Sun Yunfan was born in Shaanxi, China and now living in Brooklyn, US. She is a visual artist working with plenty of mediums such as painting, video, collages and

illustration. Even though I first wanted to review Sun Yunfan's prints and paintings I was blown away and touched by her video art as well. Paintings Prints

Cleave Hills and Leave in Water, 1958; glass fiber, 240×100×226cm

Liu Chiming was a Chinese sculpture born in 1973 and died in 2010 at age 84. He attended and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He sculpted figures of ordinary people he met, such as villagers,

factory workers, herders and local opera performers. His work showed the simple and warm life of ordinary people in China thus his artworks kept the Chinese character which is usually forgotten by other recent sculpture artists from China.

Yau Bee Ling is a 47-year-old artist from Malaysia who is presenting her recent artwork Interwoven Terrains at the Wei-Ling Contemporary. Her artwork is an extension of her life's journey where she outputs the twists and turns of her emotional state of mind as she is confronted by challenges of life in colourful drawings. Her previous artworks, By Hands

(2016), were mostly influenced by her grief which took place after the death of her younger sister. You can see samples of that artwork and you most certainly understand the mood change which happened during the time which passed between those two periods of Yau Bee Ling's life and work. You can read more about this special artist at

Aichi Triennale open date was August 1st, 2019. From the first week, just 3 days after the opening, Aichi Triennale had to shutdown section After "Freedom of Expression?" because it hosted an artwork under the name "Statue of a Girl of Peace" by South Korean artist-duo Kim Seo-Kyung and Kim Eun-sung. This section and specifically this artwork presents ianfu or comfort women, a violent act where Japanese authorities forced women and girls living in

places occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army into being sex slaves. This artwork created lots of controversies and as a result, the Mayor of Nagoya demanded the exhibition's withdrawal which Agency for Cultural Affairs satisfied by shutting down the section which hosted this artwork. Even though the exhibit was re-opened on October 8th many artists like Minuk Lim expressed their concern for banning art from the exhibition because of hate speech and politics.

Tetsuro Kano was born in 1980, Miyagi/Japan. He holds a master’s degree in Fine Art from Tokyo Zokei University (2007).

He started working in 2005 mostly in installations and is continuing to work until now. His artworks express the diversity of the worlds perceived by different organisms

found in the everyday life sphere of human beings while birds are often used to show another point of view for our "human-like" world and nature surrounding it.

Mono-Ha was an art movement active between 1968 and 1975 by Japanese artists who wanted to draw attention to the space and the connection between things in an effort to make the viewer understand his position in relation to the work.

They didn't create artwork from scratch instead they used natural man-made materials and re-arranged them into artworks which later were usually destroyed. This movement was created as an answer to Japan's ruthless development and industrialisation. The first artwork which engaged with this movement was created in October 1968 by Sekine who created his work "Phase – Mother Earth" in Kobe’s Sumarikyu Park for the First Open-Air Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition. Lee Ufan Studio a Korean artist was the one responsible for setting the Mono-Ha movement philosophy

through his article "Beyond Being and Nothingness – A Thesis on Sekine Nobuo". Other artists who graduated from Tokyo’s Tama Art University during the late ’60s followed the Mono-Ha movement and created similar artworks Some of the most well know Mono-ha artists are Jiro Takamatsu Kishio Suga Katsuhiko Narita Keiji Uematsu Koji Enokura Koki Tanaka Lee Ufan Noboru Takayama Nobuo Sekine Noriyuki Haraguchi Susumu Koshimizu You can read more details about the Mono-Ha movement in TokeyoArtBeat article by Ashley Rawlings about "An Introduction to ‘Mono-ha".