ArtReview is one of the world’s leading international contemporary art magazines. Founded in 1949, it is dedicated to expanding contemporary art’s audience and reach. Published nine times a year, the magazine features a mixture of criticism, reviews, previews, opinion, reportage and specially commissioned artworks, and offers one of the most established, in-depth and intimate portraits of international contemporary art in all its shapes and forms. In 2013 ArtReview was joined by its sister magazine ArtReview Asia, now published four times a year, which brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the dynamic and fast-changing art scenes of the Asia region, as well as covering Asian art presented outside of the region.
ArtReview Asia’s Autumn issue looks at art’s entanglement (both deliberate and accidental) with economic and political systems, from Singaporean artist Ho Rui An’s ‘performance-lectures’ on the pervasiveness of neoliberal logic to the evolution of collective practice in Thailand’s art scene as its very existence comes under political threat. Plus South Korean collective Rice Brewing Sisters Club’s explorations around the concept of ‘social fermentation’, and Agus Suwage’s deployment of satire and irony across a four-decade body of work grappling with the political changes in Indonesia’s modern history. Elsewhere in this issue, does the election of tribal leader Droupadi Murmu as president of India signal any real change for tribal communities in the country? And what is it about the intimate, wry and enigmatic films by Seoul-born director Hong Sang-soo that so rewards repeat viewing? Plus reviews of shows including Farah Al Qasimi’s first survey in her native Abu Dhabi, the eros-themed exhibition I Love You at Sydney’s White Rabbit Gallery, and solos by Ma Quisha, Thasnai Sethaseree and Mounira Al Solh; previews of shows opening this season across Asia and beyond; and reviews of books by Feng Li, Geetanjali Shree and Jhumpa Lahiri.