Alternatives 2005: Contemporary Art Spaces in Asia

Our new publication, Alternatives 2005: Contemporary Art Spaces in Asia, enlists the hottest spots to see the latest works of contemporary art in Asia.

This guidebook was compiled for readers who may want to visit Asian cities to see the local contemporary art scene, those who are looking for partners and collaborators for an exchange program with arts professionals, those who are carrying out research, and many others who are interested in Asia and would like to access local information.

We hope that this book will be a useful guide that enables readers to become familiar with the diverse arts activities, and encourage further exchange and collaboration in Asia.

Produced by: The Japan Foundation
Published by: Tankosha Publishing Co., Ltd. (Tel. 81-3-5269-7941)
Price: 1,800 JPY (1,890 JPY after tax) ISBN4-473-03211-6
Details: A5 variant size, total 350 pages, bilingual in Japanese /English
Contents: 170 contemporary art spaces in 16 countries/region in the Asia-Pacific region (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia), with (1) overview text introducing the contemporary art scene in each country, (2) outline of each contemporary art spaces with contact information, and (3) art museum and commercial gallery supplement for selected countries
For Purchase: (Japan) Available at major bookstores
(Outside Japan) Available from mid-December through the following distributor:
Mr. John Simons
Idea Books
Niewe Herengracht 11
1011 RK, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31.20.6226154

Overview Text Contributors:
Australia Billy Crawford Bangladesh Lala Rukh Selim
China Qiu Zhijie Hong Kong Phoebe Wong
Taiwan Yao Jui-chung India Pooja Sood
Indonesia Agung Hujatnikajennong Japan Hara Hisako
Korea Beck, Jee-sook, Malaysia Beverly Yong
Pakistan Quddus Mirza The Philippines Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez
Singapore Lindy Poh Sri Lanka Sharmini Pereira
Thailand Klaomard Yipintsoi Vietnam Tran Luong

For purchase and inquiries, please contact Furuichi Yasuko, Visual Arts Division, Arts Department (Tel. 81-3-5562-3529)

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