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Asian Contemporary

Art Landscape

Pioneering figures on the development of museums, mega-exhibitions and art-historical discourse.

NAVIN RAWAINCHAIKULWho Needs a Museum?, 2008, Photograph. Courtesy Navin Productions.

The infrastructure of contemporary Asian and Pacific art today—the artists, the galleries, the exhibitions, the curators—is unrecognizable from that of the 1990s. Two very different institutions, the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), in Brisbane, Australia, and the Asia Society, headquartered in New York, helped to define the field in the 1990s through their engagement with contemporary Asian art.

Suhanya Raffel, head of Asian and Pacific…

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