Over the past twenty years, no other part of the world has undergone as many changes as the Asian and Islamic regions. Since 1997, the London-based Asian Art Newspaper has been covering on a monthly basis the world of Asian and Islamic art. Each issue has featured an interview with a contemporary artist, providing the reader with the opportunity to discover an artist through his own words and not through the lens of a curator, an art historian or a dealer. The featured illustrations allow the reader to have a clear understanding of what the artist’s practice and vision are whether dealing with painting, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, video, film or music. Contemporary Voices compiles some of these interviews, covering the Asian and Islamic contemporary art scene, including internationally acclaimed as well as emerging artists.
About the Author
Olivia Sand has been writing for the Asian Art Newspaper since the publication’s launch in 1997. A native of Switzerland, she has been among the first journalists to specialize in contemporary art from Asia and subsequently in contemporary art from the Islamic world.
She contributes to the Asian Art Newspaper on a monthly basis through artist’s profiles, exhibition reviews as well as interviews with collectors, dealers and curators.
About the Publisher
Skira is a publishing firm founded by Albert Skira in Switzerland in 1928 and now based in Italy. The firm is known particularly for its art books of vastly improved quality of colour reproduction.