On the cover is dancer Fang-Yi Sheu. A native of Taiwan who lives in New York, Sheu was the principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company. She talks about her life and career. Elsewhere, an art feature profiles three Taiwanese artists participating in this year’s Venice Biennale, including KuangYu Lee (pictured), who will be representing the tiny Republic of San Marino.
National treasure Lea Salonga graces the cover of the Art Issue. The singer and actor reflects on her role as an artist and staying relevant. A report on Ballet Philippines finds the personalities at the helm are pushing creative boundaries in the run-up to the new dance season. And curators of six of the country’s most important galleries and auction houses retrace their journeys and share their thoughts on the art scene. hangliu Tatler brings together 12 social darlings—or “starlings,” as it describes them—from different parts of Mainland China for an issue packed with fashion, beauty and words of wisdom. The girls, all lively singletons, are Chen Jiang, Carrie Wang, Danli Chen, Nasha Shi, Qianqian Zou, Yichen Xie, Elly Lam (pictured), Chen Chen, Xi Gong, Ni Wang, Yu Lan and Xiyan Duan.
On the cover is Talenia Phua Gajardo, the highly successful woman behind the Artling, an e-commerce platform showcasing works by more than 850 Asian artists across the world—and changing the way we buy art. The issue also focuses on tech, looking at key players in Asia and exploring the ways technology is revolutionising charity work.
POWER COUPLES SHINE BRIGHT
Jewellery designer Diana Zhang is this month’s cover star. The mainland-born businesswoman, wife and mother, who was raised during some of China’s toughest times culturally and socially, discusses her life and how she founded her exclusive jewellery brand. Elsewhere, internationally acclaimed artist Christo talks about art, politics and the meaning of his work, while local entrepreneur Roger Chan (pictured) discusses luxury in a very candid profile. Entrepreneurial couple Fadza Anuar and Vivy Yusof discuss their e-commerce fashion powerhouse, FashionValet, introducing it to other Southeast Asian markets and expanding into an offline retail business. Also featured are the pair behind ice-cream chain Sangkaya, Sangrida Kaya and John Isaac Ho (pictured), and three other fashionable couples, who reveal their wardrobes and style mantras.