Epic Iran: Persian Art in London

This exhibition, Epic Iran, which should have opened in February, is now scheduled to open in mid-May. It is on a grand scale – aiming to explore 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together over 300 objects… Continue reading


The Centre Pompidou in Paris has organised the first major exhibition of Burmese Modern Art by Bagyi Aung Soe (1923-1990), who was renowned for his modernistic, semi-abstract art and considered one of Myanmar’s most prolific modern artists. A selection of… Continue reading

The Portuguese in Asia: Encompassing the Globe

Portugal was the first European nation to build an extensive commercial empire reaching eastward to Africa and Brazil and westward, through the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, to India, China, Southeast Asia and Japan. Here, Asian Art Newspaper explores the… Continue reading


Enter the world of Japanese Kabuki prints and you arrive at the floating world, a place of theatres, tea houses, and the pleasure quarters of geishas and courtesans in the great cities of Edo (Tokyo), Osaka, and Kyoto. It is… Continue reading