritz Low-Beer                                                           NUS Centre for the Arts Museum
                                      www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au                          – Almond Chu Tak-wah, So Hing-keung, Bobby                                                            (1906-1976), who is regarded as a pioneer                                                              National University of Singapore
                                                                                         Sham Ka-ho, Lam Wai-kit, and Chow Chun-fai.        Germany                                            of Chinese lacquer art in the West. The exhi-                                                          Lee Kong Chian Art Museum, UCC Annex
                                      24 May –  August 2007                                                                                Sparwasser HQ                                      bition offers a comprehensive insight into                                                             50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore
                                      Ishiuchi Miyako: Mother’s                                                                             Offensive for Contemporary Art and Commu-          the fascinating techniques for creating and                                                            T +6874 4616 / 6874 4617 / 6874 4618
                                      This exhibition of photographs by noted artist                                                        nication                                           decorating Chinese lacquer art. The collec-                                                            www.nus.edu.sg/museums/exhibitions.htm
                                      Ishiuchi Miyako reconstructs the show she                                                             Torstrasse 161                                     tion focuses primarily on carved lacquer and
                                      presented at the Japan Pavilion at the Venice                                                         10115 Berlin                                       archaeological finds from the Western Han                                                              Until 1 December 2007
                                      Biennale in 2005, including a series of moving                                                        T +49 30 21803001                                  period (202 BCE-9 CE).                                                                                 Responding to the Divide : David Kwo
                                      photographs of her deceased mother’s per-                                                             www.sparwasserhq.de                                                                                    Courtesy of National Museum of Indonesia           From landscapes and figures to flowers and
                                      sonal belongings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               birds, David Kwo painted a variety of subjects
                                                                                                                                            Until 31 December 2007                             Italy                                                                                                  interpreted through traditional Chinese brush
                                                                                                                                            Ho Tzu Nyen – Part of the Glowing Whistle          Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO)             Japan                                              techniques and Western styles. He is most
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                                                                                                                                            Festival                                           via Reggio Emilia                                   Kyoto National Museum                              famous for his portrayal of small animals,
                                      Royal Ontario Museum                                                                                  Sparwasser HQ is launching its new program         54 – 00198 Rome                                     527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku                     especially cats and dogs that became his
                                      100 Queen’s Park                                                                                      called The Glowing Whistle Festival. The first     T +39 06 6710 70400                                 Kyoto                                              hallmark. On display are over 50 paintings,
                                      Toronto, ON M5S 2C6                                                                                   artist involved is Ho Tzu Nyen who presents        www.macro.roma.museum                               T +075-541-1151                                    including some influenced by Fauvism, the
                                      T +416 586 8000                                                                                       his last project Bohemian Rhapsody, a film                                                             www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/tenji/index.html             Bauhaus, Cubism and Abstract Expression-
                                      www.rom.on.ca/index.php                                                                               recently produced for the Singapore Biennal.       Until 30 September 2007                                                                                ism.
                                                                                                                                            Ho Tzu Nyen’s work is simultaneously a court       Into Me / Out of Me                                 8 August – 17 September 2007
                                      3 June to 12 August 2007                                                                              room drama (young men being sentenced to           Into Me / Out of Me represents an explora-          Treasures of Daikaku-ji Temple: Commemorat-
                                      Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the                                                         death) , a documentary of its own production,      tion of the art of performance since the 1960s.     ing the 700th Anniversary of Emperor Gouda’s       Spain
                                      Floating World 1690 - 1850                                                                            and a vehicle that incites the spectators’ par-    The exhibition highlights the concrete and          Appointment as Abbot                               Fundación Telefónica
                                      This show presents the world of 17th to 19th                                                          ticipation in an exercise of mental karaoke.       metaphorical ways in which humans interact          Daikaku-ji Temple underwent a major revival        Gran Via 28
                                      century Tokyo through extraordinary master-                                                                                                              with each other, themselves, and material           in 1307, when the retired emperor Gouda            28013 Madrid
