5 Not-to-be-Missed Arts Events in Asia

From contemporary art installations to film festivals, here are some popular events celebrating the arts in Asia.

Photo: Thailand Biennale

1. Thailand Biennale
This inaugural event will be staged outdoors across several scenic sites around Krabi.

When: Nov. 2–Feb. 28, 2019

More information here.

2. Art Jakarta
Indonesia’s top contemporary art fair marks its 10th anniversary in 2018.

When: Aug. 2–5, 2018

More information here.

Photo: Tropfest

3. Tropfest
The world’s largest short-film festival, held in Sydney’s Parramatta Park.

When: Typically held in February each year.

More information here.

Photo: OH! Emerald Hill

4. OH! Emerald Hill
In Singapore, the eighth edition of OH! Open House’s annual art walk will explore the colonial heritage of the Emerald Hill neighborhood through secret tours, art, and in-home performances.

When: Typically held on weekends.

More information here.

Photo: 21st Biennale of Sydney

5. 21st Biennale of Sydney
The largest contemporary visual arts fest in Australia returns this year with works by 70 international artists.

When: Mar. 16–June 11

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“100 Essential Experiences”).


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