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This time we are excited to announce that we have organised an exclusive curator-led tour for Art Radar readers, students and friends of a seminal Guggenheim exhibition of Southeast Asian Art which has travelled from New York.
The Asia Society Hong Kong Center will present No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, the inaugural touring exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, from October 30, 2013, to February 16, 2014 in Hong Kong featuring recent work by 13 artists from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
“America’s top museums are changing their collecting habits” New York Times – find out more about what the Guggenheim is buying in Asia on this tour
The New York Times in its review of “No Country” notes that America’s top museums are changing their collecting habits and are turning to Asian art. “The Guggenheim Museum, now embarked on a single-mindedly non-Western shopping spree, leads the pack.”
Join us to find out which artists from Southeast Asia are coming into international focus. You will have the opportunity to hear the stories behind the exhibition and ask questions about the artists and their works during our intimate Art Radar tour led by the Asia Society’s exhibition curator Dominique Chu.
This will be followed by drinks and art chat at a local hotel. What do we on the ground in Asia make of the Guggenheim choices? “In “No Country” you’re seeing part of an institutional future taking shape as you watch” says The New York Times. Do you agree? Join us!
- Date: Wednesday 13 November 2013
- Time: Meet 6.15 in foyer of Asia Society for tour and 7.30 for art chat and drinks afterwards
- Location: Asia Society foyer (9 Justice Drive Admiralty Hong Kong) and after at a local hotel
- Tour/Talk: A 45 minute tour by curator Dominique Chan of Guggenheim exhibition “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia”
- Cost: $100 admin fee to reserve a place
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More about the event
The Asia Society Hong Kong Center will present No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, the inaugural touring exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, from October 30, 2013, to February 16, 2014. Featuring recent work by 13 artists from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, No Country presents some of the most compelling and innovative voices in South and Southeast Asia today. The exhibition was first seen in New York at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (February 22–May 22, 2013) as part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, a multi-year collaboration that charts contemporary art practice in three geographic regions—South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa—and encompasses curatorial residencies, international touring exhibitions, audience-driven educational programming, and acquisitions for the Guggenheim’s permanent collection. All works have been newly acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund. Following its presentation in Hong Kong, the exhibition will travel to Singapore.
Featuring 18 works by 13 artists, the exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, video, and mixed media.
The artists in the Hong Kong presentation are:
- Aung Myint (b. 1946, Yangon, Myanmar),
- Bani Abidi (b. 1971, Karachi, Pakistan),
- Reza Afisina (b. 1977, Bandung, Indonesia),
- Khadim Ali (b. 1978, Quetta, Pakistan),
- Shilpa Gupta (b. 1976, Mumbai, India),
- Vincent Leong (b. 1979, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia),
- Tayeba Begum Lipi (b. 1969, Gaibandha, Bangladesh),
- Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam),
- Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (b. 1957, Trad, Thailand),
- Vandy Rattana (b. 1980, Phnom Penh, Cambodia),
- Norberto Roldan (b. 1953, Roxas City, Philippines),
- Tang Da Wu (b. 1943, Singapore), and
- Truong Tan (b. 1963, Hanoi, Vietnam).
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