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ART REPUBLIK Issue 14 released in time for Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

ART REPUBLIK 14, ‘Crossover’, continues the magazine’s focus on Southeast Asian art.

Mar 17, 2017 | By Nadya Wang
Art Republik Issue 14

‘Crossover’ – ART REPUBLIK 14 is out now.

In this ‘Crossover’ issue, which marks a change in editorship, ART REPUBLIK shines a spotlight on artists whose work push and cross boundaries.

ART REPUBLIK is bringing themes back with this ‘Crossover’ issue, to mark the change in editorship, and more importantly, to explore how contemporary artmaking increasingly relates to other creative fields such as architecture, design and music. One such story in the new issues is that of the B.Zero1 ring by Bulgari. For 2017, the luxury brand unveiled the new design that had been conceptualised by celebrated architect, the late Zaha Hadid.

Under new managing editor Nadya Wang, ART REPUBLIK refreshes its focus on the artworld in Southeast Asia from its vantage point in Singapore, with an eye on Asia and the rest of the world.

As ART REPUBLIK continues to champion emerging artists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, the magazine plans to provide a more inclusive and expansive exploration of the art world, from public museums to commercial galleries, from policy-makers to artists as activists, and how they all connect to each other.

With the theme ‘Crossover’, the stories in the issue celebrate the openness and achievements of the people who embrace new fields, styles and ideas to make art. A special feature reveals the sources of inspiration five Southeast Asian artists look to, including Robert Zhao Ren Hui, Eiffel Chong, Alwin Reamillo, Zoncy and Anon Pairot.

Other artists featured in this issue include Filipino artist Ronald Ventura, Singapore avant-garde music performer Margaret Leng Tan, as well as the late Chinese photographer Ren Hang, among others.

Given the diversity of the art scenes in Southeast Asia and beyond, the magazine will include articles from more contributing writers, for fresh perspectives from individuals on the ground who are in the know. In the same vein, there will be more columns, from art law to the art market, to seek the views of industry experts on current trends and concerns. For this issue, read about the rise of the Vietnamese art market, as well as the new trend in corporate artist-in-residence programmes.

ART REPUBLIK 14 will debut at Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central. Previews of the art fairs are complemented by top picks for Hong Kong Art Week events, such as the ‘L’Arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels’ installation at the Asia Society Hong Kong, and ‘Zaha Hadid: There Should Be No End to Experimentation’ at ArtisTree in Hong Kong. There are also reviews of art events in the region, including Art Fair Philippines, Galleries’ Night Bangkok, and Art Stage Singapore.

“While we strive to inform, we also aim to entertain with more light-hearted thematic features and regular additions to the magazine. In addition, we have redesigned the magazine to make it lighter and sleeker while staying true to ART REPUBLIK’s bright, fresh and lively identity,” says Nadya Wang, Managing Editor of ART REPUBLIK. “We remain committed to making art accessible to one and all, and we look forward to growing the magazine with your support.”

Mr. Olivier Burlot, CEO & Publisher at Heart Media, comments: “The ‘Crossover’ issue represents the ART REPUBLIK team’s efforts to engage more closely and creatively with the art community to put in the spotlight the very best the region has to offer through a thematic approach. Exciting times ahead for the magazine!”

Visit ART REPUBLIK’s digital page, for more art news. The tablet edition of ART REPUBLIK is also available for subscription on all Google Play and Apple Newsstands via Magzter, which is supported on all Android and Apple smart devices.

Follow ART REPUBLIK on Instagram (@art_republik), where a new social campaign has been launched, anchored by themed posts thrice weekly: #MustSeeMondays (new art exhibitions and events to check out), #WayBackWhenesdays (noteworthy art historical facts) and #FeatureFridays (people to watch in the artworld).