Bijutsu Techo international version aims at introducing art and culture with a focus upon contemporary art, with a distinct scope of the third eye that is not of Europe or US, but of Asia and Japan. This spring issue is published in March of 2015, a good timing with the special event Art Basel of the Art world in Hong Kong. Its more than 100 pages feature story - 100 Contemporary Artists of Our Time introduces 100 artists across the globe, helping reader to get a glimpse of the modern art scene. These articles are written by well-known art critics, curators and reporters who are active art participators international-wise, providing readers with basic knowledge and explanation of each artist and their artworks. These articles are supplemented by illustrative photographs and artist’s profile, making them as informative and reader-friendly as possible.
Other than the feature story, other content include Lee Kit’s ‘paper show’ and of Takashi Murakami’s ‘Artist book’. The former is a paper exhibition curated by Lee kit, whereas the later studies the auction histories of this Japanese famous artist whose works sell billion dollars. In column ‘LOOKBACK’, readers will find a retrospect of all the important art events in 2014 in the disguise of a tabloid, written with humor and wit. BTI team has also done an in depth interview with DIS, a New York based creative team, who shared their crazy ideas and thoughts behind their creation.
To make this BTI more localized, this issue consists interviews with two important Hong Kong collectors William Lim and Alan Lau. It showcases their collection as well as their strategy in collecting artwork.
Bijutsu Techo international attempts to generate discussion on art topics from different trajectories by reporting the most up-to-date art news and digging out the correlation between art and city in the modern times.