                                      works of ukiyo-e painting – ‘pictures of the                                                          ZKM / Museum of Contemporary Art                   matter. The focus is on three primordial and        (1267-1324) became its abbot. This exhibition      T+ 91552 66 45
                                      floating world’ that depict daily life in Japan.                                                      Lorenzstraße 19                                    radical relationships between the internal and      features treasures from Daikaku-ji, including      www.fundacion.telefonica.com
                                                                                                                                            76135 Karlsruhe                                    the external: metabolism, reproduction, and         the cloistered emperor’s calligraphic works
                                                                                         Until 24 September 2007                            T +49 (0)721 8100-0                                violence. Works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Patty           and screen paintings by Kano Sanraku (1559-        9 July – 2 August 2007
                                      China                                              The Poetic Spirit – The Art of Henry Wo Yue-kee    http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/e                            Chang, Zhen Chen, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Tracy         1635) that adorned the temple quarters.            PHotoEspana 2007: Zhang Huan
                                      Vitamin Creative Space                             Chao Shao-an Student Exhibition Series 1                                                              Nakayama, and Rirkrit Tiravanija are included.                                                         PHE07 will be offering more than 60 exhibi-
                                      301, 29 Hao, Hengyijie Chigangxilu                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tions with work by photographers and visual
                                      artists from 31 countries. The Fundación             Until 2 December 2007                                ArtSway                                             San Jose Museum of Art                              Until 19 August 2007
                                      Telefónica is mounting the largest ever exhibi-      Grand View: Sung Dynasty Rare Books                   Station Road                                        110 South Market Street                             Chinese Textiles
                                      tion in Spain by Chinese artist Zhang Huan. It       The print industry prospered in the Song              Sway, Hampshire SO41 6BA                            San Jose, CA 95113                                  This exhibition presents a selection of rarely
                                      is comprised of his work from the last seven         dynasty because of advances in papermaking,           T +44 1590 682260                                   T +1 408 2716840                                    seen Chinese textiles from the museum’s col-
                                      years, taken both from Spanish collections           ink production, and printing technologies.            www.artsway.org.uk                                  www.sjmusart.org                                    lection. Most of the pieces date from the Ming
                                      and the artist’s own anthology. A previously         These rare tomes carry historical significance                                                                                                                and Qing periods dynasties with fine examples
                                      unseen video will be screened depicting the          in the fields of philology, literary criticism, and   Late July – Mid-September 2007                      Until 8 July 2007                                   of imperial and court attire; garments used
                                      creative process of a controversial artist whose     the art of printing. This exhibition presents         Ma Yong Feng - PRODUCTION                           Il Lee: Ballpoint Abstractions                      in the belief systems of Daoism, Buddhism,
                                      work has frequently been censored by the Chi-        the archetype printed Song book with respect          The work of Ma Yong Feng relates to aspects         This mid-career survey is the largest showing       and Confucianism; ceremonial costumes; and
                                      nese government.                                     to four themes.                                       of animal culture, specifically in relation to      of Il Lee’s work to date. Featuring well over a     decorative hangings. Highlights include a pair
                                                                                                                                                 man-made environments and topographic               hundred works, the survey is an unparalleled        of late Ming tapestry-woven chair covers with
                                                                                           Taipei Fine Arts Museum                               modelling. He builds artificial landscapes and      opportunity to explore Lee’s practice and see       four-clawed dragons and a richly-coloured red-
                                      Switzerland                                          181 ZhongShan N. Road, Sec. 3                         then photographs them and he makes films.           many never before exhibited works. Highlight-       and-green silk Daoist robe.
                                      Kunstmuseum Bern                                     Taipei 10461                                          He aims to look into ideas of anthropocen-          ing the criticality of working on paper to Lee’s
                                      Hodlerstrasse 12                                     T +02 2595 7656                                       trism and its effects on animal habitiats, and      practice, a special installation of seventy-seven
                                      3000 Bern 7                                          www.tfam.gov.tw                                       how humanity thinks itself as progenitors of        works on paper is grouped together on one
                                      T +41 31 328 09 44                                                                                         aesthetic ideas.                                    wall. This grouping offers a rare opportunity
                                      www.kunstmuseumbern.ch/                              Until  August 2007                                                                                       for viewers to directly compare the disparate
                                                                                           Open FUN – 2007 Taipei International Modern                                                               art resulting from Lee’s extensive experimen-
                                      21 September 2007 –  January 2008                   Calligraphy Exhibition                                United States                                       tation with theme, surface, and technique.
