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Art criticism

Irrelevance That Matters

By JOAN KEE

Illustration by Joon Mo Kang / ArtAsiaPacific

In less than a decade, the body of writing on contemporary Asian art has expanded to unprecedented levels. There is both quantity—the internet sees to that—and a commitment to quality. Most notable are the small but growing number of publications directed towards a specialist readership; examples include Vancouver-based Yishu, which since 2002 has covered the Chinese scene; the Tokyo-based bilingual magazine ART iT, launched in 2003; and Third Text Asia, launched earlier this year. Then there is the…

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