✷ ✷ ✷ – TAASA Review June 2021


This article was originally found in the June 2021 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 30, Issue 2, Page 8).

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While the last decade has seen considerable development in the interest in and visibility of Asian art in Australia, it has not been without serious challenges.

In 2012 news of the extradition to India of New York art dealer Subhash Kapoor accused of illegal export of antiquities shifted institutional focus from showing and collecting magnificent historical art to methodical examination of the provenances of collection objects.

Nine years later, Kapoor has yet to be tried (See Natalie Seiz and Lucie Folan’s article ‘Art crime and its aftermath: Australia’s response to the Subhash Kapoor cases’ in TAASA Review, June 2016)...