Thursday, May 17, 2012

Asian Art titles from Selections 107

Selections 107, the latest issue of our bi-monthly catalogues of new titles has been released.  These are some Asian Art titles from the catalogue:

Images of my Pottery Travels by Iskandar Jalil. This volume will be a permanent recognition of the oeuvre and ideas of Singapore's leading potter Iskader Jalil (b. 1940). In it, Iskandar Jalil's notebooks, personal recollections, and the illustrations show his ways of work and the thinking which lies behind the clay pots for which he is so well known. The volume ends with illustrations and notes about his collection of 14 seals, some of which mark each of his creations. With glossary and many high quality illustrations.

Eko (Space) Nugroxo edited by Adeline Ooi, and Beverly Yong. Eko Nugroho (b. 1977) is one of Indonesia's hottest rising stars. He is a member of the artistic and intellectual community that centres on the vibrant central Java city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Working across media, form and presentation, Eko's works often forces an interface between high art and street and popular culture. He works in diverse media, creating paintings, murals, videos, handmade zines with collage and drawings, and also collaborates with local machinists to produce beautiful embroideries. Eko has participated in numerous international shows. This is his first monograph, and documents the artist's career from the early 2000s up till 2011. Includes an in-depth interview by Enin Supriyanto with the artist.

The Collectors Show: Chimera - Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections. The Collectors Show brings together notable works of Asian contemporary art from private collections around the world. A tribute to the art patrons of today, the exhibition offers an insight into the breadth and remarkable richness of private art collections, and the unique and highly personal visions and passions that shape them. This edition of The Collectors Show is titled Chimera, a deliberately evocative word that references both the mythological hybrid monster and the idea of an illusion, fantasy, or delusion. The exhibition presents contemporary art in all its various and hybrid forms, from painting to sculpture, to new media and interactive multi-media. The works selected eschew conventional spectacle in favour of a reflection on vision and visuality, offering visually seductive surfaces tinged with undercurrents of anxiety. These artworks remind us of the spectres of our age - questions and issues that continue to haunt us and test our judgement at every turn and corner of our new millennium.

Sanyu: Catalogue Raisonné Oil Paintings: Volume One by Rita Wong. Sanyu (b Shun-Ching, Sichuan Province, China, 1900; d Paris, 1966) began his studies in Shanghai and also spent two years in Japan. In 1921, he received a grant from the Chinese Government to travel to Paris where he became a student at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Sanyu began to exhibit his work at the Paris salons and garnered a modest popularity in Europe as well as in New York. Integrating traditional Chinese aesthetics with Western modernist tenets, Sanyu has created a unique painterly language that is all his own. Dedicated to discovering as much as possible about Sanyu, the author has spent over a decade interviewing Sanyu's friends and gathering records pertaining to Sanyu's life. In addition to listing all of Sanyu's known oil paintings, this catalogue raisonne attempts to reconstruct Sanyu's life in the form of an extended chronology.

Mongolian Buddhist Art: Masterpieces from the Museums of Mongolia - Vol.1. Thangkas, Appliques and Embroideries Part 1 and 2 edited by Zara Fleming and J. Lkhagvademchiq Shastri. Mongolian Buddhist Art: Masterpieces from the Museums of Mongolia presents for the first time 441 masterpieces of Mongolian Buddhist art from five major Mongolian museums: the Bogd Kahn Palace Museum, the Choijin Lama Temple Museum, the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, the Erdene Zuu Museum and the Danzanravjaa Museum. Selected by the Centre for Cultural Heritage in conjunction with the curators of the participating museums, these pieces were chosen for their religious and historical importance, their aesthetic and technical quality, their uniquely Mongolian characteristics and their rarity. Volume 1: Thangkas, Appliqués and Embroideries is divided into eight chapters - encompassing within these three media the visual realms of the Buddhas and his disciples, mahasiddhas, Indian, Tibetan, and Mongolian scholars, previous reincarnations, yidams, dakinis, protectors and sacred architecture. Although constrained by the rules of Buddhist iconography and strongly influenced by Tibetan art, the Mongolians have succeeded in creating many works that are uniquely Mongolian, a highly expressive and vibrant tradition that can be seen in this volume. Dating from the late 17th to the 20th century, these examples provide rich materials for the present and future studies of Buddhist art and its heritage in Mongolia. This very substantial volume is itself divided into two separate parts and sold in a slip case.

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