Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

Mori Art Museum

poster for 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.

[Related Event]
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.


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from July 05, 2017 to October 23, 2017
Closes at 17:00 on Tuesdays. Open every day of the exhibition period.



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