Art and Southeast Asia

Art September 23, 2017 13:21

By The Nation

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The Japan Foundation continues its collaboration with the regional art scene through two new exhibition on the theme “What is Southeast Asia?”

The shows, which are part of the “Condition Report” project, showcases the work of emerging young curators from Japan and Southeast Asia, through “Play in the Flow” running until October 8 in the Sriprakard Hotel in Chiang Mai and “Vernacular is The New Gold” at Brown Sugar in Bangkok from October 14 to November 5.

Fumiko Nakamura curates “Play in the Flow”, which highlights the instability of human behaviour and the fluidity of social situations in the context of the history of Chiang Mai and Japan, while Vittavin Leelavanachai holds the reins for “Vernacular is The New Gold”, which explores the vernacular cultures in different perspectives through the art of Atelier 2+, Pichan Sujaritsatit and Saran Yen Panya.

The first phase of the project was held earlier this year and included the exhibitions put together by 21 curators working in groups of four from Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

This second phase is 14 local exhibitions curated by 14 individual curators on individual themes, which will show in Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Manila, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Vientiane and Yangon. 

Find out more by calling (02) 260 8560-4.