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ASEF Policy Panel at the 7th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting | Report published

ASEF Policy Panel at the 7th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting | Report published

Venue: Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, Korea

Date: June 22, 2016

ASEF is organising a panel discussion: Culture and the Creative Economy: What Opportunities for Asia-Europe Exchange and Collaboration? on Wednesday 22 June 2016, Gwangju, Korea, alongside the 2nd Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of ASEM CMM7.   More

Posted: June 23, 2016
Galway International Arts Festival 2016

Galway International Arts Festival 2016

Date: July 11, 2016 - July 24, 2016

The Galway International Festival takes place from 11-24 July and features an international programme of theatre, dance, music, visual art, discussion and debate, alongside a strong focus on home produced work. Four world premiere productions, including a major new play Arlington [a love story] by Enda Walsh; an array of world-class Olivier and Tony Award-winning playwrights and […]  More

Posted: June 23, 2016

Walk21 conference | Hong Kong

Date: October 3, 2016 - October 7, 2016

Walk21 conference | Hong Kong

Walk21 Hong Kong, the first Walk21 international conference in Asia and the 17th in the series, will be held in Hong Kong 3-7 October 2016. The motto of this conference is “Walking puts people first”, with themes exploring design and policy issues to create liveable sustainable cities. A photo contest on the theme of Mobility […]  More

Posted: June 21, 2016

Valletta | 7th World Summit on Arts & Culture

Date: October 18, 2016 - October 21, 2016

Valletta | 7th World Summit on Arts & Culture

  Join the international arts and cultural policy community at the 7th World Summit on Arts & Culture in Valletta this October, for a unique chance to engage with your international peers, share ideas, and shape the future of our sector. Preferential rates are available for IFACCA Members and early birds. Full programme details List of […]  More

Penang | Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion FACP conference

Date: August 27, 2016 - August 30, 2016

Penang | Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion FACP conference

The Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) is an association for individuals or corporations who are involved or interested in the performing arts. The FACP holds an annual conference, hosted each year by a different Asian city. This year, the 34th annual conference will be held in Penang on 28th and 29th of August in conjunction […]  More

Paris | Monumenta 2016 Huang Yong Ping

Date: May 8, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Paris | Monumenta 2016 Huang Yong Ping

Final week (till June 18) for the monumental installation entitled ‘Empires’ at the Grand Palais in Paris by Chinese contemporary artist Huang Yong Ping. Since 2007, internationally renowned contemporary artists have been filling the Nave of the Grand Palais with masterful works designed for the occasion. After Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra, Christian Boltanski, Anish Kapoor, […]  More

Posted: June 14, 2016

Chinese Whispers exhibition in Bern and Vienna

Date: February 19, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Chinese Whispers exhibition in Bern and Vienna

The Chinese Whispers exhibition of contemporary Chinese art runs at Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland till 19 June 2016 and a reduced version of the exhibition is open at MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Significant portions of Uli Sigg’s collection will be on display in a joint […]  More

Posted: June 11, 2016

Helsinki | Choi Jeong Hwa exhibition

Date: April 22, 2016 - September 18, 2016

Helsinki | Choi Jeong Hwa exhibition

Kiasma, the Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki, hosts an exhibition by contemporary Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa. Happy Together runs until September 18 2016 and is curated in cooperation with the Helsinki Festival. Happy Happy by the Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa takes the viewer into a colourful plastic jungle. A closer look reveals that the […]  More

Posted: June 10, 2016

Ulaanbaatar Media Art Festival | Mongolia

Date: June 9, 2016 - July 9, 2016

Ulaanbaatar Media Art Festival | Mongolia

The Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) will organise the inaugural edition of the Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival (UBIMAF) from 9 June to 9 July 2016. The Festival was one of the 3 selected projects of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe.  More

Posted: June 8, 2016

Bangkok | Live the City

Date: June 7, 2016 - June 28, 2016

Bangkok | Live the City

Organised by Goethe-Institut Thailand, BACC Exhibition Dept., and Connecting Cities Network, LIVE THE CITY explores how to embed digital art in the urban context and how urban digital art contributes to shaping neighborhoods, networking citizens and creating platforms for visualizing science and technologies. The event comprises several exhibitions, installations and other events and runs 7-28 June […]  More

