LATEST FEATURES

THE ORIENTAL MUSEUM TURIN
The Museum of Oriental Art (Museo d’Arte Orientale, MAO) in Turin is celebrating its 10th anniversary on 5 December. The institution, which was established under fortuitous circumstances following the onset of the new millennium, is now the most visited Asian art museum in Italy. ‘The creation of the MAO in 2008 marked the culmination of various strands of interests in this field,’ says new Director, Marco Guglielminotti…

THE JEWELED ISLE: ART FROM SRI LANKA
This major comprehensive survey of Sri Lanka, showing over 250 works, addresses nearly two thousand years of the island’s history. The image of a bejewelled isle, first invoked in Greco-Roman accounts of Sri Lanka’s precious gems, inspired numerous literary descriptions of the island’s wealth and beauty. The exhibition includes decorative…

 

BUDDHA’S LIFE
The latest exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam explores the life of the Buddha from ancient to modern, showing the wealth and diversity of the many cultures and countries that have a connection to Buddhism. Buddhism is considered one of the great religions of the world and owes its origins to the inspiration of one man, Siddhartha Gautama. This exhibition explores the historical Buddha’s life and brings…

BOOKS 2018
One of the most expensive books to be published this year must be The Murals of Tibet by Thomas Laird, – a project by the photographer and writer that has taken over 10 years to produce – creating a record of some of the most important visual culture of Tibet – Buddhist murals _ before they are lost or badly damaged by decay. There are additional essays by international scholars Robert…

AUCTIONS
  • Paris June Auctions

    Paris June Auctions

    June has steadily become the favourite month for the French auction houses to hold their Asian art sales. This year six independent auction houses …Read More »
GALLERY SHOWS
  • TEFAF NEW YORK

    TEFAF NEW YORK

    As the world’s most buoyant art market, New York City provides the ideal context for a TEFAF Fair outside Maastricht, and allows a vital, …Read More »
FROM THE ARCHIVE
  • Garden of Unearthly Delights

    Garden of Unearthly Delights

    A MONSTER tsunami uproots a city. Modern tough guys lock samurai-style in battle. Candy-coloured streams of animals and flowers hyper-pixilate. These dramatic visual moments …Read More »
TRAVEL FEATURES
  • Delhi

    Delhi

    Delhi is improbably grand, revelling in its relics of once glorious empires – Hindu, Mughul and British, which dominate the skyline in marble and …Read More »