Tag Archives: Asia

New Art for a Migrant World: Brisbane’s Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial

Since 1993, Brisbane, Australia has hosted a remarkable and unique cultural event: the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. The eighth instalment opened in November 2015 at the venerable Queensland Art Gallery and its shiny young neighbour the Gallery of Modern Art. Two years ago I wrote about Brisbane and a spectacular exhibition of Cai […]

Migrant Labour in Asia: The ‘Riot’ in Singapore’s Little India

Riots are typically unheard of in Singapore, which is ranked as the leading global city of Asia and striving to be seen as an urban model. A fatal traffic accident on Sunday, 8 December 2013 involving a migrant worker in Singapore’s Little India sparked a sharp reaction from the low-waged migrant workers gathered there, which […]