                                      Horn Please: The journey of the narrative from                                                             Museum of Fine Arts
                                      the 1980s to the present in Indian art                                                                     Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue           Saint Louis Art Museum
                                      This exhibition follows the journey of the           United Kingdom                                        Boston, Massachusetts                               One Fine Arts Drive
                                      narrative from the 1980s to the present by           The Museum of East Asian Art                          T +1-617 267 9300                                   Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110-1310
                                      tracing certain critical moments in Indian art       12 Bennett Street                                     khygysician@mfa.org                                 T +314 721 0072
                                      – moments of both assimilation and interven-         Bath BA1 2QJ                                          www.mfa.org                                         www.stlouis.art.museum/index.aspx?id=2
                                      tion – through which a particular kind of narra-     T +44-1225 464 640
                                      tive was constructed. By representing scenes         www.bath.co.uk/museumeastasianart                     Until 8 October 2007
                                      from everyday life, fictional happenings,                                                                  Women of Renown: Female Heroes and Villains
                                      mythology, and satire as well as using autobio-      Until 12 August 2007                                  in the Prints of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
                                      graphical, societal, and historical material, the    Batik Transitions: From Classic to Contemporary       Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi combined the popu-
                                      contributing artists reflect an India that has       In celebration of the British Batik Guild’s 20th      lar theme of beautiful women with his person-
                                      changed economically, politically, and socially.     anniversary, this touring exhibition captures         al specialty, warrior prints showing legendary
                                                                                           the exquisite nature of traditional batik art         heroic figures from Japanese and Chinese
                                      Museum Rietberg Zürich                               from China, Vietnam, Laos, and Indonesia. In          history. From the historical woman warrior
                                      Gablerstrasse 15                                     addition to the presentation of fine examples         Tomoe to the fictional sorceress Takiyasha,
                                      Zurich, Switzerland                                  of traditional batik, the show also provides          from ancient empresses to present-day crimi-
                                      T + 41 (0)44 206 31 31                               an opportunity to see selected contemporary           nals, Kuniyoshi’s dynamic portrayals show
                                      www.rietberg.ch                                      work from internationally known artists and           women who were not just passive beauties but
                                                                                           Guild members.                                        strong, courageous, talented, and sometimes
                                      Park-Villa Rieter                                                                                          even wicked.
                                      Until 23 September 2007                              Brunei Gallery
                                      Courtly paintings from India                         SOAS, University of London                            The Metropolitan Museum of Art
                                      Masterpieces from the Museum Rietberg col-           Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square                     1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
                                      lection.                                             London                                                New York, NY 10028-0198




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                                      19 August - 2 December 2007                          www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/home.html                      www.metmuseum.org/home.asp
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                                      Angkor - Sacred Heritage of Cambodia
                                      This exhibition will be the most comprehen-          11 July – 22 September 2007                           Until 2 August 2007
                                      sive of its kind yet seen in Switzerland. The        From Soho Road to the Punjab: Documenting             Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chi-
                                      show offers a survey of Cambodia´s culture,          the Contribution of Bhangra and its Cultural Rel-     nese Art
                                      beginning in the 6th century with stone sculp-       evance in Britain today                               This exhibition, featuring 70 works dating
                                      tures from the Pre-Angkor kingdoms of Funan          50 years of Bhangra, photographs, interviews,         from the 11th to the 21st century, explores
                                      and Zhenla. The main focus is the art and            music, and artifacts.                                 the theme of journeys both real and imag-
                                      architecture of the Angkor-Period (9th – 13th                                                              ined. Depictions of real journeys range from
                                      century). Factors contributing to the wealth         Edge of Arabia: Art & Identity in the Land of the     intimate scenes to grand imperially commis-
                                      of this culture such as water management,            Prophet                                               sioned panoramas. But Chinese artists have
                                      rice cultivation, and trade relations will also be   Through the work of ten contemporary artists          more often been inspired by journeys of the
                                      addressed.                                           this exhibition explores the individual’s voice       mind: roaming through the mountains or
                                                                                           on the Edge of Arabia. The work focuses on            escaping to wilderness retreats or utopian
                                                                                           the different ways artists are expressing their       paradises that can provide refuge, if only vicar-
                                      Taiwan                                               values and beliefs in a climate of change.            iously, from challenging realities.
                                      The National Palace Museum
                                      221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei
                                      T +886 2 2881 2021
                                      www.npm.gov.tw/index.htm
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