Giant snow mazes, illuminated frozen towers and crystal palaces etched from vast blocks of ice greeted visitors to China’s annual ice festival in Harbin.
Acclaimed South Korean film director Kim Ki-duk, who won global recognition for his violent works and faced allegations of abusing his actresses, died from coronavirus in Latvia on Friday, the country’s top film official said.
It’s no secret that anime and manga are a big part of Japanese culture. Now, those interested to learn the ropes of the industry can finally do it at Kaishi Professional University. The school recently approved its Manga and Anime department.
With virtual reality goggles strapped on and controllers clasped in his hands, Thai artist Chalermpol Junrayab looks more like he’s doing a robot dance than creating political art.
The genteel world of New Zealand pottery has been rocked by a row over plans for a ceramic dildo-making workshop, sparking allegations of bullying and online abuse.
Heavily tattooed Philippine prisoners wince in pain as fellow inmates use improvised tattooing machines to cover up gang symbols — an effort to reduce jail violence that sceptics say is only skin-deep.
Made from delicate silk, intricately embroidered and with vast, flared sleeves: Vietnamese 19th-century outfits do not seem a perfect fit for life in the country’s hectic modern cities.
The gig began with a nun chanting on stage but suddenly erupted into a wall of noise unleashed by distorted guitars and screamed sutras — the unique sound of Taiwan’s first Buddhist death metal band.
Chloe Zhao’s drama Nomadland is now considered by critics as one of the best films of the year. The director is poised to become the first-ever Asian woman to be nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards.
Since Li Cunxin was plucked from rural China to join Madame Mao’s elite ballet school, through his exile in the US and now the pandemic, his life has been a reluctant pas de deux with politics.
In a contemporary twist on beating swords into ploughshares, Taiwanese blacksmith Wu Tseng-dong has forged a career fashioning kitchen knives from Chinese artillery shells once fired at his home.
Aged almost 90, Vietnamese artist Mong Bich picks a spot on the tiled floor of her favourite room, checks the light and sits down to paint.
Hong Kong’s performing arts community has been brutally hit by the coronavirus pandemic, which has left theatres empty and stage lights cold — and there is little hope on the horizon even as entertainment venues begin to reopen.
An Aboriginal painter won Australia’s most renowned arts prize for the first time in its 99-year history Friday for a portrait of indigenous footballer and activist Adam Goodes.
From a bucolic rural grocery shop to fictional battlefields and robot warrior bases, Taiwanese artisans are meticulously handcrafting miniature worlds that fuse reality and fantasy.