Wish You Were Here
While most of the art world puts up its feet in July and August, ArtAsiaPacific takes a moment to contemplate the subtle and not-so-subtle changes swirling about us today. In this issue, AAP looks at how artists respond to precarious histories and uncertain futures.
Ai Weiwei’s disappearance at the hands of the Beijing police on April 3 has sparked an international outcry, and interest in his work is stronger than ever. As outraged artists, curators and critics strive to disentangle Ai’s occasional outbursts of acerbic social commentary from hardball…