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THE LAST WORD

East Meets East

by Edan Corkill

Over the last decade, the international art market has given considerable attention to the art of both East and West Asia (aka the “Middle East”). Early signs suggest that 2012 might be the year when the art worlds of those two distant but historically linked regions develop an interest in each other.

Late last year, the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha sent the first love-call eastward across the Asian continent when it opened a solo exhibition for the Chinese artistic…

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