Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

The National Art Center, Tokyo

poster for Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
[Image: Lee Wen "Strange Fruit" (2003)]

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With its population totaling around 600 million, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Contemporary art from the emerging economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia 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 in scale, seeks to explore the many practices of contemporary art in Southeast Asia since the 1980s from nine different perspectives. It aims to showcase the inconceivable dynamism of Southeast Asia that is somewhat nostalgic yet extraordinarily new.
This event will be held simultaneously with the event of the same name hosted at Mori Art Museum.



from July 05, 2017 to October 23, 2017
Closing at 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays



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