Xun Sun

Xun Sun

‘I DO NOT believe television. I do not believe the newspapers. I do not believe movies, they all lie. Opera lies. Go to the church… Continue Reading

Rodin and Dance

Rodin and Dance

WHEN THE DANCE troupe of the Cambodian royal court visited France in July 1906 they inspired Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), one of the greatest sculptors of… Continue Reading

The Jameel Prize

The Jameel Prize

THE JAMEEL PRIZE is awarded biennially for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. The resulting exhibition of the fourth edition recently opened at… Continue Reading

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: The Unknown Victorian Photographer

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: The Unknown Victorian Photographer

CAPTAIN LINNAEUS TRIP carved a particular niche in the history of 19th-century photography documenting aspects of southern Indian and Burmese culture. As an officer in… Continue Reading

Shadow Puppet Theatre in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

Shadow Puppet Theatre in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

CANDLES FLICKER in the dark and magical shadows move across a white screen. As the music of bamboo and wood instruments starts, the adventures of… Continue Reading

Chinese Opera Costumes

Chinese Opera Costumes

THIS IS A colourful and festive exhibition with more levels of depth than a gold mine because what one sees on the surface is only… Continue Reading

Kolkata’s Historic Botanic Garden

Kolkata’s Historic Botanic Garden

WHEN Colonel Robert Kyd proposed in 1786 that a botanic garden should be established in Calcutta (now Kolkata), he probably had little idea that it… Continue Reading

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  • Shahzia Sikander at Princeton University

    Shahzia Sikander at Princeton University

    Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander (b 1969) has created and installed two site-specific installations commissioned by Princeton University’s funding for campus art by living artists. …Read More »
  • Female Artists in China

    Female Artists in China

    Ma Qjuisha is a young Chinese video artist who established her reputation with autobiographical videos about the necessity for a woman to conform in …Read More »
  • The Beauty of Japanese Glass

    The Beauty of Japanese Glass

    By Yvonne Tan In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Miho Museum in Shigaraki, Japan is hosting this special exhibition of Japanese glass from …Read More »
  • INDIAN JEWELLERY

    INDIAN JEWELLERY

    ENDURING SPLENDOUR explores the traditions of the Thar Desert against the background of a 5,000-year history of jewellery making across the Indian subcontinent. Drawing …Read More »

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