January 5, 2008 - ArtAsiaPacific - Annual issue The Almanac 2008 out now
January 5, 2008

Annual issue The Almanac 2008 out now

Annual issue The Almanac 2008

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ArtAsiaPacific’s encyclopedic record of the year just past and the year ahead, The Almanac 2008, is the essential guide to major trends and developments, and to the projects and the people who define the contemporary art world from Tel Aviv to Tokyo to Tasmania.

With a mix of facts, figures, maps and predictions, ArtAsiaPacific’s 300-page Almanac 2008 provides detailed perspectives on the major galleries, museums, auction houses, arts fairs and artists’ studios in the Asia-Pacific region. Divided thematically and geographically, the first half of The Almanac is a summary of key art world events–record-breaking auctions, blockbuster shows, biennials new and old; the second half covers the past year’s artistic activities in the 67 countries–from the Middle East to the South Pacific–that ArtAsiaPacific covers like no other publication.

The Almanac also includes special contributions by leading artists Ai Weiwei, Subodh Gupta and Apichatpong Weerasethakul along with pioneering curators Salima Hashmi, Hou Hanru and Wonil Rhee, reflecting on local and international trends–from censorship and new media to notions of “success”–in the year to come.

In addition, The Almanac picks the top museum exhibitions, gallery shows and art books of 2007, and offers profiles on five of the most active artists working in the region, plus one to watch: Lida Abdul, Emily Jacir, Lee Bul, Terence Koh, Yue Min Jun and Ranjani Shettar.

Compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff and international correspondents, the contents of The Almanac ranges from amount spent on the arts by India, to the names of the major museums in Australia and Vietnam, the activities of the leading alternative spaces in Kazakhstan and the key art programs in North Korea. Beyond the facts and figures, however, The Almanac is a compendium of the year’s most prominent ideas and trends, and a guide to future developments.

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