Imran Qureshi, Blessings upon the land of my love, 2011, acrylic on tiled floor, site specific floor painting for Sharjah Biennale 2011, Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation 

Beyond the material world: abstract art in Asia

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Alison Carroll AM is Guest Editor of this edition of Artlink and Artlink’s International Editor. Her book The Revolutionary Century; Art in Asia 1900-2000 (Macmillan 2010) covered some of the issues in this article (in retrospect, too) fleetingly. She was founding Director of Asialink Arts (1990-2010), during which time she worked with many of the authors of this edition.