Posted: June 7, 2016

Seoul | 2016 ICCPR International Conference on Cultural Policy Research

Date: July 5, 2016 - July 9, 2016

Seoul | 2016 ICCPR International Conference on Cultural Policy Research

  What is the status of the professional artist in Asia and Europe? ASEF supports a panel discussion on this topic at the ICCPR International Conference for Cultural Policy Research (6 July 2016, Seoul, Korea). Featuring Dr Hyein Kim (Korea), Dr Kate Oakley (UK) and Dr Stevphen Shukaitis (UK), and moderated by Dr Ruth Bereson […]  More

Posted: June 6, 2016

Reframing Modernism | National Gallery Singapore and Centre Pompidou collaborate

Date: March 31, 2016 - July 17, 2016

Reframing Modernism | National Gallery Singapore and Centre Pompidou collaborate

National Gallery Singapore and Centre Pompidou, Paris organise the National Gallery Singapore’s first international collaboration – the exhibition Reframing Modernism. The show runs at NGS until 17 July 2016. This exhibition reframes the existing paradigm of how modernist painting is understood. Drawing on over 200 iconic works by modern artists from Southeast Asia and Europe, it invites us to […]  More

Posted: June 3, 2016

Zurich | Manifesta 11

Date: June 11, 2016 - September 18, 2016

Zurich | Manifesta 11

Manifesta 11, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, comes to Switzerland. Manifesta runs in Zurich from 11 June – 18 September 2016. The core curatorial concept: What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures aims to stimulate a direct interaction between local audiences and the process of artistic practices. Manifesta is more than the sum total of […]  More

Posted: June 2, 2016

Holland Festival 2016

Date: June 4, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Holland Festival 2016

The Holland Festival runs 4-26 June 2016 in Amsterdam, the leading international performing arts festival in the Netherland. This year’s programme includes Re: Creating Europe, a Forum on European Culture, a lecture on Europe from a Chinese Perspective, an opportunity to play ping pong at Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s social interaction installation, opera in the park and […]  More

Posted: June 1, 2016

Auckland Festival of Photography 2016

Date: June 2, 2016 - June 24, 2016

Auckland Festival of Photography 2016

2016 Auckland Festival of Photography 2 – 24 June. New Zealand’s only photographic festival, brings together artists, academics, curators, students, amateurs and professionals for the aim of encouraging the public to celebrate the art of photography. The festival includes an Annual Commission, a wide range of exhibitions and a Talking Culture programme of presentations and discussions on photography. […]  More

Posted: May 31, 2016

The Hague | Tong Tong Fair and Festival

Date: May 28, 2016 - June 5, 2016

The Hague | Tong Tong Fair and Festival

The Tong Tong Fair, founded in 1959, in The Hague is the biggest Eurasian fair in the world. The event is a sensory stimulating blend of cultural festival, exhibition and food fest rolled into one, held in an archipelago of tents and stands. In 2016 it takes place for the 58th time 28 May – […]  More

Posted: May 29, 2016

SONSBEEK ’16 | transACTION

Date: June 4, 2016 - September 18, 2016

SONSBEEK '16 | transACTION

SONSBEEK is back! The eleventh edition of the contemporary art exhibition is curated by the Indonesian collective ruangrupa and takes place from 4 June to 18 September 2016 in Park Sonsbeek, the city of Arnhem and Museum Arnhem in the Netherlands. An exhibition route connects the heritage of the last ten editions with new works: […]  More

Posted: May 26, 2016

Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Date: June 6, 2016 - October 7, 2016

Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Artists, designers, creative minds – the Berlin Summer University of the Arts / International Summer School of Creative Entrepreneurship offers you top-class workshops in all artistic disciplines – Music, Design, Performing Arts and Fine Arts. Short courses in arts management and creative entrepreneurship also feature on a programme which attracts creatives from 55 different countries. Current artistic techniques and discourses […]  More

Brussels | Unite4Heritage high level conference

Date: June 9, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Brussels | Unite4Heritage high level conference

Unite4Heritage – a UNESCO High-Level Event and Technical Conference will be held in Brussels 9-10 June 2016 on the theme: Cultural Diversity under Attack: Protecting Heritage for Peace. The intensity and the number of attacks against the cultural heritage has increased significantly in recent years. The persecution of individuals for cultural or religious reasons, combined with […]  More

Posted: May 24, 2016

MOOC Chinese Contemporary Art Award

Date: April 13, 2016 - April 12, 2017

MOOC Chinese Contemporary Art Award

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) has launched the first-ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Chinese contemporary arts developed by a Swiss arts and design university. The English-speaking online course Chinese Contemporary Art Award – A Case Study on Global Culture launched on 13 April 2016 on the iversity.com e-learning platform and is available for one year. […]  More

