Annette Messager: The Messengers
Presented by the Hayward, the exhibition, Annette Messager: The Messengers, traces the development of Messager's work over the last four decades. This is the first major UK retrospective of Annette Messager, widely regarded as one of Europe's most important artists.
The Third Mind Live @ Guggenheim Museum
A series bringing world-renowned practitioners in the fields of music, performance art, dance and theater to the museum. An exhibition explores an alternative lineage of creative culture that illuminates the dynamic and complex impact of Asia on American art.
Rotterdam Dialogues: the Curators Symposia
The symposia explore the roles of three of the central protagonists of the contemporary art world: the critic, the curator and the artist.
原籍保加利亞的Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev被文件展委員會選為2012年《文件展13》的藝術總監，且看這位現任意大利都靈Castello di Rivoli當代藝術館館長、當代藝術作家，2008年悉尼雙年展的藝術總監及前P.S.1策展人，如何為下屆文件展帶來新藝術視野。
Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece
The new Acropolis Museum in Athens will house many of the relics of one of the world’s most fascinating archeological and historic sites.
Turner Prize 2009
Won this year by Mark Leckey - video artist. See announcement of prize by musician Nick Cave and read a recent article about Leckey's work in 'The Guardian' newspaper.
Announcement can be seen at (cut & paste this URL): http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=lEw4fbyh_to
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre - newly opened
The new Centre has only been open for four months. Its inaugural exhibition is 'Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politics + Love' featuring 300 works by over 100 Thai and international artists. The museum is open daily except for Mondays.
New Edition of the 'The Travels of Marco Polo'
Not exactly an art event - but this book, so influential in forming Western notions about China, should be acknowledged somewhere! The new edition, with an introduction by travel writer Colin Thubron, will be published in late October 2008.
Taipei Biennial until 4 January 2009
Taipei is always a pleasure to visit - great museums, street food, tea-shops and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. The Taipei Biennial is another reason to visit.
'Dictionary of War' International Forum in Taipei (and website)
The Taipei Biennial is hosting (on 24 & 25 October 2008) an International Forum to discuss "concepts of war (that) are invented, arranged and presented by scientists, artists, theorists and activists....the aim is to create key notions of thought, that have so far been neglected, or have yet to be created, that can play a significant role in current discussions on the topic of war."
The Forum is presented in association with the Dictionary of War project. See Taipei Biennial and Dictionary of War websites.