Lu Yang


Michael Young talks to the multi-media Chinese artist Lu Yang in Shanghai, about animé, films, and neuroscience Lu Yang is a 38 year old multi-media artist based in Shanghai, who is known mostly for her startling video works that utilise… Continue reading

The World of Khubilai Khan


Asian Art Newspaper’s ‘From the Archives’ looks back at exhibitions that deserve a second chance to be discovered and enjoyed. In our December 2020 issue, we explore the World of Kubilai Khan in Yuan-dynasty China After the ground-breaking book by… Continue reading

Seeking Immortality


The Phoenix Museum of Art is currently showing a collection of ancient artefacts and funerary sculptures to explore the understanding of burial practices in Asia – Seeking Immortality Since 1949 in China, scientifically controlled archaeological investigations have resulted in the… Continue reading

Bengaluru’s New Museum


The city of Bengaluru in Southern India has a new private museum, the Museum of Art and Photography. Asian Art Newspaper looks at its mission and collections before its virtual opening this December. The new Museum of Art and Photography… Continue reading


Sketch for Toyotimi Hideyoshi

Asian Art Newspaper looks at the culture of the Azuchi-Momoyama period and Sengoku period, when a taste for lavish gold screens of the Kano School appeared alongside the refinement of The Tea Ceremony The Azuchi-Momoyama (1573-1603) period refers to the… Continue reading


Bien Senjoko (Face Powder)

Asian Art Newspaper looks at Japanese Beauty Secrets through woodblock prints, to explore the fashion for hairstyles, make-up in 19th-century, Edo, Japan An unusual exhibition exploring beauty rituals of women during the Edo period (1603-1868) highlights practices and traditions that… Continue reading

The Power of Dogu

Animal faced dogu

From the Jomon period of Japanese history, Dogu clay figures have fascinated the public, as seen in this exhibition, The Power of Dogu, held at the British Museum in 2009 Dogu are abstract clay figures with recognisably human or animal… Continue reading



Asian Art Newspaper explores the philosophy of Tantra, on show at the British Museum in Tantra Enlightenment to Revolution In Tantra, philosophy, ritual, symbolism and iconography are very closely connected. Tantric art is a means to spiritual development and realisation.… Continue reading