Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
[image: Lee Wen "Strange Fruit" (2003), Exhibited at The National Art Center, Tokyo]
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With its population totaling around 600 million, the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith region of Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Contemporary art from this emerging economic powerhouse is currently earning widespread international attention. The “sunshower” – rain that falls from clear skies – is an intriguing yet frequently seen meteorological phenomenon in Southeast Asia, and serves as a metaphor for the vicissitudes of the region. This exhibition, the largest-ever of its kind, seeks to explore the many practices of contemporary art in Southeast Asia since the 1980s from nine different perspectives. It showcases the inconceivable dynamism of a Southeast Asia that is somewhat nostalgic yet extraordinarily new.
*Held simultaneously with the exhibition of the same title at The National Art Center, Tokyo.
Artists’ Talk “My Work”
Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris will talk about their new work “Sunshower” (2017) and Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they are currently based. * Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
Moderator: Hirokazu Tokuyama (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time: 19:00-20:30, Monday, July 10, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30)
Free (Exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Reservations required. Please see the official website for details.