From 10 May to 20 July, the CCA—Centre for Contemporary Art will host No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.
Part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, No Country is curated by June Yap,Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia. The exhibition will feature artists and collectives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom, and presents works of an array of media, spanning from sculpture and photography to painting and video installations.No Country presents South and Southeast Asia in terms of transformation and trace, charting patterns of historical and contemporary influence within and beyond the region itself.
No Country was first presented in New York at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum last year (22 February–22 May 2013), prior to its showing at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre (30 October 2013–16 February 2014). The presentation in Singapore brings the artworks back to the region from which many of the artists hail and calls for a closer examination of regional cultural representations and relations.
The artists in the Singapore presentation are:
Amar Kanwar (India), Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo (Indonesia), Bani Abidi (Pakistan), Navin Rawanchaikul (Thailand), Norberto Roldan (The Philippines), Poklong Anading (The Philippines), Reza Afisina (Indonesia), Sheela Gowda (India), Shilpa Gupta (India), Sopheap Pich (Cambodia), Tang Da Wu (Singapore), Tayeba Begum Lipi (Bangladesh), The Otolith Group (United Kingdom), Tran Luong (Vietnam), Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Vietnam) and Vincent Leong (Malaysia).
The exhibition is complemented by a solid public programme, gallery and school tours as well as online activities.
The opening weekend features Artists’ Talks by Sheela Gowda, Navin Rawanchaikul and Norberto Roldan.
For more information on No Country public programmes, gallery and school tours, visit: gillmanbarracks.com/cca
For more information on No Country artists as well as the exhibition, visit: guggenheim.com/MAP
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No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia has been organised by the Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, and is a cultural engagement of UBS.