Not content with penning the most savage attack on American literature in decades, US academic Brian Myers has produced a book destined to shatter conventional assumptions about the world’s most mysterious nation.
This weekend check out Malaysian photography documenting nature in Singapore, enjoy works of a Chinese contemporary-art master in London, and listen to the new album from Canadian musician Chad VanGaalen.
Learning from a master is a privilege in any sphere. To nurture ideas for the arts, Rolex’s Mentor & Protégé initiative has been teaming world-leading practitioners with promising prodigies around the globe. Monocle's culture editor, Robert Bound, recently hopped to Venice to learn more about this year’s programme.
The festive season is when people invite guests over to enjoy their homes. But with Hong Kong’s property market leaving many in shoe-box-style apartments, not everyone is in the party mood, say Aisha Speirs.
In under four years the Hong Kong International Art Fair has become a key date on dealers’ and buyers’ calendars. Founding director Magnus Renfrew tells us about his work life, and how billionaires and airplanes helped him…