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Asian Contemporary Art Landscape

Location, Space and Context are 

the Beginning of Curation

By FUMIO NANJO

"Distance Up Close: The Asian Biennials," by Gregory Burke, featured in ArtAsiaPacific No. 50, Fall 2006. 

Copyright and courtesy ArtAsiaPacific.

When I started working in the arts, most museums were doing art historical exhibitions, in which the art works were installed according to the year of production. It is a simple, undeniable criterion and easy to follow, but I thought that it showed lazy thinking on the part of curators—not reading nor creating meaning in the works. So…

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