Salisbury International Arts Festival | inspiration New Zealand

Date: May 27, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Salisbury International Arts Festival | inspiration New Zealand

The UK’s Salisbury International Arts Festival 2016 flies south and says Kia Ora New Zealand! Returning for a 44th year and taking its inspiration from New Zealand, the Festival will once again fill every corner of the medieval City of Salisbury and surrounding countryside with a thrilling mix of music, comedy, film, theatre, circus, dance, walks, poetry, […]  More

Posted: May 20, 2016

The Best in Heritage conference

Date: September 22, 2016 - September 24, 2016

The Best in Heritage conference

THE BEST IN HERITAGE conference takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 22-24 September 2016. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Best in Heritage presents a featured selection of the most innovative and inspiring award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. Registration for conference In 2015 more than 50 major award schemes from around the world have announced around 300 prize-winning museum, heritage and […]  More

Posted: May 18, 2016

Singapore | Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016

Date: May 25, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Singapore | Asian Festival of Children's Content 2016

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes. The 2016 AFCC takes place 25-29 May and invites Japan as its Country of Focus. With a mix of professional conferences, seminars, masterclasses, workshops, evenings events, and […]  More

Kuala Lumpur | Travel Photographer Asia exhibition, talks, workshops

Date: May 26, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Kuala Lumpur | Travel Photographer Asia exhibition, talks, workshops

Travel Photographer Asia presents the 2016 award winners exhibition, a series of Photo Talks and masterclasses in Kuala Lumpur. Photo Talks on 28 May, workshops 26-29 May and an Exhibition of the best 50 photographs of Asia (26-29 May). Events take place at White Box MapKL @ Publika in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Take a look at […]  More

Posted: May 13, 2016

ISEA 2016 | Hong Kong

Date: May 16, 2016 - May 22, 2016

ISEA 2016 | Hong Kong

The 22nd International Symposium on Electric Art (ISEA 2016), titled Cultural R>evolution, takes place between 16th and 22nd May 2016 in Hong Kong. The seven-day programme features a conference, keynotes, exhibitions, workshops, performances, public and satellite events, and optional tours and site visits. ISEA 2016 theme: Cultural R>evolution Electronic media exemplifies the dual meaning of revolution: to […]  More

Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis | Korea focus

Date: May 11, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis | Korea focus

In the framework of the France-Korea Year, the international contemporary dance festival – Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis – brings a Korean focus to the programme. Six Korean performing arts groups feature with seven works premiered in France. The Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis is an annual contemporary dance festival, taking place in ten different venues […]  More

Posted: May 12, 2016

Berlin | Asian Art Show 2016

Date: March 17, 2016 - June 20, 2016

Berlin | Asian Art Show 2016

Asian Art Show 2016 – a 14 week relay exhibition – brings together 16 contemporary Asian artists from 7 countries from 17 March to 20 June 2016 at gallery NON Berlin. NON Berlin is a project space that opened in 2014 with the aim to become a hub for Asian-European culture and arts exchange. Emerging and established […]  More

Posted: May 11, 2016

New for Old Thailand-Scotland crafts & design exhibition

Date: May 9, 2016 - May 22, 2016

New for Old Thailand-Scotland crafts & design exhibition

The British Council and Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand  (SACICT) present New for Old, an exhibition showcasing the exchange and collaboration in craft and design between Scottish and Thai makers and designers hosted by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The exhibition runs 9 – 22 May 2016 Free public workshops and demonstrations […]  More

Posted: May 10, 2016
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Sydney | Dutch Masters of Light exhibition

Date: March 17, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Sydney | Dutch Masters of Light exhibition

An exhibition Dutch Masters of Light, Capturing Light and Shade is at the Customs House in Sydney, with contemporary artist re-interpretations of the famous Dutch light through portraits and landscapes. It is part of a series of events in 2016 marking the 400th anniversary of the first Dutch contact with Western Australia. Sydney Customs House: 17 […]  More

Posted: May 3, 2016

open set dutch design summer school | applications open

Date: July 24, 2016 - August 6, 2016

open set dutch design summer school | applications open

The Dutch Design Summer School Open Set (Rotterdam, 24.07 – 06.08.2016) is a two-week thematic program consisting of a series of intensive one or three day workshops, symposiums and film screenings, led by Dutch and international designers, artists and researchers. Applications open. Deadline for applications: 1 June 2016 The goal is to promote and enhance the […]  More

Posted: April 29, 2016

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